Live Poll: The International Godmothers of Action

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These female actors did a quite good job on the action genre. They are icons in their own way of being a action movie star. Their movies claim cult status. No matter if it's about war, women to man/women combat, science fiction or what ever - all of them are known for their work. Which of these well trained muscle packed ladies is your lead actioner? Give us the gym results here.

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls091650509/

https://www.imdb.com/poll/wVkWWXAUsz4/
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Can't! You haven't made the list public
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I would like to suggest Milla Jovovich, based on her action resume consisting of:

Fifth Element
Ultraviolet
Three Musketeers
Resident Evil
Resident Evil: Apocalypse
Resident Evil: Armageddon
Resident Evil: Extinction
Resident Evil: Afterlife
Resident Evil: Redemption
Resident Evil: Retribution
Resident Evil: Annihilation
Resident Evil: Final Chapter
Resident Evil: The New Beginning
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And I dare anyone who hasn't watched Resident Evil films to guess which one of these I listed is real, and which one's not. :-D
In fact, I believe it would even confuse the people who watched them all.
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I've put her to the list, she's a damn good actioner! :D
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Thank you! You might consider Lucy Liu (Kill Bill Vol.1)

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She already is on the list, but thank you for suggesting. :D
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? ?
 
Uma Thurman
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000235/
Kill Bill: Vol. 1
The Bride
Kill Bill: Vol. 2
Beatrix Kiddo 
  
Uma Thurman and Lucy Liu in Kill Bill Vol 1 2003
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0266697/mediaviewer/rm3428489472
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Uma Thurman and Lucy Liu in Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
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She already is on the list.
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When was she added ? ?
I looked for her before I added this here  (͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
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While you looked, I've put her to the list. I can't do both things in one time. There was about a quarter of an hour, when I added images while I didn't get your post you wrote the same time. Then I read your replies and comments, but the images was already put on the list by me.
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Gitte Løyche
Thank you! You might consider Lucy Liu (Kill Bill Vol.1)
  
and this was added the same time as my entry.
I did not see that
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It happened simultaneously.

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Charlize Theron in 'Atomic Blonde' and 'Mad Max: Fury Road'.
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Breumaster

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I've used an image of Mad Max: Fury Road. (before I read that)
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Michelle Rodriguez in the 'Fast and Furious' series.


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Emily Blunt in Sicario.


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Anne Hathaway in The Dark Knight Rises.


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Rodriguez, Blunt and Hathaway will be put on the list. :)
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Thank you. :D
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Michelle Rodriguez: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1013752/mediaviewer/rm3652356864

Edit: Well you already found a better pic of her.
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Anyway thank you for suggesting. :D
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Gina Carano in Deadpool.


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Zoe Saldana in Colombia, Avatar, and Guardians of the Galaxy. [ Famous for Gamora. ]


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Did you add Sigourney Weaver from 'Aliens' (1986)?

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090605/mediaviewer/rm3183891456
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Evangeline Lilly from Hobbit and Ant-Man films.
Karen Gillan from Jumanji and Guardians of the Galaxy films.
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Carrie-Anne Moss - The Matrix Trilogy



Link: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005251/mediaviewer/rm1296216064
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Halle Berry in John Wick 3, X-Men series, Catwoman, and many more. She also won an Oscar.


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Bo:
Re-checked it. Halle Berry is still on the list. Sorry, I'm a little tired. It was another candidate. ;)
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Well, 9 out of 10 suggestions were added. Not bad. And true, Anne isn't an action star.

Also, could you tell me the minimum no. of action films required for an actress to be eligible for the list?

...'cause I notice you still have some spots left. :)
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Feel free to suggest. Like in the godfathers poll it's exact 5 movies with action roles of the action icon you want to suggest. And to avoid complications, the movie should be tagged as "action". Last days I checked many action movies in which actresses of this idea were in. But they sometimes  had no action role. Sometimes they play doctors, wifes or nurses. That wouldn't count as an action role. It wouldn't make sense.
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Does the film series count?

