Browse our gallery of strong, sexy women on TV and pick your favorite! Voting ends March 15 at noon EST!
March 8 was officially International Women’s Day, but we decided stretch it out into International Women’s Weekend — because why not? Anyway, we’re celebrating by saluting 20 of our favorite small-screen leading ladies. Some terrify us, others inspire us, but one thing’s true for them all: they don’t take crap from anyone.
Not everyone on our list is a “good” role model — one even goes by the colorful nickname “Evil Queen” — but they’re all forces to be reckoned with.
Top 20 Strong, Sexy Women On Television
1. Nina Dobrev, The Vampire Diaries
2. Jennifer Morrison, Once Upon A Time
3. Ginnifer Goodwin, Once Upon A Time
4. Lana Parrilla, Once Upon A Time
5. Naya Rivera, Glee
6. Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones
7. Lucy Hale, Pretty Little Liars
8. Ashley Benson, Pretty Little Liars
9. Shay Mitchell, Pretty Little Liars
10. Troian Bellisario, Pretty Little Liars
11. Anna Paquin, True Blood
12. Connie Britton, Nashville
13. Hayden Panettiere, Nashville
14. Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
15. Crystal Reed, Teen Wolf
16. Kerry Washington, Scandal
17. Maggie Q, Nikita
18. Ellen Pompeo, Grey’s Anatomy
19. Emily VanCamp, Revenge
20. Kristin Kreuk, Beaty & The Beast
Who’s YOUR favorite strong, sexy female TV character? Did we leave her off this list? Cast your vote below, then drop us a comment.