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Who are the greatest female detectives of all time? Funny you should ask. Throughout history, men have dominated the television crime genre in such shows as Mannix, Columbo and The Rockford Files (to name a few). And while we love Jim Rockford, Peter Gunn and Thomas Magnum, it's about time we recognize the authoritative women that make our "streets" safe as well.

From Angie Dickinson to Angie Harmon, we look at 19 of the most respected, powerful and badass female television detectives of all time.

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Kyra Sedgwick as Brenda Leigh Johnson (The Closer)
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Did you know? Kyra has won a Golden Globe and an Emmy Award for her portrayal of Brenda Leigh Johnson
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