Ready to take the Fearless Females on Film quiz?

By: Olivia Cantor

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We'll give you the brave actress who defied gravity and odds playing certain challenging film roles, and you tell us the name of her character or in which movie she appeared. Or vice versa! Deal? Then let's get fearless with the femmes in this quiz!

Gal Gadot became a household name in 2017 for appearing as the titular character of this much-awaited female superhero film. Which fearless superhero with the bullet-repelling bracelets is this?

"Wonder Woman" was touted as the ultimate female-led superhero film. However, there have been others before this character, such as Aeon Flux, Elektra, and more.

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In "The Hunger Games," Jennifer Lawrence brought to life the bow-and-arrow-hitting teen heroine of Suzanne Collins's famous young adult novels. What is her name?

Katniss Everdeen was the main narrator of The Hunger Games books. However, this was not included in the film version, so it was harder to know what she was thinking most times.

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Charlize Theron is the blondie who can kick and shoot the enemy while being attracted to both men and women as a bisexual. Which shoot-em-up film is this?

Atomic Blonde's lead character is based on a graphic novel. Her name is Lorraine Broughton.

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She pioneered the Tomb Raider character onscreen in the 2000s, complete with the signature look, gun holsters on her legs, and the fierceness that went with her sly smile. Who is this actress?

Angelina Jolie is undeniably identified with being Tomb Raider. Good luck with that reboot!

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Sigourney Weaver became a superhero of all sci-fi space film geeks when she battled extra-terrestrials in the "Aliens" film series. What is the name of her character?

Ellen Ripley is a lieutenant in rank. Now that's fierce!

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Emma Watson was the perfect embodiment of this teen wizard who always helped Harry Potter in his adventures of proving himself and/or helping out Hogwarts as "the chosen one." Who is this character?

Hermione Granger was the most know-it-all student at Hogwarts, from childhood to young adulthood. But she's matured in many ways.

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Kate Beckinsale played the undead heroine who knows how to shoot 'em up with werewolves or even her own vampiric kind. In which film series is she found?

In the "Underworld" series, Kate Beckinsale proved that she could headline a film and be an action hero at the same time. The material is great to boot.

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The '90s brought us Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor, a strong-willed former waitress-turned-shotgun shooter to protect her precious son, John Connor. In which sci-fi film series did she appear?

Linda Hamilton played Sarah Connor in the first "Terminator" film. But her appearance in "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" earned her the action hero cred by beefing it up and shooting the bad droids.

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If men can drive 'em fast, this Latina bombshell can also furiously gear up with the boys. Who is this "Fast and the Furious" film femme fatale?

Michelle Rodriguez has a tough girl look which perhaps typecast her in many gritty roles. But, so far, it has been a great selection in her filmography.

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It might be a happy feminist day to see Tom Cruise as a futuristic soldier getting killed over and over again, groundhog day-style, by Emily Blunt's military character, Sergeant Rita Vrataski in this film. What is this sci-fi flick called?

"Edge of Tomorrow" saw a rebooted Emily Blunt, who was previously cast in non-action roles, such as "The Devil Wears Prada." Good to know our dramatic and comedic girl can also do action!

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Artist-activist Shailene Woodley might have been the perfect star to bring Veronica Roth's dystopian character, Tris Prior, to life in this film about factions and power and control over society. Which film is this?

"Divergent," which was based on the book series, had a strong-willed protagonist taking the lead. It's good to see that the film adaptation was just as accurate in Tris Prior's characterization.

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Carrie Fisher's role of a lifetime can be seen in the space saga, "Star Wars," which began in the late '70s. Who was she in this film series?

Princess Leia was Carrie Fisher's most identifiable role. But in the latter films, she was elevated to General status, as the leader of the rebellion.

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Sofia Boutella played the loyal but deadly sidekick, Gazelle, who literally had blades for legs/feet, deadly for the good guys in this film. Which British action film was this?

"Kingsman: The Secret Service" was considered Sofia Boutella's breakthrough film. After that, she appeared in other action movies, like "The Mummy" reboot and "Atomic Blonde."

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Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu, and Cameron Diaz brought to life the film version of the fiery femmes of TV who work as undercover agents for a man they haven't really seen in the flesh. What film is this?

Charlie's Angels was an action-packed comedic film that brought to a new generation these lovely heroines of TV. One of the original TV angels made a cameo in here.

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Both Rebecca Romijn and Jennifer Lawrence played this blue-skinned X-Men character, with the former in the early film series and the latter in the reboot series featuring the X-Men's younger selves. Who is this character?

Romijn's Mystique was a somewhat quieter version where she was just a foot soldier of Magneto. Lawrence's rebooted Mystique had her in a more active role, especially in the formation of the X-Men and the friendship between Magneto and Professor X.

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Zoe Saldana played this green-skinned alien assassin in "Guardians of the Galaxy." What is her name?

Zoe Saldana played Gamora. She has her bad times, but she's a good-hearted creature in her core.

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"The Matrix" wouldn't be complete without this shiny leather-clad shades-wearing kung fu-fighting woman who secretly rooted for Neo -- and fell in love with him in the process. Who is she?

