From ‘Nikita’ to ‘Lucy’ — Luc Besson's 5 Bad-Ass Female Characters (Photos)

The French director has cemented Scarlett Johansson's status as a action star, but she's not the only one. Luc Besson has a long history with strong female characters

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"La Femme Nikita" (1990)
Besson's third feature was the first to put him on the map with American audiences and the one to make him synonymous with strong female action heroes. It was a groundbreaking concept in 1990.