They're rough, tough, gritty, can kick anyone's butt and are stunning beauties. No, not Sylvester Stallone. Action movies have generally been dominated by men. Movies, such as, Rambo and The Terminator have been big money makers and turns its actors into mega-stars. However, they're not the only ones that can beat people up and blow up historical sites. There have been several action movies that reverses the gender roles typically seen in films. The women is the strong and skilled warrior that has to take the man by the hand, such as, Emily Blunt's character in the science fiction action film, Edge Of Tomorrow. The women on this list have not appeared exclusively in action movies. Often, high levels of action, violence and fighting appears in multiple genres, such as, horror, science fiction, adventure, martial arts, superhero and more. Regardless of the specific genre, they are still tough, gritty and violent. Here is a look at 10 of the Richest Female Action Stars who have kicked some serious butt.
10 Jessica Alba - Net Worth: $20 Million
For some people, it's not easy to be tough and a sex symbol at the same time, but Jessica Alba has no problems pulling it off. Jessica Alba has shown great depth in her acting skills. From drama to comedy, but her speciality seems to be anything that involves her beating someone up. She first gained widespread fame appearing in James Cameron's TV series Dark Angel. She has appeared in a number of action films including, Sin City, Fantastic Four and Into The Blue.
9 Milla Jovovich - Net Worth: $36 Million
8 Sigourney Weaver - Net Worth: $40 Million
7 Uma Thurman - Net Worth: $45 Million
6 Jennifer Lawrence - Net Worth: $53.9 Million
5 Scarlett Johansson - Net Worth: $55 Million
4 Linda Hamilton - Net Worth: $70 Million
3 Halle Berry - Net Worth: $70 Million
2 Sandra Bullock Net Worth: $125 Million
Doesn't matter if it's fighting bad guys way in the future, driving a bus with a bomb on it or floating in space. The incredibly talented Sandra Bullock can do it all. She's been in several very successful movies, such as, A Time to Kill, Crash, The Proposal and The Blind Side. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in The Blind Side. However, she is equally well known for taking on many different roles. She's appeared in a number of highly successful action films such as, Demolition Man, Speed and The Net. She also starred in Miss. Congeniality, as an FBI agent who is not feminine at all and way more interested in beating up bad guys. She also starred in the sequel, Miss. Congeniality 2: Armed and Dangerous. Her most successful film financially is the 2013 thriller Gravity. She gained universal critical acclaim for her role in that film.
1 Angelina Jolie Net Worth: $145 Million
Being the daughter of one of the most well known and respected actors in Hollywood, could be hard to live up to. Angelina Jolie certainly didn't need anyone opening doors for her because she easily kicked them down, both figuratively and literally. She started her career at the young age of 7, but it wouldn't be until much later that she would have a major impact. She's appeared in a number of films from intense drama to comedy. She gained widespread fame with her starring role as Lara Croft in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. She also starred in action thrillers, such as, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Wanted and Salt. She kicked butt, blew things up and looked incredibly gorgeous while doing it.