Top 10 Greatest Female TV Characters of All Time

10. Olivia Benson, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Olivia Benson is a fictional character on the NBC police procedural drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, portrayed by Mariska Hargitay.
9. Xena, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Xena: Warrior Princess

Xena is a reformed warrior princess who travels around fighting evil. Gabrielle -- bard and friend -- keeps her company and helps her stay on the path of good.
8. Veronica Mars, Veronica Mars

Veronica Mars used to be the popular girl with the cool friends and the jock boyfriend. A series of personal and family traumas have made her an outcast - albeit one with a sarcastic side and a snarky sense of humor. Now, she helps her private investigator father dig into the lives of the rich and famous in the messed-up town of Neptune, Calif.
7. Rachel Green, Friends

Rachel Karen Green is a fictional character, one of the six main characters who appear in the American sitcom Friends.
6. Dana Scully, The X-Files

FBI Special Agent Dana Scully, M.D. is a fictional character in the Fox science fiction-supernatural television series The X-Files, played by Gillian Anderson.
5. Phoebe Buffay, Friends

Phoebe Buffay-Hannigan is a fictional character from the NBC sitcom Friends, portrayed by Lisa Kudrow.
4. Willow Rosenberg, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Willow Rosenberg is a fictional character created for the fantasy television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She was developed by Joss Whedon and portrayed throughout the TV series by Alyson Hannigan.
3. Arya Stark, Game of Thrones

Arya Stark is a fictional character created by American author George R. R. Martin. She is a prominent point of view character in Martin's award-winning A Song of Ice and Fire series, and also a main character in HBO's adaptation of the series, Game of Thrones. She is the only character to have POV chapters in every published book of the series.
2. Daenerys Targaryen, Game of Thrones

Daenerys Targaryen is a fictional character in George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series of novels, as well as the television adaptation, Game of Thrones. In the novels, she is a prominent point of view character.
1. Buffy Summers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Buffy Anne Summers is a fictional character from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer franchise. She first appeared in the 1992 film Buffy the Vampire Slayer before going on to appear in the television series and subsequent comic book of the same name.