Female action stars have notoriously been scantily clad and donning undeniably sexy costumes throughout superheroine history. While the worst offenders are comic books (where tops are ripped and breasts are popping out on seemingly every other page), live-action TV and movies aren't much better. This list of female action stars with ripped costumes showcases some of the worst offenders: from the original damsel in distress wearing a ripped dress (King Kong's Fay Wray), to Galaxy Quest's Gwen DeMarco (whose outfit progressively becomes more and more shredded), and Padme Amidala's perfectly exposed midriff, they're all completely cringeworthy. Some scenes feature actresses getting into a girl fight with clothes ripped off. Some of these hot women's clothes keep ripping throughout the movie to the point where they are almost naked!
There have been too many times women action stars' costumes ripped in ~sexy~ ways, but these are the most egregious moments to date. Whether these character costume designs were intentional or not, they paved the way for popular Halloween costumes, like the Harley Quinn costume and the Daenerys Targaryen costume.
- Let's not even talk about the time that literally all of her clothes burned off after she walked through Khal Drogo's funeral pyre.
- Appears In: Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire
Gabrielle's Short Skirt Was Ripped Even Shorter in the Heat of BattlePhoto: UPN/SyFyBecause of course it was.
It's Hard Work Fighting for Your Life and Keeping Your Cleavage Looking PerfectPhoto: Entertainment OneJust ask the sisters of Sorority Row.
- The rips are meant to symbolize that she's becoming more unhinged. Because what better way to show that than to expose even more skin?
- Appears In: Maggie, Catwoman, Batman: New Times, Grayson, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns