This piece was published in Filmme Fatales Issue. 6, August 2015.

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Photo via. Brodie Lancaster



Clarice Starling 

Rookie agent in training, Clarice takes a lot of sexist crap from the men in her field who see her as nothing but a pretty face. But she proves them all wrong when she single-handedly solves the “Buffalo Bill” case, with a little bit of help from a certain cannibalistic serial killer.

Screen Shot 2015-09-05 at 5.34.34 PMPortrayed by: Jodie Foster in The Silence of the Lambs

Affiliations: FBI Agent-in-training

Mission: Track down the serial killer known as “Buffalo Bill”.

Strengths: Headstrong, stoic demeanour, West Virginian accent

Quote: “You see a lot, Doctor. But why don’t you look at yourself and write down what you see? Or maybe you’re afraid to.”


Gracie Hart 

Stronger and smarter than any of her male counterparts, Gracie has no trouble taking down the bad guys. But when a terrorist organisation threatens to attack the Miss United States pageant, she’s called upon to go deep undercover as a contestant, but not before a killer makeover montage complete with Michael Caine, of course.

Screen Shot 2015-09-05 at 5.43.31 PMPortrayed by: Sandra Bullock in Miss Congeniality

Affiliations: Undercover FBI Agent

Mission: Infiltrate the Miss United States pageant to stop a terrorist organisation detonating a bomb.

Strengths: Resilient, congenial, THAT laugh

Quote: “I am in a dress, I have gel in my hair, I haven’t slept all night, I’m starved, and I’m armed! Don’t mess with me!”



Based on a real-life CIA agent who led the operation to track down OBL, Maya is gutsy, headstrong and entirely humanistic, allowing the gruelling mission to engulf every aspect of her life. But ultimately, Maya also proves that trusting your instincts and relentlessly pursuing a goal will eventually pay off in the end.

Screen Shot 2015-09-05 at 5.45.06 PMPortrayed by: Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty

Affiliations: CIA Operative

Mission: Uncover the whereabouts of Osama Bin Laden.

Strengths: Use of intuition, devoted work ethic, YELLING

Quote: “I’m going to smoke everyone involved in this op and then I’m going to kill bin Laden.”


Bridget von Hammersmark

Bridget is one of Germany’s most beloved actresses, but she leads a secret life by working as a double agent for the allies relaying them important messages about the Nazi regime. But it’s the mission to blow up a cinema with the Führer inside that was her greatest plan, and in the film’s epic finale, it goes off with a bang.

Screen Shot 2015-09-05 at 5.36.25 PMPortrayed by: Diane Kruger in Inglourious Basterds

Affiliations: Double agent working for the allies

Mission: Convince the German army into thinking she’s on their side and get “the basterds” tickets to the Nation’s Pride premiere in Paris.

Strengths: Incredible acting ability, bi-lingual, effortlessly stylish

Quote: “I know this is a silly question before I ask it, but can you Americans speak any other language besides English?”



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