CNN readers share the TV women who inspired them

(CNN)CNN Entertainment’s “As Told By Her” series highlights iconic work by women in television.


div class=”zn-body__paragraph” speakable”>Mary Tyler Moore’s Mary Richards — by far, readers’ top choice — shattered television gender norms in the ’70s. Buffy the Vampire Slayer redefined what it meant to “fight like a girl.” And “Star Trek’s” Lt. Uhura inspired a generation to imagine a more equal future.

These admirable characters were just some of the names submitted.


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Check out what CNN readers had to say about their favorites in the gallery above.

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