12 Deadly Girls With Guns
Trinity (Carrie Anne Moss)
Take The Girl: An elite soldier in the human resistance, Trinity can handle an agent or two… and a latex bodysuit.
Add The Gun: Beretta 84F Cheetah, .380 calibre.
And You Get... After storming the lobby of a building where Morpheus is being held captive, Trinity and Neo end up on the roof…
An agent appears and engages Neo, who is injured despite his best efforts. With the Agent distracted, Trinity appears behind him pointing her gun at his head and says “Dodge this!” before blowing him away. Bullet-time brilliance.
Pvt. Vasquez (Jenette Goldstein)
Take The Girl: Colonial Marine so badass she makes most of her male counterparts look like testosterone deprived sissies.
Add The Gun: Body Mounted M-56 Smart Gun, capable of 1200 rounds/min.
And You Get... Out hunting Aliens, the Marines are told not to use live ammunition and have to rely on flame-throwers…
But when they are ambushed, Vazquez switches to live rounds and starts pumping the Xenomorphs full of so much lead they’ll be shitting bullets for weeks. “Let’s Rock!”
Fox (Angelina Jolie)
Take The Girl: Tattooed and totally smokin’ ace assassin who’d probably kill you with her looks if she wasn’t so good with a gun.
Add The Gun: Smith & Wesson 1911 Custom.
And You Get... Wesley Gibson (James McAvoy) is minding his own business in a pharmacy when Fox approaches and tells him his life is in danger…
She then whips out her pistol and puts plenty of bullets among the bog roll to keep Wesley’s would-be assassin at bay, before making a jaw dropping getaway in a Dodge Viper. Cold-hearted cool.
Barbarella (Jane Fonda)
Take The Girl: A five-star, double rated astronavigatrix, sort of a secret agent in space, Barbarella has a hard time keeping her clothes on. No complaints here.
Add The Gun: Some kind of 41st century space-rifle. It's bloody awesome whatever it is.
And You Get... A lot of space hanky panky, a guy with wings who isn’t an angel, an evil scientist named after a 80s pop band and some great outfits…
But does she fire the gun? We er… weren’t really paying attention. Answers on a postcard.
Nikita (Anne Parillaud)
Take The Girl: Convicted felon Nikita is spared jail after agreeing to be retrained as a high level assassin for the French Government.
Add The Gun: Desert Eagle, .50 calibre.
And You Get... Out for dinner to celebrate her graduation, Nikita is given a Desert Eagle by her handler (Tcheky Karyo) and told to kill the man at the next table.
Nikita carries out the hit with brutal efficiency, only to find her escape route – a bathroom window – bricked up. Undeterred, she turns around and shoots her way out. Throughout it all, she looks amazing. We love the French.
Selene (Kate Beckinsale)
Take The Girl: A centuries old vampire, Selene is a Death Dealer, a warrior who specialises in killing Lycans… and wearing tight black leather body suits.
Add The Gun: Twin Beretta 92FS, converted to fully automatic.
And You Get... In the opening scene, Selene and her partner are hunting two Lycans, following them into a subway station.
When the Lycans spot the Vamps, Selene pulls her Berettas and paints the subway station a new shade of ‘werewolf hide red’.
Alice (Milla Jovovich)
Take The Girl: Amnesiac survivor of research laboratory based zombie hell and all around tough as nails killer of all things un-dead.
Add The Gun: Twin Para-Ordinance P14s handguns, twin Heckler & Koch MP5Ks, Mossberg 590 shotgun.
And You Get... Alice crashes her motorcycle through a church window, where several survivors are trying to fight off three zombie ‘lickers’.
Releasing the bike in the direction of one of the fiends, she explodes the gas tank with shots from the handguns, before using the MP5 and the shotgun to finish off the other two. Dead cool.
Megan Turner (Jamie Lee Curtis)
Take The Girl: Megan Turner, a rookie cop with a point to prove, and a large revolver to prove that point with.
Add The Gun: Smith & Wesson Model 64 Service Revolver, .38 Calibre.
And You Get... Confronting the madman who has been taunting her since she shot a convenience store robber on her first night on the job, Megan unloads all six rounds into the man.
Not one to leave a job half-finished however, she proceeds to run the guy over with a car. Fellas, don't mess with Jamie Lee.
Charly Baltimore (Geena Davis)
Take The Girl: Bored housewife hits her head and discovers she used to be a lethal top secret agent of some kind.
Add The Gun: Beretta INOX 9mm, SA Vz.61 Skorpion submachine gun.
And You Get... At Niagara Falls attempting to stop a terrorist plot and rescue her daughter, Charly sees a helicopter taking aim at her daughter's position.
Having none of that, she takes aim and kills the two gunners. Rescuing her daughter and leaving her in the care of Mitch (Sam Jackson), Charly uses the Skorpion to finish the helicopter off.
Hannie Caulder (Raquel Welch)
Take The Girl: Her husband murdered, Hannie is raped and left for dead. Now she's out for revenge.
Add The Gun: Special revolver made for her by Christopher Lee - The Man With The Golden Gun!
And You Get... Enlisting the help of a bounty hunter named Tom Price to teach her how to shoot, Hannie hunts down the three men responsible for her plight and gives them a taste of her revolver.
To be fair, we'd have probably died of joy seeing the scantily clad Welch riding over the horizon.
Lola (Kate Nauta)
Take The Girl: Lingerie clad assassin who never makes us doubt the impracticality of her attire because she looks so damn good – also she might shoot us.
Add The Gun: Twin Glock 18s fitted with suppressors, laser sights, and extended high capacity magazines.
And You Get... We first meet Lola in the hospital where Frank Martin (The Stath) has taken his young charge for a jab.
Tearing open her lab coat to reveal her trademark pink underwear, Lola opens fire with her Glocks and does a pretty good job of destroying the entire building... and our hearts.
Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton)
Take The Girl: After years of training in weapons, combat and tactics, Sarah Connor could kill you twice before you hit the deck.
Add The Gun: Colt Commando CAR-15, 900 rounds/min
And You Get... Sarah is on a mission to kill Miles Dyson, the Cyberdyne employee who is working on the revolutionary microprocessor that will enable AI.
At the Dyson home, she unleashes a torrent of gunfire, tearing the house to pieces before showing the kind of mercy only a mother could.