When you think of a female action star in Hollywood, there’s one name that continues to pop up; Michelle Rodriguez. After bursting onto the scene at the turn of the century with her acclaimed indie film Girlfight, she has gone on to establish herself as one of the greats at kicking-ass and taking names. Since her breakthrough she has continued to impress with action-packed performances in some on the biggest, most breathtaking films of all time, including Avatar and the incredibly successful Fast and Furious franchise.
Now starring in Tomboy from action movie icon Walter Hill, Rodriguez proves that she’s still got what it takes to carry a film and deliver an almighty punch, as she searches for revenge from a crazed surgeon played by Sigourney Weaver.
To celebrate the release of this unique and gripping action-thriller to DVD from 3rd April, take a look at a few of Michelle Rodriguez best films.
It is not every day that an actress’ first time on screen happens to become an indie hit, but Rodriguez knows how it feels to be an instant hit. Rodriguez plays Diana, a tough 18 yr old who finds herself training to become a boxer courtesy of the local boxing trainer, Hector. Complications arise when she falls in love with another fighter who happens to have a girlfriend, making it harder for her to dedicate her energy to the sport she has come to love. With a disapproving father looming in, Diana must come to terms with the world she is living in spite of all the darkness that surrounds her. This film would begin her long-standing career of portraying beautiful women who could also kick some ass.