Los Angeles Power Couples: The Essential List

Los Angeles loves its stars -- and if they come in pairs, all the better. But this list doesn't focus on couples like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie; instead, we're featuring the city's top movers and shakers when it comes to politics, sports, culture, media, and education. Los Angeles wouldn't be what it is today without them, and it certainly won't be all that it could without their future contributions (we're eagerly anticipating The Broad's construction downtown).

Like HuffPost New York's Power Couples List, "each participant in said couple must be impressive in their own right -- creative, accomplished, powerful, important." Stay tuned for the Next Generation LA Power Couples, one week from today.

The Essential Los Angeles Power Couples. Browse and rank your favorites, or add your own suggestions in the comments below.