This list includes some of the greatest television characters in history from dramatic shows, sitcoms, sci fi series, and procedurals. For as long as TV has been a medium to reflect social constructs, programs have featured strong women characters as protagonists, partners, and foils for more traditional men. In comedy shows, characters like Lucy Ricardo, Mary Richards, and Maude Findlay paved the way for Elaine Benes, Roseanne Conner, and Liz Lemon. Female characters dominate modern genre series, with women like Dana Scully, Buffy Summers, and Veronica Mars achieving cult-level idolization. Vote for the greatest female characters to move them up the list, and add please any that we're missing.