List of female action heroes and villains

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A montage of actresses who have played female action heroes.
From top left: Michelle Yeoh, Uma Thurman, Tia Carrere, Linda Hamilton, Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry, Sigourney Weaver, and Lucy Liu.

The following is a list of female action heroes villains who appear in action films, television shows, comic books, and video games and who are "thrust into a series of challenges requiring physical feats, extended fights, extensive stunts and frenetic chases."[1] Elizabeth Abele suggests that "the key agency of female action protagonists is their ability to draw on the full range of masculine and feminine qualities in ever-evolving combinations."[2]

Films[edit]

Animated theatrical films[edit]

Live-action theatrical films[edit]

Films based on comic books[edit]

DC
Marvel

Films based on novels[edit]

Films based on video games[edit]

Literature[edit]

Literary villains[edit]

Television[edit]

Animated television series[edit]

Commercials[edit]

Video games[edit]

References[edit]

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