11. Angelina Jolie in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
Tomb Raider wasn't well-received by critics, but Jolie still earned shining reviews for her performance and made the movie a box-office smash. Is it because of her acting or her bikini scene? No one can say. We will say, however, with her jet-skiing scene in her simple black bikini, she proved that an action heroine doesn't have to evoke images of a female Rambo. They can be incredibly sexy, feminine and still intimidating as hell.