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Sexiest Female Heroes

Writer: Dhivashini


"I am gonna ask you questions. And every time you don't give me answers, I'm gonna cut something off. And I promise you, they will be things you will miss".

Gone are the days where only male actors dominate leading roles. Gone are the days only men are clad in tough outfits wielding heavy guns and machinery while taking down the bad guys. Over the years we have witnessed many beautiful and drop dead gorgeous female actors on the big screen. They have helped us (especially the boys) live out their wildest fantasies. These women can kick some serious butt however we are willing to put our money on the fact that everyone wouldn't mind getting their butts kicked by these stunning ladies. We salute them. For those sexy lasses you don't know about on our list, all the better- New fantasies to live out. You can thank us later. Now let's bring out the gorgeous ladies!


10. Silk Spectre

Now many of you may not be familiar with the name Silk Spectre but you might be able to recall her tight spandex outfit which has a little Bumblebee feel (Yes, we're having some "Transformers" withdrawal) from "Watchmen" (2009). The sexy lady who portrays Laurie Juspeczyk/Silk Spectre II is Malin Akerman. Originally having her mother as Silk Spectre, Laurie was forced down the path of a superhero. That didn't stop her from embracing her destiny and fighting alongside her male comrades while still looking good. She proves to be just as capable as the boys. We all love a woman who can kick butt just as well as men.

9. Alice

No not Alice in Wonderland. Alice from "Resident Evil". Milla Jovovich's portrayal of the seemingly-delicate but really dangerous Alice Abernathy was perfect. In the first film of the franchise, she craftily looks confused and fragile. In the next scene, she's ripping hordes of zombie like making a chicken. She's another gun wielding bad-ass and will kill any zombie in her way while still looking good. She may have had amnesia, but to have mad zombie killing skills like that, even your own mind can't stop you. If that's not sexy enough, we don't know what is. Another Resident Evil movie will be added to the franchise in year 2012. Alice has been gone for much too long!

8. Xena

Next on our list of sexy female heroes we have, Xena. We bet you guys are going "Wow we haven't heard that name in ages!" We can't see anyone else besides Lucy Lawless doing it. "Xena: Warrior Princess" was a spin-off of the television series "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys". Her character was originally scheduled to be killed off (because it's really that easy) but remained a public favourite and came back with her own show. Originally trying to make up for her past sins, she comes back as a hero fighting for the 'greater good'. She is clad in a heavy warlord amour and is best known for her signature weapon, the chakram, a razor sharp metal ring. Famous for the lesbian undercurrents portrayed by her character throughout the series, she's a favourite with both teams. Catch her in "Spartacus" as Lucretia if you have missed having her on your television screen.

7. Elektra

The second superhero to have made it onto our list is Elektra, as portrayed by Jennifer Garner. She is the love interest of Matt Murdoch or "The Daredevil". Elektra is one of those superheroes that don't come blessed with powers. Her powers are mainly contributed by her extreme skills as a ninja. Her weapon of choice is her signature pair of Japanese Sai (an ancient Japanese dagger). She is clad in a red hot bustier that accentuates her best asset; her tough body. Although the movie "Elektra" (2005) bombed at the box-office, the leading lady is one bombshell you wouldn't mind watching.

6. Lara Croft

Another fictional character that wowed audiences both men and female alike is Lara Croft. Who better to play a headstrong, confident, adrenaline junkie but Angelina Jolie. This role was almost as if it was made for her. Her thirst for adventure and danger makes it all the more exciting to watch her on screen. With an outfit enough to silence any man, she kicks ass with guns strapped onto her thighs with great ease. She is of British decent and speaks with a strong English accent. That is enough to top any sexy list out there. The character's body proportions are a tad unrealistic, but that won't stop our imaginations running wild.

5. Selene

The list needs more leather spandex. So we give you Selene from "Underworld". Kate Beckinsale portrays Selene with an edge. It's hard to forget her in her tight black leather outfit. How she moves and kills Lycans as a vampire in that outfit is beyond us. But as a vampire with superhuman physical abilities and proficiency with weapons, both medieval and modern, anything is possible for Selene. The vampire craze has been around for a long time now. So it's impossible for one of them to be not sexy enough to be on our list.

4. Charlie's Angels

Here folks we have not one but three very sexy and attractive women. What a bargain right? They have been coming in threes and this trio is the year 2000 portrayal of Charlie's Angels. Natalie, Dylan and Alex played by Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu respectively. They are not only smart but they attractive and multi-talented making them a lot sexier. They kick ass while still trying to lead somewhat of a normal life. Each "Angel" has their way of kicking ass so you don't want to get on their bad sides. If you have missed "Charlie's Angels", be on the look out for the 2011 television series remake of the same name by ABC.

3. Sarah Connor

Sarah Connor from the "Terminator" movie franchise played by Linda Hamilton is probably on of the 'baddest' chicks we've seen on television back in the 80's and with good reason. She's brilliant with a nightstick or a gun. She has come a long way from being a timid victim of the first film, to a seasoned hardened warrior battling with losing her own humanity. The blurring of lines between good and evil for Sarah Connor adds more appeal to her character. She's so 'badass' even her sunglasses ooze sex appeal. She has almost gone over the deep end in the fight against super-robots, but she managed to save the world. To us folks, that's all that matters.

2. Ellen Ripley

If you're asking Ellen who, you must have missed out on one of the sexiest and most bad ass female heroes of all time. She's not your run-off-the-mill type of hottie, but Ellen Ripley as portrayed by Sigourney Weaver deserves a spot in this list and we will tell you why. She was the pioneer of female ass-kicker and inspiration for some of the characters to be created on this list. She has the brains and courage enough to blast the heads off gnarly aliens after the men have gone in and failed. We're not saying we fancy being submissive, but in the case of Ellen Ripley, we wouldn't mind. She answers to nobody and kicks alien ass just fine on her own. And who could forget her in the iconic white bikini underpants? If 'seeing is believing' is your motto, we suggest you watch the "Alien" franchise.

1. Beatrix Kiddo/The Bride

Not every lady on our list needs to be clad in leather spandex or tight outfits to be sexy. Our sexiest female hero is one bad-ass chick and you don't want to mess with her baby. No really, because it might just get you killed. Pregnant women tend to be extra hormonal and we all know well enough to stay clear of them. Beatrix Kiddo from the "Kill Bill" franchise as portrayed by Uma Thurman, epitomises every bit of that. Also known as the "Bride", she goes on a killing spree after waking up from a four-year coma to avenge the death of her fiancée. She can single-handedly take on 50 people with her katana. Her exceptional martial art skills prove to be lethal when she uses the forbidden "Five Point Palm Exploding Heart Technique" to kill Bill. A little insane, but a whole lot of sexy we say. A katana wielding mother fuelled by revenge? Good one Tarantino.
Cinema Online, 07 July 2011


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