Ladies Do the Darndest Things in Heels

Friday, July 31, 2015 - 07:00

In last night's episode of Dominion, Claire Riesen jumped from an exploding building in heels - while pregnant no less - and landed pretty gracefully, all things considered. This got us to thinking about other ladies in pop culture who've done the darndest things in heels. Gravity be damned, they aren't coming down from their cloud of awesome anytime soon.   

Catwoman, The Dark Knight Rises

Anne Hathaway performed flawless acrobatics, rode motorcycles and kicked butt like it's nobody's business in pin thin stilettos. Watch her jump off buildings and run around in ways that are basically impossible according to the laws of physics!

Wonder Woman

Well, her name is Wonder Woman so it's no wonder (get it?) she was able to whip baddies into shape in Go Go Boots. Her Lasso of Truth and unbreakable Amazonium bracelets helped too.

Audrey Parker, Haven

For nearly five seasons, Audrey has been solving Troubles that involve bullets, lightning and cake - yep, cake. While solving each case she's always armed with her wit, gun and a great pair of sensible heels. Fashionable yet functional. See more of Audrey (or whoever she might be next!) in action this Fall on Syfy.

Charlie's Angels (The Series)

These police academy trained private detectives rose to the occasion of each case in bikinis, evening gowns and strappy heels. Never before had tackling thugs looked so glamorous.

Charlie's Angels (The 2000 Movie)

Pioneer Angels: Jaclyn Smith, Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson, Cheryl Ladd, Shelley Hack and Tanya Roberts would be proud!

Claire, Jurassic World

Who can outrun a pissed off t-rex while wearing heels? Bryce Dallas Howard, that's who!  


Trained spy? Check. Assassin who tortures her targets without misplacing a hair on her head? Check, check. Handling a hand gun while wearing pumps like it's no big deal? Of course!

Max Guevera, Dark Angel

The show's premise of genetically enhanced, super human children was interesting enough, but it was more fascinating to watch Jessica Alba kick butt in heels or use them as a butt kicking distraction.

Jane Smith, Mr. & Mrs. Smith

Don't let the name fool you, there was nothing plain about Angelina's abilities or wardrobe in this film. She was dressed [in stilettos] to kill-- literally.  

Bo, Lost Girl

Our favorite succubus gives her aunt Zeus a beat down she won't soon forget, all while wearing a gorgeous gown and matching platform heels. See more of Bo's best moments, here.