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Who's Your Favorite Female TV Character?

by Michael Wandling, posted Mar 31st 2011 3:15PM
TV WomenBehind almost every great TV show, there's a great woman.

Over the last month we've been celebrating the many wonderful women who have graced our TV sets over the years. Whether they starred in comedies, soaps, dramas, reality shows or brought us the best in talk shows and news, these women have been a vital part of not only the TV landscape, but our lives.

But everybody has his or her own favorites and takes on what makes a TV character superior to another. That's why we want to hear from you. We know not all of you agreed with our choices or the order we put them in, so now's your chance to share your thoughts by voting in the poll below.

With that said, we couldn't help but wonder what it'd be like to gather the ladies who topped our Top 100 Most Memorable Women list for a dinner. The conversations they'd have, the insight these characters could share with one another. Yes, if you couldn't tell, we love TV.

Check out the graphic representation of our TV women dinner along with the poll and links to our various salutes to TV women lists.

Click on the picture for a larger version.

Who is your favorite female TV character?
Mary Richards73 (5.4%)
Laura Roslin61 (4.5%)
Lucy Ricardo183 (13.6%)
Peggy Olson29 (2.2%)
Elaine Benes72 (5.4%)
Buffy Summers282 (21.0%)
Carmela Soprano18 (1.3%)
Veronica Mars203 (15.1%)
Claire Huxtable47 (3.5%)
Edith Bunker45 (3.4%)
Rosanne Conner40 (3.0%)
Murphy Brown61 (4.5%)
Dana Scully92 (6.9%)
Other (Leave a comment with your choice!)137 (10.2%)

For more of our TV women celebration, check out these great lists:

100 Most Memorable TV Women
Oops! The Women We Left Off the Top 100 Female Character List
TV 101: Memorable TV Women in the Making
Sci-Fi TV's Most Memorable Female Characters
Reality TV Women: A Salute to Eight of the Best
The 16 Most Accomplished 'Real' Women on TV Right Now
The 15 Most Memorable Female Soap Opera Characters Ever
The 10 Most Stylish Female Characters in TV History

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Allison BuBois ("Medium")

January 25 2012 at 10:59 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Actually Du Bois!

January 25 2012 at 11:00 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

100%, and without a doubt, Amanda Tappings' Captain/Major/Lieutenant Colonel/Colonel Doctor Samantha Carter. In fact, Sam Carter is tied with Aragorn of Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" (the books, not the movies) for my favorite fictional character of all time.

April 06 2011 at 10:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Please add - Sarah Walker (Chuck), Ziva David, (NCIS), Temperance Brennan(Bones),Kate Beckett(Castle) Olivia(Fringe)

April 04 2011 at 12:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

There are a lot of awesome female characters so I'm going to name some:

Piper Halliwell, Phoebe Halliwell, Paige Matthews, Prue Halliwell, Liz Lemon, Leslie Knope, April Ludgate, Dee Reynolds, Buffy Summers, Willow Rosenberg, Karen Walker, Monica Geller, Lanie Parrish, Kate Beckett, Addison Montgomery, Sally Soloman, Jackie Burkhart, Temperance Brennan, Lily Aldrin, Kitty Forman, Laurie Keller, Ellie Torres, Sabrina Spellman, Annie Edison, Britta Perry, Jenna Maroney, Jenna Backstrom, Erin Silver.... etc.

April 03 2011 at 5:45 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

All these articles, I can't possibly be the first one to mention Kay Howard, can I?

April 01 2011 at 2:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Sarah Walker (Chuck)

March 31 2011 at 11:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Definitely Veronica Mars for the win, but Laura Roslin was a close second.

3. Kahlan Amnell (Legend of the Seeker)
4. Veronica Palmer (Better Off Ted)
5. Sue Sylvester (Glee)
6. Buffy Summers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
7. Lucy Ricardo (I Love Lucy)
8. All of the Golden Girls
9. Kara Thrace (Battlestar Galactica)
10. Xena (Xena Warrior Princess)

In the Making:
Dee Reynolds (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia)
Sue Sylvester (Glee)
Leslie Knope (Parks and Recreation)

March 31 2011 at 11:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Kathy Bates for sure !

March 31 2011 at 9:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Adam Baker

Liz Lemon, Olivia Benson, Susan Lewis, Abby Lockhart, Mary Richards, Annie Edison, Pam Beesley, Leslie Knope, Connie Rubirosa, Debra Barone, Grace Adler, Tina Fey, Amy Pohler, Monica Geller, Kate Reed, Lily Aldrin, Robin Scherbatsky, Dr. Temperance Brennan, Fiona Glenanne...

March 31 2011 at 8:59 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Geena Davis, Commander in Chief. I wanted to actually vote for her in the Presidential Elections!

March 31 2011 at 8:54 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to mtmanzeb's comment

Right there with you on this one!

April 06 2011 at 10:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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