Believability. It’s a key commodity for an action star. No amount of kinetic, fast-twitch, shuffle-cut editing can make an actor look like they know what the hell they’re doing in a fight—as anyone who’s watched John Stamos throw a volley of noodle-wristed, gas-armed whiffles during his fight scenes in the 1991 biker pic Born to Ride can attest. (Sorry, Uncle Jesse. You just didn’t have the juice.)
But plenty of guys do. Tom Hardy’s got it. Early Eric Bana had it. Steven Seagal sorta had it, until he got all roly-poly and potato-faced and took to wearing embroidered Mandarin waistcoats.
But here, a list of 10 female action babes who most definitely bring it. Read this…and weep for your weakness.