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Lucy Lawless, "Xena: Warrior Princess"

When "Xena: Warrior Princess" premiered as a "Hercules" spin-off, nobody could have guessed that its Amazonian protagonist would become a late 20th Century feminist icon. But the mix of campiness and sweetness that defined Lawless' performance as the shrieking, sword-wielding heroine was ultimately potent stuff. If a character's power can be measured in the number of women who've proudly dressed up in her costume for Halloween, Xena ranks among the mightiest in any medium.

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