Each person has a role model that they strive each day to try to live up to their standards and project their ideals. But, as every person has a role model that they admire, they also have an icon that they try to mimic. In this essay, I investigate the difference between a role model and an icon and which stars in the media fit the varied molds, according to feminist ideals and sexual attraction. Using examples such as Farrah Fawcett and Madonna, I explore what makes a person a role model or an icon and the differences between each, in relation to their “sexual” image. A person’s character can be portrayed in the media differently compared to their real life persona; in turn I investigate the perspectives of mentioned subjects about their feelings on their perception in society. I question the ideals of an icon and why a role model makes a better leader while still ganging knowledge on what stars such as Madonna and Farrah Fawcett thought about their public image.