Women Who Ruled Movies in 2009

From Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side to Meryl Streep in Julie & Julia, see which top film actresses stole the show this year. By Thelma Adams (13 Photos)

Thelma Adams on Dec 28, 2009 at 5:00AM

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Women Who Ruled Movies in 2009

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Ellen Page in 'Whip It!'

She's got the power: Bliss (Ellen Page), weary of pleasing her mom (Marcia Gay Harden) by competing in Texas beauty pageants, stumbles onto the roller derby scene in Austin. Swept away, Bliss finds her bliss on skates, as "Babe Ruthless." Page rocked, rolled and ruled as a character who realized that girls should be true to who they really are, not who their mothers want them to be.

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