40 TV and Movie Characters Who Were The Quintessential IT Girls
Marissa Cooper (The O.C.)
Marissa Cooper is a fascinating combination of popular and troubled. In spite of her family’s substantial wealth, Marissa’s life is far from perfect. She often engaged in fairly risky behavior, and rarely showed much interest in any of the privileges that she had been afforded.
In that way, Marissa offered a more modern twist on the IT girl by becoming someone who didn’t care about her own status. As she grows over the course of the series, her perspective shifts and she becomes more caring. When we first meet her, though, she’s the ultimate IT girl, and she doesn’t care at all.