Women power has been becoming a major talking point and has been ruling the content roost in cinema and television. And women are not just stopping at playing strong characters but are also seriously kickin some serious butt. Hollywood has been a front runner in celebrating the action "heroines" right from The Bride (Kill Bill) to Lara Croft to Charlie's Angel's to ofcourse Catwoman. Indian actresses too have also contributed knockout punches to the international action arena with Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone's jaw dropping action and stunt-baazi in Quantico and XXX respectively.
With the success of female led action based franchises like Van Helsing, Tomb Raider, Resident Evil and the soon to release part 5 of the Underworld series, there seems to be a clear market for seeing these sexy and strong women challenge their enemy, in a truly complete sense, for their rightful place and cause. Makers and the actors pay tremendous attention to every aspect of building the character including serious stunt and action training as a run up to the film so that the actresses can perform their roles with complete authenticity.
With Underworld Bloodwars, which will release in India by Dec 2 by Sony Pictures Entertainment India, serving as a timely reminder, here's celebrating some of the sexiest, powerful and the most memorable Hollywood action heroines :
- Kate Beckinsale as Selene in the Underworld Bloodwars
- Gal Gadot as Diana Prince in Womder Woman
- Uma Thurman as Beatrix Kiddo in Kill Bill
- Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft in Tomb Raider
- Anne Hathaway as Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises
- Natalie Portman as Evey Hammond in V for Vendetta
- Milla Jovovich as Alice in The Resident Evil Series