Today: May 21, 2024

Super-Women On Screen

Strong, independent women on screen are important role models for girls. TV’s Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) is just one of the growing list of on screen women who kick ass and give sass. To celebrate the release of Supergirl season 1 on Blu-ray™ and DVD on July 25th we take a look at some of our favourite female superheroes.

Black Widow – Scarlett Johansson
Johansson has portrayed the sultry superhero in various films from Iron Man 2, to most recently, Captain America: Civil War. Real name Natasha Romanoff, she is a brutal assassin with an array of impressive skills up her sleeve. She earned the name Black Widow due to her ruthlessness and no team sent to take her down manage to do so. She effortlessly takes fully grown men down – and looks great while doing it!

Cat Woman – Anne Hathaway
In The Dark Knight Rises, Anne Hathaway plays Selina Kyle; a professional cat burglar whose run ins with Bruce Wayne cause them to develop a playful, but elusive relationship. Cat Woman is a mistress of disguise and uses her good looks to con men in to doing just what she wants them to. She’s also an expert in gymnastics – even in her bladed, high-heeled boots.

Wonder Woman – Gal Gadot
Gadot has recently been making waves with her take on the iconic role of Amazon warrior, Diana Prince. Her debut appearance, was in Batman Vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice, and a solo movie is due out in 2017. In the stand alone film, she plays a younger, more naïve Diana Prince who is only just learning the extent of her super powers.

Batgirl – Tara Strong
Strong is no stranger to this classic role, having voiced the character in animated shows such as New Adventures With Batman And Robin, Batman Beyond: Return Of The Joker, Batman: Mystery Of The Batwoman, and many, many more. Her latest outing, in Batman: The Killing Joke, sees her once again playing Barbara Gordon, Daughter of Commissioner Gordon. Trained in judo and karate Batgirl is also a genius combing brains and beauty.

Supergirl – Melissa Benoist
In Season One of the action adventure drama TV series, Kara Zor-El has to learn to accept her powers and who she really is after years of hiding and pretending to be a normal human being. With X-ray vision, super strength and the ability to fly Supergirl may be less confident than her cousin, Superman, but she’s every bit as powerful.


Paula Hammond - Features Editor

Paula Hammond is a full-time, freelance journalist. She regularly writes for more magazines than is healthy and has over 25 books to her credit. When not frantically scribbling, she can be found indulging her passions for film, theatre, cult TV, sci-fi and real ale. If you should spot her in the pub, after five rounds rapid, she’ll be the one in the corner mumbling Ghostbusters quotes and waiting for the transporter to lock on to her signal… Email:

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