Question of the Day: Who Is Hollywood’s “Hottest Gunslinger”?


In my own defense, this wasn’t my idea. I’m dutifully blogging the Washington Times’ shameless clickbait feature ‘Hollywood’s hottest gunslingers.’ Anyway, while Charlize Theron’s pic has its privileges (the cover shot for the article), and trigger discipline counts, and that’s not the best gun-toting snap of the actress, the answer to the question is Scarlett Johansson. Next?


  1. avatar pc_load_letter says:

    Sadly both those hollywood leading ladies are rabid anti-gunners…

    Nah, the BEST, by far in Angelina Joile (Pitt now I guess).

    Not only did Mr Pitt build her a shooting range but her gun toting antics in Tomb Raider and Mr and Mr Smith, not to mention, Salt, are EXCELLENT.

    1. Went to the WT article and started clicking through the pics. I did not get through the whole set and had to come back here and cast my vote. Halle Berry in the panties with the recorder taped to her inner thigh gave me a chubby. Could not even see the gun. I looked at a few more but went back to Halle. Yeah…that was hot. How David Justice ever let that get away…Oh my God she is fine!

  2. avatar cmeat says:

    rose mcgowan with a gatling gun for a lower. best garter belt ever.
    and kim darby.

  3. avatar FoRealz? says:

    Milla Jovovich.



    1. avatar Cknarf says:


      1. avatar TT says:

        Thirded. Not to mention all the other hot chicks in the Resident Evil movies.

    2. avatar WRH says:


  4. avatar S.Cautela says:

    Jennifer Garner in “The Kingdom”… Way to rock that MP5K.

    1. avatar Rokurota says:

      And preggers at the time, too. I liked how her fighting style was realistic for a woman her size in her situation. That really made the movie.

  5. avatar styrgwillidar says:

    Sorry, Helen Mirren wins hand down for a single scene in the movie RED. Just the way she says, “This is going to be fun!” as she leans down to look through the scope…

    1. avatar Evan in Dallas says:

      She is also just a classically beautiful woman, and I say this as a 25 year old.

      1. avatar styrgwillidar says:

        I really enjoyed the way she played the character and they gave her some good lines-

        “Where did you get the bodies?”

        “From my freezer.”

    2. avatar Avid Reader says:

      Yes. Helen Mirren FTW.

    3. avatar darkstar says:

      Hell YES! In my opinion she is hotter than 95% of the other celebrities out there. And no, I’m not 80.

  6. avatar Another Robert says:

    Scarlett Johansson is a mindless Obamaphile. I would bet the ranch she is another anti-gun Hollywood hypocrite. And she’s no better looking than any of scores of other celebrity airheads. I would rather watch Barbara Stanwyck take out bad guys with her shotgun/Winchester/derringer on syndicated Big Valley episodes. Guess I’m that old.

    1. avatar Dirt Dog says:

      Politics aside, SJ is the hottest female on the planet.

      1. avatar TheBear says:


        I kinda think she has Downs in the face.

      2. avatar Another Robert says:

        Well, taste is an individual matter, but the way I see it, there are dozens of “hottest woman on the planet” examples at any one time. Almost all of whom, for me, fail to live up to the hype. Politics aside.

  7. avatar Wiregrass says:

    I’ll ignore the anti-sentiments for the moment, cause she’s also a lefty. I’d shoot bullseye next to her. No guarantee on my score though.

  8. avatar Senna Marpat says:

    I’m going to have to go with Tom Jane as the Punisher, with Colin Chou as Seraph in the Matrix as a close second. Among the chicks (which I also dig), I’ll go with Angelina as well.

    1. avatar Rokurota says:

      Senna, thanks for weighing on the dudes. My wife would add good old Harrison Ford, Ed Harris, Gerard Butler, Sean Connery, Humphery Bogart and Marlon Brando, plus Hrithik Roshan and Amir Khan, all of which I understand. Why she thinks Daniel Auteil is sexy I do not.

      1. WTF! Eastwood all the way!

    2. avatar Grindstone says:

      No love for Channing Tatum?

    3. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

      I’d add Tom Cruise in “Collateral ”
      Darned good gun handling skills.

      1. avatar FoRealz? says:

        I agree. First TC movie I’ve liked since Risky Business.

        Showing my age.

    4. avatar Indiana Tom says:

      Cannon from the TV show in the 70s. Such a body!

  9. avatar Ing says:

    It’s more than just looking good in tight pants…there’s something about that voice. I’ll do anything you want, Scarlett, just keep talking.

    Although Linda Hamilton is a contender, too. The only actress on this list who was sexy not because she paired tight clothing or a pre-existing sexpot reputation with onscreen gunplay, but because her character was a woman who really knew how to fight. Women who defend their children are hot.

