13 Leading Ladies Who Thrived After Being Told “No”

These leading ladies prove that if you’re strong, focused, and dedicated, rejection is just the first hurdle on the path to monumental success. Each of these Hollywood and fashion favorites was told “no” at some point in her career. But the rejection proved to be a great learning experience. They honed their crafts, focused their projects, and followed their passions until they earned the success others said would never be theirs. Read on for fascinating stories of rejection and how these women triumphed over their adversaries.