From Legally Blonde, directed by Robert Luketic
Nominated by Tiffany Luu
Elle Woods defies the stereotype of the "dumb blonde" and promotes the ideals of the "American Dream." When she is faced with an arduous task, she is driven to do her best, no matter how ridiculous it may be. Woods gives hope for women every where to emulate her persevering character by believing in what may seem like the impossible.
Many would have doubted her success, or even her acceptance to Harvard, but she proved them wrong by working hard while still staying true to herself. She firmly stands up for what she believes in and she encourages others to do the same. One of Elle's exceptional characteristics is that she does not care what others think of her. She does as she pleases, and she does not let anyone get in the way of her pursuit of a dream.