7. Lena Dunham
Writer, director, actress, her own neuroses have been laid bare in thinly veiled dramatic disguise – awkward sex and failings in the job market are among the many plots of her hit show Girls, which is about not much else than her own troublesome youth. "I had no friends, I worried a lot," she has said of her schooldays. "I was in this constant state of 'This is what I look like – f**k you!'" People know what she looks like now.