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Katniss Everdeen and other action heroines

By Umika Pidaparthy, Special to CNN
updated 10:57 AM EDT, Thu March 22, 2012
"The Hunger Games," based on Suzanne Collins' series, comes to theaters on Friday. The movie and the books revolve around Katniss Everdeen, a young girl forced to use her hunting and archery skills in a fight to the death during the Hunger Games in a post-apocalyptic future, played by Jennifer Lawrence. We take a look at some other tough heroines from film and TV who know how to kick butt. "The Hunger Games," based on Suzanne Collins' series, comes to theaters on Friday. The movie and the books revolve around Katniss Everdeen, a young girl forced to use her hunting and archery skills in a fight to the death during the Hunger Games in a post-apocalyptic future, played by Jennifer Lawrence. We take a look at some other tough heroines from film and TV who know how to kick butt.
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Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen
Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley
Anne Parillaud as Nikita
Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor
Lucy Lawless as Xena
Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy
Carrie-Ann Moss as Trinity
Ziyi Zhang as Jen Yu
Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft
Jennifer Garner as Sydney Bristow
Milla Jovovich as Alice
Uma Thurman as The Bride
Chloe Moretz as Hit-Girl
Kate Beckinsale as Selene
Honorable mentions
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