Here’s A List Of All The Incredible Ladies Who Kicked A** In Mission Impossible
The Mission: Impossible franchise is a beloved one, mainly because of the film's star, Tom Cruise.
But as we look towards the release of the SIXTH movie, Mission: Impossible - Fallout, we decided to stop and look at all of the badass female co-stars who have acted alongside Mr Cruise. Because we all know behind every good man is an even fiercer woman, right?!
This Swedish born beauty first featured in Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation and will be returning for the sixth film in this famed franchise. Playing disgraced British agent, Ilsa Faust, one of her most kicka** scenes has got to be the moment she acts out a full blown fight scene in a couture gown. That is a BIG mood.
You may know Paula as the ex-Mrs Robin Thicke but she has certainly made a name for herself since splitting from the famous singer. In 2011 she played IMF agent Jane Carter in Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol. In the film she was the epitome of bada** and played the ultimate bombshell spy with looks that could kill.
If you've never understood why French girls are so cool, then you've never come across Lea Seydoux. She was a bonafide star in her homeland before cracking Hollywood and eventually landing the role of Sabine Moreau in Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol. Her character was a broody henchman, who *SPOILER ALERT* fell to her demise, but was nonetheless a captivating character to watch play out on screen.
A relative newcomer to the blockbuster industry, this British actress initially turned heads with her stunning portrayal of Princess Margaret in The Crown. She has now become the latest MI recruit and will play 'White Widow' which is just the perfect spy name don't you think? Consider us excited.
If you've been binge watching this British powerhouse in Westworld then you might be interested to know that she starred in Mission: Impossible II back in 2000. She plays Nyah Nordoff-Hall, a professional thief who aids Ethan in destroying a deadly virus. Sounds like our kinda gal.
Kristin Scott Thomas
Bow down!!! We are not worthy, Queen Kristin Scott Thomas!!! Snaps to this leading lady who paved the way for others after she starred in the first ever Mission: Impossible film as Sarah Davies. Playing an ally to Ethan she made a power suit look oh so good. But unfortunately met an untimely end.
This French actress also slayed in the first ever Mission: Impossible film. Remember what we said about French girls being painfully cool? Yep, add her to the list too. Playing Claire Phelps, she was the perfect amount of European sex appeal that gives spy movies that extra oo-la-la.
Angela Bassett is playing the director of the CIA in the latest Mission: Impossible film? SIGN US UP. No one else in Hollywood has perfected the 'strong bada** woman' quite like Angela. We literally cannot wait to praise her existence in Mission: Impossible - Fallout.
Chinese star Zhang Jingchu starred alongside Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, the fifth film in the franchise. Playing CIA agent, Lauren, this timeless beauty delivered those broody stares that we love to recreate when someone takes the last piece of cake. Thank you for teaching us, Zhang.
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