Women’s History Month Highlight: Los-Angeles born actresses

By Lily Angel

Earlier this month, we celebrated International Women’s Day which highlights the issues women face while simultaneously acknowledging female achievements. International Women’s Day takes place on March 8 during Women’s History Month. 

To honor women, here are a few prominent Los Angeles-born actresses. 

Jessica Alba:

Alba is most notable for her role in “Dark Angel.” Although she began her career acting in action-adventure television, she later became an advocate for change in the world. At the precocious age of 5, she first declared herself a feminist she said in an interview with Forbes. She created the Honest brand of cosmetics and baby products in order to more natural and safe products at an affordable price.

Zooey Deschanel:

Deschanel has been an actress, model, songwriter, and musician. As an actress, she tends to play comedic roles such as Jessica Day in “New Girl,” for which she won Best Actress in the Comedy Series Critics’ Choice Television Awards. While her acting tends to be funny, her musical career is filled with more somber pieces. Deschanel also created the Farm Project which has the mission to make it easier for people to both grow their own food and connect directly with farmers.

Zoe Kravitz:

The daughter of two talented actors, Kravitz is one to follow the family legacy. Her most recent appearance in Hollywood is as Catwoman in the reimagined “The Batman.” Kravitz brought a new and diverse perspective as a person of color in her role as Catwoman. Kravitz is often known for her bold and individual fashion styles.

Hailee Steinfeld:

Steinfeld has accomplished much in relatively short tenure in Hollywood. From “True Grit” when she was __ Disney’s Hawkeye to playing Emily in Apple TV’s “Dickinson,” Steinfeld has taken on several more serious roles. She is also a popular singer with hits such as “Starving” and ”Let Me Go.” Steinfeld endorses several charities, most recently “What’s Your Mission?” She helped launch this charity which works to relieve childhood hunger in the United States.

Elizabeth Olsen:

Another Marvel actress, known for her phenomenal role as Wanda Maximoff in the MCU. As a feminist, she has continuously worked to champion women’s rights. One of the ways she does this is through the roles she chooses. Whether that’s Scarlet Witch or “Very Good Girls” or “Martha Mercy,” Olsen seeks to avoid clichés of women that she often sees in Hollywood, according to an interview with the LA Times. In an interview with Elle, Olsen explained that she approaches acting in a political way, as an attempt to represent women well.