Ladies' 'Night'! The 20 Funniest Female Characters on 'SNL'

In celebration of Kristen Wiig's birthday on Aug. 22, see the Saturday Night Live characters that have made us laugh through the years (21 Photos)

Donna Kaufman on Aug 22, 2011 at 10:31AM

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Ladies' 'Night'! The 20 Funniest Female Characters on 'SNL'

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Tina Fey as Sarah Palin

When Tina Fey was a Saturday Night Live cast member, the show's former head writer was better known for hosting Weekend Update than doing impressions. But the 30 Rock creator returned to the show in 2008 to perform her most memorable character: a flirty, vacant-eyed, non sequitur-spouting version of former Alaska governor and vice presidential hopeful Sarah Palin (pictured with Amy Poehler as Hillary Rodham Clinton).

Memorable Quote: "What an amazing time we live in. To think that just two years ago, I was a small town mayor of Alaska's crystal meth capital. And now I am just one heartbeat away from being president of the United States. It just goes to show that anyone can be president!"

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