Okay, I'll be honest: personally, for my gawking moments, I'd rather stare at the 50 hottest men sword fighters (Gerard Butler, Mel Gibson, Russell Crowe, Clive Owen, Jet Li, Johnny Depp, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Brad Pitt, Orlando Bloom, Viggo Mortensen ...). But I couldn't help but bring attention to this fabulous listing of sword-fighting heroines from tv and movies. Some were surprising (Kim Cattrall? You GO girl!) and others may have been badly under-rated (Sandahl Bergman, I thought, was a revelation of feminine machismo in Conan). But it's a great reminder of our long-term fascination with the idea of sword-wielding women.