11 Female Film Characters Who Were Ahead of Their Time

Film is an art form that welcomes the opportunity to showcase stories, fiction or real, that would have otherwise remained untold. We may not realize it while we're watching movies, but so many characters ahead of their times can have such an extraordinary impact on us.

Whether it's how we dress, like how Diane Keaton's Annie Hall sparked a new fashion, or how we view the world we live in, like how Gabourey Sidibe's Precious opened the world's eyes to the lingering problems gone ignored, trailblazing characters can change and inspire the audience watching their stories.

From Rita Moreno's Anita to Oprah Winfrey's Sofia, MAKERS highlights 11 of the most groundbreaking female characters film has brought to us.