Best Action Movie Actresses

The Top Ten
1 Angelina Jolie Angelina Jolie is an American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian. She has received an Academy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards. She has also been cited as Hollywood's highest-paid actress. Jolie's starring role as the video game heroine Lara Croft in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider established her as a leading Hollywood actress. She continued her successful action-star career with Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Wanted, and Salt, and received critical acclaim for her performances in the dramas A Mighty Heart and Changeling, which earned her a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Actress. Her biggest commercial success came with the fantasy picture Maleficent. In the 2010s, Jolie expanded her career into directing, screenwriting, and producing, with the wartime dramas In the Land of Blood and Honey, Unbroken, and First They Killed My Father.

Lara Croft came out in 2003, Mr. & Mrs. Smith in 2005, that's almost 15 years ago. Get over it people. She isn't a " best action movie actress " anymore. Kate Beckinsale on the other hand is still doing action movies in her leather catsuits ( the 2017 underworld movie ). Time to adjust the ranks of this list!

She's the best and even Milla Jovocih thinks the same thing.
Milla Jovovich Quote
" From now on, I approach the cinema as a business woman. I intend to be in more action movies because, apart from Angelina Jolie, no other actress stands out in this genre. "

I don't think there is a cooler female action character than Lara Croft, and I don't think no one can ever find an actress to play Lara Croft better than Angelina Jolie did.

I looked no further than this actress. She definitely deserves this spot. She does or did most of her own stunts. And I will have to admit she is pretty sexy to boot.

2 Milla Jovovich Milica Bogdanovna Jovovich, known professionally as Milla Jovovich, is an American actress, model and musician.

Milla Jo has a record for being the best she's far more greater than all the rest. No one else compares to her fighting skills, my girl's super bad don't deny her strong will. Who else can kick ass in a humongous dress? While being a double agent I must digress! She kicks zombie ass therefore she can't be wrong cause the RE films ROCK so just go right along, and vote her number 1 on this top 10 list! Otherwise I'm afraid she might show you her fist. Cause she's a kick ass woman who deserves her props, now vote her number one so she will be on top.

Milla has Jolie beat hands down. Maybe if Jolie did a zombie movie she could give Milla a run for her money. But as it stands, no comparision.

She is the best female action heroine ever. I hope she never stops making Resident Evil movies! No one can top her!

I loved the Resident Evil series and Milla fascinates me.
Her glance in some action scenes is unique.

3 Sigourney Weaver Susan Alexandra "Sigourney" Weaver is an American actress and film producer. Following her film debut as a minor character in Annie Hall, she quickly came to prominence in 1979 with her first lead role as Ellen Ripley in Alien.

She does deserve the first slot. She shaped the way all other action heroines should be and was really the first badass female role.

Any chick that can take on Aliens pretty much on her own gets my vote. They move a lot faster than Zombies

No female actress is more badass than Ripley!

Definitely her! She rocked in Aliens.

4 Kate Beckinsale Kathrin Romary "Kate" Beckinsale (born 26 July 1973) is a British actress. After some minor television roles, she made her film debut in Much Ado About Nothing (1993) while still a student at the University of Oxford. She then appeared in British costume dramas such as Prince of Jutland (1994), Cold Comfort Farm (1995), Emma (1996), and The Golden Bowl (2000), in addition to various stage and radio productions. She began to seek film work in the United States in the late 1990s and, after appearing in small-scale dramas The Last Days of Disco (1998) and Brokedown Palace (1999), she had a break-out year in 2001 with starring roles in the war drama Pearl Harbor and the romantic comedy Serendipity. She built on this success with appearances in The Aviator (2004) and Click (2006). ...read more.

Damn! Kate looks way sexier than Angelina Jolie! That latex catsuit she's wearing in the Underworld series makes my mouth watering!

She is fantastic! Action roles suits her more than any one. She ROCKS in action movies.

She is the most gorgeous, a talented actress very convincing and utterly hot in her action performances. Definitely n°1.

Kate very top class actresses.

