her-o-ine / hĕr-ō-ĭn
1. a famous woman, admired for exceptional bravery, ability or achievement
There are always these moments in life when the limits of suffering are reached and we become heroes and heroines.
Katherine Mansfield, 1888 – 1923
2. the main female character in a story, play, film, etc.
Heroine: girl who is perfectly charming to live with, in a book.
Mark Twain, pen name of Samuel Clemens, 1835 – 1910