London: Modern women are embracing more roles than ever before and they cope with up to 14 different jobs a day, according to a new research. Among the roles women undertake with the minimum of fuss are full-time mother, employee and even financial advisor, the research found. Other crucial roles performed by the time-pressed fairer sex in the 21st century are friend, bargain hunter and socialite.

The research carried out by Baileys also revealed that ladies are only truly satisfied once they reach the age of 35, with most claiming marriage, life experience and family are the most cherished things in their lives. Further, it found that single women are most likely to manage multiple roles, with 91 per cent multi-tasking compared to 79 per cent of married women, media reported.

But despite this, working women are unlikely to show their true character in the office, with only three per cent revealing their real personality to their bosses, and just seven per cent being completely open with their colleagues. The study also revealed modern day women are taking inspiration from British heroines of the past like Florence Nightingale and Jane Eyre.

Vivien Leigh's character in the 1939 classic Gone with the Wind, Scarlett O'Hara, and Pride and Prejudice heroine Elizabeth Bennett also topped the list, with one in ten saying fictional characters inspire them more than TV personalities. Dame Judi Dench and Helen Mirren were voted the top two most spirited women of all time alongside feminist icon and suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst, actress Anne Hathaway and singer Beyonce.

Other famous women on the top 100 list include the UK's first and only female Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham. Confidence, intelligence and strength of character were the vital ingredients when it comes to defining today's spirited women.

"Over the last 60 years women have seen their roles expand unrecognizably from the traditional stay-at-home figure. More money in women's pockets and an increased degree of independence has provided them with more options, as both professionals and consumer," said Cultural historian Tessa Dunlop. "The female character has been revolutionized," she stated.

Top roles of modern women according to the research are as follows:

1. Friend

2. Mother

3. Housemate

4. Music lover

5. High street shopper

6. Restaurant goer

7. Financially independent

8. Cinema goer

9. Savvy saver

10. Girlfriend

11. Housemate

12. Worker

13. Theatre goer

14. Fitness fanatic

(Agencies)