Action heroes can come in all shapes and sizes... and genders. Bad guys often overlook the female action hero, expecting them to be weaker than a male would have been. It's great when we have bad-ass women in action movies, and this list is celebrating them. I would have to say that Milla Jovovich pops into my head first, and yes... she's obviously on this list.
However, you may have forgotten about some of the others. Check out the video list and let us know what you think!
10. Uma Thurman - The Bride in Kill Bill
This performance was too amazing to leave off the list. The Quentin Tarantino masterpiece will go down in history, and Uma killed it in this role.
9. Angelina Jolie - Lara Croft in Tomb Raider
Yet another relatively obvious one to include. I had the video game when I was younger, but Jolie brought this character to life. It would be difficult to imagine anyone else being able to nail Croft to a tee like she did.
8. Jennifer Lawrence - Katniss in The Hunger Games
Jumping forward a few years, there's no way we could've left Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss from The Hunger Games off this list. What she lacked in ridiculous stunts, she more than made up for with bravery and leadership.
7. Scarlett Johansson - Black Widow in The Avengers
She's an Avenger. 'Nuff said.
6. Kate Beckinsale - Selene in Underworld
I think there are some who might argue this is too low for Selene. She deserves her props as one of the biggest action female stars of all time, for sure. Hopefully, you'll see why she didn't even crack the top 5! Stiff competition.
5. Milla Jovovich - Alice in Resident Evil
In the same vein as Selene from Underworld, Milla Jovovich from the Resident Evil movies seems like she got robbed with this low of a ranking. Who could possibly be more bad-ass? You'll see...
4. Sigourney Weaver - Ellen Ripley in Aliens
Going toe-to-toe with aliens isn't easy. Many people in the office thought she deserved the number one spot!
3. Michelle Rodriguez - Letty in Fast & Furious
While Ellen Ripley went toe-to-toe with aliens, Letty fought Ronda effing Rousey. That's at least 30x more difficult than an alien species of any kind. In fact, winning in a fight with Ronda Rousey has never been done, and probably never will. Much deserved.
2. Carrie-Ann Moss - Trinity in The Matrix
Trinity is one of the baddest bitches of all time. I'm sorry Nicki Minaj, Beyonce, etc. You simply aren't matching up with Carrie-Ann Moss as Trinity. I had a childhood crush on her, and when she brought Neo back to life I almost lost my mind.
1. Emily Blunt - Rita in Edge of Tomorrow
In a grossly underrated film, Emily Blunt starred alongside Tom Cruise and held her own. Tom Cruise is hard to keep up with... she more than kept up, and in fact, she trained him. Epic movie - go see it if you haven't yet.