My Favourite Inspirational Female TV Characters

my favourite inspirational female tv characters

Hey guys! 

As I’ve got older, I’ve realised how great it is to have a night in. You don’t have to worry about choosing a place to go, spending money you should really be saving, or finding a way to get back home. And do you know what makes a night even better? The one and only Netflix. I love snuggling up and catching up with one of my favourite shows – whether that’s Pretty Little Liars, Once Upon a TimeGilmore Girls or Jane the Virgin. The thing I’ve noticed about these shows is that they’re all centred around women, who are inspirational in some way or another. It’s so great seeing so many hardworking and independent women on screen.

While I love my laptop, I do think it would be great to have a big screen to watch these shows on. I’ve recently been lusting over the 4KTV Panasonic range. These TVs have amazing picture quality and I’ll guarantee you’ll feel like you’re in a cinema. 

So without further ado, here are my top inspirational female TV characters:

1. Sophia Amoruso (Girlboss) 


You can’t start off an inspirational female TV characters list without mentioning Sophia Amoruso, the main character in the short-lived Netflix show Girlboss. Yes, she is narcissistic, but she’s also a badass woman who has relatable struggles (e.g. problems with money) and she created her own business when she was just in her 20s.

2. Spencer Hastings (Pretty Little Liars) 

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If I’m being honest, I wasn’t really keen on Spencer Hastings when I first started watching PLL. However, as the show went on, I started to like her more and more. Spencer is intelligent, ambitious and protective of her friends – three qualities all role models should have. She also struggles with issues many girls her age also deal with, such as a hectic family and the pressure to meet other people’s expectations. Without Spencer, the Liars wouldn’t have been able to figure out the identity of A. Spencer was always that one step ahead.

3. Lorelai Gilmore (Gilmore Girls) 

lorelai gilmore

Who doesn’t love Lorelai Gilmore?! Not only is she funny and laid-back, but she is also a great mother to her daughter Rory. Lorelai proves that you don’t need to have a man by your side to raise intelligent and confident children.

4. Regina Mills (Once Upon a Time) 

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Sure, she’s evil, but she also cares a lot about Henry and joins together with her rival Snow White in order to defeat the evil that lurks in Storybrooke. And like Lorelai, Regina is not dependent on men, which is a common stereotype in fairytales.

5. Jane Villanueva (Jane the Virgin) 

jane villanueva

Next up we have Jane Villanueva, star of Jane the Virgin. Jane is one of those characters you can’t help but love. She is caring, intelligent and ambitious, and isn’t afraid to show her emotions. By the end of the fourth season, Jane has gone through so much, but she still manages to stay strong and successfully publishes a book whilst raising a child.

6. Lisa Simpson (The Simpsons) 

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Last but not list is Lisa Simpson. Lisa is one of the most intelligent female characters out there. She’s wise for her years and speaks out for women. Plus, she’s talented on the saxophone.


Who are your favourite inspirational female TV characters? 




Disclosure: This post was in collaboration with Panasonic. All words and images are my own. 

19 Comment

  1. These are some brilliant inspirational female tv characters! I have to agree with Lisa Simpson as I always thought she has so many wise things to say

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  2. Such a fab idea for a post! I love Jane the virgin so I’m so glad she was included in this. I wasn’t a massive fan of Spencer in PLL actually, I think I preferred all of the others but can see why you included her. Brilliant post xx

    Tiffany x

  3. Srna says: Reply

    Ohhh I love Lorelai! I also like Nancy Botwin from Weeds, not necessarily as an inspiration, but just got being such a well-written and funny character!

    Lovely post!


  4. These are some pretty good choices. I would have to think a while to figure out my favorites I think as there are quite a few of them!

  5. Jasmin says: Reply

    Spencer Hastings is absolutely the queen! Oh my goodness, such a strong character 🙂

  6. I’ve always been a big fan of Lisa Simpson. She’s intelligent and the kind of people that’s always looking for answers but she’s also very sweet and caring. But what I love the most about Lisa is her strong values, she protects what she loves: her family, animals and nature. She’s strong but cute at the same time.

    1. Serena says: Reply

      Yes, I agree, she’s so sweet and caring.

  7. Sophie says: Reply

    This is such a fun and interesting post, yes for Lisa Simpson!
    Sophie – x

  8. Abby says: Reply

    Definitely Lisa!

    I’ve not really seen many of the other shows you’ve mentioned. And I can’t really think of any other female characters I find inspirational off the top of my head! 🙈

  9. I love Spencer too! Also, her wardrobe was amazing – I loved the wardrobe of pretty much everyone on Pretty Little Liars though, to be fair haha! Also, this is such a wonderful post idea! I also love Lorelei! I haven’t watched 2 of these shows but I think that I should!

    1. Serena says: Reply

      Agreed, the girls on PLL have the best fashion!

  10. We’ve got really similar tastes haha! I love the main 5 from PLL! X

  11. Inspirational TV Characters? Gosh…hard question. Abby from NCIS… I mean she is pretty, smart and a badass! How much more inspirational can you be?

  12. Lainy says: Reply

    I love so many of these characters, I completely agree with Spencer, even though Aria was my favorufe. But spencer was such a great character! Lainy x

  13. Amanda says: Reply

    I’m a huge Gilmore Girls fan and Lorelai is my all-time favourite character from the show! I completely agree with everything you said about her 💕 I love the post concept too x

  14. Julia says: Reply

    These are some great characters! I’ve been on a gilmore girls re-watch and have to say Lorelai is definitely a firm favourite with how she does so much to help Rory succeed especially in the early series. Jane and Regina on this list too?? Honestly it’s like you’ve found my Netflix account and tapped into the characters I admire too…Regina has been up there for me for years, I mean especially with all she goes through. (Plus she’s just so much fun as a villain!)
    Great post xx

    1. Serena says: Reply

      Thanks for commenting – Lorelai, Regina and Jane are so inspirational!

  15. Liz says: Reply

    Lorelai Gilmore is my fave TV character of all time. She’s definitely a strong woman who’s also gorgeous!

    1. Serena says: Reply

      Yes I agree! Thanks for commenting!

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