What Lisbeth Salander lacks in the way of curves and winsome femininity she makes up in industrial-metal chic and ferocious independence. She may be aggressively sexual, but she's very much not to be fucked with (as her social worker can attest). A 24-year-old with a fetish for body art and motorbikes, Salander has a history of mental trauma in and out of institutions, can hack her way around cyberspace with the élan of a William Gibson deck-jockey, and can handle herself in a fight against a subway mugger or a seven-foot henchman. Her creator Stieg Larsson viewed her as a grown-up Pippi Longstocking, not because he saw the beloved children's heroine as a promiscuous sociopath, but because, "She doesn't view society the way other people do." As played in the Swedish films by Noomi Rapace, Lisbeth is part damaged loner and part action heroine. Rooney Mara's Fincher version perhaps comes off as slightly more vulnerable, but we've yet to see her in the superheroics of the second and third stories.
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Profession Hacker; detective
Played by Noomi Rapace (Sweden) / Rooney Mara (US)
In The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire, The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets' Nest (2010–2012)
Moment of hotness No-nonsense seduction of a surprised Mikael Blomkvist in Dragon Tattoo.
Ideal chat up line "I've got drugs and you don't have to talk to me. Fancy it?"
Any drawbacks? Not the greatest conversationalist, and that whole brittle, feline self-reliance / hatred of all living things might get old.
Posted on Saturday December 29, 2012, 17:31 by Canobeach
What ever happened to Vivian from Pretty Woman? Instead of Tarantino's The Bride, why wasn't Mia Wallace mentioned? Read More
Posted on Friday June 1, 2012, 14:31 by SalanderFan87
Whaaaaaat!!!!! Elizabeth Swan is one of the most underwhelming characters of that whole saga, not helped by a completely wooden peformance from Knightley herself. Give Gilda her rightful place in the top ten. Read More
Posted on Friday June 1, 2012, 13:12 by SalanderFan87
?? Dont agree with most of them, Santanica Pandemonium and Jessica Rabbit yep but the others definately not. What about Nicole Kidman in Moulin Rouge? Read More
Posted on Sunday May 27, 2012, 16:40 by trinitie11
You forgot to hook up the doll Firstly bravo Dirtyfunkymonkey, it's not just geeky it's cliched and outside of being a bit of fun, a real insult to women, Jessica Rabbit no2? and Lara Croft no1 there are clearly much more stronger and more seductive female characters in the filmiverse. Surely if your going to compile a list of masturbatory icons, why not include the Alpha Omega of them all, the hypothetical woman made felsh; Lisa from 'Weird Science' as played by Kelly LeBrock. Read More
Posted on Sunday May 6, 2012, 20:40 by MrGigolo
GEEKY!! Jesus, how geeky was all that! Was this list compiled by a bunch of spotty teens or some guys who spend far too long w*nking over so called Sci-Fi babes whilst wondering what it would feel like to shag an alien... Come on guys, seriously. Where are the women. Kathleen Turner in Body Heat or Linda Fiorentino in The Last Seduction for example. Bo Derek in 10 perhaps?? But no. We get fucking Star Wars characters and blue aliens... Read More
Posted on Friday April 6, 2012, 16:52 by Dirtyfunkymonkey
Postman Always Rings Twice Cora Come on Jessica Lange and Jack Nicholson on that kitchen table.... Read More
Posted on Saturday March 31, 2012, 19:51 by alex_grundy
Well said Tommypocket! I agree with you. What about Maria Elena in Vickie Christina Barcelona, or Malena? Glad to see the sophisticated and beautiful Vesper though, proving that a few men have taste. Read More
Posted on Sunday March 18, 2012, 10:46 by Miss_Sushi
No Slim!! Where is Lauren Bacall's Slim from "to have and Have not" ? and maybe the green chick in Star Trek (2009) Read More
Posted on Wednesday March 14, 2012, 03:05 by damo_oc