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Amazing Female Superheroes In Real Life

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Let’s face it, women are superheroes in their own right, but these female superheroes step it up a notch with their butt-kicking moves, awesome costumes and crime-fighting capabilities. Here’s a list of female superheroes in and out of costume.
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Gal Gadot – Wonder Woman

Gal Gadot plays the role of Wonder Woman in the aptly titled Wonder Woman box office hit in 2017. She also reappeared in Justice League, returning with all the bad ass qualities that Wonder Woman is endowed with.

Halle Berry – Storm

Halle Berry played the part of Storm from the popular X-Men franchise films. She first appeared in the 2000 film, then reappeared for X2 in 2003, X-Men: The Last Stand in 2006, and in X-Men: Days of Future Past in 2014.

Angelina Jolie – Lara Croft

In 2001, Angelina Jolie starred in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. The film was based off the popular Tomb Raider video game.

Scarlett Johansson – Black Widow

Actress Scarlett Johansson played the character of Russian superhero Natasha Romanoff known as Black Widow in the Marvel Comic series. She portrayed this character in Iron Man 2, The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Captain America: Civil War.

Jennifer Lawrence – Mystique

Jennifer Lawrence sat in the makeup chair for hours to channel the role of Raven Darkhölme or Mystique as she’s known in the X-Men franchise films. She played the character in 2014 in X-Men: Days of Future Past and again in 2016 in X-Men: Apocalypse.

Jessica Alba – The Invisible Woman

Marvel Comics’ superhero flick Fantastic Four features Susan “Sue” Storm-Richards channeled by Jessica Alba with her character of The Invisible Woman.

Kate Beckinsale – Selene

Kate Beckinsale starred as Selene in the 2003 Underworld film and its sequels Underworld: Evolution in 2006, Underworld: Awakening in 2012 and Underworld: Blood Wars in 2016.

Jennifer Garner – Elektra

In 2005, Jennifer Garner starred as Elektra Natchios in the film Elektra, a spin-off from the 2003 flick entitled Daredevil.

Milla Jovovich – Alice

Milla Jovovich first played her ass-kicking role as Alice in the 2002 film Resident Evil. The film had five sequels, all featuring Jovovich as Alice.

Anne Hathaway – Catwoman

Anne Hathaway took on the role of Catwoman in the third installment of the Batman series, the 2012 film The Dark Knight Rises.

Olivia Munn – Psylocke

Actress Olivia Munn trained for months to play the character Psylocke from the 2016 film X-Men: Apocalypse.

Margot Robbie – Harley Quinn

Margot Robbie played Harley Quinn in the 2016 film Suicide Squad.

Malin Akerman – Silk Spectre II

Actress Malin Akerman portrayed the crime-fighting character Laurie Jupiter/Silk Spectre II in the 2009 film Watchmen.

Uma Thurman – Poison Ivy

Uma Thurman donned red hair and a killer costume to play half woman/half plant Poison Ivy in the 1997 film Batman & Robin.

Amber Heard – Mera

Actress Amber Heard channeled the character of Mera in the 2017 film Justice League where her super power allows her to form “hard water” objects and live under water.

Anna Paquin – Rogue

Anne Paquin played mutant superheroine Rogue in the 2000 film X-Men, X2 in 2003, and its third installment in 2006, X-Men: The Last Stand. She returned in 2014 to play Rogue in X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Jessica Alba – Max Guevara

Jessica Alba starred as Max Guevara in the 2000 television series Dark Angel. It served as one of her break-though roles.

Jennifer Lawrence – Katniss Everdeen

Jennifer Lawrence played the fearless bow and arrow-wielding Katniss Everdeen in 2012 in The Hunger Games and its three sequels.

Charlize Theron – Aeon Flux

In 2005, Charlize Theron took on the role of the skilled warrior Aeon Flux.

Rebecca Romijn – Mystique

Rebecca Romijn played Mystique in the films X-Men, X2, X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men: First Class.

Elizabeth Olsen – Scarlet Witch

Elizabeth Olsen channeled the mutant named Wanda Maximoff aka Scarlet Witch with the superhuman ability to manipulate chaos magic. She played the role in 2014 in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, in 2015 in Avengers: Age of Ultron and in 2016 in Captain America: Civil War.

Zoe Saldana – Gamora

Zoe Saldana went green to play the role of Gamora in the 2014 film Guardians of the Galaxy and its sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in 2017.

Chloe Grace Moretz – Hit Girl

In 2010, Chloe Grace Moretz channeled superhero Hit Girl in the film Kick-Ass and again in 2013 in Kick Ass-2.

