Two actresses come to mind who have made a name for themselves in action films; Scarlett Johansson and Angelina Jolie movies. Both have several well-received action movies that they are known for.
Angelina Jolie’s first action movie was Gone in 60 Seconds, a movie about stealing cars and also starring Nicolas Cage. She then took on the role of the video game character Lara Croft in Tomb Raider. She has since gone on to start in a number of other action movies like Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Wanted, Beowulf, and Alexander amongst others.
The very hot Scarlett Johansson is well known for her role as Black Widow in the Marvel superhero movies and has appeared in five of them. She has an action movie coming out later in 2017 that is called Ghost in the Shell which is based on a very popular Japanese manga series. In the movie, she is the main character who is a cyborg that is trying to bring down an evil computer hacker.