Cinema institutional sexism has become one of the foremost issues facing the entertainment industry, and a lot of our favorite actors, filmmakers, and musicians have spoken out against gender inequality. Here are 5 female actresses who proudly wave the feminist flag.
Almila Bagriacik is a Turkish/German actress living in Germany, where she has performed in German film and television. She has played in films about the NSU, clans and honor killings bringing up conversations about German-Turkish identity, patronizing and headscarf debates.
One of her latest films called "Only One Women" is a powerful drama that reinforces existing stereotypes and beliefs about honor killings.
Jameela Alia Burton-Jamil is a British actress, radio presenter and founder of the body positivity Instagram movement @i_weigh. She challenges the toxic trend of pop-culture media judging women by their size. She was as well the first female presenter of The Official Chart Show on BBC Radio. Further, she's the principal character in the show "The Good Place".
Barbie Ferreira is a model and actress who plays Kat Hernandez on HBO's Euphoria, where she constantly impresses us with her unique looks. Her self-acceptance and honesty about beauty norms drive her to become an important advocate for the body-positive movement. She starred in unretouched campaigns, called for an end to the use of the term "plus-size", and spoke up about body-shaming in the fashion industry. #Fierceandfemale 💪
#5 Zoe Saldana
Zoe Saldana is an American actress and a trained dancer. She landed leading roles in the blockbusters Star Trek, Avatar and Guardians of the Galaxy. She's also been a model for Avon, the Gap and Calvin Klein. She founded BESE.com to empower Latinos by creating multicultural digital and social media content that showcases positive stories.
Text by Olivia Subhi
Preview image showing Barbie Ferreira