This list includes old and new actresses (in no particular order), any of whom would be perfect for an all-female-Expendables movie. What made The Expendables great was the actors were all known for their action movies, and not necessarily on current popularity, although there are a few new actresses. So I added these women because of their notoriety in action roles. Also some notable TV action stars are included as well.
Sigourney Weaver was born Susan Alexandra Weaver in Leroy Hospital in Manhattan, New York City. Her father, TV producer Sylvester L. Weaver Jr.
, originally wanted to name her Flavia, because of his passion for Roman history (he had already named her elder brother Trajan). Her mother, Elizabeth Inglis
(née Desiree Mary Lucy Hawkins)...
“ The Alien series alone gets her a spot on this list. Watch Alien and Aliens and you'll agree! ” - upjoa
Milla Jovovich is an Ukrainian-born actress, supermodel, fashion designer, singer and public figure, who was on the cover of more than a hundred magazines, and starred in such films as The Fifth Element
, and the Resident Evil
franchise. Milica Bogdanovna Jovovich was born on December 17...
“ The Resident Evil series, 5th Element, Ultraviolet. She's definitely earned her spot on this list. ” - upjoa
Angelina Jolie Pitt
Angelina Jolie is an Oscar-winning actress who became popular after playing the title role in the "Lara Croft" blockbuster movies, as well as Mr. & Mrs. Smith
. Off-screen, Jolie has become prominently involved in international charity projects, especially those involving refugees...
“ Both Tomb Raider movies, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Salt, Wanted. Another must-have for this movie! ” - upjoa
Kate Beckinsale was born on 26 July 1973 in England, and has resided in London for most of her life. Her mother is Judy Loe
, who has appeared in a number of British dramas and sitcoms and continues to work as an actress, predominantly in British television productions. Her father was Richard Beckinsale
“ The Underworld movies and Van Helsing. Definitely needs to be in this movie! ” - upjoa
Known for tough-chick roles, Michelle Rodriguez is proof that there is a cross between beauty and brawn. She was born Mayte Michelle Rodriguez on July 12, 1978, in Bexar County, Texas, to Carmen Milady Pared Espinal, from the Dominican Republic, and Rafael Rodríguez Santiago, who served in the U.S. Army and was originally from Puerto Rico...
“ Resident Evil, Fast and Furious series, Avatar, SWAT. ” - upjoa
Zoe Saldana was born on June 19, 1978 in Passaic, New Jersey, to Asalia Nazario and Aridio Saldaña. She was raised in Queens, New York. When she was 10 years old, she and her family moved to the Dominican Republic where they would live for the next seven years. While living in the Dominican Republic...
“ Avatar and Columbiana. ” - upjoa
Born to immigrants in Queens, New York, Lucy Liu has always tried to balance an interest in her cultural heritage with a desire to move beyond a strictly Asian-American experience. Lucy's mother, Cecilia, a biochemist, is from Beijing, and her father, Tom Liu, a civil engineer, is from Shanghai. Once relegated to "ethnic" parts...
“ Kill Bill and Charlie's Angels movies. ” - upjoa
Grammy-nominee and three-time Saturn Award-nominee, Grace Jones can claim a career in show business by birthright. Her grandfather (on her mother's side) was a musician who traveled with Nat 'King' Cole
. She was born May 19, 1948 in Spanish Town, St Catherine - Jamaica, to Marjorie Jones (née Williams) and Reverend Robert W...
“ Conan the Destroyer, A View to a Kill. She's an older actress, but would definitely work in this kind of movie and would make a great villain! ” - upjoa
Linda Carroll Hamilton was born on September 26, 1956 in Salisbury, Maryland, to Barbara K. (Holt) and Carroll Stanford Hamilton, a physician. Following Wicomico High School, she studied for two years at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, before moving on to acting studies in New York. In New York...
“ She totally rocked Terminator 2! Would be a great cameo. ” - upjoa
“ The ultimate warrior princess! Would also be good as one of the villains or even a cameo role. ” - upjoa
Actress, model, presenter and singer Brigitte Nielsen was born in Rødovre, a little place near Copenhagen in Denmark. At the end of high school when she was 16, Gitte (her given name) left her family to begin her modeling career. She worked for top fashion designers like Giorgio Armani
, Gianni Versace
and Gianfranco Ferré
and divided her time between New York...
“ Red Sonja, Cobra, and Beverly Hills Cop 2. Another good villain! ” - upjoa
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Emmy Award-winning Sarah Michelle Gellar was born on April 14, 1977 in New York City, the daughter of Rosellen (Greenfield), who taught at a nursery school, and Arthur Gellar, who worked in the garment industry. Her maternal grandparents were Hungarian Jewish immigrants, and her father was also from a Jewish family...
