A heroine in a film is defined as the the chief female character who is typically identified with good qualities, and with whom the reader is expected to sympathize. I don't know about you, but that sounds boring to me. On the other hand, a femme fatale is a mysterious and seductive woman whose charms ensnare her lovers, often leading them into compromising, dangerous, and deadly situations. Tough but obvious choice, eh? Proceed with caution though, you don't ever want to be in a femme fatale's bad books.
She typically tries to achieve her hidden purpose by using feminine wiles such as beauty, charm, and sexual allure, so don't be naive. Today, let me present to you 10 Hollywood films with the fiercest of femme fatales. We can't wait to see what the latest femme fatale film, Atomic Blonde, has in store for us. Releasing this week, don't forget to check out our review of the film. Beware!
1. Black Mamba – Kill Bill (2003)
A former assassin (Uma Thurman) seeks revenge on her ex-colleagues who massacred members of her wedding party and tried to kill her.
2. Laure – Femme Fatale (2002)
A woman (Rebecca Romijn) tries to straighten out her life, even as her past as a con-woman comes back to haunt her.
3. Lucy – Lucy (2014)
A woman's (Scarlett Johansson) strength and thinking power grow exponentially after the effects of a performance-enhancing drug accidentally set in.
4. Amy Dunne – Gone Girl (2014)
A writer/teacher discovers that the entire media focus has shifted on him when his wife (Rosamund Pike) disappears on the day of their fifth wedding anniversary.
5. Alex Forrest – Fatal Attraction (1987)
The film centers on a married man who has a weekend affair with a woman (Glenn Close) who refuses to allow it to end and becomes obsessed with him.
6. Catherine Tramell – Basic Instinct (1992)
A detective is tasked with investigating the murder of Johnny Boz. He suspects Johnny's girlfriend (Sharon Stone) to be responsible for the act, but things take a turn when he falls in love with her.
7. Mindy Macready / Hit-Girl – Kick-Ass (2010)
While the film is based on Kick-Ass, a teenage superhero, we have to admit Hit-Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz) is the most badass little girl you will ever meet.
8. Alice – Resident Evil (2002)
The series is about amnesiac heroine Alice (Milla Jovovich) and a band of Umbrella Corporation commandos as they attempt to contain the outbreak of the T-virus at a secret underground facility.
9. Ava Lord – Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)
An ex-lover of Dwight McCarthy, she (Eva Green) manipulates men with her good looks and an innocent facade for her own personal gain or amusement.
10. Bridget Gregory – The Last Seduction (1994)
A devious sexpot (Linda Fiorentino) steals her husband's drug money and hides out in a small town where she meets the perfect dupe for her next scheme.