Action Movie Daughters Always Get Hot

Every movie genre follows certain clichés and formulas, but one of my favorites is the action movie daughter (wow that makes me sound creepy). But I think you know what I mean. Our lead character is a macho cop/mercenary/soldier/sheriff/spy who happens to have an adorable daughter who proves to be convenient hostage-bait around the 75-minute mark. But moving beyond that cliché, I noticed that many of the girls who played these daughters went on to illustrious careers as actresses and Maxim magazine centerfolds. Some of these examples are from the most beloved action films of the ’80s and ’90s, while others are a bit more obscure.

Let’s see what became of our heroes’ female offspring…

Commando – Jenny, the daughter of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character…

…was played by Alyssa Milano. Who turned into this…

Under Siege 2 – Sarah, the daughter of Steven Seagal’s character…

Was played by Katherine Heigl:

Airspeed – Nicole, the daughter of Joe Mantegna’s character…

Was played by Elisha Cuthbert, who turned into this…

The Last Boy Scout – Darian, the daughter of Bruce Willis’s character…

Was played by Danielle Harris (who also played Steven Seagal’s daughter in Marked For Death), and looks like this:

Patriot Games – Sally, the daughter of Harrison Ford’s character…

Was played by Thora Birch, who turned into…

True Lies – Dana, the daughter of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character…

Was played by Eliza Dushku…

Independence Day – Patricia, the daughter of Bill Pullman’s President…

Was played by Mae Whitman, who grew up to look like…

Face/Off – Jamie, the daughter of John Travolta’s character…

Was played by Dominique Swain, who became…

Panic Room – Sarah, the daughter of Jodie Foster’s character…

Was played by Kristen Stewart, who turned into…

The Patriot – Holly, the daughter of Steven Seagal’s character…

Was played by Camilla Belle, who grew up to be…

Just Cause – Katie, the daughter of Sean Connery’s character…

Was played by the one and only Scarlett Johansson. We thankfully all know what she looks like now:

Cape Fear – Danielle, the daughter of Nick Nolte’s character…

Was played by my future wife, Juliette Lewis:

Heat – Lauren, the daughter of Al Pacino’s character…

Was played by Natalie Portman…

And even if an action movie daughter doesn’t become hot or famous, like Lucy McClane, Bruce Willis’s daughter in Die Hard

They change history and recast her with a hot starlet, like Mary Elizabeth Winstead in Live Free or Die Hard

It makes me wonder if this trend will continue. How much longer before I can admit that Dakota Fanning (Tom Cruise’s daughter in War of the Worlds) is hot? Not yet? Okay, never mind then.

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