Top 5 Female Superheroes in Movies and TV

It's Superhero Week here at Eye Opener, and with with Supergirl beginning her second season at her new home on The CW, we thought we'd take a look back at the top 5 female superheroes in movies and TV.

5. First up, at number five: Hawkgirl from "Justice League" and "Justice League: Unlimited." Shayera Hol, also known as Hawkgirl, is not only one of the best-written superheroes – male or female and in any medium – she's also one of the toughest. This alien can not only fly, but she wields an electrically-charged mace allowing her to beat up enemies and obstacles with ease.

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 12: Comic Con attendee Maggie Klimentova poses as Hawkgirl during the 2014 New York Comic Con at Jacob Javitz Center on October 12, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 12: Comic Con attendee Maggie Klimentova poses as Hawkgirl during the 2014 New York Comic Con at Jacob Javitz Center on October 12, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

 

4. While there's no shortage of awesome female superheroes among the X-Men, number four on our list goes to Jean Grey. Never mind the fact she was one of the original X-Men way back in '63 – or that she has one of the deepest, darkest, most compelling backstories of any characters in comic history – we're picking Jean Grey because she's one of the few mutants more powerful than her teacher, Professor X. Heck, in the latest film she – SPOILER ALERT – even killed the bad guy, Apocalypse.

SAN DIEGO - JULY 14: Marilyn (L) and Jean Grey pose as charactors from "X Men II" at Comic Con International July 14, 2005 in San Diego, California. Comic Con is the largest comic convention in the world and features comic vendors, game and movie premieres, celebrity autograph signings, portfolio reviews. (Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

SAN DIEGO - JULY 14: Marilyn (L) and Jean Grey pose as charactors from "X Men II" at Comic Con International July 14, 2005 in San Diego, California. Comic Con is the largest comic convention in the world and features comic vendors, game and movie premieres, celebrity autograph signings, portfolio reviews. (Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

 

3. This list was difficult to put together because there are so few female superheroes on TV and in movies. But our number three pick, the Black Widow, has been kicking butt since "Iron Man 2" and shows no signs of stopping any time soon. In fact, if we're all lucky, we might get a solo Black Widow movie at some point in the future.

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 15: (L-R) Kate Garraway and Black Widow attend the opening night of Marvel Universe LIVE! At The O2 in London, where they experienced an epic live entertainment spectacular including Marvel characters such as Spider-Man, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Black Widow and more on September 15, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images for Marvel Universe LIVE!)

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 15: (L-R) Kate Garraway and Black Widow attend the opening night of Marvel Universe LIVE! At The O2 in London, where they experienced an epic live entertainment spectacular including Marvel characters such as Spider-Man, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Black Widow and more on September 15, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images for Marvel Universe LIVE!)

 

2. Number two is Supergirl from the hit TV show. While the character has been on TV, in cartoons, and even had her own movie, this version of Supergirl is the one who doesn't rely on her cousin Superman to most of the heavy lifting.

Paulamaria Gant is dressed as Super Girl outside the San Diego Convention Center at Comic Con International 2015 in San Diego on July 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Paulamaria Gant is dressed as Super Girl outside the San Diego Convention Center at Comic Con International 2015 in San Diego on July 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

1. And our number one female superhero: Wonder Woman. Not the one from the new movie coming out, or the one from the cartoons, but the original TV show "Wonder Woman." The one and only Lynda Carter played Wonder Woman through four seasons and was the first female superhero to have her own show. In fact, the TV show came out before the classic "Superman" movie starring Christopher Reeve. That's why she is now, and forever, the number one female superhero. If being in one awesome show wasn't enough, Lynda Carter will be playing the President of the United States in Season 2 of "Supergirl." And Wonder Woman did have the greatest theme song...

American actor Lynda Carter kneels on the ground and bears her forearm in a still from the television series Wonder Woman. (Photo by Warner Brothers/Getty Images)

American actor Lynda Carter kneels on the ground and bears her forearm in a still from the television series Wonder Woman. (Photo by Warner Brothers/Getty Images)