    1. avatar Senna Marpat says:

      +1! I’d put Ellen Ripley in that mix too, though she didn’t employ the pulse rifle/flamethrower/duct tape combo more than she had to.

      1. avatar JoshtheViking says:

        +1 for Sigourney Weaver

        1. avatar Bob Wall says:

          When I laterally transferred to the Holy Roman Church, I had to go through RCIA/Adult catechism.

          Final class was “Stump the Priest” Where you could ask any question of a non-embarrassing nature, about the Church, Priests, His Holiness. Any subject of the Church was fair game.

          My question was this, “Father, who do you think is hotter, Linda Hamilton in “Terminator,” or Sigourney Weaver in “Alien.

          Without a moment’s hesitation, he responded in his finest British accent, “Why Sih-gaaaw-nee, of course!”

  10. avatar Zachary marrs says:

    Whichever one supports the 2A

  11. avatar kevin says:

    I refuse to pick just one.

    1. avatar TheBear says:


      But if I had to choose just one, it’d be Kate Beckinsdale. Maybe Zhang Ziyi as a close second.

  12. avatar Gbo says:

    Kate. Beckinsale.

  13. avatar FoRealz? says:

    Yo and where is 1st runner up Kate Beckinsale in that list?

    Criminally irresponsible not to include her. 🙂

  14. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    Gotta go with Angelina as Lara Croft.

  15. avatar GuntotinDem says:

    Im showing my age raquel welsh Hanie Caulder

    1. avatar Rokurota says:

      Claudia Cardinale in Once Upon a Time in the West

      1. avatar Ken says:

        I don’t recall her doing any gun-tot’n in that movie. Hot? Absolutely! Gunslinger?

    2. avatar Gene says:


  16. avatar former water walker says:

    Angelina for sure. Not a hypocrite. Then again Scarlett Johansson stood with Soda Stream from Israel so she ain’t all bad. That 2 guns shooting is ridiculous. No recoil from her guns must be fun. I loved her in Captain America 2. Charlize is a LOON.

  17. avatar Jeff says:

    How about Adrianne Paliciki as Lady Jane in the G.I. Joe franchise? She looks a lot better than I do in camo with a single point sling around her neck.

  18. avatar Alpo says:

    In before the FUDDs bring up Angie Dickinson.

    As mentioned above, Kate effin Beckinsale.

    Also, that list was so full of fail.

  19. avatar Jay Wolf says:

    Milla Jovovich tops them ALL!

  20. avatar 27 Words says:

    Halle Berry for the win.

    1. avatar former water walker says:

      OH YEAH…Swordfish tiny bikini! Don’t tell my wife 🙂

  21. avatar Ralph says:

    Gabby Giffords.

    1. avatar Model 31 says:

      Do you know what “Hottest” means?

      1. avatar Mr Pierogie says:

        I’m surprised Ralph didn’t go with Estelle Getty in Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot.

    2. avatar Anon in CT says:

      Another keyboard ruined by nasally-projected Diet Coke.

    3. avatar Indiana Tom says:

      Gabby may have been hot when she was younger. How about DiFi?

  22. avatar Alan Longnecker says:

    I would love to see Natalie Portman reprise her role from The Professional.

    1. avatar JohnF says:

      Portman was supposed to do that, but she backed out because the director of the original film backed out and she would not do it without him. The script was re-set and re-written and became “Colombiana,” starring Zoe Saldana, who was a pretty hot gunslinger also.

  23. avatar Jeff says:

    None of them. Women in tight clothes shooting fake guns just cheapens a movie, and doesn’t make them “gunslingers” any more than hanging a convenience store katana on your wall makes you a samurai.

    1. avatar v v ind says:

      Yeah! Using real guns and real bullets on set would be much more realistic…..oh, as an added bonus personal politics of the actors would be irrelevant because almost none would ever live through any one scene let alone a full length feature.
      Draw up the first draft of legislation!
      And lastly; pretty girls in tight clothing…….ewe……just ewe

  24. avatar Gareth A says:

    Milla Jovovitch in the Resident Evil Films (though I must admit the first one is where my like of Michelle Rodriguez comes from) with Scarlett coming a close second (I agree with Ing on the voice).

    Adrianne Paliciki and Rachel Nichols from the GI Joe movies are also definately up there.

  25. I thought Hailee Steinfeld as Mattie Ross in 2010’s True Grit was an outstanding performance be someone so young.

  26. avatar Rokurota says:

    Gina Carano, Micro Uzi
    Michelle Yeoh, MP5
    Taraji Henson, FN P90
    Aishwarya Rai, PPK
    Hayley Atwell, Thompson

    I could go on.

