The latest addition to the DC Films line-up is the recently released Wonder Woman, with Israeli actress Gal Gadot, previously known for her appearance in the Fast and Furious franchise as Sung Kang’s love interest, taking the titular role (Diana Prince). But Wonder Woman’s character isn’t the first of its kind, as each decade had its own fair share of badass female protagonists in movies, and in this gallery compiled by 9gag, you will see each decade of the past’s unique badass female character.
Let’s start off by this quote regarding Gal Gadot’s portraying of Wonder Woman:
Here are some stand-out badass female characters from the past years and decades. Let us know in the comments which one of these was your crush back in the day (if you were around when these were too)
Your hair will never be as awesome and in place like it was with these two ladies.
Who can forget Princess Leia? (RIP Carrie Fisher)
Ripley was the first action heroine, according to some.
And of course you can’t forget Sarah Connor.
How many women can pull a dress like this with a gun off like this?
“Good evening, Clarice.”
You wanted to be them.
Watching Xena was fun in a guilty pleasure sort of way.
You wanted to be her, too.
And this, this is an institution.
Admit it, you’ve searched this outfit online and considered dressing like this.
Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft and Emma Watson as Hermione? Sign me up!
And this was when you wanted to be a mofo horror main character, remember?
Ah. The dream of many a nerd.
The dream of even more a nerd.
Few actresses are as gorgeous as Kate Beckinsale in Underworld.
You wanted gauntlets because of her, didn’t you.
And you left the salon with this hairstyle some time in 2005.
I’ll never forget how amazing Scarlett Johansson looked when she first appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
In 2013, we all wanted to carry swords because of this.
Have any more badass women that have also appeared in past movies to share with us? Let us know in the comments below!