Sigourney Weaver "I worked hard and made my own way, just as my father had. And just, I'm sure, as he hoped I would. I learned, from observing him, the satisfaction that comes from striving and seeing a dream fulfilled."
Aliens - 1986. Sequel to 1979's Alien. Sigourney Weaver, as sole survivor Ripley, and I think the first tough, take charge and rescue herself female protagonist in a scifi/horror movie. Maybe any movie genre to that point?