One of the best parts of sitting down to watch a movie or curling up with a good book is falling in love with a character. They can be lovers, villains, superheroes or moms, but some of the best characters out there are fierce, fabulous and sexy women. Here are some of our favorite heroines from movies, television and literature.
1. Cat Woman
Maybe we just have Cat Woman on the mind thanks to Anne Hathaway's most recent portrayal of the seductive, heroine-villain hybrid, but let's face it, every iteration of this sleek and sexy character has been fantastic. We love Cat Woman whether she's Michelle Pfieffer or Halle Berry, because she can outsmart the world's smartest detective – and kick his butt while she's at it. Who know that committing crimes could be done so well in heels? And what we wouldn't give for this pretty kitty's buns and legs!
2. The Kill Bill Killer
Uma Thurman's character in the Kill Bill movies may not have a name, but she certainly has an attitude. We dare you to find another woman who can take down as many men and still look fabulous after, even when she's covered in blood. She knows the true meaning of revenge, and anyone who stands in her way is likely to meet their end in a glorious, horrifying way. There's nothing like a good female action hero, and if we have to train for years with Japan's master to get Uma's body, so be it!
3. Joan from Mad Men
Talk about a true heroine. Joan, the busty and beautiful redhead who works with the advertising giants on Mad Men, may only hold the title of secretary, but we know that she secretly runs things behind the curtain. Joan is one of those women who knows she's hot, and uses it to get her way. Don't you dare cross this smoking beauty, because she'll rip you a new one in her quiet, sexy way.
4. Hermione Granger
Not all heroines have to be violent, vicious and voluptuous. Sometimes, the sexiest thing about a character is her brain, and Hermione Granger has one of the most beautiful brains of all. She's loyal, witty, and quick with a wand – and does she ever look hot and fit in a Yule Ball gown! It's no wonder that the sexiest men in the Wizarding World are lusting after this brainy beauty. Ron, you don't know how lucky you are!
Who are your favorite fictional heroines? Do you agree with our list?