Legendary Females: The Top 20 Picks

10/22/2011 11:42 am ET | Updated Dec 22, 2011

On the heels of Jennifer Siebel Newsom's documentary "Miss Representation" which premiered on OWN this week -- we got to thinking about the female legends and icons we admire.

The candidates range in talents, philanthropic interests and backgrounds -- but they all embody the qualities of a powerful and inspiring female spirit.

In honor of transparency, two of our most favorites, Arianna Huffington and Rita Wilson, were not included on the list in order to make room to recognize other deserving female leaders.

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