Ayn Rand wrote The Fountainhead about a character she described as her ideal man. Howard Roark, the hero of the book, is a fearlessly indepedent architect who compromises nothing and lives by his own effort and for his own reward.
Rand imagined the highest qualities of a man and put them all into one representation, which still stands out today as an example of what true masculinity would look like were it allowed to flourish.
We like to think that, if such a utopia were to exist, that the ideal woman would be allowed to flourish as well. But what would she be like?
We believe that the ideal woman would be beautiful in both body and mind, someone whose beauty represents the values that she actually possesses, like intelligence and confidence, strength and purpose, bravery and benevolence. Someone who might bear more than a passing resemblance to Alece..