Bold Face: Strong Character

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Bold Face explores the cult of celebrity and the styles, trends and brands that stars show off in movies, at events and living their daily lives. To be considered for inclusion please contact senior editor, Deirdre Carroll.


There is no shortage of strong female characters on TV. In this week's edition of Bold Face we highlight three, some real, some fictitious, who prove women can be strong in a number of ways...

Lyndsy Fonseca stars as Alex on the CW’s Nikita. The fourth and final season premiers on Fri., Nov. 22 and will consist of six episodes. Alex is a girl with a violent past and a taste for vengeance. She teams up with Nikita after she turns away from her old life of wealth and comfort as a Russian heiress. The previous season ended with Nikita being framed for the assassination of the president. Throughout the final season, Nikita and her allies will discover the plot to frame her is actually part of a much larger conspiracy, one that could lead to a global catastrophe… DUN, DUN, DUUUUN! You know what’s not a catastrophe? Fonseca in these Valentino V104S sunglasses from Marchon


Edy Ganem of Lifetime TV's Devious Maids, recently posted a picture of herself on her Instagram account wearing the Roberto Cavalli RC749 sunglasses from Marcolin. The series centers on five Latina maids with ambition and dreams of their own working in the homes of Beverly Hills’ wealthiest and most powerful families. Ganem plays the rebellious and headstrong maid Valentina Diaz in the show and her character is having an affair with the son of her employer. The series premiered June 23, 2013 and Season 2 is set to air on Lifetime on April 6, 2014…


Talk about a powerful woman, Heidi Klum has been the host, judge and executive producer of the reality show Project Runway for nearly a decade. Season 12 of the show, currently on the Lifetime channel, premiered on July 18 with 16 contestants and wrapped on Oct. 17, 2013 naming designers Dom Streater and Rayuana Aleyce winners. Klum also became a judge on NBC’s talent show America's Got Talent in the show’s eighth season which ended on Sept 18, 2013. Klum has signed back up for the show’s ninth season whose premiere date is still to be determined. Currently enjoying a little bit of down time, the beauty was photographed wearing the Carrera 80 sunglasses from Safilo on Nov. 10, 2013.