Raya and the Last Dragon. Black Widow. Cruella. A Quiet Place Part II. That’s just a sampling of the female-led movies hitting theaters in 2021 hoping to kickstart the movie theater industry back into business. The summer and fall are stacked, with everything from musicals, to horror movies, to huge superhero epics hitting screens, and female characters are leading the way.

Likewise, a number of women are behind the camera for big studio tentpoles, from Cate Shortland and Chloé Zhao behind the next two Marvel movies to Nia DaCosta’s Candyman reinvigorating the horror franchise. Equality still isn’t there, but it’s still an empowering time to be a woman in the entertainment industry. To celebrate, we put together a fun, quick quiz all about women in Hollywood. Test your knowledge!


1. Which actress made her Star Wars debut as Ahsoka Tano in Season 2 of The Mandalorian

a. Gina Carano
b. Rosario Dawson
c. Katee Sackhoff
d. Misty Rosas

2. Which Jennifer Lopez movie debuted at #1 at the box office the same week her J. Lo album debuted at #1 on the charts? 

a. The Wedding Planner
b. Monster in Law
c. Maid in Manhattan
d. Selena

3. Which West Side Story actress has earned an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony (EGOT)?

a. Rachel Zegler
b. Natalie Wood
c. Maddie Ziegler
d. Rita Moreno

4. Which actress was nominated for an Oscar for her role as Frida Kahlo? 

a. Penelope Cruz
b. Eva Mendes
c. Salma Hayek
d. America Ferrera

5. Who was the first female director to win an Oscar? 

a. Kathryn Bigelow
b. Greta Gerwig
c. Jane Campion
d. Chloe Zhao

6. What year did In The Heights first premiere on Broadway?

a. 2010
b. 2007
c. 2015
d. 2008

7. Which actress was in both Top 2 grossing movies of all time?

a. Zoe Saldana
b. Angelina Jolie
c. Julia Roberts
d. Elizabeth Banks

8. Which Penny Marshall film was the first movie directed by a woman to gross over $100M at the box office?

a. A League of Their Own
b. Big
c. Bewitched
d. Awakenings

9. Which female actress has won the most Oscars?

a. Katharine Hepburn
b. Meryl Streep
c. Judy Garland
d. Halle Berry

10. Who is the highest-paid actress in Hollywood in 2021?

a. Emily Blunt
b. Angelina Jolie
c. Sofia Vergara
d. Viola Davis


1. Rosario Dawson
2. The Wedding Planner
3. Rita Moreno
4. Salma Hayek
5. Kathryn Bigelow
6. 2008
7. Zoe Saldana
8. Big
9. Katharine Hepburn
10. Sofia Vergara

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