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Wonder Women, Second Half of Round One

Wonder Women, Second Half of Round One

Did you vote last week? We're closed now and won't announce winners until next week, BUT you should still check out who else is in the running. This is the second half of the ENORMOUS Round One, and I'm already giddy.

Let's dive in, y'all. Our favorites await. Remember, it's not about most talented or prettiest or some arbitrary comparison... it's about your personal favorite. No justification necessary.


#1 Reese Witherspoon vs. #32 Demi Moore

Reese, Southern belle meets Hollywood class and we adore her.
Legally Blonde, Walk the Line, Big Little Lies, Cruel Intentions, Wild, Water for Elephants, Sweet Home Alabama, This Means War, Friends

Demi, from Bruce Willis to Ashton Kutcher, she keeps us on our toes.
Ghost, A Few Good Men, Striptease, Indecent Proposal, G.I. Jane, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Now and Then, The Scarlet Letter, St. Elmo's Fire

#16 Sarah Michelle Gellar vs. #17 Zoe Saldana

Sarah, teen star turned normal Hollywood mom and miraculously still married to her teenage actor boyfriend.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Cruel Intentions, She's All That, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Scooby Doo, All My Children, The Crazy Ones

Zoe, an eery Jada Pinkett Smith lookalike whose face we don't know because it's always painted.
All the Guardians of the Galaxy movies, Avatar, and all the new Star Trek movies.

#8 Amy Adams vs. #25 Rose Byrne

Amy, y'all, she's so good. She gets nominated pretty much every year.
Arrival, Batman v. Superman, American Hustle, Her, The Fighter, Leap Year, Julie and Julia, Doubt, Sunshine Cleaning, Enchanted, The Office, Junebug

Rose, did you know she's Australian? She's also STUPID talented.
Damages, Bridesmaids, X-Men: First Class, Neighbors, Spy, This Is Where I Leave You

#9 Jennifer Lopez vs. #24 Carey Mulligan

JLo, flawless. Have you seen her abs???
The Wedding Planner, Out of Sight, Monster-in-Law, Maid In Manhattan, Shades of Blue, An Unfinished Life, Gigli, Selena

Carey, an acting prodigy with the face and voice of an angel.
Drive, An Education, Never Let Me Go, Pride and Prejudice (her first role EVER by the way), Inside Llewyn Davis, Suffragette, Far From the Madding Crowd, The Great Gatsby

#4 Beyonce vs. #29 Maura Tierney

Beyonce, yes she's a musical juggernaut, but she's in been in more movies than we realize.
Dreamgirls, Obsessed, Cadillac Records, The Pink Panther, The Fighting Temptations, Austin Powers in Goldmember

Maura, so quietly tortured in basically every single role slash she was supposed to be Sarah Braverman but got cancer. I mean.
ER, Liar Liar, The Affair, NewsRadio, The Good Wife, Rescue Me

#13 Keri Russel vs. #20 Kate Hudson

Keri, even without the curls, she is massively delightful.
Felicity, The Americans, August Rush, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Free State of Jones, Waitress

Kate, she could've ridden the coat tails of her famous parents to an entitled career, but I think she's actually pretty good, minus the athleisure situation that's clogging my Instagram feed like a mother.
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Almost Famous, Deepwater Horizon, Glee, Something Borrowed, You Me and Dupree, Raising Helen

#5 Gwyneth Paltrow vs. #28 Tracee Ellis Ross

Gwyneth, killed for a decade and then went all goopy.
Shakespeare in Love, Emma, Seven, Iron Man, Glee, Country Strong, Running With Scissors, Proof, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Sliding Doors

Tracee, Diana Ross' daughter who is KILLIN' it on TV right now.
Blackish, Girlfriends, CSI

#12 Claire Danes vs. #21 Vanessa Williams

Claire, the most beautiful ugly cryer in the world.
Homeland, Temple Grandin, My So-Called Life, Romeo and Juliet, Evening, Little Women, Les Miserables, Shopgirl, The Family Stone, Stardust, The Hours, The Rainmaker

Vanessa, face + voice + talent + class = UHMAZING.
Ugly Betty, The Good Wife, Daytime Divas, Desperate Housewives, Hannah Montana: The Movie, Shaft, Eraser

#3 Jennifer Aniston vs. #30 Tiffani Amber Thiessen

Jennifer, the - wait for it - friend we all wish we had.
Friends, Cake, Horrible Bosses, Office Space, We're the Millers, Just Go With It, He's Just Not That Into You, The Break-Up, Marley and Me, Along Came Polly, Bruce Almighty, The Good Girl

Tiffani, teen TV star turned cooking show personality.
Saved By the Bell, Beverly Hills 90210, White Collar, Two Guys a Girl and a Pizza Place

#14 America Ferrera vs. #18 Gillian Anderson

America, a delightful human, activist, and television talent.
Ugly Betty, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Superstore, End of Watch, The Good Wife

Gillian, umm, she's aging in reverse, y'all. 
The X-Files, The Fall, House of Mirth, The Last King of Scotland, Bleak House, Hannibal