For example, Rachel Weisz starred in two 'The Mummy' movies. Will it count as one or two?
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Bo:
Thank you for asking. :D
Movies only! Like in the male poll. ;)
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Last should be 'List 3'  (can not edit now )
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"Ugly Gals" is no criterion in this idea. I don't count personality on cute/ugly. So you might skip the third list. ;) I even make no matter about good or bad "gals". So it is one in one only one list at the end. But a filtered. Let's see at a later point. ;)
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Act_1 and Boss, there's been some misogyny sneaking onto this board and it is very disconcerting. Please, let's try to be respectful. Thank you. : )
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@ rubyfruit76, Champion

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It was this comment ACT_1 you made above.

and ..
List 2: Ugly Gals ? ?
Cheers :):)
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OK, I have an idea how to make a culling...

The title is Godmothers of Action, which means the list should contain either:

a) actresses who had an iconic movie role which set the standard for future female action heroes, even if they didn't do much action in their careers, such as Linda Hamilton or Sigourney Weaver. 
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b) actresses whose body of work contains a high number of action films, such as Cynthia Rothrock or Milla Jovovich

The term GODFATHER (aside from its original religious meaning), also means:
a man who is influential or pioneering in a movement or organization.

Your Godfathers of Action list is a good example of that - the youngest one is Tony Jaa, with 43 years of age!
Sure, guys like Chris4 (i.e. Hemsworth, Evans, Pratt, Pine) are good examples of modern action heroes, but they are not ''godfathers''.
What I want to say, I would remove the younger actresses from this list, or the ones who just recently had a famous action role.
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Thank you all for making yourself soo much thoughts at this issue.
All in all mihailo.razvigor has understood what I intended with the godfather list.
That's exactly what this list is made for. Now we have thrown as many as
can fem fighters in the ring. But when you look at the top of the list,
you can see that there are 2 women that really deserve the honor. I've
put them there for an example.

And there are surely a few more on the list, who can claim to be an
female action icon. Such as the mentioned Sigourney Weaver, Jovovich,
Gina Carano, Carrie-Ann-Moss, etc. When we want equal rights, the
same filtering of candidates has to be made on the female list. Just look
at the godfather-list. Only 26 candidates. There is a reason why. :D
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Hope yours does better than mine! Or maybe its too close. I Dunno?
https://www.imdb.com/poll/XoDA7xb_kQ8/results?ref_=po_sr



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I like both. : )

Bravo for both. 
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I hope you and the gang decide to make his a poll.
Would not want it not considered because of mine!
I like his too!
:):)
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I think they're pretty different. Yours asks about the best photo, whereas this one asks about favorite actor in action movies. 
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Any further suggestions about the whole issue?
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The list is at 36 actresses currently, the maximum is 35
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'Good list of good characters and actors. I would have never been able to think of that many. Bravo. 
: )
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Breu, are you going to cut one option so this can go live?
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Ruby:
Done.
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Thanks, Breu. We noticed that you didn't provide text for the options like you did with the "Godfathers" poll so we wanted to give you a chance to do that if you wanted to. Perhaps just leave a little note when you consider this to be finished. 

: ) Thanks. 
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Of course, ruby. :D
I can do that, including the title change "The International ..." and of course the other issues. The mere problem might be that I have to put some options down, because it might be, that not all of them had 5 action movies. It will need some days - I got a lot of work at work and some work at home.
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'Just a few small suggested edits:

These female actors did quite a good job in the action genre. They are icons in their own way of being an action movie star. Their movies claim cult status. No matter if it's about war, women to man/women combat, science fiction or what ever - all of them are known for their work. Which of these well trained muscle packed ladies is your lead actioner? Give us the gym results here.

I also suggest cutting  "Their movies claim cult status" because many of the movies are too widely popular to be considered "cult." 

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Ruby:
Done.
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Should I vote for the actress or character? 
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It's about the actresses in their function as action movie stars ---> The actress!

But I have to change something, Ruby wrote up there a day ago. We want to make the two polls equal in style, so it needs a few days to do it, because I have a lack of time at the moment. The  godfathers poll looks like that:

https://www.imdb.com/poll/__GvueT6o0I/