“ Come on, it's Buffy the Vampire Slayer! ” - upjoa
Scarlett Johansson was born in New York City. Her mother, Melanie Sloan
, is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family, and her father, Karsten Johansson
, is Danish. She has a sister, Vanessa Johansson
, who is also an actress, a brother, Adrian, a twin brother, Hunter Johansson
, born three minutes after her, and a paternal half-brother, Christian. Her grandfather was writer Ejner Johansson
“ Her new role as Black Widow in Iron Man 2 and The Avengers is good enough to get her on the list. ” - upjoa
“ Have to include her for her roles as River Tam in Firefly and Serenity, and the Terminator in Sarah Conner Chronicles. ” - upjoa
Jennifer Garner, who catapulted into stardom with her lead role on the television series Alias
, has come a long way from her birthplace of Houston, Texas. Raised in Charleston, West Virginia by her mother, Patricia Ann (née English), a retired teacher of English, and her father, William John Garner...
“ Alias TV show and Daredevil/Elektra. ” - upjoa
Eliza Dushku was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Judith (Rasmussen), a political science professor, and Philip R. Dushku, a teacher and administrator. Her father is Albanian and her mother is American (of Danish, Irish, English, and German descent). She was discovered at the end of a five-month search...
“ Buffy/Angel and Dollhouse. ” - upjoa
Lena Headey is a British actress, she was born in Bermuda, to parents from Yorkshire, England, where she was also raised. She is the daughter of Sue and John Headey, a police officer. Headey is best-known for her role as "Cersei Lannister" in Game of Thrones
(2011-present) and The Brothers Grimm
“ She was Sarah Conner, and also Cersei Lannister. Would be another great villain! ” - upjoa
Born as Yang Zi Qiong in the mining town of Ipoh, in West Malaysia, in the lunar year of the Tiger, Michelle is the daughter of Janet Yeoh and Yeoh Kian Geik. She spoke English and Malay before Chinese. A ballet dancer since age 4, she moved to London, England to study at the Royal Academy as a teenager...
“ Crouching Tiger/Hidden Dragon, Babylon AD, The Mummy 3, SuperCop. Need a martial arts expert role in the movie? Here she is! ” - upjoa
“ Crouching Tiger/Hidden Dragon, Rush Hour 2, Hero. Another martial arts expert. ” - upjoa
New Zealand icon Lucy Lawless, is most famously known for her role as "Xena the Warrior Princess". Lucy is married to producer Rob Tapert
(Robert Gerard Tapert) and resides in New Zealand. They have two sons, Julius Robert Bay Tapert and Judah Miro Tapert, who were both born in New Zealand. Lucy also has a daughter, Daisy Lawless
, from her first marriage to Garth Lawless...
“ Xena. XENA! Have to include her! ” - upjoa
Her father is Tariq Anwar
and her mother is Shireen Anwar
. Anwar attended Laleham Church of England Primary and Middle School from 1975 to 1982. Trinian's sketch in the school concert of 1982 gave an early indication of her theatrical leanings. She studied at the London drama and dance school...
“ She is included here mostly for her role as Fiona in Burn Notice, but she owns that role and would be great as the gun or demolitions expert role. ” - upjoa
Chloë Grace Moretz
Chloë Grace Moretz was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Teri (Duke), a nurse, and McCoy Lee Moretz, a plastic surgeon. She has four brothers, all older, including actor Trevor Duke-Moretz
. Her ancestry is mostly German and English. Chloë's first two appearances were as Violet in two episodes of the series The Guardian
“ Kick Ass. She totally rocked the role of Hit Girl and deserves to be on this list for that role alone! ” - upjoa
Kristanna Sommer Loken was born in Ghent, New York, to Rande (Porath) and Merlin "Chris" Loken. She is of half Norwegian and half German descent. She began her modeling career at the early age of 15. Encouraged by her mother, who was a model prior to her daughter's birth, Kristanna's modeling career...
“ Terminator 3, BloodRayne and other B-movies, and more recently, a recurring role on Burn Notice. ” - upjoa
Carrie-Anne Moss was born on August 21, 1967, in Vancouver, British Columbia, as youngest of two children of Barbara and Melvyn Moss. At age 20, she moved to Europe to pursue a career in modeling; in Spain she was cast in a regular role in the TV show Dark Justice
, which was produced in Barcelona for its first season...
“ She was impressive as Trinity in the Matrix movies! ” - upjoa
Jessica Marie Alba was born on April 28, 1981, in Pomona, CA, to Catherine (Jensen) and Mark David Alba, who served in the US Air Force. Her mother has Danish, Welsh, German, English, and French ancestry, while her father is of Mexican descent (including Spanish, Indigenous Mexican and distant Sephardic Jewish...
“ Dark Angel, Fantastic 4 movies. ” - upjoa
Uma Karuna Thurman was born in Boston, Massachusetts, into a highly unorthodox and Eurocentric family. She is the daughter of Nena Thurman
(née Birgitte Caroline von Schlebrügge), a fashion model and socialite who now runs a mountain retreat, and of Robert Thurman
(Robert Alexander Farrar Thurman)...
“ Kill Bill 1 and 2, and The Avengers (not the 2012 movie). ” - upjoa
“ Was awesome as Katniss in The Hunger Games! ” - upjoa
Rebecca Aile Romijn was born on November 6, 1972 in Berkeley, California. Her father was Dutch-born and worked as a custom-furniture maker. Her mother was American-born, with Dutch and English ancestry, and was a teacher of English. Rebecca attended Berkeley High School where her nickname was the "Jolly Blond Giant"...
“ The X-Men movies. She was awesome as Mystique! ” - upjoa