Kate Mara – The Invisible Woman

Actress Kate Mara took over as The Invisible Woman in the 2015 film Fantastic Four.

Ellen Page – Kitty Pryde

Superhero Kitty Pryde has a “phasing” ability and power to disrupt any electrical field she passes through. She was played by Ellen Page in the 2006 film X-Men: The Last Stand and in 2014 in X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Natalie Portman – Jane Foster

Natalie Portman depicted Thor’s love interest as the character Jane Foster in the 2011 film Thor and its sequel in 2013.

Carla Gugino – Silk Spectre

In 2009, Carla Gugino played Sally Jupiter and crime-fighting superhero Silk Spectre in Watchmen.

Charlize Theron – Imperator Furiosa

Charlize Theron took on the role of Imperator Furiosa in the 2015 film Mad Max: Fury Road.

Michelle Pfieffer – Catwoman

Actress Michelle Pfieffer played Catwoman in 1992 in the film Batman Returns.

Sarah Michelle Gellar – Buffy Summers

The cult classic film Buffy the Vampire Slayer was turned into a television series with the main character Buffy Summers being portrayed by actress Sarah Michelle Gellar from 1997-2003.

Jaimie Alexander – Sif

Jaimie Alexander played Sif, an Asgardian warrior, in the 2011 superhero film Thor, its sequel in 2013 and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Famke Janssen – Dr. Jean Grey

Famke Janssen played superhero Dr. Jean Grey in the X-Men films from 2000-2014. She also portrayed Dr. Jean Grey in the 2013 film The Wolverine.

Lynda Carter – Wonder Woman

Lynda Carter first channeled the Wonder Woman character in 1975. She went on the play the character from 1975 to 1979 in the Wonder Woman series.

Krysten Ritter – Jessica Jones

Krysten Ritter plays the Marvel character Jessica Jones in the Netflix television series also entitled Jessica Jones.

Cobie Smulders – Agent Maria Hill

Cobie Smulders played Agent Maria Hill in the Marvel Avengers film in 2012. She continued her role in Captain America: The Winter Soldier in 2014 and Avengers: Age of Ultron in 2015.

Halle Berry – Catwoman

In 2004, Halle Berry starred as Catwoman. Although the actress looked fierce in her superhero attire, the film was a box office bust.

Connie Nielsen – Hippolyte

Actress Connie Nielsen played superhero Queen Hippolyta in the film Justice League and Wonder Woman, both released in 2017.

Robin Wright – Antiope

In the 2017 superhero flick Wonder Woman, Robin Wright plays the character of Antiope, a mythical Amazon and mother of Wonder Woman.

Shailene Woodley – Beatrice Pryor

Actress Shailene Woodley played the role of Beatrice Pryor in the Divergent film series from 2014-2016.

Kristy Swanson – Buffy Summers

Kristy Swanson rose to fame after starring in the cult classic film Buffy the Vampire Slayer where she was torn between being a normal teenager and living the life of a vampire killer that she was destined to be.

Laura Vandervoort – Supergirl

Laura Vandervoort portrays the superhero Supergirl, Superman’s cousin, on the television series Smallville.

Lindsay Wagner – The Bionic Woman

Lindsay Wagner starred in The Bionic Woman in 1976, playing the part of Jaime Sommers, a bionically rebuilt woman who works for the government and is sent on missions.

Keira Knightley – Domino

Keira Knightley played bounty hunter Domino Harvey in the 2005 thriller Domino.

Pamela Anderson – Barb Wire

In 1996, Pamela Anderson hung up her red bathing suit to play the part of mercenary Barb Wire.

Hayden Panettiere – Claire Bennet

Hayden Panettiere portrayed Claire Bennet on the television series Heroes. She channels a superpower of rapid cellular regeneration.

Helen Slater – Supergirl

Helen Slater hit the big screen in 1984 to portray the superhero Supergirl.

Eartha Kitt – Catwoman

Eartha Kitt channeled her inner feline as Catwoman in the 1967 film.

Julie Newmar – Catwoman

Julie Newmar also played the part of Catwoman in the Batman series in 1966 and 1967.

Yvonne Craig – Batgirl

In the 1960’s, actress Yvonne Craig was best known for her portrayal of Batgirl in the Batman television series.

Alicia Silverstone – Batgirl

In the 1997 film Batman & Robin, Alicia Silverstone played the role of Batman’s second sidekick, Batgirl.

Evangaline Lilly – Hope Pym

In 2015 Evangaline Lilly portrays Hope Pym in the Marvel film Ant-Man.

Rene Russo – Frigga

Rene Russo plays mother of Thor and Queen of Asgard in the 2011 film Thor and its 2013 sequel Thor: The Dark World.