Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games

Jennifer Lawrences tousled bob may have launched a million haircuts, but it was her arrow-slinging alter ego Katniss Everdeen’s wispy braid in The Hunger Games that secured her a place in the action-babe hall of fame—right beside Angelina Jolie, whose sleek French plait and athletic glow as the early-aughts superfox Lara Croft might well have inspired the slick hair and glistening skin spotted on the recent 2015 spring runways. After all, when you’re outsmarting nemeses while traversing booby-trapped terrain, a sporty style that you can break a sweat in is key. Unless, of course, you’re one of Charlie’s Angels, for whom an endless parade of high-glam disguises and wind-machine-ready manes is as much a part of the job description as the ability to perform kung fu moves in stilettos. Or, for that matter, Lynda Carter’s bouffanted Wonder Woman, whose efforts to foil Nazi plots didn’t just display a battle between good and evil but also between hairspray and gravity. Just in time for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 opening weekend, here’s a salute to the rugged glamour of our favorite action heroines.

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