What/who is a HEROINE?
(from the dictionary)
plural noun: heroines
1. a woman admired or idealized for her courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.
2. the chief female character in a book, play, or movie, who is typically identified with good qualities, and with whom the reader is expected to sympathize.
3. (in mythology and folklore) a woman of superhuman qualities and often semi-divine origin, in particular one whose deeds were the subject of ancient Greek myths.