In the Oxford Dictionary of English 3rd, it says:

It girl

noun informal
A young woman who has achieved celebrity because of her socialite lifestyle.

Coined by the American screenwriter Elinor Glyn (1864–1943) with reference to the American actress and sex symbol Clara Bow, who made her name in such films as 'It' (1927). The current use dates from the 1960s.


'It' is only one film, so why does it use 'such films' instead of 'such a film'?

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who made her name in such films as 'It' (1927).

This means in films such as 'It'. There are many films of the type being discussed. 'It' is just an example.