2015 will be remembered as the year when Hollywood addressed the gender divide, prompted by the Sony hack which exposed a pay gap that has sparked outrage. As a result, many films are being held up for awards consideration that endorse strong female role models, both fictional and living.
These women include prolific Hollywood designers, box office superstars and Nobel prize winners. Over the years they have achieved great things, broken the mold and inspired the next generation to follow in their footsteps. These figures should be revered and celebrated as some of the most inspiring women in film.
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