ByKristin Lai, writer at
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Kristin Lai

Steven Spielberg's classic adventure franchise characters Indiana Jones was always a favorite of mine growing up. While Indie is the title character, we cannot discount each of the fabulously awesome women in his life that made his adventures possible, or more difficult in some instances, and a lot more entertaining.

Whether you're a fan of Marion, Willie, or Elsa, there's no denying that each of these women were drop dead gorgeous. Today I'm here to break some pretty not-earth-shattering news: Thirty plus years later they are all still stunning. Here are all of the lovely ladies back in 2003 standing alongside their famous costumes from the franchise:


Since that was over a decade ago, let's take a look what at Indie's adventurous female friends look like today! Hint: Still beautiful.

Karen Allen, Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)


Karen Allen became the dream woman of millions when she took on the role of Marion "Mary" Ravenwood. Whether she was fighting off Nazis or drinking men under the table, this chick was seriously badass! Mary was Indie's one true love for a few good reasons.

Following her role playing Mary Ravenwood, Karen had a number of bigger roles in the last few decades including Jenny Hayden in Starman, Claire Phillips in the Christmas classic Scrooged, and Melissa Brown in The Perfect Storm.


As we all know Karen Allen also reprised her role as Marion in the fourth installation, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, but I'm going to choose to overlook that. Not to say that she wasn't great in the movie, it's just that the movie itself wasn't great.

Kate Capshaw, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

Kate Capshaw played the inflatable raft riding singer Willie Scott in Spielberg's Indiana Jones prequel, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.

Like Karen, Kate's acting career following Indiana Jones has been steady, but not abundant. Her post-Indie roles include Susanna McKaskel in The Quick and The Dead and Joyce in Black Rain alongside Michael Douglas , For Kate, probably the most important outcome of her role as Willie is that she met her husband in the process! Steven Spielberg, have you heard of him? The couple has been married since 1991 and have five children together.

Alison Doody, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)


As a secret Nazi agent Alison Doody's character Elsa definitely had the most questionable morals of the trio, but dammit if she didn't have a killer wardrobe. Sadly, she also had pretty terrible judgement and chose the Holy Grail over her life. To each their own, I guess.

As both a Bond girl and one of Indies, Alison Doody made quite a name for herself in the late '80s. In 1994 she played Rebecca Flannery in Major League II, after which she had two children and took a pretty long break from the screen. In recent years Alison has only had minor roles here and there, but she seems to be doing very well! Maybe when she fell reaching for the Holy Grail she actually stumbled upon the fountain of youth, because her she's totally defying the aging process.

They've really proved that it's not the years, it's the mileage. In their cases, the mileage is still pretty damn good!


Which of Indy's lady companions would you like to go on an adventure with most?


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