According to the study, there has been a marked shift in attitudes that crosses geographical and demographic lines.
"Hollywood women have found their voice, are demanding attention and respect and respect from their audiences, and are finally getting it," said Jateev Sehdev, who conducted the study.
Sehdev said that despite the routine and widespread criticism of female celebrities in the media, audiences have actually developed a greater compassion toward female celebrities through their public failures and insight about the 'pain of fame.'
According to Sehdev, there is an overwhelming perception among those surveyed that women have to work harder than their male counterparts to succeed in Hollywood.
Female celebrities get more respect from those surveyed because they are perceived to show 'less competition and more camaraderie' among themselves, something that is rarely seen among the men.
Sehdev says that a more open idea of sisterhood among Hollywood's top stars has changed the perception of female celebrities.
Whether it's Adele giving a shout-out to Beyonce at the Grammy's, some female celebrities participating in women's marches, the sisterhood is there for all to see.
On the clamor to have more women in leading roles in front and behind the cameras in the entertainment industry, 50% of the women surveyed believe that more women-led movies would improve the overall perception within society. 28% believe this would have a positive impact on the on all women's lives.
Regarding leadership, 74% of those surveyed perceive female celebrities as the same as the men in leadership qualities. Young people are especially likely to hold this belief.
"Millenials are the first generation to believe female celebrities are every bit as capable of being influential leaders as male celebrities," Sehdev says