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The Fashionable Women in TV

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Julia-Louis-Dreyfus Olivia-Wilde Priyanka-Chopra Taraji-P-Henson Viola-Davis

The Women of ELLE Magazine’s February 2016 “Women in TV Issue” (click photo to enlarge)

In its February issue, ELLE magazine features another stunning edition (its 6th) of Women in TV. This year’s fabulous five include: Priyanka Chopra, Viola Davis, Olivia Wilde, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Golden Globe Winner Taraji P. Henson. On why this year’s crop of television women are revolutionary, the 50-year-old Tony and Emmy-award winning Viola Davis shared with ELLE’s editors:

“We’ve been fed a whole slew of lies about women.” By TV standards, “if you are anywhere above a size 2, you’re not having sex. You don’t have sexual thoughts. You may not even have a vagina. And if you’re of a certain age, you’re off the table.”

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Not only did ELLE choose a selection of actresses who demonstrate that women on TV are multi-dimensional women of style and substance who can play equally complicated characters, they also got it right choosing three women of color for the special covers. Priyanka Chopra of “Quantico,” Viola Davis of “How to Get Away With Murder,” and Taraji P. Henson of “Empire” get their shine as leading women and stellar examples of how women of color are thriving on the not-so-small screen. READ MORE

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