Trinity was a pivotal character in the kung fu-fighting Hollywood film craze of the 2000s. She's perhaps the first few females to play such a character in this adapted action genre.

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This real-life mixed martial artist showed the male action heroes a thing or two in the "Expendables 3." Who is she?

Ronda Rousey already has a solid fan base as a UFC fighter. But going into films is also good for her fans, who want to see more of her.

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Jessica Chastain wields some ancient weapons as the warrior, Sara, who's obviously not a damsel in distress, nor is she one to be saved by a prince charming or some dwarves in this film. Which film is this?

"The Huntsman: Winter's Tale" saw Jessica Chastain duking it out with the bad guys. It's a far cry from her previous films, like when she played the scientist in "Interstellar."

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In "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," another strong female character was introduced who's worthy of filling in General Leia Organa's shoes, with her innate but still-to-be-discovered Force within her. Who is this scavenger orphan character?

Rey could slay! But only if she tries to harness The Force within her...

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Both Alicia Silverstone and Anne Hathaway played this sidekick of the Caped Crusader of Gotham City. Which character did they play?

Silverstone played Batgirl alongside George Clooney's Batman. Hathaway played her Batgirl version alongside Christian Bale's Batman. What would Eartha Kitt say?

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Michelle Pfeiffer and Halle Berry both played this purring but fierce female hero that sometimes dented the suit and ego of Batman. Who is this character?

Pfeiffer was iconic in her appearance as Catwoman in "Batman Returns." Berry gets her own film as Catwoman, though.

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Scarlett Johansson played the titular character in this Luc Besson film which found this fearless female turn into a superbrain who can defy physics and physical restrictions. Which film is this?

"Lucy" was a good action film for Johansson. But she was already doing fine as the Black Widow in the Avengers films.

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Uma Thurman played an assassin in the Kill Bill films. She likes to pose with a samurai sword while delivering deadly blows to her enemies. Who is she?

The Bride was on a mission to kill Bill. But Bill was her former lover ...

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In "Haywire," this female mixed martial artist starred as Mallory Kane, a former Marine who's targeted by fellow espionage covert operations dudes. Who is she?

Gina Carano headlined the in "Haywire" in 2011. It was directed by Steven Soderbergh.

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In 1997, Demi Moore made a huge buzz -- and got a buzzcut -- to play this titular US Navy soldier who was the first woman to join the intense Special Warfare Group. Which film is this?

Demi Moore made a one-take scene of her hair being cut off in preparation for her character's bigger challenge in "GI Jane." The film was directed by Ridley Scott.

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Keira Knightly played the very independent, outspoken, and no-nonsense Elizabeth Swann who was a diamond in the rough amidst sea-faring treasure-seeking hooligans usually led by Capt. Jack Sparrow. In which film series can you see her?

The first few "Pirates of the Caribbean" films saw Elizabeth Swann managing her independence amidst the male pirates. Yep, she can hold her own!

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In this film, Kirsten Dunst plays the forever child vampire, Claudia, who is both thrilled and later appalled by the eternal fate in which she found herself. In which Anne Rice novel-turned-film can Claudia be found?

Claudia was a character in "Interview with the Vampire." The character is a memorable one in the entire book series.

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Anne Parillaud first played this titular female assassin the French way in 1990, then Bridget Fonda played the American adaptation in 1993, and Maggie Q brought the character to life in a TV series. Which character is this?

Nikita was the assassin character popularized in French cinema during the 1990s. Of course, Hollywood had to make a redo, first on film and then on the smaller screen.

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Michelle Yeoh played the no-nonsense elder female warrior, Yu Shu Lien, who found some fight time with younger warrior, Jen Yu, played by Zhang Ziyi. In which film can you see both of these fearless Asian females?

"Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" was a big breakthrough in Hollywood. The film is in Chinese but people took to the action scenes really well.

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Before martial arts became regular fare in Hollywood films, this American martial artist paved the way for spectacular screen fighting with her roles in many Hong Kong action films as well as American-made films, like "China O'Brien," "No Retreat No Surrender 2," and most recently, "Mercenaries." Who is this fearless fighter?

Cynthia Rothrock had a great career making films in the Hong Kong film industry. Her real life martial arts prowess paved the way for her transition to the film world.

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Even older women can put up a mean fight, as displayed by Helen Mirren in her role as the retired Russian-trained assassin, Victoria Winslow. In which film did she appear?

"Red" was about retired agents being approached, one by one, by a fellow agent.

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Jessica Biel can also don a costume of sorts and fight it out with the bad guys alongside some good guys who sometimes defy the law, such as a certain vampire daywalker played by Wesley Snipes. In which superhero film did these two share screen time together?

"Blade: Trinity" saw Blade and Abigail work together to fight more villains. They have some posse with them, too.

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Academy Award winner Anna Paquin also has a superhero role under her belt, appearing several times in the X-Men film series. Which character did she play?

Rogue had a sad story behind her. That's why in one of the films, she chose to undo her mutant gene...

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Milla Jovovich played Alice, the star of this zombie apocalyptic film series based on a popular video game. What is its title?

"Resident Evil" was such a hit as a video game that it was made into a film series, mostly targeted to fans of the video game.

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