Blogathon: The Ten Most Iconic Female Movie Characters

Last month, I took part in the Ten Most Iconic Movie Characters blogathon. Now a new spin-off of this relay race is making its way through the blogosphere, this time focusing on female movie characters only. Here are the details:

A list of 10 iconic female movie characters has been made. That list will be assigned to another blogger who can then change it by removing one character (describing why they think she should not be on the list) and replacing it with another one (also with motivation) and hand over the baton to another blogger. Once assigned, that blogger will have to put his/her post up within a week. If this is not the case the blogger who assigned it has to reassign it to another blogger. After you have posted your update leave the link in the comments below and I will make sure it gets added to the overview post.

I was given the baton by Ruth from FlixChatter. Here’s the list of those who have participated so far:

Dell On Movies
My Filmviews
Time Well Spent
FlixChatter
The Warning Sign

And here’s the current list of characters:

Ellen Ripley

Ellen Ripley

Princess Leia

Princess Leia

Dorothy

Dorothy

Marge Gunderson

Marge Gunderson

Foxy Brown

Foxy Brown

Sarah Connor

Sarah Connor

Holly Golighty

Holly Golighty

Scarlett O’Hara

Scarlett O’Hara

Lisbeth Salander

Lisbeth Salander

Mrs. Robinson

Mrs. Robinson

Who I’m removing:

Foxy Brown

Foxy Brown

I really hate to remove Foxy because I love both the character and the film in which she stars, but I’m not sure she is even Pam Grier’s most iconic character (Coffy gets the nod in my book). This is a tough one, but the rules call for a change to be made.

Who I’m adding:

The Bride

The Bride

All it takes is one look at The Bride’s picture to recognize who she is. With Kill Bill 1 & 2, Uma Thurman portrayed one of the most badass characters in modern cinema, playing an assassin who refuses to be stopped on her quest for revenge. Need further proof? Watch this clip. THIS is how you make an entrance:

Now I am passing the baton to Dan from Public Transportation Snob.

Poll Results: Best Quentin Tarantino Film

When it comes to Quentin Tarantino, there’s no denying that the man has a pretty impressive track record. From Reservoir Dogs to Inglourious Basterds, QT has always delivered the goods. Still, it wasn’t much of a surprise what was voted as his best:

Pulp Fiction

THE RESULTS:
– Pulp Fiction: 10 votes
– Inglourious Basterds: 4 votes
– Reservoir Dogs: 3 votes
– Kill Bill Vol. 1: 3 votes
– Jackie Brown: 2 votes
– Kill Bill Vol. 2: 1 vote

I thought this would be a little closer, but this one had Pulp Fiction written all over it. Nice to see a couple of votes for Jackie Brown slip in there, as that is certainly an underrated film.

Thanks to all who voted! This week’s poll fits in well with the results for this year’s most anticipated release: who is your favorite Batman actor? Will the current Dark Knight, Christian Bale, be crowned the winner? Or will a former hero prevail?