1. Hermione Granger, 'Harry Potter'
Hermione, Hermione, Hermione. Is there a more badass, powerful, and just all-around knowledgeable witch than the brightest witch in her year on this list? (Spoiler: No. No, there is not.)

Anyone worth their weight in gillyweed knows that without Hermione, the rest of the Wizarding World as we know it would have been completely doomed — Ron and Harry included. And if that's not enough to land her the #1 spot on our list of iconic pop culture witches, we don't know what is.