20 Female Icon Celebrities Little Kids Can Look Up Too

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Many people know Zendaya as MJ, Peter Parker’s love interest in Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) and Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019) or as the lead female singer in The Greatest Showman (2017). But Zendaya began her celebrity career as a model and backup dancer, and landed her first big acting gig as Rocky Blue in the Disney Channel’s . She also signed with Hollywood Records in 2012, and released multiple singles and a self-entitled album that got her music on the Billboard charts. She is a force to be reckoned with appearing in ongoing acting projects and serving as the ambassador/face of various designer brands including Tommy Hilfiger, Lancome, and X-Out, (Madonna’s clothing line).

Zendaya is also making her voice count in Hollywood and socially as well through her activism against gender inequality, body shaming, and LGBT discrimination. She is also very active when it comes to philanthropy — serving as an ambassador for Convoy of Hope and raising $50,000 to help people in need of food and shelter. Fans are calling for her to receive an Emmy for her recent role in HBO’s Euphoria as Rue Bennett, a 17-year-old recovering drug addict.

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