Some people tend to hold this view that women in Hollywood are a bunch of air heads with fake boobs and no brains. They’ll see a young movie star coming out of her limo drunk and without any underwear and assume all showbiz women are like this and that there are no smart, respectable women in Hollywood that people, especially the youth, can look up to.
Frankly, I disagree.
What is the definition of a “kick-ass showbiz woman”, you say? So glad you asked.
THE DEFINITION OF A KICK-ASS SHOWBIZ WOMAN:
Noun: A woman who makes her living in the entertainment business and is adored by many. She is admired for her beauty, intelligence, and awesomeness. Plus, she can entertain the world without having to take her clothes off.
EXAMPLE NUMERO UNO:
Tina Fey is one of the kick-assiest (I made up a new word!) women of Hollywood. She writes and stars in her own show and movies, has a (REALLY, REALLY GOOD) book out, and she wrote Mean Girls. Need I say more? This woman has inspired me in more ways than almost any other person in Hollywood. She’s hilarious, and every time I see her win an award on TV, I can’t help but scream, “GIRL POWER!” with my fist up in the air. Miss Fey proves that women can be smart AND sexy. Because of this, I find her to be an excellent woman for young girls to look up to.
EXAMPLE NUMERO DOS:
Two words: LIZZIE. MCGUIRE.
What 90’s girl didn’t grow up watching LM? Who didn’t buy the books? And I know I wasn’t the only one who was obsessed with the video game…at least, I hope not. Okay, I’m not ashamed to say it: I’m a Hilary Duff fan. She starred in some of the best teen movies in the last 10 years, came out with fun pop music, and now writes Young Adult Literature. Triple threat? Yeah, you could say so. She’s influenced the youth in a positive way. One of the ways being that she grew up in front of millions without going to rehab or having racy pics get leaked, so high-fives to her.
EXAMPLE NUMERO TRES:
“Yeah, older women in Hollywood may be smart, but not the younger ones…” is a phrase you probably hear a lot.
All I can say is, HELLO?!!! Have you EVER HEARD OF DAKOTA FANNING OR DO YOU LIVE ON PLANET MARS WITH A BUNCH OF OOMPA LOOMPAS?
I mean, this girl has worked with some of the HUGEST people in Hollywood. While most girls were staying at home playing Barbie Tea Party or whatever you call it, this chick was hanging out with Sean Penn and Brittany Murphy. Now I don’t know about you, but in my opinion, if anyone in Hollywood deserved to have an ego, it’d be Dakota Fanning. Oh, and also…she’s going to college, which means, yes, you can be a celebrity and still get a good education.
How’s that for a good role model?
Who else would YOU add to the list?