Creator / Michelle Rodriguez

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Okay, so she's not obeying the first rule here. Or the second. Or the third, until later.note 

1. Michelle Rodriguez's closet is filled wall to wall with nothing but black tank tops.
2. Michelle Rodriguez is always a cop. Except when she's a Marine.
3. Michelle Rodriguez has a nasty habit of getting herself killed all the time.

Latin-American (mother Dominican, father Puerto Rican) actress, best known for playing badass characters (that are often in the army or a police officer) in movies such as The Fast and the Furious, Resident Evil, Avatar, and Machete. She also made a brief foray into television by playing—you guessed it—a badass cop character that dies in Lost. Tends to die in movies, but at least in a badass way.


Tropes commonly used in her roles

  • Hidden Depths: She's said that one of the first things she spent money on when she started to "make it" as an actress was buying a whole bunch of books, with science being one of her favourite subjects, in part to make up for what she felt was poor schooling. She also claims that on the set of Avatar she spent hours talking to James Cameron about biology and technology between takes, just because it interests both of them.
  • Kubrick Stare: She's very fond of giving these in her movies.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Try to find a movie where she's not.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: As a Tanktop Tomboy, her roles often mean forgoing sleeves to seem tougher.
  • Spicy Latina: She crrently provides the page image from Film/SWAT.
  • Tank-Top Tomboy: She seemingly always wears tanktops in her roles, showing her as less of a girly-girl while still allowing for some fanservice.
  • Unkempt Beauty: She's often portrayed as a greasemonkey or other character type who usually stays or otherwise looks dirty.
  • Vasquez Always Dies: She usually plays the tougher girl in a work, and dies for it.

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