Robert Rodriguez's Femmes Fatales

Robert Rodriguez’s movies seem to have a foolproof recipe for success: violence + dark humor + strong kick ass female characters who just so happen to be the hottest of the hottest. The upcoming Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For is no exception, featuring babes Eva Green, Jaime King, Jessica Alba, and Rosario Dawson, amongst other hot girls and boys. It seems though that these babes might be too hot because first Eva Green’s poster for SC2 was banned (it featured hints of a nipple #thehorror #freethenipple) and now the commercial has been deemed to racy to transmit by the prudes over at ABC.

To celebrate the upcoming release of Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For (August 22nd) we’ve compiled a list of five of the most badass Robert Rodriguez femmes fatales.

Warning: all of these characters are deadly

5: Cherry Darling from Planet Terror (Rose McGowan)

Cherry is a go go dancer who’s just trying to hustle and survive, so when the world gets invaded with “Sickos” (aka zombies) Cherry has no choice but to kill, kill, kill. The best part? Her leg gets torn off by sickos and instead of getting a peg leg she just props in a machine gun for an ultimate badass rating, all the while managing to keep her red lipstick intact.

4: Gail from Sin City (Rosario Dawson)

Who else can wear the shit out of a thong-chainlink-mesh-S&M-onesie, run the prostitute territory Old Town, kill cops, and make out with sexy Clive Owen, all the while looking fucking perfect? Well, Rihanna probably could, but not without Rosario Dawson having done it first. Gail is the ultimate boss bitch who doesn’t let anyone take advantage of her or her girls. Get. It. Girl.

3: Lucille from Sin City (Carla Gugino)

Lucille is Marv’s (a rough-around-the-edges guy played by Mickey Rourke) lesbian parole officer who spends the entire movie in nothing but a thong. She is smart, strong, sensitive, and survived getting her hand chewed off by a creepy ass Elijah Wood. Marv says, “She’s a dyke, but God knows why. With that body of hers she could have any man she wants.” What makes her extra badass? She doesn’t want any man.

2: Santanico Pandemonium (aka Esmeralda) from From Dusk till Dawn (Salma Hayek)

No list of RR’s femmes fatales would be complete without the vampire queen and the headliner at the Titty Twister Mexican strip club. She might look like just a dancer with the craziest body proportions in the world, but what makes Santanico such a badass is that she is the queen vampire who no one can fuck with. Extra points for dancing with a snake before Britney did.

1: Ava Lord from Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For (Eva Green)

Even though the movie hasn’t come out yet Ava Lord is already all over our radar, from Eva Green’s too-hot-to-handle posters to the fact that her character description includes “manipulating men with her good looks for her own gain or amusement.” Her husband is a mult-millionaire who sounds like a wet towel, so what we’re really looking forward to seeing is how Ava gets her way.

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