“Bombshell” tells a story from the headlines about the challenges women can face when working in television. Over the years, many strong performances by actresses have helped us learn what it takes to succeed in this industry. Here are seven of my favorites.
Faye Dunaway in “Network” (1976): captures the choices, and compromises, that anyone may face when climbing the professional ladder. Dunaway won an Oscar for playing a woman who must compete with strong men in an industry dominated by aggressive behavior. How Diana matches the men word for word, action for action, forces her to question the authenticity of her presence, as she begins to second guess her choices to achieve what she thought would matter.