8. Linda Hamilton
Is Linda Hamilton the first lady of action films? We'd like to think so. While her resume isn't extensive, Hamilton raised the bar for women in the genre as the tough-as-nails mommy, Sarah Conner, in the "Terminator" series. Action-thrillers such as "Dante's Peak" and "King Kong Lives" are just icing on the cake. —XFINITY Entertainment Staff (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
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