80s & 90s Biz Ladies Profile: Tess McGill / by Britt Howard

We continue our exploration into the depths of the fictional 80s & 90s Biz Ladies with Melanie Griffith in Working Girl (1988)

Name: Tess McGill
Title: Secretary in sea of sectaries to Exec with killer Manhattan view
Memorable Traits: blond halo; unassuming soft voice that packs a punch
Quote: "I've got a head for business and bod for sin. Is there anything wrong with that?"
Love life: Smokin' investment broker, Jack Trainer (Harrison Ford); hiccup: her boss is in love with him
Woes: Cheating, clueless boyfriend, Mick Dugan (Alec Baldwin); Ego-maniac boss (Sigourney Weaver)
Then: Inspired by her "fake it til you make it" success story
Now: She's smart, she's confident, and she's humble—Dream Boss