Seeing as smash hit novel adaptation The Hunger Games releases in South Africa this Friday, and seeing as the film features one tough young woman – bow-wielding braided survivalist Katniss Everdeen – it seems like the perfect time to discuss your favourite action heroines of the Silver Screen.
Uma Thurman’s The Bride, Linda Hamilton’s Sarah Connor, Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley, Geena Davis’s Amazonians in The Long Kiss Goodnight and Cutthroat Island, Scarlett Johansson’s bootylicious Black Widow, Gina Carano in Haywire… the list is endless. Who is your favourite embodiment of “Girl Power.” Which heroines (or anti-heroines for that matter) would you want on your side during a fight? Do they make them like they used to? And who have I forgotten?
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Last Updated: April 11, 2012