to a woman, whom I remember explicitly from my youth, as being the epitome of strong, smart, and resourceful (not unlike a few of the earlier roles she played). Ms. Farrah Fawcett and her characters taught me very early on that 'fighting back' was possible, nay necessary...even when one was incredibly broken-down, humiliated, or possibly even half-dead. Let me just term it now as "the quality of womanly tenacity that I strive for", and leave it at that.
Here's a link to an enlightening and honest interview she did for the movie 'Extremities'.
So I'd like to finally say...Ms. Fawcett, after a very good fight, may you rest in peace.