8. Reese Witherspoon
Witherspoon is an Academy Award winner who seamlessly goes from comedy to drama, and is equally brilliant at both genres. Witherspoon’s big breakout film was “Election,” in which she played a scheming student who was obsessed with winning a high-school election, and that film embodied everything Witherspoon is, tough, uncompromising and relentless. And that package comes in a woman who is 5’1″.