4. MICHELLE YEOH

Martial arts-trained Michelle Yeoh rose to international stardom when she appeared in the martial arts movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. When she showed up in Tomorrow Never Dies, Pierce Brosnan himself called her the “female James Bond.” Since proving herself as an action movie staple, she’s practiced her stunt techniques in films including The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor and Reign of Assassins.