SLIDESHOW: 10 Lethal Young Ladies You Should Never, Ever Mess With

In this week's Hanna, 16-year-old knife enthusiast Saoirse Ronan joins the illustrious ranks of the lethal young women who've taken up arms (or fangs, or machine gun-arms) in the movies in the name of raining down righteous fury upon their enemies. Whether raised as assassins or transformed by tragic circumstance, these ten adolescent girls and teens don't take crap from anyone -- and they have the combined body count to prove it. If you run into any of these fierce misses in a darkened alley, let's hope they're on your side.

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  • milessilverberg says:

    I'll put my money on Jodie Foster's Rynn from The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane. She could calmly think and talk her way out of a situation with most of these tough grrrls. And then kill them and stuff them in the cellar.

  • Jill says:

    I'd go with Hanna. Smart, lethal with a either a bow or gun, great hand-to-hand combat skills, and she can run like a marathoner.