Women playing strong, iconic and inspirational characters in film has grown over the decades. From famous icons such as Lucile Ball to Jennifer Lawrence- women in film today have created some of the most inspirational characters, touching hearts and minds worldwide.
Gone are the days were women were portrayed as dependant, fearful and simply out of touch with the women of the real world. Some of the most inspirational characters to date, have represented the challenges, trials and tribulations that are often experienced by the women of the world. Not only inspiring their wider audience but also being key inspirational characters for generations to come. To celebrate the digital HD, Blu-ray and DVD release of Wild we’ve taken a look at some of the 21st century’s most inspirational female characters
Played by the ever talented Julia Roberts, Erin Brokovich is the true story of one women’s mission to reveal the fatal mistakes of a Southern Californian power company all whilst single handily raising her young family, and working in a job that she us underqualified for.
Never refusing to give up and take no for an answer, Erin Brockovich is a model woman and movie for our times.
Leigh Anne Tuohy in The Blind Side
Based on the extraordinary true story, Sandra Bullock plays southern family woman Leigh Anne Tuohy who famously took Michael Oher, a homeless teen from the Memphis projects, into her home. With love and guidance from the Tuohy family and Leigh Anne in particular, Michael became a college graduate and famous NFL footballer.
Based on the 1996 novel Push by Sapphire, Precious stars Gabourey Sidibe. Claireece Precious Jones is a neglected teenager living under the roof of her alcoholic, abusive Mother and Father who continually rapes her, resulting in two pregnancies. Inspired by a supportive teacher Precious learns to read and write and escapes with her two children to make a better life for herself. Under the clutches of the must unimaginable evil Precious continuous to hold out hope for a better life.
Hermione Granger in Harry Potter
Hermione Granger is Harry Potter’s intelligent, loyal friend who saves him from the majority of life threatening situations he finds himself in. Throughout we love Hermione because she’s brainy, badass and not scared to hang with the boys.
Elsa in Frozen
Princess Elsa was gifted with the power to control the cold (ice, snow etc.) As the next in line to the throne Elsa made the brave decision to hide away from her kingdom and her family to learn how to control her potentially dangerous powers. We love Elsa because Anna’s wellbeing is her main priority, and not getting married… unlike other characters in the film.
Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games
Selfless Katniss Everdeen instantly wins us over when she volunteers to replace her younger sister in The Hunger Games. Katniss is part of a growing crop of fierce female protagonists; strong, smart and not perfect.
Reese Witherspoon in Wild
WILD recounts the reckless behaviour of Cheryl Strayed (Witherspoon), who makes a rash decision to embark on a challenging trek across the Pacific Crest Trail. With absolutely no experience, she sets out to hike more than a thousand miles all on her own — in what becomes an unforgettable journey of transformation and redemption that strengthens and ultimately heals her.
Wild is now available to own on all platforms.