Women In Horror: The Five Most Important “Final Girls” In Horror History

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3) Ripley (Alien, Aliens, Alien 3, Alien: Resurrection)

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Shooting her way to number three on our list of the best horror heroines in horror history is Ripley from the Alien saga.

After being the lone survivor in Ridley Scott’s Alien, Ripley goes on to be the biggest bad ass to ever fight a xenomorph. Brought to life by the ever talented Sigourney Weaver, Ripley appears in the 1979 original, as well as James Cameron’s legendary Aliens. Oh and she’s in the two crap sequels…but we won’t talk about that.

What makes Ripley so great is a many. She’s one of the first onscreen females, if not the first, to be so apologetically badass. She’s always the first to pick up a gun and always the last standing. On the back drop of ’70s Americana, it’s amazingly impressive and courageous of Weaver. That alone gives her a place on this list.