Culture Archive: The Greatest Working-Women in Pop Culture History

From I Love Lucy's namestake to Girls' Hannah, we compiled the gutsiest, hardest working, and stereotype-defying ladies throughout the big screen.

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    9 TO 5 (1980)

    Violet, Doralee, and Judy have had it up to here with their demon boss, a misogynist who sexually harasses them. So they kidnap him (obviously!) and hold him hostage with a phone wire. During his absence, the company flourishes under the women's management.

    Courtesy of Everett Collection
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