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.

By Corrine Garcia

October 3, 2012 12:15 PM
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ALLY MCBEAL (1998)

Upset when a male judge asks her to stick to a dress code, micro-mini-clad lawyer Ally McBeal won't alter her outfit: "Would he ever pull a man into chambers and tell him how to dress?" She spends a night in jail to maintain her principles — and hemline.

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