20. The Spice Girls
For one innocent moment in the 90s, Scary, Sporty, Baby, Ginger & Posh became the archetypes of a new kind of girl power, combining the cartoonish sexuality of teen pop culture with a post-feminist ladette sense of the supremacy of sisterhood. Then we got to know them better, and the bubble burst.
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19. Chrissie Hynde
The ultimate rock chick, Chrissie Hynde took all the leather-jacket, snake-hip, guitar-slinging iconography of macho rebel rock posturing and gender-reversed it with fierce intelligence, swaggering commitment and honey tones. She has led her Pretenders with all the complicated sensuality of the illegitimate love child of Mick and Keith
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