Following on from my previous post about how to be a badass, fearless female, I thought I’d give some examples as to who I though fit into this category. Who do we look up to and what role models do we have? Do they all have a trait in common and what makes them so badass? Here I look at my pick of the top 5…
5. Anna Kendrick in Pitch Perfect
I was surprised to find Anna on this list as she doesn’t strike me as the type to be a typical badass but having watched Pitch Perfect for about the 100th time last night, I realised she evoked coolness in every scene she’s in and demands attention. Her stubbornness and total focus on what she wants is totally bad-ass. That scene in the ‘riff off’ where she breaks out into Blackstreet’s ‘No Diggity’ is proof that girls can be awesome rappers too and knock everyone out with such obvious talent. Go Anna.
4. Emilia Clarke in Game Of Thrones
I love Game Of Thrones as most of you know and the female characters are all strong women who always fight their corner especially one Daenerys Targaryen. Not only is she beautiful, highly intelligent and has 3 dragons but she is queen of a city and has a whole army behind her. Now that’s badass. She always sticks to what she believes in and doesn’t let violence over take the city. She sets the slaves free and gains many avid followers along the way. She truly is a force to be reckoned with.
3. Zooey Desanchel – Jess Day
Ah New Girl, one of those series I only seem to catch when it’s on which doesn’t seem to be that often. I really need to catch up on this series as main character Jess Day is just one of those girls. She’s cheeky, fun, sweet, charming and keeps her two guy room mates in their place. We all wish she could be our best friend, she’s just cool and kooky and completely her own person. Nothing stops Jess from achieving what she wants in life and New Girl shows us how we should try to live our life with some fun along the way. Badass central.
2. Scarlett Johansson- The Avengers
Probably because she’s so damn attractive and wears that ridiculous tight cat suit thing that c’mon get real, was probably spray painted on, is the reason why Black Widow is on my list. She knows Kung fu too. That is top of the bad ass list in my opinion. She has to work with 5 other men, poor woman, so is pretty good at keeping them all under control and ignoring any sexist jokes. She has also saved each of their asses on numerous occasions so deserves a medal for badass superhero of the year.
1. Jennifer Lawerence – Katniss Everdeen
Top of my list has to be J-Law cause she is so frickin’ awesome. Every girl wants to be her, with her amazing archery skills and take no sh*t expression. She is hell bent on revenge in The Hunger Games and isn’t afraid to get down and dirty. She knows what it takes to survive and is out only to protect everyone but herself. Beautiful. She is a dark horse, with her ragged looks and despite the serious role is quite the wise cracker in interviews. Let’s not forget when she tripped up at the Oscars, defended naked pictures of herself, starred as a scary blue creature in X Men and carried on, well just being badass.