21 of the Most Bad Ass Female Detectives in Pop Culture

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As young girls growing up before social media expanded our worldview, we were supposed to aspire to be ballerinas, singers, mothers, teachers, and princesses. Now we know there are so many more options for strong women out there including a career as a special agent. Be it a police officer, detective, private investigator, FBI/CIA agent, or member of a secret society that’s not exactly recognized by the government, we've got options, ladies.

That’s right, it’s not just hot dudes running around saving everyone. Women are just as capable of catching the bad guys (and gals!) and look good doing it. Although the media often portrays boss females as villains, that’s far from the truth for these inspiring ladies. Who needs a man when you could have one of these bad ass women as your sidekick?