My Heroes and Heroines: Laura Carmichael (Telegraph UK) —
She’s a great feminist icon because she is smart, hard-working, sexy without being trashy and loves men but still retains her independence and power. When I’m in a tricky situation I often think: “What would Beyoncé do?” It helps.
I now have a whole new level of respect for Lady Edith just because Laura Carmichael is so damn cool. (The rest of her heroes/heroines list is equally awesome.)