Nigella Lawson got the prime minister in trouble. Danish leader Helle Thorning-Schmidt got the prime minister in trouble. Simon Cowell got Lauren Silverman in trouble.
From Miley Cyrus and her omnipresent tongue to feminist campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez, we look back at 20 of the most talked about women of the last 12 months.
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