Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron)
Seen in Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
When the new Mad Max sequel was announced – with Tom Hardy as Max – we assumed that the hero of the film would be… well, Mad Max. But no, it’s Charlize Theron’s Furiosa who takes centre stage, rescuing a harem of enslaved women from their captors. With her mechanical arm and warpaint, she’s unlike any female action hero – defined by strength and integrity, not her sexuality.
Most Badass Moment: The film is one long badass moment for Furiosa, from fighting Mad Max himself to killing big bad Immortan Joe (and not just killing him, but tearing off his face) in the final battle.