From Annie Hall to Amelie, A Retrospective of Iconic Movie Characters

We can't picture a world without movie icons. Sure, they make great (read: AMAZING) Halloween costumes, but they've also influenced our attitudes toward relationships, work, family, and (of course) fashion. From courageous, groundbreaking performances to unforgettable costumes, enjoy our roundup of these iconic female characters in film.

Pam Grier in Foxy Brown

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Anita Ekberg in La Dolce Vita

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Faye Dunaway in Bonnie and Clyde

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Mia Farrow in Rosemary's Baby

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Winona Ryder in Edward Scissorhands

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Ruby Dee in Raisin in the Sun

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Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz

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Diane Keaton in Annie Hall

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Vivien Leigh in Gone With the Wind

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Gwyneth Paltrow in The Royal Tenenbaums

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Marilyn Monroe in Some Like It Hot

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Meg Ryan in When Harry Met Sally

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Kirsten Dunst in The Virgin Suicides

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Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman

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Diana Ross in Lady Sings the Blues

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Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis in Thelma and Louise

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Mia Farrow in The Great Gatsby

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Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct

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Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's

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Patricia Arquette in True Romance

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Anne Bancroft in The Graduate

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Alicia Silverstone in Clueless

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Isabella Rossellini in Blue Velvet

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Catherine Deneuve in Belle de Jour

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Liv Tyler in Empire Records

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Audrey Tautou in Amélie

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Carrie Fisher in Star Wars

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Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction

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