19 Female Celebs Women Feel Are Good Role Models For Young Girls

Sarah Kester
Demi Moore and Bruce Willis
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Every woman needs someone to look up to. This could be your mom, sister, or even a celebrity who uses their star power for good.

If you're wondering who best to take influence from, Reddit has you covered. u/Cold-Mortgage8100 asked, "Ladies of Reddit; what celebrity (if any) would you consider a good role model for young women?" and the internet delivered.

Here are 19 female role models women feel are good role models for young girls.

Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon
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Reese's role as Elle Woods taught us one important thing: never underestimate a woman.

Reese has gone from an actress to the owner of her own production company after she got sick of female roles with no substance. This has led to some amazing TV and movies.

Zendaya

Zendaya
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"She acknowledges her privilege as a mixed-race woman and will turn down roles written for a darker complexioned woman. She’s a former child actor who has her head screwed on and she seems chill." - u/TheYankunian

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez
Giphy | San Antonio Spurs

Selena is a rare combination of beauty, brains, and sweetness.

She cares about her fans and their mental health, which is why she's raising money for mental health care through Rare Beauty.

JoJo Siwa

Jojo Siwa
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"I have never seen/heard of her doing anything negative. She is so upbeat and happy. I don't really like the idea of celebrities being role models but she has stood up for herself so many times and seems so comfortable with who she is." u/TannahGlass

Hilary Duff

As one of the few child stars who grew up to be normal and well-adjusted, she is someone any young aspiring actress or singer can look up to. She's also an amazing mother and a talented actress.

Julia Child

Julia Child
Giphy | PBS Digital Studios

"There was so much more to that amazing woman than her cooking career... and to be a woman at that time, doing what she did... she doesn't get the credit she deserves." - u/BawdyBaker

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga
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She's definitely one of the kindest celebs out there!

In addition to being a LGBTQ ally, she recently went viral for her kindness at two award shows. First, for having Liza Minnelli's back at the Oscars, and then for helping SZA with her dress at the Grammys.

Mayim Bialik

Mayim Bialik
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"She just has this authentic personality. She’s open about her mental health, she’s managed to resist pressures of becoming sexualized or changing her looks to appease Hollywood, and she’s got a damn PhD in neuroscience." - u/Caseylegweak

Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Garner
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She's the Queen of Nice! This down-to-earth celeb is always relatable, whether that's sharing her mom fails on live TV or telling People magazine that she's perfectly fine with her post-baby body not bouncing back.

Princess Diana

Princess Diana
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"She saw through the shallowness of her own celebrity, and instead used it to help others and bring attention and acceptance to issues which were either controversial (AIDS back in the 80s) or not on anyone’s radar (buried explosives in minefields)." - u/KimmyJo77

Ariana Grande

Just listen to her song, "God is a Woman," and you'll know that Ariana is an outspoken feminist!

She has been on the front lines fighting for women for years, like the time she attended the Women's March or when she snapped at a radio host for his sexist assumptions.

Lori Greiner

Lori Greiner
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"My favorite shark. While Mark Cuban and Kevin O’Leary were laughing at scrub daddy, she saw dollar signs and one of the most successful businesses from the show. Iconic!!!" - u/shockedpikachu123

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie
Giphy | BAFTA

She's the gold standard when it comes to humanitarian work. She first started visiting refugee camps in her twenties and has carried on the work ever since. She even got her children involved as any good mother would.

Pink

Pink and her daughter
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"She shows that it's OK to be an opinionated woman and has never really had any of the usual celeb dramas that you see. Just being herself, raising a family and having a really successful career... who wouldn't admire and aspire to that." - u/TNBCisABitch

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus
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Say what you will about her, but no one can say that Miley isn't unapologetically herself. This is so refreshing to see in Hollywood! She's also super sweet to her fans and loves animals.

Natalie Portman

"Super kind, cares about things besides vapid Hollywood stuff, speaks multiple languages, is exceptionally well educated but very humble, and is very very talented/throws herself fully into the creative things she does." - u/BlacksmithNew6681

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton
Giphy | SAG Awards

There are so many lessons to be gained from Dolly Parton.

This sweet-as-pie singer has leveraged her country music career into a platform to rally for the LGBTQ community and to create her Dollywood Foundation.

Demi Moore

Demi Moore and Bruce Willis
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"She has always been very dedicated to her craft. Plus, she and Bruce have shown how to be co-parents after your divorce. They just acted like they were extended family, even with new partners. They are still friends, and she was even listed on the recent announcement of his illness." - u/Sybil_et_al

H/T: Reddit