The 15 Most Badass Heroines in Film

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10. Hit-Girl


Actress: Chloë Grace Moretz
Appearances: Kick-Ass
Hit-Girl probably kicks more ass than any other character in Kick-Ass—and she’s only 11 years old. The daughter of cop-turned-vigilante Big Daddy, Hit-Girl is a foul-mouthed fighter with an affinity for blades.

9. Neytiri


Actress: Zoë Saldana
Appearances: Avatar
The daughter of the leader of the Omaticaya, Neytiri trains Jake Sully to become the Na’vi warrior he needs to be in order to defeat the humans bent on pillaging Pandora.

8. Leeloo


Actress: Milla Jovovich
Appearances: The Fifth Element
She’s a supreme being and humanity’s weapon against pure evil. She’s also beautiful. Does it get more badass than that?

7. Trinity


Actress: Carrie-Anne Moss
Appearances: The Matrix Trilogy
Trinity was our initial exposure to the world that is The Matrix with the opening of the first film as she took down several enemies and leapt tall buildings with a single bound. Little did we know, that was only the beginning of several bullet-time action sequences to come.

6. Yu Shu Lien


Actress: Michelle Yeoh
Appearances: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
The grace of Michelle Yeoh helped Ang Li’s martial arts film become the highest grossing foreign film in U.S. history. And the above fight scene is one of the best ever—men or women.

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