Girl Power: Ten Powerful Black Women in Films and Television

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  • Kerry Washington
  • Halle Berry
  • Pam Grier
  • Theresa Graves
  • Debbie Allen
  • Danai Gurira
  • Angela Bassett
  • Zoe Saldana
  • Jada Pinkett Smith
  • Vivica A. Fox

Kerry Washington in Scandal

We're commemorating Women's History Month (March 1-31) by paying homage to some of the strongest, most complex, bada** icons portrayed in films and television.

As Olivia Pope on Scandal, Kerry Washington plays the person most speed-dialed by D.C.'s power players when they're in trouble. The crisis fixer is calm under pressure and the most competent person in the Beltway — except when it comes to her personal life. Pope's relationship with President Grant is her Achille's Heel.

(Photo: ABC)

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