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The Top 20 Sci-Fi Heroines in Movies

1. Dr. Eleanor "Ellie" Ann Arroway
Contact (1997)
Played by Jodie Foster

A scientist intent on proving alien life exists, Arroway works for SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence), but her funding is cut before she intercepts the first alien contact ever recorded, a series of prime numbers sent from beyond the stars.