Well, it spawned an American remake ("Point of No Return"), two TV series, and a filmmaking career (Luc Besson's) centered on telling stories of strong women fighting against a world of brutality and betrayal. But it also spawned a new kind of action heroine: sexy, stylish, lethal, full of attitude -- and not afraid to show the emotional toll of her violent ways. Here, then, is a celebration of Nikita and the badass heroines who have followed in her stiletto-heeled footsteps.
Convicted felon Nikita (Anne Parillaud), instead of going to jail, is given a new identity and trained to be a secret police assassin controlled by the government. Her lonely life is warmed when she falls in love with a man who knows nothing of her mysterious life. Read More