To go in a completely different direction, Hailee Steinfeld in "True Grit" (2010). She plays a 14-year-old girl with a great moral center and moves mountains in her quest. She grows into the heart and soul of a wonderful movie by the Coen brothers, who have also compiled a long list of wonderful female heroines.
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