4. ANNE PARILLAUD

Film: La Femme Nikita (1990)

Before we gawked at Maggie Q holding a bazooka, it was Anne Parillaud who made the name “Nikita” synonymous with sexy in the Luc Besson-directed French film. Parillaud’s Nikita had the perfect mix of charm and mystery to turn a convicted criminal into government trained assassin.