10. Pippi Longstocking
Pippi Longstocking was an unusual girl in that she was financially independent, with a sack of gold pieces. She could sail the Seven Seas and was stronger than the strongest man in the world, lifting a horse as proof of this! I read all the books and loved the TV show, as well as the movie. She instilled confidence in us young girls and made us feel we could do anything if we put our mind to it – if only this were true!