Captain America’s Superheroine

Scarlett Johanson as Black Widow 1 - www.filmkailmScarlett Johansson makes her third on-screen appearance as Natasha Romanoff, a.k.a. Black Widow, in CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER, arriving April 4, 2014, which is reason enough to take a look back at the rise of the female action hero. For those enamored of the idea of powerful female role models, we’ve lined up a squad of five action heroines, our favorites among those who paved the way for the Black Widow. How were they chosen? The Heroes montage presented at the 86th annual Academy Awards® presented by ‘Captain America’ himself, Chris Evans, was a good place to start.

Here’s link to the full article in American Film, the American Film Institute’s monthly e-mag.

http://americanfilm.afi.com/issue/2014/4/cover-story#.Uz5IX_mSz5g

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