8. ANGELINA JOLIE

Jolie didn’t have to star as Laura Croft in Tomb Raider to intimidate us. Her ice cold stare and history of wearing her significant other’s blood around her neck already did that job. Regardless of how (understandably) soft motherhood has made her, there’s still no actress we’d rather see in an action film. Only Angelina can make a spy trying to kill her husband seem charming and classy in Mr. and Mrs. Smith and take over a role originally written for Tom Cruise in Salt.