International Women's Day: Our Top 5 Inspirational Female Figures

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Today is International Women's Day, a day where we celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women across the globe. So in the true spirit of this empowering day, we put together a list of our 5 favourite, inspirational female figures to inspire you for 2016. Watch out world, here come the girls...

enter image description here Beyonce

Truly a God amongst women, you can’t write a piece about inspirational women without mentioning Beyonce. From her music, to her beauty and her incredible ability not to fall over when gravity is against her, Beyonce is a force to be reckoned with. She encapsulates all aspects of this day of female celebration, with her strong views, powerful lyrics and huge influence on modern culture.

enter image description here Joanna Lumley

Elegant, sophisticated and wickedly hilarious, Joanna Lumley has always proven she’s full of surprises and not above making a fool out of herself for the sake of her art. At My Beauty Matches we think International Women's Day should be all about celebrating your true self, which is exactly what Joanna does in her career. With the upcoming Ab Fab movie on the horizon we couldn’t be happier to see the return of Edina and Patsy. Break out the Bolly darling!

enter image description here Michelle Obama

Having stood as the 1st lady to the first black president of the United States, Michelle Obama has proven she can stay strong, happy and utterly gorgeous even in the face of immense adversity. She has one of the most infectious smiles in politics and has inspired women everywhere with her glowing personality.

enter image description here Jessica Ennis

I feel proud if I can manage to stick it out on the treadmill for more than 15 minutes at a time, so to witness Jess Ennis smashing the decathlon in 2012 was a truly unforgettable moment. With her abs of steel, winning smile and vivacious personality, Jess is truly nothing short of inspirational and a definite figure to be celebrated on International Women's Day.

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We laughed with her in Harry Potter, cried with her in Love Actually and wanted to be her in Sense & Sensibility. Emma Thompson has been one of my all time favourite actors for years and with her unwavering ability to play with our emotions, it’s not hard to understand why.

So whatever you're doing today, take a moment to think of all the inspiring women in your life, because when you think about it women over the ages really have achieved incredible things. If you find yourself doubting your abilities or potential this week then just remember what our old pal Beyonce always says; who runs the world?

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