    1. avatar Corey says:

      Definitely Gina Carano… A woman that literally can kick your ass… 🙂

  27. avatar johnb says:

    Ali Larter was in the Resident Evil series too. Not necessarily picking her…just saying.

  28. avatar rosignol says:

    I don’t think we should make a determination without going through a nomination process that involves reviewing representative images of the nominees.

    Your readership is already what, ~98% male? I suspect the ladies who put up with the atmosphere around here are likely to roll their eyes, think ‘boys will be boys’, and move on to the next article.

    With that said, Jolie gets my vote. A woman who was happy to get a shooting range as a gift? The only thing better than that is being able to give a shooting range as a gift. Brad Pitt is incredibly *ing lucky.

  29. avatar A-Rod says:

    Nostalgia…. Diana Rigg as Emma Peel in the Avengers in all her black and white film glory. and the leather too.

    1. avatar Gary Schulze says:

      Oh, yes. I’m ashamed I didn’t think of her. However I wouldn’t call her a gunslinger; I don’t recall her ever shooting.

      Halle Berry for least amount of clothes.
      Sigourney Weaver for most deadly and tied with Linda Hamilton for toughest.
      Charlies Theron got picked twice in the article; she’s the prettiest, most beautiful of all.
      But hottest? Scarlet.

      1. avatar Another Robert says:

        Well, she did shoot the top off the champagne bottle in the opening credits…

    2. avatar Avid Reader says:

      Definitely in my top 5.

  30. avatar Julio says:

    What? No one bothered to mention Annie Oakley? Ok, so she wasn’t in any Hollywood hits, but there are several films that captured her skill. Check out her shooting in The “Little Sure Shot of the Wild West” via Wikipedia. Scroll down to the Media player.

  31. avatar Old Ben turning in grave says:

    Sharon Stone. Quick and the Dead. Great flick.

  32. avatar IdahoPete says:

    The gun geek question for movie geeks, regarding Charlize Theron in ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West.’: Those look like Webley Mk I revolvers – they were introduced in 1887. What time period is that movie? Is it suffering from the dreaded “movie gun anachronism” problem?

    1. avatar Lucas D. says:

      It suffers far more from being made by the idiot responsible for Family Guy, who by his own admission plays loose with facts, logic, and every narrative rule on the books in service of comedy, but is also seriously crippled by the fact that he isn’t funny.

      1. avatar Drew says:

        Hevea to disagree with your conclusion there. Not with any of your critiques but I always get a laugh uot of the shows. Never seen his movies. He is funniest mocking him self though. Brian the dog for example. I’m aware that he seems very anti gun in his writing but intentional or not I get a genuine chuckle out of Peter Griffin (amoral idiotic incompetent foolish left winger) embodying gun owner stereotypes. It’s just more convoluted projection.

  33. avatar Pulatso says:

    Gina Torres as Zoey on Firefly. She’s the perfect mix of beauty and ass kicking, without looking like she spent hours on her looks and without any BS “waif-fu” involved.

    1. avatar Ralph says:

      Summer Glau as River Tam on Firefly.

      1. avatar FoRealz? says:

        And as Cameron in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

        Yeah Mang.

      2. avatar 16V says:

        Ralph beat me to it. Close second would be Maggy Q – especially during the ‘Nikita’ reboot…

      3. avatar Pulatso says:

        Never liked River. They made a perfect space western and ruined it with a dose of X-Files (seriously, Fox asked Weddon to make it more X-Filesish). And she’s exactly what I was talking about when I mentioned waif-fu, although that didn’t really happen until Serenity.

    2. avatar Cubbie says:

      +1 Good call!

      1. avatar TheBear says:

        I agree with Gina Torres. Speaking of which, she is one of the only “bad ass” female roles I’ve seen played by an actress who could actually sell it. Gina comes across as believable as a soldier… and as a goddess on Angel. The lady has a wide range.

        1. avatar Matt in FL says:

          She kicks ass on Suits, too. It’s a great show, and she’s a fantastic member of the cast.

          (Yes, I know what happens on that show bears zero resemblance to real life in the legal profession. The thing is, I just don’t care. And Meghan Markle makes me weak in the knees. Donna ain’t too bad, neither.)

    3. avatar Gene says:

      She can definitely play on my team. Whew!

  34. avatar Phil COV says:

    Big screen? Pfsh…

    1. avatar Another Robert says:

      I’ll go with that… 😀

      1. avatar Geoff PR says:

        Hell, Yes!!!

        And she’s the only of them with the chops.

    2. avatar N8thecowboy says:

      I know she doesn’t need the screen time, but if they were smart, they would ask. And then she would get my vote for sure.