#6 Emma Thompson vs. #27 Amy Schumer

Emma, no one has more talent and spunk... no one.
Sense and Sensibility, Howards End, Beauty and the Beast, Love Actually, The Remains of the Day, Nanny McPhee, Saving Mr. Banks, Harry Potter, An Education, Stranger Than Fiction, Angels In America, Primary Colors, Much Ado About Nothing

Amy, her comedic star has risen high... hopefully it hasn't burst too early.
Inside Amy Schumer, Trainwreck, Snatched

#11 Alexis Bledel vs. #22 Rashida Jones

Alexis, it's been fun watching her grow up.
Gilmore Girls, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Mad Men, The Handmaids Tale

Rashida, she plays the best friend, but in real life she's the star of the show.
Parks and Rec, The Office, Inside Out, The Social Network, Angie Tribeca, Celeste and Jesse Forever

#7 Nicole Kidman vs. #26 Lizzy Caplan

Nicole, a fair Amazonian professional married to a long-haired country singer.
The Hours, Far and Away, Big Little Lies, Moulin Rouge, Top of the Lake, Paddington, The Stepford Wives, Cold Mountain, Practical Magic, Days of Thunder

Lizzy, she'll be in the conversation for a long time plus she was my favorite Nick Miller girlfriend ever.
Masters of Sex, Mean Girls, New Girl, Party Down, True Blood, Hot Tub Time Machine

#10 Maggie Smith vs. #23 Ellen Page

Maggie, she plays snarky better than anyone.
Downton Abbey, Harry Potter, Gosford Park, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Becoming Jane, Sister Act, Hook, A Room With a View

Ellen, looks like a kid but handles herself well beyond her 30 years.
Juno, Inception, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Talulah, Smart People

#15 Winona Ryder vs. #18 Maya Rudolph

Winona, successful early career followed by shoplifting followed by a resurrection... stranger things have happened (HA!).
Stranger Things, Edward Scissorhands, Girl Interrupted, Black Swan, Star Trek, Mr. Deeds, Autumn In New York, How to Make An American Quilt, Little Women, Reality Bites, The Age of Innocence

Maya, insanely likable and too funny for words.
Saturday Night Live, Away We Go, The Grinder, The Way Way Back, Bridesmaids, Friends With Kids, 50 First Dates, Chicago Hope

#2 Jennifer Lawrence vs. #31 Liv Tyler

Jennifer, the klutzy Kentucky girl who's now an international superstar.
The Hunger Games, Winter's Bone, X-Men, Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle, Passengers, Joy, The Bill Engvall Show

Liv, Steven Tyler's daughter turned elf princess. A very normal story.
The Lord of the Rings, The Leftovers, Armageddon, The Incredible Hulk, Jersey Girl, Stealing Beauty, That Thing You Do, Inventing the Abbotts, Empire Records



#1 Julia Roberts vs. #32 Michelle Pfieffer

Julia, she's been America's sweetheart for years.
Pretty Woman, Steel Magnolias, Runaway Bride, My Best Friend's Wedding, Oceans 11, Erin Brockovich, Notting Hill, The Normal Heart, August: Osage County, Closer, Eat Pray Love, Larry Crowne, Stepmom, Pelican Brief, Hook

Michelle, a STAPLE of the 80s and 90s ohmygosh.
Scarface, The Witches of Eastwick, Dangerous Liaisons, The Fabulous Baker Boys, Batman Returns, The Age of Innocence, Dangerous Minds, Up Close and Personal, One Fine Day, I Am Sam, White Oleander, Stardust, Hairspray

#16 Kristen Bell vs. #17 Octavia Spencer

Kristen, part of America's favorite couple friends.
Veronica Mars, The Good Place, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, House of Lies, Bad Moms, Frozen

Octavia, can she ever not make us cry and then laugh and then cry again? Gracious.
Hidden Figures, The Help, Gifted, The Shack, Insurgent, Mom, Red Band Society, Snowpiercer

#8 Renee Zellweger vs. #25 Helena Bonham Carter

They're like photo twins.

Renee, a beloved rom-com fixture with incredible dramatic chops, and we won't talk about the plastic surgery.
Bridget Jones' Diary, Jerry Maguire, Chicago, Cinderella Man, Miss Potter, White Oleander, Cold Mountain, Nurse Betty, Empire Records

Helena, the biggest weirdo in Hollywood with talent to spare.
Harry Potter, A Room With a View, Howards End, Fight Club, The King's Speech, Sweeney Todd, Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, Les Miserables

#9 Cate Blanchett vs. #24 Minnie Driver

Cate, an enigma of beauty and talent and skin that won't quit.
The Lord of the Rings, Carol, Cinderella, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Monuments Men, Blue Jasmine, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Elizabeth, Babel, The Aviator, The Talented Mr. Ripley

Minnie, when she found out she had David Duchovny's dead wife's heart!!! ::SOB::
Return to Me, About a Boy, Good Will Hunting, Circle of Friends, Speechless, Grosse Pointe Blank, The Riches, Phantom of the Opera, Will and Grace, Sleepers

#4 Betty White vs. #29 Tatiana Maslany

Betty, no introduction needed except the word LEGEND.
Golden Girls, Hot in Cleveland, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Proposal, Boston Legal

