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Since the turn of the century, Hollywood has seen the emergence of countless female action stars. With that said, there still has yet to be an ultimate female superhero. Plenty of actresses have been able to hold their own on the big screen leading an action film but very few have been actual superheroes. That, however, will be short lived once the newest Superman film debuts. Gal Gadot is set to play Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016).
She won’t be the last female superhero either. With the success of films such as Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001), Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) and Underworld (2003), female stars are simply on the rise. More and more will come along to prove they can be just as badass as any male action star, if not more. All these women have one person to thank – English stage actress Esme Beringer, who may hold claim to being the first female action star way back in 1896.
The following is a list of the 10 best female action stars of the 21st century.
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