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Inspirational women of the 1990s

Ah, the 90s. This decade of dangerous style and dodgy music was home to some incredible women, with entrepreneurs, writers, singers and politicians all lining up to break records and taboos with an abundance of flair and talent.

Take Martha Lane Fox, who cashed in on the power of the internet early by launching LastMinute.com in 1998. Or punk rock band Bikini Kill, who kick-started a new wave of feminism. Then there's the SATC girls, who revolutionised the way sex and relationships were discussed on TV, and Madeleine Albright, the first female US Secretary of State.

From cultural icons to sporting legends and political trailblazers, here are 40 inspirational women of the 1990s...

Have we missed out your favourite 90s icon? Let us know your suggestions in the comments below or on Twitter

Photos: Rex Features and Getty Images, Words: Anna Brech

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