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02/11/2014 01:10 pm ET Updated Feb 11, 2014

These Are The Most Influential, Badass Women In Entertainment

The history of the entertainment industry is a male-dominated one. Call Hollywood a "good ol' boys' club," if you will. And even today, gender inequality is very much present throughout the music, TV and film industries.

That's all beginning to change, though. Slowly but surely, ladies are fighting their way to the top, staking claims in the entertainment world. It takes guts to survive in an industry where there is a 5-to-1 ratio of men to women working on films, or where the two best-selling female singers came in at No. 8 (Beyonce) and No. 14 (Katy Perry) on the list of top record-selling artists of 2013.

Now before you say "But what about (favorite actor/singer/writer)?! She's amazing!" Yes, quite a few women have carved out amazing careers. Check out the women who have decided that they have no time for glass ceilings or gender-related expectations. These ladies are tough, talented and really, really cool.

You go, girls!

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