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Women in Hollywood

On This Day: Rita Hayworth, "The Epitome of Glamour," Was Born

Rita Hayworth (born today in 1919) was, in the 1940s, the epitome of American glamour and one of the most well-known celebrities in the world. She was a talented dancer and seductive actress. Read More »

Julia Roberts' Activist Roles

From "Runaway Bride" to "Pretty Woman," Julia Roberts has established herself as America's sweetheart throughout her storied career. However, the queen of romantic comedies has also made it a point to take on movie roles with a social agenda.  Th Read More »

The Movie That Defined Jane Fonda's Career

In They Shoot Horses Don't They, Fonda got her first taste of creative input and the art of playing a complicated character. Read More »

How Grey's Anatomy Nearly Got Stopped Before It Started

As Shonda read her initial script, a man called this scene "disgusting." Read More »

You're Seeing Less Women in Film Than You Think

Though Lucy made more money than Hercules this summer, and Frozen became the highest-grossing animated film, women are still underrepresented in media around the world. Read More »

Amy Poehler Perfectly Sums Up Male Privilege

Whether she’s posing as Beyonce at the Emmys or appreciating Madeleine Albright as Leslie Knope on Parks and Rec, we love Amy Poehler. If it was possible, she just won even more of our hearts with her response to Neal Brennan’s question on his Sundance show The Approval Matrix. Read More »

Women Who Rule the White House--and Primetime

What if these fictional women put their heads together? They'd run a very high-powered cabinet. MAKERS imagines what titles they'd take. Read More »

Emmy Winners Through the Ages

From Lucille Ball to Rita Moreno, Barbra Streisand to Raven Symoné, we present powerful TV actresses as they accept awards over the past decades. Read More »

A Brief Guide to Reliving Dirty Dancing While at Work

xoJane does a good job of outlining why Dirty Dancing is a subversive masterpiece. The classic film tackles abortion, class politics, and sexual agency. Read More »

Carrie Brownstein Will Finish Nora Ephron's Last Project

It's about a girl who is transported into the world of Pride and Prejudice. Read More »

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