ByGenevieve Van Voorhis, writer at
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Genevieve Van Voorhis

The woman who embodied Xena: Warrior Princess turns 48 today! Lucy Lawless has the role of ass-kicking super heroine down to a science, from her roles in Battlestar Galactica, through to Spartacus.

Source: Battlestar Galactica
Source: Battlestar Galactica

These days she's still looking as tough as ever, playing Ruby Knowby in her recent series, Ash vs Evil Dead:

To help celebrate her birthday, let's look back at some of the reasons that made us fall for her back when she was the ultimate warrior princess: Xena.

7. She Has The Best War Cry...


6. ...And The Most Badass Moves

5. She's Not Too Proud To Ask Forgiveness In A Passionate Ballad

4. She's Sexually Liberated

3. Her Chakram Skills Defy Gravity

2. Her Relationship With Gabrielle Is Everything

1. She's The Biggest Badass In The Ancient World

Wish Lucy Lawless a Happy Birthday in the comments below!


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