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Monday 27 January 2020

Let 'er Ripley: 5 film greats

Character: Ellen Ripley

Played by: Sigourney Weaver

Seen in: Four Alien movies

The original and the best, Ripley turned traditional notions of movie heroism totally on their head.

Character: Sarah Connor

Played by: Linda Hamilton

Seen in: Terminator, T2

Another wonderful mother who's one "bad mother", Sarah fought off two generations of cyborgs to protect her son.

Character: The Bride (inset left)

Played by: Uma Thurman

Seen in: Kill Bill 1&2

Any woman who can kill 90 mobsters with a sword, and make a yellow tracksuit look good, is OK by us.

Character: Yu Shu Lien

Played by: Michelle Yeoh

Seen in: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

An enlightened warrior-monk who only fights as a last resort - but when she does, it's spectacular.

Character: Mallory Kane

Played by: Gina Carano

Seen in: Haywire

Because she really did look like she had the muscle and skill to knock seven shades out of Channing Tatum.

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