In honor of the recent archaeological revelation that half of all Viking warriors were, in fact, women , we've decided to take a stroll down memory lane and check out the fiercest female warriors in TV and movie history. And we're not talking gun-toting Tank Girls, either. This is an ode to brute force — swords, staves, spikes, sweat, and sheer muscle. Here are ten of the most brutally capable women of all time. Remember Xena, the Warrior Princess and her crazy battle cry? Felling mythological bad guys with her chakram and sword, Lucy Lawless portrayed a fearsome femme fatale who constantly strove to do the right thing to atone for her laundry list of past bad deeds.
What’s Better than “Wonder Woman” is Warrior Women
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Sign in. See the list. Can't get enough of Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot? Check out our Gal Gadot spotlight gallery and learn more about the actress who plays Justice League hero Diana Prince. Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his new-found ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Fearing that the actions of Superman are left unchecked, Batman takes on the Man of Steel, while the world wrestles with what kind of a hero it really needs.
In this, the year of our lord Captain Marvel , it's still kind of surprising that action movies are seen as a genre not only dominated by male characters, but primarily sought out by female audiences. Wonder Woman broke box office records , Kill Bill remains a beloved cinema classic , and Hanna was such a cult favorite that it got its own spin-off Amazon series just this year. And yet, some men are just gonna men. So in order to prove definitively that women not only kick butt in the action genre but also draw big ol' audiences across the gender spectrum to see them do it, here's a list of the 23 best action movies of all time that happen to star strong female characters.
Sign in. Blinded by the Light star Viveik Kalra reveals who he'd like to share a slow dance with on screen. Watch now. History of women warriors narrated by Lucy Lawless.