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The Most Stunning Women in Action Movies

Updated September 10, 2019 143.4k votes 20.8k voters 1.9m views38 items

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The beautiful women in action movies manage to command the screen with their physical abilities and their acting skills. These are women not to be toyed with, under any circumstances. They're stunning, they're highly trained, and they'll kick your butt to kingdom come if given the chance. Who is the absolute most gorgeous woman ever cast in an action movie? That's for you to decide. Vote for your favorites, and vote down those women that you don't think measure up.

Some of the most attractive women ever to appear in action movies include the likes of Uma Thurman (Kill Bill), Kate Beckinsale (Underworld), Angelina Jolie (Lara Croft, Wanted, and Salt) and Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil). Those are all shining examples of incredibly gorgeous women who've had roles in several sexy action movies and/or franchises. They are listed with photos from an action movie role when available. Some actresses on this list have only appeared in one or two action films, but they still, very much, make the cut as female action stars.

While many of these actresses in action movies appeared in films during the 1970s and 1980s but there are some recent roles worth noting. Jennifer Lawrence's turn as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games was stellar, Scarlett Johansson was a fantastic Black Widow in The Avengers franchise, MMA star Gina Carano kicked butt in Steven Soderbergh's Haywire and Anne Hathaway portrays an amazing Catwoman in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises. These are some of the hottest movie actresses from the best female action movies to come out of Hollywood and beyond. Several of these movies are great examples of action films with female leads.

Enjoy this list of some of the sexiest women ever to appear in action movies, and be sure to vote.

  • Natasha Henstridge
    Photo: Ghosts of Mars / Screen Gems
    • Credits (Film): The Whole Nine Yards, Species, Ghosts of Mars, Species II, The Whole Ten Yards
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  • Scarlett Johansson
    Photo: Marvel Studios
    • Credits (Film): The Avengers, Iron Man 2, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Lost in Translation, The Prestige
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    • Credits (Film): Star Trek, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Charlie Wilson's War, The Amityville Horror, Dumb & Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd
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  • Natalie Portman
    Photo: Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones / 20th Century Fox
    • Credits (Film): Thor, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Thor: The Dark World, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
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