Earlier this month, a fake Meryl Streep quote went viral. It all began when a Facebook user pretending to be Streep posted an old photo of the actress on the New York City subway and added the following caption:

This was me on my way home from an audition for King Kong where I was told I was too “ugly” for the part. This was a pivotal moment for me. This one rogue opinion could derail my dreams of becoming an actress or force me to pull myself up by the boot straps and believe in myself. I took a deep breath and said “I’m sorry you think I’m too ugly for your film but you’re just one opinion in a sea of thousands and I’m off to find a kinder tide.” Today I have 18 Academy Awards. 😊

Though plenty of the details make it clear this is an obvious hoax (18 Academy Awards?), the post was shared hundreds of thousands of times. But that doesn’t mean every inspirational post you see on the internet is fake! To prove it, we’ve rounded up the most 10 most badass Facebook posts from all of our favorite women in Hollywood.*

Check them out below!

10. Viola Davis

9. Helen Mirren

8. Bette Midler

7. Tia Carrere

6. Kate Winslet

5. Michelle Obama

4. Beyonce Knowles

3. Greta Feldman

2. Angela Bassett

1. Judi Dench

*None of these women ever said any of these things. So if you share them with thousands of friends, be sure to add a disclaimer!


Contact the author at bobby@jezebel.com.

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