The Frisky’s Top 5 Female Action Heroes In Film

Nothing causes more boners than an action movie — especially when it stars a femme fatale who knows how to handle a gun. Everyone loves a sharp shootin’, straight talkin’ lady whose looks alone could kill, but it’s even better when she’s actually a trained lethal weapon. In honor of the women who inspire us to fight for our rights (and wear something skin tight), here are The Frisky’s Top 5 Female Action Heroes.

5. Jane Fonda as Barbarella She’s bold, she’s blonde, and she won’t take no for an answer. The stylish mod manhandler battles her way through the universe with a dozen outfits and one ray gun.

4. Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft: Tomb Raider A woman with a French braid has never been so tough. She rips up robots, makes dance mixes, and double fists guns — perhaps her real super power is being able to squeeze her arsenal — from her buns to her glocks — into hot pants.

3. Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley in the Aliens Quadrilogy Ripley, believe it or not, originally was a role written for a man, but it takes a woman to tackle all those extraterrestrials. And if there was ever a woman worth cloning, it’s this mother/alien ass kicker.

2. Tamara Dobson in Cleopatra Jones While the competition is stiff, this lady is Blaxsploitation’s baddest bootylicious crime buster. Cleopatra took out pushers, gangsters, corrupt cops, and even The Man (who was a woman) without so much as losing a hair from her amazing afro.

1. Uma Thurman in Kill Bill Cut throat and cunning, every girl can sympathize with this merciless bridezilla who won’t stop fighting until she’s brought on a bloodbath to rival her wedding’s. Who would have thought a yellow jumpsuit could look so hot?

Honorable Mention: Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor in the Terminator Trilogy In the first one she was a wuss that was rescued countless times, but by Judgment Day, she was buff and kickin’ butt! So, for stepping up your game, we salute you.