The Badass Real Women Playing Amazons in 'Wonder Woman'

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Warner Bros. Pictures’ Wonder Woman is the DC hero’s first solo film, and the buzz around it has been overwhelmingly positive. Gal Gadot stars as Diana Prince, and she went through some serious swordsmanship and martial arts training for the role.

While her depiction of Wonder Woman has fans excited for the film’s June 2 release, she’s not the only strong woman kicking ass in the much-anticipated film. Her Amazonian army is filled with powerful women, from CrossFitters to boxers who are just as tough in real life as they look in their on-screen armor.

Click through to check out some of the fit, badass women playing Amazons in the film.

1. Doutzen Kroes

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Doutzen Kroes, who plays Venelia in the film, is a trained horsewoman in addition to being a Victoria’s Secret Angel.

2. Brooke Ence

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Brooke Ence is a fan-favorite CrossFitter who has placed top 15 in the CrossFit Games. Her training off-screen was intense to say the least, even before she was cast to play an Amazonian warrior.

3. Madeleine Vall Beijner


Swedish Muay Thai fighter Madeleine Vall Beijner is no stranger to hand-to-hand combat. She may have retired from fighting in 2015, but she still looks (and clearly acts) the part of a warrior.

4. Samantha Jo

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Samantha Jo, who plays Euboea in the film, isn’t just athletic. Before she began acting, the martial artist and stuntwoman competed in Wushu, even representing Canada in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

5. Hayley Jane Warnes

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One look at her Instagram page will tell you that Hayley Jane Warnes is superfit. The co-founder of the travel blog Break the Loop is also a triathlete, and she’s always sharing snapshots of her never-ending training.

6. Morgan Jacobsen

Morgan Jacobsen is a WABBA bikini competitor and fitness junkie, and is constantly sharing snaps that give us serious #fitnessgoals.

7. Hari James

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Hari James is an absolutely ripped Level 1 CrossFit coach who has also competed in both rowing and sprinting. On top of that, she was a police officer before devoting herself to training full-time.

8. Mayling Ng

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Mayling Ng, who plays Orana in the film, is also a martial artist. Before her leap into acting, she won the Singapore Bikini Competition in 2011 and represented Singapore in the 2013 Arnold Classic.

9. Zinnia Kumar

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At 23 years old, Zinnia Kumar is not only a model, but also a published scientist in the field of human evolutionary biology and a motivational speaker.

10. Ann Wolfe

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Ann Wolfe, who plays Artemis in the film, is a boxing coach and former boxer who won eight World Championships and held titles in four different weight classes at once during her career.

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