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The Precursor of Gina Carano, Back in the Old Days

Cynthia Rothrock was a pioneer. Like Chuck Norris, she won martial arts championships and then moved into movies. I believe she even had some elective surgery to make herself more marketable. She fought an uphill battle in the 60s as a woman trying to establish herself in a genre where there were no women, and it was a genre that was not then even recognized in the United States. If you like action movies with women who can in fact fight, check out Cynthia’s movies. Great art, they are not. Great fun, they are. They are essential history for fans of badass babes.