20 Female Celebrities Who Girls Can Look Up To

There are female celebrities whose behavior makes us cringe. The ones that parents don't want their daughters listening to on the radio, or seeing at the movies. But then there are those who exude confidence, intelligence, and perseverance. The ones who are excellent examples of both self-love and self-respect. These are women we don't just want our daughters to look up to -- we look up to them, too!


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In a town where women are often told to look a certain way, talk a certain way, and perhaps even think a certain way, these female celebrities are a breath of fresh air. For many different reasons, we found these ladies to be excellent role models. From actresses to singers to athletes and more, here are 20 famous women who have something positive to teach our girls. We love a strong lady and want our little ladies to grow up thinking that anything is possible -- and these women are just the ones who prove that this is true. Talk about girl power!

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While it may not be possible to make kids have the role models we want them to, it couldn't hurt to nudge them in the right direction.

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