“Rebel girl, rebel girl, rebel girl you are the queen of my world!”
At least, that’s what Bikini Kill said in their song “Rebel Girl” and I definitely take that to heart. I’m not much of a rebel and, honestly, some rebels are actually just a-holes with great winged eyeliner. But I have a lot of love for girls who aren’t afraid to let their bad girl flags fly.
Those girls who aren’t all sugar and spice and everything nice can provide us with some of the most inspiring, entertaining and twisted character in film. Here are 10 of our favorite bad girls, did we include any of yours?
Cassandra From SavedIt's hard not to be a bit of a rebel by default when you're the only Jewish girl in a super Christian high school. This is especially true when you're the only Jewish girl in a Super Christian high school and you despise the most popular and Godly girl in the entire school. Source: Saved!/United Artists
Janis Ian From Mean GirlsIf I went to school with Janis, I don't know if I'd be afraid of her or if I'd want to be her. Probably both...actually, we'd probably be friends. We're both big ol' haters. Source: Mean Girls/Paramount Pictures
Joi From FridayIf her Rapunzel length braids, the teeny tiny crop top and short shorts and those talon-like nails aren't enough to show that Joi is a force to be reckoned with, her sharp tongue is enough to seal the deal. Source: Friday/New Line Cinema
Jordana From SubmarinePart bully, part loner, part owner of a seriously killer red coat. Jordana is the type of girl who isn't into being a big sap in the romance department, but she'll still manage to warm your heart with her wit. Source: Submarine/The Weinstein Company
Kathryn From Cruel IntentionsAnd now we move on to the effed up bad girls of this list. Kathryn was the ultimate bad girl, dabbling with drugs, alcohol and pseudo-incestuous sex while she was still in her teens. She was such an entertaining character to watch on screen, but wow...what a mess. Source: Cruel Intentions/Columbia Pictures
Tracy And Evie From ThirteenBasically the middle school version of Kathryn with a lot less money and a lot more visible thong. Equally messed up and tragic, though. Source: Thirteen/Fox Searchlight Pictures
Sloan From Ferris Bueller's Day OffSloan is the smoothest of the bad girls on this list. She effortlessly lies about a dead relative so that she can sneak off with Ferris and Cameron to play hooky, keeps her cool when Ferris' dad almost spots them and is just, in general, the best girlfriend a rebel like Ferris can have. Source: Ferris Bueller's Day Off/Paramount Pictures
Rebecca And Enid From Ghost WorldOutcasts, rebels...with Rebecca and Enid the lines are a little blurred. But they both have a bit of a wild streak in the film, a film you should absolutely see if you haven't already! Source: Ghost World/United Artists
Wanda From Cry BabyThis '50s era bad girl was a real piece of work. I mean, with lines like, "In America, we like boys! We like hot boys! Boys with roaming hands and rushing fingers!" how can you not be? Source: Cry Baby/Universal Pictures
Kat From 10 Things I Hate About YouIf there's one girl on this list who really doesn't give a damn about what people think of her, it's Kat. Feminists with big mouths are always a favorite. Source: 10 Things I Hate About You/Buena Vista
Okay, so who which bad girl got left in the cold? Do you have a favorite character who is a rebel on the surface but a big softy on the inside? Tell us in the comments!