One of most-riveting images of the women's movement came from a World War II-era poster of a woman dubbed "Rosie the Riveter," who flexed her biceps under a statement that exclaimed "We Can Do It!" The government-commissioned poster inspired women to reach new heights with their careers during World War II. Actress Alexis Bledel flexes her muscle as Rosie in an image inspired from that same poster. "She's a symbol of women getting things done. It shows that strength is beautiful," Bledel, 27, said of Rosie.
Glamour Magazine's American Icons (Brigitte Lacombe for GLAMOUR)