2011 Statistics

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Women Onscreen

Top 100 grossing films:

  • Females accounted for 33% of all characters.
  • Females comprised only 11% of protagonists.
  • Male characters are much more likely than females to be portrayed as leaders. Overall, male characters account for 86% and females 14% of leaders
  • Males 40 and over account for 50% of all male characters. Females 40 and over comprise 25% of all female characters.
  • 73% of all female characters are Caucasian, followed by African American (8%), Latina (5%), Asian (5%), other worldly (4%), animals (3%), and other (1%).

Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film