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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Sigourney Weaver in 'Alien'

The modern female action star was born with Sigourney Weaver's fierce performance as Lieutenant Ellen Ripley in 1979's succinctly titled Alien, a sci-fi classic in which a crew of astronauts is terrorized by the titular creature. Weaver was so adept at battling the slimy, face-hugging, chest-bursting, parasitic alien -- sometimes while in naught but her underwear! -- in the first film that she reprised the role three more times: in Aliens (1986), Alien 3 (1992) and Alien Resurrection (1997).

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