5 Old Hollywood Roles That Empower Women

These silver screen stars boast the one thing every woman should have — gumption.


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    Irene Dunne in The Awful Truth (1937)

    Irene Dunne and Carey Grant star as a sophisticated New York city couple who decide to divorce after each accuses the other of having an affair. Despite their separation, they can't seem to stay out of each other's lives. Dunne's character Lucy Warriner is pistol with a penchant for perfectly-timed deliveries, especially when she's hurling eloquent insults.

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