From Zoë to Kelly: 10 Female Celebrities on the Women They Admire Most

In our current aesthetic-obsessed world, it’s easier than ever to let insecurity, jealousy, or even animosity get the best of us—especially when we’re bombarded with never-ending images of other people’s success on a daily basis (thanks, Instagram).  And don’t even get us started on the celebrity news cycle, which mostly thrives on pitting women against one another. (Think of it this way: When was the last time you ever saw a headline declaring two male celebrities in a supposed “feud”?) That’s why it’s worth noting when influential, empowered women in Hollywood vocalize their genuine admiration for other women—which, luckily, is something we have no shortage of these days.

In honor of International Women’s Day, we’re spotlighting all the female celebrities we’ve interviewed over the years who have openly praised, complimented, and even gushed about the one badass female they admire most (or just the one they admire from afar—nice to know we're not the only ones #creeping). Whether it’s Nina Dobrev and Ruby Rose hyping each other up via a transatlantic phone call, or Zoë Kravitz waxing poetic about her admiration for Reese Witherspoon, all of these women are living, breathing embodiments of the concept that other people's success aren't your failures—they can (and should) be your successes, too. To which we leave you with this profound takeaway: why hate when you can hype? 

Keep scrolling for 10 inspiring instances of women lifting up other women.