On Paramount Network’s Yellowstone, we take a step back and see how the women are truly in command. We will take a look at the inspiring women of Yellowstone, Beth Dutton in particular.
“This program truly started with two ladies,” explains actress Kelly Reilly (Beth Dutton), who is one of the most important women of Yellowstone, simply in a June trailer for Yellowstone Season 3. Beth Dutton, the daughter of the Dutton ranch empire, is played by Reilly. For the first two seasons, she and Monica Dutton (Kelsey Chow) carried the burden of expressing a woman’s perspective in a successful Western drama. “It was almost like passing the torch in Season 3,” Reilly says.
There are many women of Yellowstone who are known for inspiring other women, so why not meet them now?
Bethany Dutton is one of the women of Yellowstone, banker, and the daughter of cattle ranch owner John Dutton and his wife Evelyn Dutton. Kelly Reilly plays her essentially, although Kylie Rogers plays a younger version in various flashbacks. Beth was born to a rancher family on July 18, 1984. Her father, John Dutton, had forebears who had lived in the Yellowstone area before he acquired the ranch.
Beth’s father encountered Rip Wheeler, an orphan kid who had recently slain his father after murdering Rip’s mother and sibling, in July of that year. John Dutton welcomed the new youngster to his family’s ranch, providing the orphan with a new home.
Monica Long-Dutton is one of the inspiring women of Yellowstone, teacher, and lecturer who is married to Kayce Dutton, the granddaughter of Indian senior Felix Long. Kelsey Asbille plays her in Yellowstone and she began her own family when she married Kayce Dutton, the son of cattleman John Dutton and his now-deceased wife Evelyn. Monica and Kayce resided on the Broken Rock Reservation with their son Tate.
Kayce’s brother Lee and her brother Robert were pitted against one other in a conflict between the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch and the Reservation. Kayce got in the way of Robert finishing the job after he shot Lee.
Teeter is a prominent character and one of the successful women of Yellowstone portrayed by Jennifer Landon. She is a Texan ranch worker who came to work on John Dutton’s Yellowstone Dutton Ranch. Teeter is only one of the lads: she can spit, cuss, and fight like any other man. She boldly displays her feelings for one of the cowboys and has no qualms about telling him.
She and another cowboy get horsewhipped while skinny swimming at the end of Season 3. She then gets in on the vengeance and becomes the show’s first and only female brander.
Yellowstone fans have met a diverse range of Dutton family friends and adversaries over the course of the show’s 4 seasons. The cool, collected, and somewhat enigmatic governor of Montana, Lynelle Perry, played by Wendy Moniz, appears to be a friend (or at least an ally) of the Duttons.
This woman of Yellowstone shares certain key political and intellectual convictions with John though they also have some healthy disagreements, and she has supported his son Jamie’s political ambitions. Lynelle and John have created a semi-romantic friendship that has tempted viewers with a “are they/aren’t they?” curiosity about the relationship’s future.
In Yellowstone Season 4 Episode 5, we meet another one of women of Yellowstone in House Dutton’s side: an activist called Summer Higgins (Piper Perabo), who introduces tossing rocks at a befuddled Kayce.
The event occurs after a demonstration outside the Montana Department of Livestock station, which Kayce pushes his way through, pulls his gun the instant the throng overwhelms him because damned if Kayce Dutton is going to be late for work. Another livestock agent draws his gun, and the mob begins recording and insulting him.
Market Equities CEO Caroline’s first appearance on the show has seemed to signal a shift in strategy for the firm; she suggests that they will defeat the Dutton family not with guns and violence, but by trying to bring the full force of their financial resources to endure on the ranch and its owners in order to force them to sell up.
Caroline’s scheme involves paying off neighbors such as Thomas Rainwater (Gil Birmingham) in order to isolate the family and force them to give up the ranch. But life aboard Yellowstone is rarely tranquil for long. If Caroline is going to be the next bad guy on Yellowstone, she’s not going to be shy to get her hands dirty when the chips are down.