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25 Badass Female Characters from Film

Raise a glass to these 25 incredible ladies of the silver screen.

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  • Photo Credit: Marvel Entertainment

Morticia Addams from The Addams Family

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  • Anjelica Huston as Morticia Addams.

    Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures

 Dot from Spaceballs 

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  • Joan Rivers as Dot (left) and Daphne Zuniga as Princess Vespa.

    Photo Credit: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

 Sarah Williams from Labyrinth 

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  • Jennifer Connelly as Sarah in Labyrinth.

    Photo Credit: TriStar Pictures

 Sarah Bailey from The Craft 

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  • Robin Tunney as Sarah Bailey in The Craft.

    Photo Credit: Columbia Pictures

 Cherry Darling from Planet Terror 

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  • Rose McGowan as Cherry Darling in Planet Terror.

    Photo Credit: Dimension Films

 Kate from A Knight’s Tale 

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  • Laura Fraser as Kate in A Knight's Tale.

    Photo Credit: Columbia Pictures

 San from Princess Mononoke

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  • San from Princess Mononoke.

    Photo Credit: Studio Ghibli

 Buffy Summers from Buffy the Vampire Slayer 

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  • Kristy Swanson as Buffy in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

    Photo Credit: 20th Century Fox

 Lily Sloane from Star Trek VIII: First Contact 

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  • Alfre Woodard as Lily in Star Trek VIII: First Contact.

    Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures

 Jack from Pitch Black 

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  • Rhiana Griffith as Jack in Pitch Black.

    Photo Credit: USA Films

 Ava in Ex Machina 

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  • Alicia Vikander as Ava in Ex Machina.

    Photo Credit: Universal Pictures

Leeloo from The Fifth Element 

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  • Milla Jovovich as Leeloo.

    Photo Credit: Columbia Pictures

 Imperator Furiosa from Mad Max: Fury Road 

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  • Charlize Theron as Imperator Furiosa.

    Photo Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

 Mon Mothma, from the Star Wars franchise

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  • Caroline Blakiston as Mon Mothma in Return of the Jedi.

    Photo Credit: Lucasfilm

 Sarah Connor from Terminator 2: Judgment Day 

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  • Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor.

    Photo Credit: TriStar Pictures

 Marion Ravenwood from Raiders of the Lost Ark 

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  • Karen Allen as Marion Ravenwood in Raiders of the Lost Ark.

    Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures

Peggy Carter from the Marvel Cinematic Universe 

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  • Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter.

    Photo Credit: Marvel Entertainment

 Zoe from Serenity 

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  • Gina Torres as Zoe Washburne.

    Photo Credit: Universal Pictures

 Nyota Uhura from the Star Trek franchise 

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  • Nichelle Nichols as Nyota Uhura.

    Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures

Ripley from Alien 

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  • Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley.

    Photo Credit: 20th Century Fox

General Leia Organa Solo from the Star Wars franchise

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  • Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa.

    Photo Credit: Lucasfilm

Pepper Potts from the Iron Man films

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  • Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts.

    Photo Credit: Marvel Entertainment

Jen Yu from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

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  • Ziyi Zhang as Jen Yu.

    Photo Credit: Sony Pictures Classics

Eleanor Arroway from Contact

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  • Jodie Foster as Dr. Ellie Arroway

    Photo Credit: Warner Bros.

Lilo from Lilo and Stitch

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  • Photo Credit: Disney