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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October 3, 2012 12:15 PM
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ERIN BROCKOVICH (2000)

She's constantly underestimated as a result of her saucy appearance, but buxom legal assistant Erin Brockovich makes it work. When her boss asks her how she expects to get the files her office needs to prove wrongdoing, she responds, "They're called boobs, Ed."