Olivia Benson, 'Law & Order: SVU'
As the commanding officer of the Manhattan Special Victims Unit, Lieutenant Olivia Benson (played by Mariska Hargitay) is a total badass and inspiration. Not only that, but she puts in the heroic, often emotionally draining and traumatic work of rescuing women from "sexually-based offenses [that] are considered especially heinous." *cue SVU theme*
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