7 female superhero magazine covers

In honor of women’s history month, we round up our favorite strong women and how they’ve inspired us on screen and in real life.

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Thanks to her role in "Star Wars," Daisy Ridley is a rising star in Hollywood. Thanks to her role in "Star Wars," Daisy Ridley is a rising star in Hollywood. (Photo: Lucasfilm)

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Jedi Rey on Elle's cover

Daisy Ridley was something of an unknown before she starred in a little movie about outer space. As the Jedi Rey in the latest installment of the "Star Wars" franchise, the British actress wowed audiences and critics alike. Needless to say, the force is strong with this one.

"I'm definitely not quite there yet but I hope Rey will be something of a girl power figure," she told People magazine. "She's brave and she's vulnerable and she's so nuanced. That's what's so exciting playing a role like this. She doesn't have to be one thing to embody a woman in a film, and for me she's not important because she's a woman. She's just important."

Rey is already at work filming "Star Wars: Episode VIII," which will come out next year. "It’s great to see how Rey has captured the imagination of younger 'Star Wars' fans, giving them a female character they can look up to, whose courage and strength they can emulate," wrote The Telegraph.

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