Ladies Who Pack a Punch: Our Favorite Butt-Kicking Women

From Chloe Moretz in Kick-Ass 2 to Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games, these fierce femmes bring the pain (28 Photos)

Tom DiChiara on Mar 21, 2014 at 11:02AM

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Ladies Who Pack a Punch: Our Favorite Butt-Kicking Women

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Kelly Macdonald in 'Brave'

Sure, Boardwalk Empire actress Kelly Macdonald doesn't do any physical butt-kicking in Disney/Pixar's animated medieval epic Brave; she just provides her voice -- but there's a lot to be said about that voice. Macdonald's Scottish brogue makes the free-spirited Princess Merida sound like someone with the swagger, petulance and charm to flout an ages-old marriage tradition, indavertently bring a curse upon the kindgom, and then use her Katniss Everdeen-esque archery skills and, yes, sheer bravery to save the day. That's one badass voice for one badass Disney princess (who, for the record, doesn't need a man to fight her battles).

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