The Ink-Stained Amazon Wants to Know: Who are your favorite Action Heroines?Jennifer K. Stuller on June 24, 2010 in Uncategorized
Hello Readers! I’m working on a project and am curious to know who your favorite action heroines are and why.
Though it’s hard to narrow it down, (I mean, come on, I wrote a whole book about them!) here are but five of mine . . .
Modesty Blaise is likely the most complex, sophisticated, skilled, and intelligent of all action heroines. As lovely as she is deadly, Modesty can be either a great friend or a shrewd adversary.
Buffy Summers is another complex action heroine, and in being rooted in previous female heroes and a feminist agenda, she evolved the archetype of the female hero.
Wonder Woman’s grace, strength, and compassion taught me about the kind of heroic woman I wanted to grow up to be.
Sydney Bristow is another multi-dimensional female character. She could kick your ass, and do it backwards and in high heels.
Two words: Gravity boots.
Others: Dr. Catherine Gale, Lt. Ellen Ripley, Sarah Connor, Xena, Beatrix Kiddo, Cleopatra Jones, Flowerchild “Coffy” Coffin, Zoe Washburne, Valeria, The Birds of Prey, Hit-Girl, Max Guevara, Pvt. Vasquez and so many more!