Jane Eyre has been getting all the buzz lately, but let’s not forget Lizzy Bennett, Marianne and Elinor Dashwood, Jo March, and of course, Scarlett O’Hara... Feisty, modern, and avant-garde, these heroines have taught little girls all over the world to dream, flirt, pine and hope. Despite living in societies dominated by men and patriarchal models, writers like Jane Austen, Margaret Mitchell, Charlotte Bronte or Louisa May Alcott managed to imagine women who make the leap into 21st century consciousness without seeming outdated or old-fashioned.
Immortalized through movies and TV series (umm...Mr. Darcy wet shirt scene from the BBC’s adaptation of Pride and Prejudice
, anyone?), each lady has a signature face. Vivien Leigh
’s cat-like green eyes and high cheekbones will always be Scarlett’s. Keira Knightley
lent her slender frame to Elizabeth Bennett in the 2005 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice
,while Emma Watson
and Kate Winslet
tried Elinor and Marianne Dashwood on for size in Sense and Sensibility
(alongside a very young and dashing Hugh Grant
We all have our favorites, some more secret than others. To find out — or confirm — which category you fall under, take this quizz!