5 strongest female leads in movie history!

We really love when Hollywood acknowledges how truly glorious us women are.

Whether it's physical power or spiritual strength, women have it in spades and it's fantastic when the movie execs remember this from time to time.

We're so used to male actors taking the lead that when a female lead steals the show, everyone sits up and takes notice.

Here are just five of the strongest female leads in history

Erin Brockovich

Julia Roberts played Erin Brockovich, in the film of the same name which told the story of a woman who fought against an energy corporation and won. Based on real life events, Julia’s portrayal of Erin’s strength, resolve and determination garnered worldwide praise.

Skeeter Phelan

Emma Stone’s portrayal of Skeeter Phelan in the 2011 hit film The Help was superb. The college graduate and aspiring writer decided to expose the injustices faced by African- American maids in 1960’s America and put her own life in danger as a result of her bravery.

Katniss Everdeen

The protagonist in the Hunger Games was a massive Hollywood nod to the strength that women possess. Jennifer Lawrence’s portrayal of the courageous and independent Katniss Everdeen reminded everyone that strong, powerful characters aren’t unique to male leads.

Clarice Starling

Jodie Foster played FBI cadet Clarice Starling in 1991 thriller The Silence of the Lambs and although appearing vulnerable at times, she never allowed her fear, concerns or reservations get in the way of her goals. Brave beyond all imagination, Jodie had the honour of playing one of the strongest female leads in movie history.

Lisbeth Salander

Played by Rooney Mara, Lisbeth Salander is a computer hacker in 2011 Swedish-American movie The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, who helps a journalist investigate the disappearance of a young woman forty years previously. Feisty, independent and fiercely intelligent, Rooney nailed the strong female lead.