Whereas most of the ladies included here earned their spots through whooping ass, Ginny Field, the final girl in Friday the 13th Part 2, does so through pure brainpower.

After Jason Voorhees (in his Friday the 13th series debut, wearing a grain bag over his face, not a hockey mask) gorily eliminates all of her friends, Ginny tries to hide out in an abandoned shack that's also Jason's personal shrine to his dead mother, complete with her mummified head, lit candles, and corpses propped up like trophies. Quick on her feet, she tricks Jason by dressing up in his mom's clothes and speaking to him with motherly command. Although Jason quickly figures her plan out, Ginny's on-the-spot ingenuity is quite impressive.