8. Kate Beckinsale
Kate Beckinsale has not one, but two iconic action charcters in her repertoire. She first starred as Selene, a werewolf-hunting vampire in Underworld (and its later sequels) and the following year in Van Helsing. Her involvement with multiple action roles has quickly made her an icon of the genre. She even kicked Colin Farrell around the screen in the remake of Total Recall.