Forget about the good girls for a minute. While it's great to get that role where you stand valiantly by your man's side as he gets the main focus of the film why not play the chick who backs up the guy who otherwise would just get his ass kicked faster than the snap of two fingers? I like pretty chicks who do most of the ass kicking, even if it is as a henchwoman.
The best part about LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD was watching the slick moves that Maggie Q busted out on Bruce Willis. Not only was she beautiful in a deeply mysterious (and slightly disturbing in that hot-disturbing kind of way) role where a thin little Asian chick is the brawn for Timothy Olyphant's brains, she was pretty much on the same level of him academically as well. Can you say "stole the movie"? I know I can.
Eva Mendes started off as the damsel by her man's side in movies like 2 FAST 2 FURIOUS and graduated up to understanding that she wasn't going to get enough attention if she kept playing the babe on the side. Her transition into the babe on the side who's packing the sidearms happened with aplomb in ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO and since then, Mendes has honed her acting skills by not being afraid of being disliked in a role. Gotta love a bad girl who looks this good.
Sienna Miller may well be known for not always being the good girl, but a lot of that assumption comes from the media's evaluation of her private life. As far as her screen roles have gone, she's played everything from money hungry to status hungry to simple hippie, but later this summer she's going to put on her bad girl sidle and see if she can woo us as The Baroness in G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA.
Perhaps banking in on her bad ways will gain her more positive exposure if it's onscreen instead of off.
Who's your favorite Bad Chick Sidekick?