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For those that enjoyed the variety of television shows that came out during the 90s, you may have realised that a common thread flowed through them all. The ideal around nullifying the stereotype of the heroine in the tower, waiting for their prince to come, was one that was steadily taking a back seat. Women began taking on more vocal, sassy, action-packed roles; a trend that has carried on into the 21st century. From ‘Roseanne’ to ‘Sex and the City’, ‘Ally McBeal’ to ‘X-Files’ and ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ too, the female leads were all spunky, outspoken, and unavoidably powerful. Dark Angel, the show that catapulted Jessica Alba to fame in 1998, though short-lived, was among those that became fairly popular around that time. Radhika Talwar explores how this streak of power became the driving force of Alba’s life

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