5 Sandra Bullock Sandra Annette Bullock is an American actress and producer. She is one of Hollywood's highest-paid actresses, and is an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award winner.
6 Jennifer Connelly Jennifer Lynn Connelly is an American actress who began her career as a child model. She made her movie acting debut in the 1984 crime film Once Upon a Time in America. Connelly continued modeling and acting, starring in films such as the 1985 horror film Phenomena (her first leading role), the 1986 musical fantasy film Labyrinth (opposite David Bowie) and the 1991 films Career Opportunities and The Rocketeer. She gained critical acclaim for her work in the 1998 science fiction film Dark City and for her portrayal of Marion Silver in the 2000 drama Requiem for a Dream.
7 Jennifer Garner Jennifer Anne Garner is an American actress and film producer. She made her film debut in the comedy Dude, Where's My Car.
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9 Michelle Pfeiffer Michelle Marie Pfeiffer is an American actress and producer. One of the most popular actresses of the 1980s and 1990s, she has received international acclaim and many accolades for her work in both comedic and dramatic films.
10 Mila Kunis Milena Markovna "Mila" Kunis is an American actress. In 1991, at the age of seven, she moved from the Ukrainian SSR to Los Angeles with her family.
The Contenders
11 Catherine Zeta-Jones Catherine Zeta-Jones is a Welsh actress. Born and raised in Swansea, Zeta-Jones aspired to be an actress from a young age.
12 Uma Thurman Uma Karuna Thurman is an American actress and model. She has performed in leading roles in a variety of films, ranging from romantic comedies and dramas to science fiction and action movies.

Kill Bill! Need I say more?

13 Carrie-Anne Moss

Haven't any of you people seen The Matrix? Should be number 1, defiantly..

14 Jodie Foster Alicia Christian "Jodie" Foster is an American actress, director and producer who has worked in films and on television. She has often been cited as one of the best actresses of her generation.
15 Scarlett Johansson Scarlett Johansson (born November 22, 1984) is an American actress, model, and singer. She made her film debut in North. ...read more.

I can never take her seriously in her action movies. She's like Sigourney Weaver's character in "Galaxy Quest" doing exaggerated action poses.

She's badass & sexy, but I prefer Sigourney.

What is not to love?

16 Famke Janssen Famke Beumer Janssen is a Dutch actress, director, screenwriter and former fashion model. She played Xenia Onatopp in GoldenEye, Jean Grey / Phoenix in the X-Men film series, Ava Moore on Nip/Tuck and Lenore Mills in the Taken film trilogy.
17 Geena Davis Virginia Elizabeth "Geena" Davis is an American actress, film producer, writer, voice actress, former model, and former archer.
18 Diane Lane Diane Lane is an Oscar nominated American actress. Born and raised in New York City, Lane made her screen debut in George Roy Hill's 1979 film A Little Romance, starring opposite Sir Laurence Olivier.
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20 Margot Robbie Margot Elise Robbie is an Australian actress. Robbie started her career by appearing in Australian independent films in the late 2000s. She got her big break in 2013 with The Wolf of Wall Street, where she was acclaimed for her performance, and being hailed "the hottest woman I've seen in a while" by ...read more.
21 Gal Gadot Gal Gadot Varsano (born 30 April 1985) is an Israeli actress and model. At age 18, she was crowned Miss Israel 2004. Gadot's first international film role came as Gisele Yashar in Fast & Furious (2009), a role she reprised in subsequent installments of the film franchise.
22 Olga Kurylenko Ólga Konstantínovna Kurylénko, born Ólha Konstantýnivna Kurylénko, is a French actress and model of Ukrainian origin.
23 Ashley Judd Ashley Judd is an American actress and political activist. She grew up in a family of successful performing artists. She is the daughter of country music singer Naomi Judd and the sister of Wynonna Judd.
24 Elizabeth Olsen Elizabeth Chase "Lizzie" Olsen is an American actress. She is known for her roles in the films Silent House, Liberal Arts, Godzilla, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Captain America: Civil War. She was also critically acclaimed for her role in Martha Marcy May Marlene.
25 Jennifer Lawrence Jennifer Shrader Lawrence is an American actress. Lawrence began her career in television, playing her first major role as a main cast member on the TBS sitcom The Bill Engvall Show.
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