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Jul 29, 2010
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What better way to wash off the mindfuck experience that Inception offered than with a more straight-up Hollywood action flick starring a still sizzling Angelina Jolie?

Salt, is Mrs. Pitt’s latest foray into action movies, and here she stars as Evelyn Salt, a loyal CIA officer who is accused of being a double-agent for the Russians by a shrewd defector.

Her mission now is to prove otherwise, all the while trying to evade getting captured.

Amidst gunfights, car chases, explosions, and lots of Angelina Jolie screen time, will we finally get to know who Salt really is, as asked by the movie’s tagline? The jury is out in the cinemas!

And because we’ve always loved action movies with female leads, here now is our list of our favorite female action heroes.

Zhang Ziyi and Michelle Yeoh in Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
We’ve loved Bruce Lee before, and we love him even more when it’s two beautiful women doing their own rendition of kung fu.

In Ang Lee’s award-winning 2000 kung fu film, we saw Zhang Ziyi and Michelle Yeoh battle it out with the most dazzling, the most acrobatic, the fanciest punching, kicking, and sword fighting this side of Hollywood.

Sigourney Weaver in Alien series
Sigourney Weaver stars as Ellen Ripley, and even with the loads of sci-fi movies that we’ve already seen, we still can’t forget the part where Weaver dons a power loader suit to defeat the Alien queen. “Get away from her, you bitch!” says a pissed-off Weaver to an offended Alien queen.

The Alien series was an epic experience not just because of the amazingly creepy atmosphere it brought, but also because it’s one of the first sci-fi films (then known to be primarily male-dominated) to have a female as a lead.

Next: The girl from the Matrix