Marvel doesn't really have a "Big Three Ladies."
They have pushed for Ms. Marvel and Spider-Woman to become more prominent in recent years and She-Hulk has had more chances at solo ongoings than any other character I can think of, so it seems Marvel would like to make her one of their top females, too.
After the Avengers movie making a billion dollars I'd have to say Black Widow is #1 at the moment. Storm & Invisible Woman are probably #'s 2 & 3.
Of the 3 options I'd have to go with option A, which has 2 of my three picks anyway. Option B just seems like random female characters with a decent following, but are no where near Marvel's top names. Option C would probably be the answer to "The X-Men's top 3 ladies", but certainly not Marvel as a whole. Option D looks like characters Marvel has attempted to make A-list, but haven't really been successful with yet.
@ThanoStomp: she won't. also it depends on what you mean by "normal" if you mean normal with the phoenix then yeah and if not it's debatable , not to mention jean has been dead for what about 7 years....? all that time storm has been getting more powerful .
Also Storm is definitely one of the leading three , she is one of the most iconic superhero ever , she's possibly the most famous black superhero in the world so i think its a given she is one of the leading three ladies of marvel
I picked A, but I'd go Storm, Captain Marvel, and Black Widow (due in no small part to her role in the Avengers movie, I think she may get a push in the comics if she can maintain her popularity from ScarJo's great portrayal but we'll see.)
I'd also switch any of them with Sue and/or Jean. But these are the top five I think.
Big 3 Alive: Sue Storm, Ms. Marvel, and the Scarlet Witch
Big 3 Dead: Jean Grey, Janet Van Dyne, and Hagatha Harkness
Big 3 Dead and Alive: Jean Grey, Scarlet Witch, Sue Storm
Big 3 Back-up: She-Hulk, Storm, and Black Widow
Big 3 3rd String: Spider-Woman, Maria Hill, Shadowcat