When looking for inspiration, chick flick news or some good old-fashioned celebrity gossip, Instagram is the source to go. I have already gathered the accounts of my five favourite ladies on IG, but there are so many more women also well-worth following. So here is my list featuring 5 More Chicks to Follow on Instagram. Happy scrolling!
#1 I Nicole Kidman — @nicolekidman
Nicole Kidman is an institution in herself. The Australian actress and producer won an Oscar for The Hours (2002), two Primetime Emmy Awards, five Golden Globes, a Silver Bear for Best Actress and a Cannes Film Festival special award. Nicole Kidman played in the iconic chick flick Moulin Rouge (2001), portrayed Virginia Woolf, the mother of modern feminism in The Hours (2002) and appeared in many independent films like Dogville (2003), Rabbit Hole (2010) or The Paperboy (2012). Nowadays, she is acclaimed for her performance in the hit HBO series Big Little Lies (2017-). Alongside Reese Witherspoon (who was #1 on my previous Insta list) Kidman also acts as a producer on the show. I love how these two support each other. And what about Nicole’s IG account? It’s full with behind-the-scenes sneak peeks, relatable family moments, inspiring women, cats and more cats. Who could say no to that?
#2 I Jane Fonda — @janefonda
Jane Fonda is another iconic woman who can’t seem to make any mistakes. I mean she is 80 (!) years of age and has an Insta feed as cool as Taylor Swift’s. Jane is most well-known as an actress, but she also functions as a writer, political activist and a fitness guru. All in one lifetime. Not bad at all. She had a famous dad (actor Henry Fonda) and a socialite for mom (Frances Ford Seymour), but Jane Fonda made it to superstardom on her account. She won numerous awards including two Oscars for Klute (1971) and Coming Home (1978). She appeared in controversial films like Barbarella (1968), protested during the Vietnam War and became an advocate for women. Jane Fonda is a self-described feminist who currently has a show on Netflix called Grace and Frankie (2015-) and campaigns for voting.
#3 I Shonda Rhimes — @shondarhimes
Shonda Rhimes is the queen of television. She used to rule ABC’s Thursday nights having three shows in the primetime slots (Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder). The slogan ‘Thank God It’s Thursday’ was created to advertise the creations of Shondaland. Shonda Rhimes is a showrunner in the literary sense. She lays tracks, designs the framework and keeps the show running while creating complex, flesh and blood characters and writing compelling narratives. In 2017 she has signed a multi-year development deal with Netflix. Soon Shonda Rhimes is not only going to rule our Thursday nights but all our streaming time. Did I mention that she has a killer Instagram feed too?
#4 I Lena Dunham — @lenadunham
Lena Dunham is the voice of my generation or at least a voice of a generation. Being an actress, writer, director, and producer, she does it all. Dunham got noticed with a critically-acclaimed indie film Tiny Furniture (2010), then she went on to create the HBO television series Girls (2012-2017). Girls talked about the struggles of millennial women trying to find their ways in the labyrinth of postmodern life. Girls shaped Generation Y women and pop culture how Sex and the City (1998-2004) influenced the generation coming before them. Lena Dunham’s work and outspoken presence on social media have attracted significant controversy throughout her career. She also created Lenny Letter, a weekly online feminist newsletter running from 2014 until this year. Dunham is an endometriosis advocate and talks about her illness on all platforms in an honest, inclusive and supportive way. Get better, Lena!
#5 I Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls — @amypoehlersmartgirls
Amy Poehler is a phenomenon. Obviously, she is an actress and comedian coming from SNL, being best known for her role in Parks and Recreation (2009-2015). However, Amy Poehler is not only funny but smart. She takes her feminism and girls’ advocacy seriously. In 2008 she started an online series called Smart Girls at the Party. In each episode, Poehler interviews a girl with unique talent. Viewers also have the opportunity to get real-life advice in the Ask Amy segments. The original YouTube channel has grown into an organisation and website called Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls. It aims to help young women with life’s big problems in an informative but funny way. I love that she doesn’t have an Instagram account, but there is one for her smart girls. Poehler also published a memoir titled Yes, Please, that pretty much sums it all up. Yes, please, we want more.
Source of Featured Image: ‘Nicole Kidman’ Official Facebook Page