The Greatest Women in Cinema
Find out what actresses like Audrey Hepburn, Ingrid Bergman, and Vivien Leigh have in common with women like Kate Winslet, Emma Watson, and Jennifer Lawrence.
What do actresses like Audrey Hepburn, Ingrid Bergman, and Vivien Leigh have in common with women like Kate Winslet, Emma Watson, and Jennifer Lawrence? The answer goes beyond the obvious: talent, fan adoration, a stellar career, and a public love life. These women have made enormous sacrifices and refused compromise to achieve far-reaching goals on behalf of a greater cause. Above all, they have used their visibility on the screen to redefine female role models. Thirty extraordinary women who have struggled, succeeded and from whom we have a great deal to learn.
“This book is about the women of cinema. Women who have changed – and are changing – the female imagination through the characters they have played and the lives they have led. These women have been rebellious, free and revolutionary. They have faced difficulties and obstacles with courage and determination. They have loved, dared, made mistakes, but became an example. Cinema has helped us to be the women we are.”