From beautiful princesses to brave heroines, science fiction is the only place were we can enjoy stories about strong, capable and independant women.

It’s not easy being a woman in a world dominated by closed minded men, and it’s even harder to succeed as a woman in an male-dominated genre.

But thanks to the hard work and firm determination of great talented female writers and visionary authors, things are beginning to change in benefit of equity for women and the entire humanity.

These are the 10 women that changed science fiction forever!

10. Leeloo (The Fifth Element, 1997)

Leeloo The Fifth Element


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9. Barbarella (Barbarella Film, 1968)

Barbarella

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8. Dr. Eleanor “Ellie” Ann Arroway (Contact, 1997)

Eleanor

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7. Sarah Connor (The Terminator, 1984)

Sarah Connor The Terminator

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6. Halo Jones (The Ballad of Halo Jones, 1984)

Halo Jones

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5. Trinity (The Matrix, 1999)

Trinity The Matrix

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4. Sarah-Jane Smith (Doctor Who, 1973)

Sarah-Jane Smith Doctor Who

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3. Lt. Nyota Uhura (Star Trek: The Original Series, 1966)

Nyota Uhura Star Trek

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2. Lt. Ellen Ripley (Alien, 1979)

Ellen Ripley Alien

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1. Princess Leia Organa of Alderaan (Star Wars, 1977)

Princess Leia Star Wars

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Wit Comics Founder and Graphic Novelist
Veteran of war in cyberspace, declares himself as a huge fan of comics, video games and science fiction. Author of Hack Woman.
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