Our Stars Shines Brightly in Films
These are four of my favorite action actresses that keep me spellbound to my seat as I watch them in some of the best movies available. I love action and adventure movies as well as drama, romance and westerns.
Number One is Gina Carano (DOB April 16th 1982) in Dallas, Texas. And, that makes her 38 years old in 2020. She is an actress in movies and television as well as a fitness model and former mixed martial artist.
She is known as “face of women’s MMA” and it is widely known she rejected the title. She is a no nonsense woman that knows what she wants in life, and I am sure with her talent and experience she will obtain her aspirations.
The first time I saw her (Yes, I live in a bubble in the country-I have never had the pleasure of watching her on MMA.) was on Fast & Furious 6 (2013). Gina’s cast members were: Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Dwayne Johnson (The Rock), Gal Gadot and Luke Evan.
What a cast for her to join in making this exciting movie. She was fearless in her fight with Michelle Rodriguez. This movie is an action sandwich that will satisfy your cravings from the beginning to the end.
In The Blood 2014
Exaction Movie 2015
Then I saw her in Exaction (2015) with Bruce Willis (my Action King of Movies) and Kellan Lutz. She was magnificent playing a field agent using her skills to do her job. I saw Gina in a movie titled, In the Blood 2012. This is an action thriller and as the story goes Gina’s husband disappears while they are vacationing in the Caribbean. Gina proves her skills in acting and fighting. I saw this movie on YouTube it will keep your attention to the end. Do yourself a favor and watch it.
Fast & Furious 6 ( 2013)
I personally think these movie and Fast & Furious 6 were her best movies so far that I have seen. I wish her the best in her future movies. She has many accolades, awards, and Mixed Martial records. And, you can read all about them on Wikipedia. As of this writing she has 16 Actress credits, and I am sure there will be many more in her future.
Fast & Furious 6
Ronda Jean Rousey
Number Two is Ronda Jean Rousey (DOB February 1st 1987); she was born in Riverside, California. As of this writing she is 33 years old, and a professional wrestler, actress, author, and former professional mixed martial artist and judoka. She is a signed wrestler to WWE.
In 2008 Summer Olympics Rhonda Won a Medal in Judo
Ronda’s exciting life in the limelight began in 2008 Summer Olympics. Where she had the honor of becoming the first American woman to earn an Olympic medal in judo.
Her Mixed martial arts career is as follows: Division is Featherweight 2010-2011 and Bantamweight 2012-2016. She has 6th dan black belt in Judo. Her MMA time was from 2010 -2016.
Ann Marie De Mars Won World Judo Championship in 1984
Her mother Ann Marie De Mars an awarded judoka was honored to be the first American to win a World Judo Championship in 1984.
Ronda trained with her mother in earlier years. Her mother had three children and Ronda was the youngest.
Ronda's Career as an Actress is Shining Brightly
Filmography states Ronda has 29 credits as an actress and she is also a producer. That makes her a very busy lady. I cannot wait for another of her movies.
She is becoming more powerful in her movie fighting roles; she is amazing to watch.
Furious 7 and Expendables 3
Ronda was in two great movies that I loved and they are Furious 7 and The Expendables 3—I have these DVDs and I get to watch two of my favorites any time I want to have a girl’s movie night. I sprinkled chocolate over my popcorn and we watch movies.
Number Three is Mayte Michelle Rodriguez (July 12th 1978); she was born in San Antonio, Texas. Michelle's fame began when she acted in the movie Girlfight.
She was notice then as an action actress and one who does her own fight scenes in any movie she is in. She earned several awards in Girlfight; The Independent Spirit Award and Gotham Award for best Debut Performance.
In 2001 she starred as Letty Ortiz in The Fast and The Furious; a role she continued to play in the Fast and Furious Series.
Her ability to do the mind-boggling stunts was a skill most could not relate to even with years of experience as a stunt actor. I am amazed each time I watch my DVDs of the Fast and Furious movies. Michelle is truly a wonder to behold.
She also starred in a film I really enjoyed since I am an action movie fan is S.W.A.T.; and if you have not seen this movie it is worth to shopping online and buy it.
Michelle Rodriguez in S.W.A.T.
Furious 9 and Dreamland Premieres in 2021
I believe her secret is she loves to fight more than she likes to act. However, she is great at both.
She has 51 credits as an actress. She will be in a movie premiering maybe in 2021 titled Dreamland. I will be watching for that one and also Furious 9. She has won 11 Awards plus more by now I am sure and over 30 nominations.
Number Four is Jennifer Garner-(April 17th, 1972); she was born in Houston, Texas. She is one of my favorite actresses and one of her talents is performing as an action actresses.
Awards and Nominations
She has won 1 Golden Globe and won 11 more Awards with 56 Nominations. Jennifer has 63 credits as an actress. She has experience as a producer and director.
ALIAS was One of the Best Shows on TV
Jennifer became popular with her television series ALIAS. Her character Sydney Bristow who was an international spy trained for espionage and self-defense kept your attention every week.
She was really great causing many Americans to be glued to their TV when she came on. American girls wanted to look like Sydney. She could disguise herself to fool the criminals she was after and then take them down with her judo skills.
Peppermint Movie (2018) is a Very Good Movie--I Give it a Five Star Rating
Her movie Peppermint proves she is not too old for her self-defense moves as she excels as an action actress. I have to say she is a real beauty without makeup and has always had the sweetest smile.
I never get too personal about their private lives because I believe it should stay private and we are blessed to see them in the movies.
Gina, Michelle and Jennifer are Texas Gals--Ronda is a California Girl
These four women are beyond the stars with their talents, And, what I admire about them the most is they also have a family life; and they cherish it.
They are almost like all working women they have time off to chill and enjoy family; and we have time to enjoy their talents. Thank for the enjoyment you four ladies bring into our lives with your movies.
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This content reflects the personal opinions of the author. It is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and should not be substituted for impartial fact or advice in legal, political, or personal matters.
© 2020 Barbara Purvis Hunter
Barbara Purvis Hunter (author) from Florida on September 06, 2020:
I wish I had their energy. I hope you are having a great weekend.
Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on September 06, 2020:
A fun list about a fun topic, Bobbi! I know them all; seen a couple of them in movies; Garner is the one I've seen the most of.
Barbara Purvis Hunter (author) from Florida on September 05, 2020:
Well, American woman are really talented especially when they are action actresses. They are really special. Thanks for the visit from down under.
John Hansen from Gondwana Land on September 05, 2020:
You got sharing the info about these action heroines, Barbara. I had only heard of two of them but they are certainly exciting to watch.