  35. avatar O-Hebi says:

    I have to go with Zoe Saldana. The way she slinked out of that ventilation shaft with a Blaser R93…. Needless to say my thoughts are NSFW and I don’t like slim chicks!

  36. avatar JohnF says:

    I like the “new” gal in Person of Interest.

  37. avatar Matt says:

    Everyone that did not answer Kate Beckinsale need a refresher course.

  38. avatar cogline says:

    Dale Evans.

  39. avatar dwb says:

    Which one would you kick out of your bed and ask to leave by the back door? None? It’s settled then, all of them.

    1. Yep. If I had a harem like that I’d die of exhaustion ASAP

  40. avatar Chip Bennett says:

    What, no votes for Carrier Fisher as Princess Leia with a blaster?

    1. avatar TheBear says:

      It’s too hard for me to reconcile the Carrie Fisher from days of yore with the Carrie Fisher of the present. 🙁

      1. avatar Avid Reader says:

        Yeah, there is that.

  41. avatar RetroG says:

    Scarlett Johansson tied with Carla Gugino.

    I will literally watch any movie or TV show with either one in it.

    Give them guns as well….

    1. avatar Rokurota says:

      Oh heck yes on Carla. Hottest “spy mom” on the planet. JLo is a babe onscreen, so basically any incarnation of Karen Sisco works.

  42. avatar Ken says:

    No doubt about it: Ruth Gordon wielding her shotgun in Every Which Way but Loose

  43. avatar Jean says:

    I’m gonna throw in Annie Wersching as Renee Walker on “24”.

  44. avatar Model 31 says:

    This sounds like an opportunity for a backdoor alternative to the Israeli supermodels policy. Just need the pics.

  45. avatar N8thecowboy says:

    I don’t know that she’s a gunslinger per say, buy Kate Mara is incredibly adorable and I loved her in “Shooter” with Mark Walberg.

    1. avatar Grindstone says:

      You may or may not enjoy House of Cards.

      1. avatar Matt in FL says:

        I’m going to shoot right past “may” and say he “will.”

  46. avatar Grindstone says:

    How to be a “hot hollywood gunslinger”

    Step 1. Hold a gun

    Step 2. Wear a skin-tight catsuit

    Step 3. Point your ass toward the camera

    Step 4. Contort your body to look at the camera while maintaining ass-to-camera contact

    1. avatar Ing says:

      Yep. Nailed it.

  47. avatar tdiinva says:

    Jeri Ryan. Not only does she look sexy with a 40 watt Phaser rifle she actually is pro-Second Amendment.

    1. avatar Wood says:

      Resistance is futile.

      1. avatar tdiinva says:

        Why would you even think about resisting?

  48. avatar Indiana Tom says:

    Jane Fonda in Barbarella. I will say Jane was pretty cute on the NVA AAA gun. Sexy in that NVA uniform.

  49. avatar Rasta Pasta says:

    Angelina Jolie, Kate Beckinsale, Milla Jovovich, Scarlett Johansson, Zoey Saldana.

  50. A very young Natalie Portman in The Professional. When I first saw her, I knew she would be a big star.

  51. avatar Dennis says:

    Andrea Parker, shooter and gun enthusiast.

  52. avatar Rick the Bear says:

    As the question was who was Hollywood’s hottest gunslinger, I think that one would have to set politics aside to avoid narrowing the field. Most of the pretty (or handsome) actors know $hit about gun handling.

    Cameron Diaz is heading for some serious slide bite in her picture. Salma Hayek is going to get a face full of shotgun. Catherine Z-J isn’t even holding her rifle. Kiera has her finger on the trigger of her SG that’s resting on her neck. Mill a’s gonna shoot her foot with her trigger discipline.

    And so, moving into fantasy-land, my vote is a toss-up between Scarlett and her Glocks and Carrie-Ann Moss and her DE. (WIth a runner-up for Diana as Emma Peele (even though she shot her pistol very infrequently. Catsuit points.))

  53. avatar A. C. says:

    They left out Hellen Mirren in RED.

  54. avatar Jonesy says:

    The Crazy chick from transporter 2 with the full auto pistols equipped with extended mags and lasers

  55. avatar Jeff in MS says:

    Of those listed in the article (no Raquel???), I gotta go with Salma.

  56. avatar JC79 says:

    Wow! There are a lot of great entries. Let me add in Katee Sackhoff in Longmire or Riddick for that matter. Plus she is a proponent of gun safety.

  57. avatar VaqueroJustice says:

    How about Kate Beckinsale ? Mila Jovovitch is gorgeous, of course, but I believe kate deserves a mention, if only for all that yummy, yummy leather.

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