Females form bonds that no other person or thing could possibly break. Those bonds come in the form of best friends, mothers and daughters, and sometimes even unlikely roommates. In pop culture, some famous duos stand out more than the rest. These female friends taught us what it is to laugh, love, cry, and fight our way through life with a bestie by your side. Here are five powerhouse female twosomes who epitomize what a true female friend looks like.
Meredith Gray and Christina Yang
Ellen Pompeo and Sandra Oh are one of the most iconic female duos on television. Starring Meredith Grey and Christina Yang, respectively, this pair showed the world that women can literally save lives while navigating some of life’s most intense moments. Through life’s ups and downs, these two remain loyal friends who are ready to take on the world.
Laverne and Shirley
Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams starred as Laverne and Shirley for seven years and made viewers laugh until they cried. These two off-screen friends played onscreen roommates navigating one day at a time with each other against the world.
Leslie Knope and Ann Perkins
Another one of comedy’s famous duos, Amy Poehler and Rashida Jones play the ultimate best friend twosome on Parks and Rec as Leslie and Ann. Leslie is Ann’s number one fan, and Ann is Leslie’s rock. Their friendship highlights the importance of building other women up and shows that the age old saying that opposites really do attract doesn’t have to apply to just romantic relationships.
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Lorelai and Rory
Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel captured America’s heart as one of the most celebrated mother-daughter duos on television. Single mother Lorelai and her equally headstrong and pragmatic daughter, Rory take on the world from the tiny town of Stars Hollow, where they navigate the ins and outs of small town living with larger than life personalities that had viewers laughing, then crying, then laughing some more. By the time you finish the first episode, you’ll be sure to feel an urge to call the mother figure in your life and let her know you love her.
Thelma and Louise
Out of all of the most iconic duos in pop culture, Thelma and Louise are one pair that stands the test of time. Played by Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis, Thelma and Louise are two best friends who showed the world that friends really do come first – no matter what. In the cult classic film, Louise risks life and limb to save her best friend, Thelma, from an abusive relationship. Their timeless American road trip helps viewers remember that there is no relationship quite like the one between a woman and her best friend.