Without a doubt, the roles that women have taken on throughout the history of film has evolved dramatically. Film actresses of the Golden Age of Hollywood fought tooth and nail to attain the same respect as their male counterparts. And slowly, over time, we've seen women take on powerful and complex lead roles in blockbusters, comedies, dramas and everything in between, thanks to the work of leading ladies like Hattie McDaniel, Audrey Hepburn and Ava Gardner. Browse through the women who have changed film history.
Happy 37th birthday, Beyoncé! In honor of #BeyDay, the singer's mother paid tribute to her famous daughter on Instagram: "Happy Birthday to the nicest, owner of the most beautiful, generous, loving hearts ever!!!! Brilliant too! Always thinking, planning, analyzing, strategizing, how you can make everything you touch better!"
Mariah Carey revealed her bipolar disorder diagnosis to ‘People’ magazine. Although she was first diagnosed in 2001, she “didn’t want to believe it” and only recently sought treatment after “the hardest couple of years I’ve been through.” She’s now in therapy and on medication.
Tina Fey hosted the ‘SNL’ season 43 finale over the weekend, reprising her infamous role as Alaska governor and presidential contender Sarah Palin. Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda offered a behind-the-scenes look at Fey's new Tony-nominated Broadway musical, ‘Mean Girls.’
Rachel McAdams has reportedly welcomed a baby boy with boyfriend Jamie Linden, who was shown carrying what appeared to be a newborn in photos obtained by Hollywood Pipeline. The actress kept her pregnancy under wraps until this February.
Kate Hudson and her boyfriend Danny Fujikawa have welcomed their daughter into the world. “We have decided to name our daughter Rani (pronounced Ronnie) after her grandfather, Ron Fujikawa," Hudson wrote on Instagram. "Ron was the most special man who we all miss dearly. To name her after him is an honor."
Scarlett Johansson is officially the world’s highest paid actress, surpassing Emma Stone with $40.5 million in pretax earnings between 2017 and 2018. Her quadrupled earnings are thanks to her role as Black Widow in Marvel's 'Avengers' movies, which she’ll reprise a fourth time in 2019.
Angelina Jolie could lose primary custody of her six kids if she doesn’t give Brad Pitt access. judge ruled it was harmful to the kids and outlined steps Jolie could take, like providing Pitt with the kids’ cell numbers. Jolie filed for divorce in September 2016.
Olivia de Havilland, the last living main star from ‘Gone with the Wind,’ has turned 102. The actress has won two Oscars, one in 1946 for Best Actress in ‘To Each His Own,’ and the second three years later for ‘The Heiress.’ She was recently named Dame by Queen Elizabeth.
Hilary Swank secretly married Philip Schneider in California after two years of dating, according to an exclusive ‘Vogue’ feature. The actress wore an Elie Saab dress made with 25 meters of Chantilly lace, eight meters of silk chiffon and six meters of organza silk that took 150 hours to create.
Megan Markle’s guest Oprah Winfrey switched her dress the night before the royal wedding as beige would be “too ‘white’ for a wedding,” she posted on Instagram. Stella McCartney’s team, who also dressed Markle, worked overnight to prepare a pretty pink alternative.
Cynthia Nixon lost the New York Democratic primary against Andrew Cuomo. "I’m not discouraged. I’m inspired," the actress tweeted. "To all the young people. To all the young women. To all the young queer people who reject the gender binary. Soon you’ll be standing here, and when it’s your turn, you’ll win."
Miley Cyrus retracted a 10-year-old apology for a controversial Vanity Fair photoshoot with Annie Liebowitz where it appeared that she posed topless at 15 years old. At the time, a Disney representative said the ‘Hannah Montana’ star had been “deliberately manipulated.”
Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake have put their NYC SoHo penthouse on the market for nearly $8 million after buying a $20 million apartment twice the size in Tribeca. The 3-bedroom, 2.6K square-foot apartment has 10-foot ceilings and a private wraparound terrace.