heroine chic: ten legendary leading ladies
our cover girl might be tv's newest heroine, but nina dobrev is just the latest in a long line of butt-kickers—including a pint-size champ, a bookish witch, and even your average teenage girl—that aren't afraid to put evil in its place.
bella swan (kristen stewart), twilight
A modern-day take on the girl-next-door-meets-Prince Charming fairy tale—except Prince Charming is a 100-year-old bloodthirsty vampire—Bella is a role model for this generation. Instead of playing coy, she relies on her shrewd wit to evade death and fight for her future with picture-perfect Edward.