The BOSS: a real go-getter,
she climbs the ladder of success. This is a “take charge”
female, who accepts nothing but respect. Reaching her goal post the most
important thing in life to her, and she isn’t bothered by a few
ruffled feathers along the way. Think Annette Bening in American Beauty,
Candice Bergen in Murphy Brown, Cate Blanchett in Elizabeth.
The Seductress: an enchantress,
she gets her way. This is a lady who is long accustomed to sizing up everyone
in a room the minute she enters. Mysterious and manipulative, she hides
a streak of distrust a mile wide and ten miles deep. Cynicism guides her
every action, and her tough sense of survival gives her the means to do
whatever is necessary to come out ahead. Think Liz Taylor in Cleopatra,
Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct, Vivian Leigh in Gone With
the Wind, Madonna in Evita.
The SPUNKY KID: gutsy and
true, she is loyal to the end. She is a favorite of many writers, and
for good reason. You can’t help but root for her. She’s the
girl with moxie. She’s not looking to be at the top of the heap;
she just wants to be in her own little niche. She’s the team player,
the one who is always ready to lend a hand. Think Meg Ryan in Sleepless
in Seattle, Melanie Griffith in Working Girl, Mary Tyler
Moore in The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Whoopi Goldberg in Sister
Act, Fiona in Shrek.
The FREE SPIRIT: eternal
optimist, she dances to unheard tunes. Playful and fun-loving, she travels
through life with a hop, skip and a jump, always stopping to smell the
flowers and admire the pretty colors. She acts on a whim and follows her
heart, not her head. Think Jenna Elfman in Dharma & Greg,
Lucille Ball in I Love Lucy, Alicia Silverstone in Clueless.
The WAIF: a distressed
damsel, she bends with the wind. She’s the original damsel in distress.
Her child-like innocence evokes a protective urge in the beastliest of
heroes. But don’t be fooled, because the WAIF has tremendous strength
of will. She won’t fight back; she’ll endure. Think Judy Garland
in the Wizard of Oz, Marilyn Monroe in The Misfits,
Peta Wilson in La Femme Nikita, Demi Moore in Ghost,
Halle Barry in Monster’s Ball.
The LIBRARIAN: controlled
and clever, she holds back. She’s prim and proper, but underneath
that tight bun lurks a passionate woman. Dressed to repress, she might
be the know-it-all whose hand is always up in class, or maybe she is the
shy mouse hiding in the library. Think Kathleen Turner in Romancing
the Stone, Ellen Barkin in The Big Easy, Shelley Long in
Cheers, Gillian Anderson in The X-Files.
The CRUSADER: a dedicated
fighter, she meets her commitments. No shrinking violet, no distressed
damsel, here. This lady is on a mission, and she marches right over anyone
in her way. Tenacious and headstrong, she brushes off any opposition to
her goal. Think Diana Rigg in The Avengers, Sigourney Weaver
in Alien, Sarah Michelle Gellar in Buffy, the Vampire Slayer,
Lucy Lawless in Xena, Warrior Princess.
The NURTURER: serene and
capable, she nourishes the spirit. Not always Suzy Homemaker, this lady
takes care of everyone. She is a wonderful listener, and a joy to have
around, this heroine takes care of everyone. She’s serene, capable
and optimistic. Think Michelle Pfeiffer in Ladyhawke, Alicia
Nash in A Beautiful Mind, Julie Andrews in Mary Poppins.