Here are a few of our favorite swordsmistresses:
Smile and say CHEESECAKE!
Zorro's OTHER daughter
Yet another Daughter of Zorro, more or less
Violet, the Swordfighting vampirechick of the future with her flat-space dimensional blade
Kicks buttock en masse. She can also doge bullets. Whatever. I'm a fanboy, so I will suspend my disbelief for her.
Beware the blonde of 1937! She has better form than I do.
Reincarnated Egyptian Ninja-babe.
If we can suspend disbelief for Milla Jovovich, as a futuristic vampirebabe, we can suspend EVEN MORE disbelief for Rachel Weisz. Maybe the ancient Egyptians REALLY HAD ninjababe-princesses in underwear fighting gladiatorial duals.
(Swordswoman who hunts vampirebabes)
(Vampirebabe, that is, who hunts others)
(We realize Kate Beckinsale is not actually a swordfighter in this film, but she is dressed in a skintight leather catsuit, so she did right what the Catwoman movie did wrong, ergo we include the picture here. )
And, just so you know that, beneath all this kidding, there are real young ladies in the service, a photo of a real woman (and I mean a REAL woman) in dress uniform with her real saber. Keira Knightly, this is what you should have looked like, if you wanted to convince me you could chop off the head of a pirate: