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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16. Emma Watson

Emma Watson

What girl at the young age of 20 has the confidence to chop all of her hair off? Emma Watson does. The beautiful starlet said the major decision symbolizes the beginning of a “new phase” in her life, since this year marked the end of playing Hermoine in the Harry Potter movies. What a new phase this will be: not only is she one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood, the face of Burberry, and a student at Brown University, but she’s also collaborating with Alberta Ferretti on a new organic clothing line and will be appearing in her first post-Harry Potter flick, My Week With Marilyn, next year. Can you say, jealous?

17. Elena Kagan

Elena Kagan

Kagan, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, wins the snappy-comeback-of-the-year award with an answer she gave to Sen. Lindsey Graham during her confirmation hearings. Graham, a South Carolina Republican, asked her where she had been last Christmas Day. Without missing a beat, Kagan, 50, responded humorously, “You know, like all Jews I was probably in a Chinese restaurant.” The room exploded with laughter. Besides eating in Chinese restaurants, Kagan is known for having degrees from Princeton and Oxford, being the former Solicitor General of the United States as well as the dean of Harvard Law School. But she always wanted to be a judge; the quote next to her high-school yearbook photo was one from Felix Frankurter, one of the court’s most respected justices ever. Somehow, we think she’ll do just fine on that same court.

18. Christine O’Donnell

Christine O'Donnell

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 also had the backing of another organization, the Tea Party, as well as Sarah Palin. O’Donnell’s past and present utterances were gleefully chronicled by the mainstream media. Who hasn’t heard about O’Donnell’s dabbling in witchcraft, her anti-masturbation stance and her ignorance of the First Amendment? And though she was trounced in the election, she’s still speaking out. “Tragedy happens in threes,” she said in a speech in December. “Pearl Harbor, Elizabeth Edwards’ passing and Barack Obama…extending the unemployment benefits.” Apparently O’Donnell’s unaware that this grouping doesn’t work because a) the first two are real tragedies and b) the attack on Pearl Harbor occurred on Dec. 7, 1941. Not that it matters — she’s got a book deal!

19. Kate Middleton

Prince William and Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton is a real-life Cinderella … sort of. The beautiful Brit was just your average, non-royal college student when she met Prince William, and her life began to change. Though their relationship hasn’t always been a fairytale for Middleton, she and William are finally engaged, and Britain will soon have a new princess. So why do we love the future Princess Catherine? She is graceful, demure, well-spoken and poised to become a style icon in her own right. We can’t wait to see what she wears when she walks down the aisle in April!

And, last but not least, the bodacious, the beautiful, the Bieber-loving …

20. Kim Kardashian!

Kim Kardashian

Becoming famous for basically no reason (most successful sex tape ever?) is an accomplishment in itself. People are so obsessed with the second oldest Kardashian sis that they will happily drop whatever they’re doing to read Kimmy’s latest tweet about adding items to her eBay closet, or the horror of being forced to get out of bed. This sexpot holds the world in the palm of her silky-smooth hand, and for that we have deemed her amazeballs!

Tell us, Bettys — who has your vote for most AMAZEBALLS woman of 2010?

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  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. “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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