Can us guys post here? if so then two women i really admire being a huge movie buff (the word hero is thrown around way too much imo) are Kathryn Bigelow, probably not very well known to most people , shes a movie director who made Point Break, Strange Days and last years underrated classic The Hurt Locker, women directors arent a strange occurence but she specialises in action movies, which is a genre sorely neglected by female directors. She was also married to one Mr James Cameron for a few years (made a little movie about some boat that sank a few years back, you may have heard of it )
also Gale Ann hurd, again most people wouldnt know her, but shes one of the most powerful women in Hollywood, a producer who has made Aliens, The Terminator movies, Armageddon, etc etc, some huge blockbusters were her doing and she's one of the few women who can say NO to the powerful guys in the industry.
Its nice to see empowered women in a pretty much male dominated industry, in the creative process side of movies, obviously there are some hugely powerful actresses but the women behind the scenes are often of unsung importance