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The 10 Sexiest Tomboys

Amelia Earhart was just the first of many
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 24, 2009 7:49 AM CDT

(Newser) – In honor of Amelia’s celebration of the tough girl, James Brady Ryan of Nerve takes a look at the top 10 sexy tomboys onscreen and off:

  • Nancy McKeon as Jo Polniaczek, The Facts of Life: Her entrance (on a motorcycle) and eventual career choice (police officer) speak for themselves.
  • Ellen Page: The Juno star grew up climbing trees and playing with action figures, and she did her own roller-derby stunts in Whip It.

  • Sara Gilbert as Darlene Conner, Roseanne: Sardonic, athletic, and brash, “she delighted in gross-out humor and tormenting her siblings.”
  • Mia Hamm: “She’s been called one of the most influential athletes of the nineties and into the twenty-first century, and for good reason.”
  • Joan Jett: “Jett could blow out your eardrums, drink you under the table, and take you home all in one night.”
  • Katee Sackhoff as Starbuck, Battlestar Galactica: The cigar-loving fighter pilot “easily wins the honor of most badass chick in the Colonial Fleet.”
  • Parminder Nagra and Keira Knightley as Jess Bharma and Jules Paxton, Bend It Like Beckham: “The girls’ athletic prowess and close friendship leads to more than a few allegations of lesbianism.”
For the complete list, click the link below. (Read more Amelia Earhart stories.)

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