The 20 Most Amazeballs Women of 2010
These 20 powerful ladies shocked, inspired, and enthralled us over the past twelve months. Simply put, they are amazeballs, and here’s why…
-The Betty Editors
1. Sandra Bullock
We know, we know, it’s amazing she survived being cheated on by Jesse James and the oh-so-public fallout. But Sandra Bullock has proven to be SO much more than a sad victim of a cheating jerk. This woman won an Oscar for her brilliant role in The Blind Side after years of making almost nothing but comedies. She proved to the acting world that she’s a force to be reckoned with. (Beating out Meryl Streep is no small feat!) Her ability to combat scandal with class and dignity is awe-inspiring — as are her many charitable deeds. Oh, and did we mention she became a mom this year? Adorable baby Louis Bardo is one lucky little guy!
2. Chelsea Handler
She’s a television host, actress, stand-up comic and best-selling author. Chelsea Handler has torn down boundaries for women everywhere. Thanks to Chelsea, no woman should be afraid to say what’s on her mind, and no woman should feel bad about her sex life (hey, at least it makes good fodder!). This year, Chelsea became the second woman in history (Roseanne Barr was the first) to host the MTV Video Music Awards, released her third book, Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang, may or may not have had some romps with rapper 50 Cent, and famously took on the Queen of Hollywood, Angelina Jolie. Chelsea’s influential in countless ways and always dances to the beat of her own drum.
3. Sarah Palin
Love her or hate her, you have to admit Sarah Palin is pretty amazeballs. Whether she was camping with Kate Gosselin, backing Tea Party candidates, cheering Bristol on DWTS, or signing books, the nation hung on Sarah Palin’s every Tweet and Facebook update in 2010. We can only imagine what 2011 will bring!
4. Betty White
Is there a harder-working 88-year-old on the planet than Betty White? Um, no! The funny gal was on fire this year, appearing in a hilarious TV ad for Snickers, having guest roles on Community, 30 Rock, and The Middle, and landing a starring role on TV Land’s series, Hot in Cleveland. But, her most memorable moment of the year was when she became the oldest person ever to host Saturday Night Live, thanks to a strong campaign on Facebook to get her the gig. She did such a fantastic job, she won a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series. She was also awarded the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award this year, and recently came out with her own 2011 calendar. We told you she’s on fire!
5. Michelle Obama
There’s a lot more to Michelle Obama than her amazeballs arms! Our nation’s first lady continues to impress and inspire as she juggles being a mom to Sasha and Malia with her role in Washington. This December, her husband signed the Child Nutrition Bill into law, truly an accomplishment for Mrs. Obama after months of advocacy and tireless work with “Let’s Move,” the initiative she founded to combat childhood obesity. Oh and yes … there’s also her amazing fashion sense. How we’d love to raid those White House closets!
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