18 of the Most Inspiring Female Celebs of 2016

11. Emmy Rossum

Emmy Rossum is a star on the hit show Shameless, but for seven seasons, the show paid paid her less than her male co-star. It was reported that before the eighth season started, the show offered to pay her the same amount as her male counterpart. Yeah right! Try again, Shameless! Rossum is about equal wages for women and demanded that she be paid more to make up for the previous wage gap. Holding out for back pay apparently worked: In December, she tweeted “Back to work in May!”