Tatiana, she plays every character in a TV show and SLAYS.
Orphan Black, Eastern Promises, The Vow, Woman In Gold

#13 Kristen Wiig vs. #20 Sandra Oh

Kristen, hilarious star with so many hidden talents (and a bit of a hidden personality but that's okay).
Saturday Night Live, Bridesmaids, Ghostbusters, The Martian, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Masterminds, The Skeleton Twins, Despicable Me, Friends With Kids, Arrested Development

Sandra, so feisty and soooo talented.
Grey's Anatomy, Sideways, Hard Candy, American Crime, Under the Tuscan Sun 

#5 Ellen Degeneres vs. #28 Emilia Clarke

Ellen, you say Ellen and people know exactly who you're talking about. 
Ellen, The Ellen Show, Ellen: The Ellen Degeneres Show

Emilia, the queen of dragons and beautifully awkward in real life.
Game of Thrones, Me Before You, Terminator Genysis

#12 Julianne Moore vs. #21 Maggie Gyllenhaal

Julianne, a powerhouse of a ginger.
Crazy Stupid Love, The Big Lebowski, Children of Men, The Hours, Mockingjay, Still Alice, A Single Man, 30 Rock, The Kids Are Alright, Far From Heaven, The Shipping News

Maggie, famous brother and husband, and she needs neither to be relevant.
Stranger Than Fiction, Away We Go, The Dark Knight, Donnie Darko, Crazy Heart, Frank, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Adaptation

#3 Amy Poehler vs. #30 Rosamund Pike

Amy, a TV star that needs to get back on TV.
Saturday Night Live, Parks and Rec, Baby Mama, Mean Girls, Inside Out, Blades of Glory, Wet Hot American Summer, Arrested Development

Rosamund, I've seen her in a couple of longform interviews, and she's a DELIGHT. 
Pride and Prejudice, Gone Girl, An Education, Jack Reacher, Die Another Day

#14 Gina Rodriguez vs. #19 Cobie Smulders

Gina, the next big thing, y'all. I'M OBSESSED.
Jane the Virgin, Deepwater Horizon, The Bold and the Beautiful

Cobie, we met her (well, met someone else to get to her) and we love her.
How I Met Your Mother, The Avengers, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, Safe Haven

#6 Drew Barrymore vs. #27 Kate Beckinsale

Drew, from Hollywood royalty, she's the everlasting flower child.
E.T., Charlie's Angels, Never Been Kissed, 50 First Dates, He's Just Not That Into You, Music and Lyrics, Riding In Cars With Boys, Donnie Darko, The Wedding Singer, Ever After, Scream

Kate, one of the funniest dramatic actresses in Hollywood and a personal favorite.
Underworld, Pearl Harbor, Serendipity, Love and Friendship, The Aviator, Click, Much Ado About Nothing

#11 Salma Hayek vs. #22 Elizabeth Moss

Salma, fiery and sexy but also crazy good.
Frida, Ugly Betty, 30 Rock, Savages, Desperado

Elizabeth, the real star of Mad Men and a BOSS.
Mad Men, The Handmaids Tale, Top of the Lake, The One I Love, Girl Interrupted, The West Wing

#7 Mandy Moore vs. #26 Queen Latifah

Mandy, you're like "who?" and then BAM This Is Us.
This Is Us, Saved, A Walk to Remember, Tangled, The Princess Diaries, Grey's Anatomy, License to Wed, Chasing Liberty

Queen, a trailblazer who can do pretty much everything.
The Perfect Holiday, The Secret Life of Bees, Chicago, Hairspray, Stranger Than Fiction, Beauty Shop, Living Single

#10 Julianna Margulies vs. #23 Cameron Diaz

Julianna, killing it at TV like no other for 20 years.
ER, The Good Wife, The Sopranos

Cameron, a bit polarizing but maybe better than most people give her credit for.
The Holiday, Being John Malkovich, There's Something About Mary, The Mask, Gangs of New York, Annie, Sex Tape, Bad Teacher, Knight and Day, In Her Shoes, Vanilla Sky, Charlie's Angels, My Best Friend's Wedding

#15 Anne Hathaway vs. #18 Zoe Kravitz

Anne, I pretty much hate her, but she's good. I'm big enough to admit it.
The Dark Knight Rises, Les Miserables, Rachel Getting Married, The Princess Diaries, The Devil Wears Prada, Brokeback Mountain, Alice in Wonderland, Interstellar, Love and Other Drugs, Get Smart, Becoming Jane

Zoe, she somehow emerged from having the coolest parents ever to actually being the coolest ever.
Divergent, Mad Max: Fury Road, X-Men: First Class, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Big Little Lies, Dope, Californication

#2 Kate Winslet vs. #31 Mariska Hargitay

Kate, the most elegant woman and can act in anything and be brilliant.
Sense and Sensibility, Titanic, Finding Neverland, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Revolutionary Road, Divergent, Steve Jobs, Labor Day, Mildred Pierce, The Holiday, Little Children

Mariska, don't mess. Also her mom is Jayne Mansfield.
Law and Order: SVU and ER.

Voting is closed!

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