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The Most Stunning Women in Action Movies

Updated September 10, 2019 144.0k 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.

  • Sienna Miller
    Photo: G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra / Paramount Pictures
    • Credits (Film): Stardust, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, American Sniper, Layer Cake, Alfie
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  • Anne Hathaway
    Photo: The Dark Knight Rises / Legendary Pictures/Syncopy/Warner Bros. Pictures
    • Credits (Film): The Dark Knight Rises, Brokeback Mountain, Alice in Wonderland, Interstellar, The Princess Diaries
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    • Credits (Film): The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Walking Tall, Safe Haven
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  • Jennifer Garner
    Photo: Twentieth Century Fox
    • Credits (Film): Juno, Pearl Harbor, Daredevil, Catch Me If You Can, Elektra
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