Top 10 Modern Day Female Action StarsA lot of people consider Linda Hamilton and Sigourney Weaver as pioneers in the female action genre, I agree with them but this list is going to focus on the new breed of female action stars, or at least at the ones that have been taking an active role in the recent projects from the last 2 decades.
There are actresses that had a major impact on the action genre in recent years. Some of them were overlooked and some haven't done much yet but have great potential for the future. This post is going to contain a unique list of actresses who specialize in Action films, the actresses in this top 10 list will be women who focused their Film / TV career on the action genre and we will appreciate them for the important contribution they made to the action genre in this Top 10 Modern Day Female Action Stars List.
10. Katee Sackhoff
|Katee Sackhoff in Battlestar Galactica|
9. Carrie-Anne MossNo doubt that Carrie-Anne Moss's Trinity role from the Matrix films changed a lot of things in action films overall and how women where perceived in the genre in particular. Carrie-Anne Moss had a big impact in the 3 Matrix movies. Unfortunately she didn't capitalize the huge buzz she got after the Matrix films. Carrie-Anne Moss didn't do anything of any importance in the action genre after the Matrix saga folded and that is the only reason she is in the 9th spot in this Top 10 Female Action Stars list.
8. Rhona Mitra
|Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
7. Lucy LawlessLucy Lawless had a meteorically rose to a stardom status as a female action star. Everything started with a brief appearance in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys alongside Kevin Sorbo. Lucy made such a great impression that she got a Hercules spin off show of her own: Xena: Warrior Princess. Xena made Lucy a house hold name along the geeks on the web and a role model with the girls portraying one of the strongest female characters on a daily basses. She embraced that title and managed to use it to push her career forward in roles like D'Anna Biers in Battlestar Galactica and the unforgettable role of Lucretia in Starz bloody Spartacus TV Series
6. Michelle RodriguezMichelle Rodriguez managed to take over the tough chick role in Hollywood. Every time you think about a strong independent chick that doesn’t take shit from nobody, you think of Michelle Rodriguez. Michelle can bring it to every adversary she stands against, no matter how slim her chances are against her enemy she is going to bring hell. In all of her movies / TV Shows She managed to shift her characters according her own will and it’s always fun to see Michelle in action whether it’s in the Fast and the Furious, Resident Evil, Avatar or Even the Machete films.
5. Lucy Liu
4. Angelina JolieI don’t know if Angelina ever wanted to be categorized as a female action star but the roles she chose in majority of her films in addition with her look branded her as one of the top female action stars in Hollywood. Its hard to ignore the movies she took part in like: Salt, Wanted, Tomb Rider and many others. Reluctantly Angelina Jolie is a female action star. She is a bigger action star than her currant life partner Brad Pitt.
3. Uma Thurman
2. Kate BeckinsaleIf you thought that the only action projects that Kate Beckinsale took part in were the Underworld movies you cannot be more wrong. Granted Underworld elevated Kate to an iconic status but in addition to the Underworld Franchise Kate appeared in Total Recall, Vacancy, Van Helsing and many more. She was always great in her roles portraying a sexy but in the same time deadly female characters.
1. Milla JovovichMila is probably the most famous modern day female action star. Her role of Alice in the resident evil films put all the focus on a strong female character that killed everything that moved whether it was zombies, men, women, dogs and monsters. Prior to the Resident Evil movies she appeared next to Bruce Willis in her first real break The Fifth Element and she was great as Leeloo.
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