The Most Iconic Tomboys of All Time

The internet was abuzz earlier this week when it was announced that the sequel to author Harper Lee's iconic novel To Kill a Mockingbird would be released. In celebration of this unexpected news (Lee never published another novel after To Kill a Mockingbird), we're rounding up our favourite tomboys of all time—Scout Finch included, of course.

Patti Smith


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"Even as a child, I knew what I didn't want. I didn't want to wear red lipstick."

Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird


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"Aunt Alexandra was fanatical on the subject of my attire. I could not possibly hope to be a lady if I wore breeches; when I said I could do nothing in a dress, she said I wasn't supposed to be doing things that required pants."

Ellen Page


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"As a girl, you're supposed to love Sleeping Beauty. I mean, who wants to love Sleeping Beauty when you can be Aladdin?"

On Page: Head to toe Wildfang.

Agyness Deyn

"I dress like a tomboy."

Kristen Stewart


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"I go outside, and I'm wearing a funky t-shirt, and my hair is dirty, and people say, 'What's wrong with her? She needs to invest in a hairbrush.'"

Cara Delevingne


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"I had no interest in fashion when I was younger. I was such a tomboy."

Lauren Hutton


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"Lord knows, I never want to waste anymore of my time in mirrors."

Katharine Hepburn


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"Dressing up is a bore. At a certain age, you decorate yourself to attract the opposite sex, and at a certain age, I did that. But I'm past that age."

Amelia Earhart


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"Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others."

Diane Keaton


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"I don't carry little purses. I carry big duffels, always."

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