Gun-wielding, ass-kicking and mostly dressed in black; these badass female Hollywood characters have made history. Feminine or not, they certainly give their male counterparts some serious competition. Even if you aren’t a fan of action flicks, you are gonna love them. Driven by a deep-rooted cause, these femme fatales know how to get the job done!
From a damsel in distress to a fugitive to a warrior, Sarah Connor kicked ass in Terminator 2. No mother cared for her son the way Sarah did. A struggling mother who had trouble in putting food on the table managed to save the entire mankind.
The Bride/Beatrix Kiddo
The Bride from Kill Bill is a one woman army on a mission for revenge. It’s only a matter of time till her opponent realises the number of slices she has made of them. You can’t, you just can’t miss the 10 minute fight scene of The Bride. But, I must warn you, it isn’t for the faint-hearted.
Sigourney Weaver is hailed as the first female action star for her role as Ellen Ripley in the Alien film series. She is a lieutenant, third-in-command and a mother to an 8-year-old. If your think aliens are scary then Ripley is scarier. She is also considered as the best female protagonists of all times.
Jodie Foster as Clarice Starling in Silence of the Lambs taught us that you don’t have to be ass-kicking and have weapons to be badass. She is msrt, intelligent and most of all, she is brave to have overcome her own demons.
Often mistaken as a man, Private Vasquez could easily qualify for the most badass characters ever, irrespective of gender.
On a search for excitement in her otherwise boring life, sexy Cherry Darling from Planet Terror ends up being amputated by zombies only to embrace an M4 Carbine for her lost leg and save humanity. Badass enough for you?
Draped in PVC, Trinity from The Matrix was a bundle of style, skills and a hell lot of sexy. Remember the scene where she jams a knife in one and a bullet in another agent, simultaneously? No! Go watch it.
We all know her as Cersei, the pain-in-the-ass queen (not anymore). But Lena Headey as Ma-Ma in Dredd makes Cersei look innocent. She goes on from prostitute to Drug-lord by brutally killing her pimp. Horrifying scars at the cost of an empire is what she traded.
Yu Shu Lien
Michelle Yeoh as Yu Shu Lien in Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon did all her stunts. She had no body double. Martial art skills to literally die for and a sense of integrity. You can’t fight that, can you?
As a human Alice from Resident Evil is a fighter and skilled marksman. As a t-virus/human hybrid, she has telekinetic powers. And you thought it couldn’t get any more badass!
Imperator Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road drives the war rig and is a veteran in combat and survival. She lacks the left arm but makes up for it in valour and ass-kicking.
Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff
Trained to be an assassin when a child, Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow from the Avengers fame, can deceive you with her charm. World class spy for the KGB with martial arts and hacking skills, she got employed as an agent for S.H.I.EL.D. though she is no super human.
When you talk of badass, you just can’t forget to mention Jolie! From Lara Croft to Fox to Mrs. Smith, Angelina made badass fashionable and sexy. My favourite happens to be Evelyn Salt. She is a double agent who deceives people in a flash of seconds. Watch our for the climax scene when she chokes the bad guy with the very handcuffs she is arrested with. The way she tackles him and hangs across the balcony is deadly.
Now you know what movies to watch in the weekend. Enjoy and don’t forget to tell us about your favourite badass heroine
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