Sciencefiction.com has a list of the top 10 female fantasy characters and topping that list is Xena at #1 and #8 is Gabrielle.
There are many great female fantasy characters, and I am sure some favorites are not on this list. I focused on leaders, on characters who demonstrated strength and authority, and on those who left a lasting impression on me. If you think I have left a character off this list, please let me know who and why a certain character should be on this list.
For this list, characters from traditional fantasy, supernatural, and paranormal works are included.