Over time the film industry has proven to us that not only men but even women can also play gangster roles in movies and they have been commercial successes as well. Let’s take a look at 10 such actresses who played gangster roles.
1.Madhuri Dixit (Gulaab Gang)
Very well known actress Madhuri Dixit plays a woman who creates a group of women vigilantes in Gulaab Gang and says it is a very strong character. She plays Rajjo, who brings together a group of women who clothe in pink saris and fight against injustice in the Bundelkhand area. Taking up the role of a vigilante gang leader her character certainly is very bold and fierce. Looking at her character would certainly make any grown man cry.
2.Alia Bhatt (Gangubai kathiawadi)
In the latest release by director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Alia Bhatt will be seen as Gangubai, who is dominant, feisty, bold and a strong individual. In her own words, she was, and will always be “the moon”. Alia Bhatt seems to have worked on her body language and dialect to depict the character of a queen of the brothel who originally came from the Kathiawad region of Gujarat.
3.Shraddha Kapoor (Haseena Parker)
Shraddha Kapoor plays the role of one of India’s most feared mafia gang leader Haseena Parker aka Aapa. In the movie, Shradha is seen to be playing the most ruthless person in the crime. Aapa was a person who was feared by all her competition. Owing a huge area under her there was nothing that would move of be made without her permission. The bold fierce and ruthless attitude is all seen and portrayed perfectly by Shraddha.
4.Supriya Pathak (Ram Leela)
We can say that Supriya Pathak can also be a big badass. The role of Supriya in Ram Leela was named Dhankor who was Leela’s mother. Her verbal blows just knocked everyone off their seats. From being happy to cut her daughter’s finger, Pathak had everyone biting their nails.
5.Richa Chadda (Fukrey)
A little mix of sassy, bold, sarcastic and dominant is our Bholi Punjaban played by Richa Chadda. Playing the role of a Brothel Queen and an inside underworld Mafia Richa does show her dominance and Ruthless behaviour over men, keeping all of them under her toenail. Although the movie ends with her entering a jail cell it can be said that she a dangerous person to deal with.
6.Melissa McCarthy as Kathy (The Kitchen)
Melissa McCarthy portrays the role of Kathy Brennan in the kitchen who is a loyal mother and the only one of the trio in a fairly healthy marriage. McCarthy is best in the events where her character is dragged into a corner when her natural intelligence performs as the best shield against men who underestimate her. But even then, there is something about the character that rings inaccurate, most apparent when she’s sitting around the dinner table with her young children and saying to her daughter that being pretty is a way for women to accrue power. The price of such power is never discussed. How bold of a mother to say such a thing to her small kids.
7.Lucy Liu as o-ren Ishii ( Kill Bill)
How often do you see women in kimono to be a lethal weapon? One such was Lucy Liu who played the character of O-ren Ishii, a unit of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad known by her code-name Cottonmouth. How cool to have a code name right? She was born on an American military base in Tokyo, Japan. She is a half Chinese-Japanese American who was the daughter of a military man and a housewife. O-Ren ultimately became the leader of a crime organization in Tokyo, where she led the Crazy 88 and Gogo Yubari. The fierce characteristic of hers made mostly everyone afraid of her.
8.Helen McCrory as Polly Gray ( Peaky Blinders)
Elizabeth “Polly” Gray is the matron of the Shelby Family, aunt of the Shelby siblings, the treasurer of the Birmingham criminal gang, the Peaky Blinders, a certified accountant and company treasurer of Shelby Company Limited. She organized the Peaky Blinders when the Shelby boys were out during the Great War. She is the unofficial boss of the Shelby Family and often advises Thomas Shelby on the gang’s business. Being such a tough businesswoman surely brings the bold and terrifying side out of a person, and that gangster style is what we witnessed with Helen McCrory.
9.Jennifer Lawrence as mob arlyen bickerman (The Mob Girl)
Jennifer Lawrence’s character in The Mob Girl is a very bold one. A Jewish woman growing up among racketeers on the Lower East Side of New York City who eventually becomes active in the glamorous and flashy lifestyle of New York mobsters. This role is really one that you shouldn’t miss.
10.Jennifer Lopez as Griselda Blanco ( The God Mother)
This true mafia biopic is a terrifying one starring Jennifer Lopez as Griselda Blanco. Blanco, who worked her way up the statuses of the male-dominated Colombian drug revolution, withstanding a needy childhood to become one of the most respected, powerful, and dangerous lords in the world known as “La Madrina.”