One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘Nicky was a heroine—she saved my baby from being snatched’
brave woman, hero, woman of courage, great woman, woman of the hour
victor, winner, conqueror
2‘the literary heroine of Moscow’
star, idol, superstar, megastar, celebrity, celebutante, luminary, lion
ideal, ideal woman, paragon, exemplar, shining example, perfect example, favourite, darling
3‘the film's heroine takes a feminist stand’
female protagonist, principal female character
principal female role, lead actress, lead, leading lady, leading role, female lead, star role, starring role, star part, female star, prima donna, diva
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