#1 Lashana Lynch
She’s not a Bond girl, she is Bond. It’s been recently announced that the next Bond movie will star a female protagonist. It’s a first in the long-standing Bond franchise. Frankly, it’s about time.
#2 Lupita Nyong’O
If haven’t watched US, you need to if only to see just how diverse an actress Lupita is. The Kenyan-Mexican actress is truly a major inspiration for girls out there and is breaking barriers. For her work in 12 Years a Slave, she got a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress, a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards, including Best Supporting Actress, and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress,
#3 Halle Bailey
She’s making her feature film debut as Ariel in the live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid. I believe haters can just keep their hate to themselves as we find inclusive and progressive ways to tell beloved stories.
#4 Ali Wong
I relate to a strong, independent mother who can do stand-up while fully pregnant. The comedienne recently hit gold with her movie Always Be Maybe, a rom-com that defied stereotypes.
At 22, Zendaya’s bio is only but impressive. It’s easy love her in the latest Spiderman movies as MJ, for sure. Add to this how she’s also a producer and also a book author. Whew!