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...
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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

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

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

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

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

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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0 thoughts on “20 Most Amazeballs Women of 2010

  1. Yay heels says:

    Love them or hate them,all these women are amazeballs!

  2. FBNYC says:

    Yes, they really are!

  3. petunia says:

    Sarah Palin??! REALLY???!

  4. danggirl says:

    Oprah is ALWAYS amazeballs. And I agree — Snooki had to be on here! LOL.

  5. Ann13 says:

    Great list! These women are all wonderful!

  6. Candice says:

    Fabulous list!

  7. april says:

    Helen Mirrin and Betty White are my new IDOLS.

  8. NYCdogmommy says:

    I’m with Petunia- Sarah Palin??? OH MY GOD! She almost wrecked DWTS!!!

  9. violetgal says:

    Betty White, forever and always!

  10. Carolyn88 says:

    Tina is hysterical! She is definitely amazeballs. :D

  11. booksorclothes says:

    I have a massive girl crush on Helen Mirren. I think she’s absolutely amazing!!

  12. Fashionista says:

    Why is Sarah Palin on this list? There’s nothing amazeballs about her!

  13. shopaholic says:

    O’Donnell is amazing….amazingly stupid. The only list she should be on is for the short bus.

  14. nycsinglelady says:

    Chelsea Handler is fearless! LOVE HER!

  15. nycblonde says:

    Sandra Bullock has guts and a huge heart.

  16. nycblonde says:

    Oh, and Oprah and Tina Fey are the smartest women in TV!

  17. high heels says:

    I can’t stand Snooki. I’m AMAZED that anyone that stupid is famous- it’s really unfair.

  18. bobbimariah says:

    good i am glad sandra is number 1!

  19. candace2010 says:

    Betty White is so fab!

  20. high heels says:

    Michelle Obama is brilliant in so many ways, I wish I could be half as accomplished as she is.

  21. PJ Style Editor says:

    Each of these women are strong, independent, passionate and creative! They’re just like Betty!

  22. gata says:

    Hello! I was disappointed by the list. There are really no real “heroines” here. One woman is just courageous because she “had the guts to cut her hair”? Another woman was cheated on and “survived”? Thousands have to deal with this in the world! Another got to date a prince?..what

  23. redglitter says:

    Betty White, most certainly for all the work she does for animals. Sandra Bullock? Okay I’ll go that far. Missy Obama and Sarah “kill everything she can” Palin? No way in hell! Are you out of your noodle? Missy hasn’t done a damn thing yet but waste our money on expensive new clothes and I don’t have to admit Palin is amazeballs” because she purely isn’t. How dare you feature that braindead sorry excuse for a woman next to Betty White! You need to learn the difference between a class act…and a clown act. Shameful article on the whole.

  24. redglitter says:

    As well, Jessica Simpson? I guess intelligence isn’t an absolute requirement on this list. Or for your editors.

  25. beach princess says:

    Have to love Helen, Bulluck, Fey, sweet Swift, Tavi, Simpson and Princess Middleton! Know I’ll get bashed but soo over Oprah! She’s seriously her own ‘god’ and kind of a circus performer. Anyways, though I don’t agree with all on the list there are many truly amazing ladies on there.

  26. hankie1 says:

    OH PLEASE! Some of these women are nothing but overpaid DIVAS Or stupid like Palin or TRASH like Snooki!

  27. hankie1 says:

    MICHELLE OBAMA TRULY one great first lady, I love her because she tries to make a difference and she has her own style…

  28. deborah says:

    This is a great list – Thank you for NOT putting Paris Hilton on this list!

  29. pogmathoin says:

    Most of these women are amazing for one reason or another. However I think that we should be promoting who are good rolemodels for the next generation of amazing women. Not half-dressed,bigoted,air-headed females who get famous for making sex tapes or drinking and fighting thier way to stardom. Just my opinion.

  30. WikkidLilGrrrl says:

    I would have to say Lady Gaga…I love her wackiness and extraordinary music videos ;)

  31. sugardaddy says:

    Cute list, but C’MON – Sarah Palin and Christine O’Donnell? “Amazeballs” they are not, more like NUTBALLS.

  32. K S says:

    “O’Donnell, 41, is undoubtedly the most extraordinary candidate for the Senate ever fielded by a major party. But the 30-year-old Delaware Republican . . . .”

    So she’s age 41 and she’s age 30? Wow.

    Anyway, I’m shocked that you don’t think (sorry, “feel”) that Barack Hussein Obama was the most extraordinary candidate for the Senate ever fielded by a major party.

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