An Ode to the Amazing Female Characters Created by the Coen Brothers

Over the course of their 32 year tenure, screenwriter/director Joel Coen and his producer/writer brother, Ethan, have created some of the most memorable female characters in film history. Strong, beautiful, and defiant, they are often the backbone of the siblings’ dramatic period pieces and comedic capers. In honor of their latest cinematic release, Hail, Caesar!, out this weekend, we take a look back at the women who have shaped their films—and our lives.

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