Milla Jovovich is back in action as Alice in the fifth Resident Evil film, Retribution, and has been talking about playing a tough lead woman.
Speaking at the movie's premiere in LA, she said: "If you really look even 15 years ago, it was so difficult for women in film to kick butt, to be the strong female action heroes that really are the leads of a film.
"Normally girls are delegated to girlfriend roles, the girl next door, whatever it is. I'm so happy that with this series, we're really able to put females in the forefront."
Resident Evil: Retribution hits cinemas in the UK on September 28.