3.25.2013

top 5 celebrity girl crushes

girl crush \gurl kruhsh\ n. an overwhelming sense of awe, admiration, and respect felt by one female for another, without romantic intentions; the attraction includes the desire for friendship, but also the desire to be like the crush
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1. Fran Drescher

Besides being insanely gorgeous, insanely funny, and insanely unique, Fran Drescher has an incredible personal life as well. She and her husband divorced after he came out as gay, and she has remained friends with him and worked to support LGBTQ equality. She has bravely talked about her trauma of being raped in her own home after a break-in. And on top of that, she survived a battle with uterine cancer and went on to found Cancer Schmancer, a non-profit with the goal of getting all women with cancer diagnosed in Stage I.



2. J.K. Rowling

Besides being the author of my favorite series of books ever, J.K. Rowling is also a living testament to doing what you love. She has also always stunned me whenever I see her speak. She is kind and wise and does a lot of philanthropic work with her wealth. Rowling also dutifully pays higher tax rates by keeping her money in Britain (rather than out-of-country), because she is so grateful to the system that supported her while she was writing and living in poverty.



3. Ellen Degeneres

Because who doesn't have a girl crush on her?

Something about Ellen is just so captivating and charismatic and comfortable. Of course she has done an enormous amount to further LGBTQ equality and help change the way people think about those issues. But she and Portia de Rossi are also vegans, and it's so inspiring to hear them talk about their motivation and recipes!



4. Julie Andrews

There are (close to) a zillion older actresses that I love and admire so much, but Julie Andrews always just seems the sweetest and warmest and most authentic. Known for her playfulness on set, she is a lady I would just love to chat with. She also wrote the book Mandy, a favorite of mine since childhood.



5. Tina Fey

I recently read that Tina Fey is such an important woman in the male-dominated world of comedy, not just because she is a woman and she is funny, but because she has created her own unique brand of humor. People watch 30 Rock and know that the genius behind it is 100% Tina Fey. She is a powerful woman who still remains so accessible to women everywhere, and encourages everyone to see their own quirks as sources of humor, happiness, and beauty.
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Who would make your top 5 list?

11 comments:

  1. ahhhhh! I LOVE THIS LIST! All amazing women!!

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  2. Stellar list, dude. Julie Andrews would definitely make mine as well, since I've basically wanted to be her since I was little. I figured it couldn't be hard if we shared a name, right?

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  3. Um...girl crush on ALL of yours...five more are: Beryl Markham, Meryl Streep (JUST noticed the similarity of their first names!), Rachel Maddow, Carolyn Buck Luce, and Maus.

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    1. That last one is my favorite! ;-)

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  4. YES to fran. not enough people know about how awesome she is. and amy poehler is my one true love, forever and ever, amen.

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    1. AGREED. And I love Amy Poehler too. I sort of figured Tina Fey would represent both of them. =)

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  5. Oh absolutely Tina Fey! She is amazing! And Julie Andrews and JK Rowling. I can remember reading Harry potter and thinking sadly,"I could never write like her." Sniffle.

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  6. YES YES!! Julie Andrews and Ellen!! And yes Tina Fey and Amy Poehler! Good list.

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  7. What a good list - Mine would build off of many of yours, but also include: Jennifer Aniston, Amy Poehler & Anne Lamott. I also love Natalie Portman.

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  8. I have been thinking up my list all week.

    Definitely Ellen. Definitely.

    My real girl crushes are always on fictional characters. Like Hermione and Jo March. {happy sigh}.

    Loved this. The best.

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  9. UGH YES! i looooove fran drescher. my stepmom actually looks AND sounds just like her and it fills me with joy. she's the best. have you ever seen beautician and the beast?! it's my faaaavorite .i broke my vhs copy because i watched it so much growing up.

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Thanks for making me smile. =)