Álainn or Appallin’: Michelle Rodriguez
Fast & Furious 6 hits our screens soon and with it a back-from-the-dead Letty, played by the sexy Michelle Rodriguez. Born in Texas in 1978 Michelle is know for playing tough girls who don’t take any crap and of course that means we lesbians and bi ladies do love her. The fact she can rock a pair of jeans and a tank top doesn’t hurt either, let’s be honest.
Rodriguez’s family moved from Texas to the Dominican Republic and on to Puerto Rico before she was 12, eventually landing in New Jersey where they made their home. Karyn Kusama’s 2000 film Girlfight was the role that got Michelle noticed after years of playing bit parts. The film makers chose their lead with an open call for auditions in New York, Michelle beat out hundreds of women for the role of a female boxer who trains behind her families back, Rodriguez’s credentials as a tough girl were cemented with her award winner portrayal and she has flown that flag for many role since.
The following year saw her do a couple of roles including The Fast & The Furious and the very next year she stared in Resident Evil a role that caught many ladies eyes, I don’t know if you have seen it but Michelle and Milla Jovovich have some serious chemistry in that movie.
She has also popped up in top grossing films like Avatar and TV shows such as Lost, making her face instantly recognisable to a wider audience. She is not however, content to just play the tough girl on screen and has lent her voice to cartoons for the Cartoon Network as well as video games such as Halo 2 and animated feature films including this years Turbo. Michelle doesn’t stop there, she has her own production company, Cheshire Kat Productions, which she owns with her business partner and friend Giancarlo Chersich.
Her official website calls Michelle a cross between beauty and brawn and I think that is as good a way as describing her as you’ll find anywhere. Rodriguez has shown that a beautiful woman can be strong, smart and successful and to boot, she proves that a woman doesn’t have to play the dorky girl next door to make it in Hollywood. She has worked with directors like James Cameron and actors such as Charlize Theron and Amber Heard but what do you think of this feisty actor?