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Table of Contents Acknowledgments v Preface 1 Introduction: Female Heroes in an Age of Ambivalence 5 Part One: The Rise Against Men 1. "Godmother" of Them All: The Rise and Fall of Pam Grier 35 2. A Pure Dominatrix: Ilsa, She-Wolf of the SS 00 3. Enough! Birth of the Rape-Avenger 00 Part Two: From the Margins 4. Meiko Kaji: Woman with a Vengeance 00 5. "Beautiful Vase Made of Iron and Steel": Michelle Yeoh 00 6. Failed Female Hero? "Queen of Martial Arts" Cynthia Rothrock 00 Part Three: Into the Action 7. Sigourney Weaver: The Alien Series and the Mother Archetype 000 8. Daddy's Action Girl: Nikita and the Daughter Archetype 000 9. The Warrior and the Wardrobe: The Amazon Hero 000 Part Four: Age of Ambivalence 10. Disturbing Creature: The Female Soldier in the War Film 000 11. The Action Star Persona of Milla Jovovich 000 12. High Trash Heroines: Lara, Beatrix, and Three Angels 000 Filmography 000 Chapter Notes 000 Bibliography 000 Index 000
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Women heroes in motion pictures.