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One of the few American actresses to enjoy stardom in action films, Cynthia Rothrock was a five-time undefeated World Karate Champion who parlayed her exceptional skills in martial arts into a career in direct-to-video features like "China O'Brien" (1988), "Martial Law" (1989) and "Fast Getaway" (1990). Though petite of stature and a somewhat wooden presence on screen, Rothrock was a formidable martial arts athlete, having proven herself in the Hong Kong action market for several years before returning to films in her native country. She soon became a highly marketable figure in B-action films, but found it harder to break into the sort of mainstream features that were dominated by her male counterparts like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chuck Norris and Jean-Claude Van Damme. Rothrock retired from acting in 2004 to open her own martial arts studio, but the enduring popularity of her '90s-era titles kept her in the public eye, prompting a comeback of sorts in 2011 and beyond. Though never a major Hollywood star, Cynthia Rothrock enjoyed a lengthy run as an action star, as well as the sole female actress to achieve that title.

One of the few American actresses to enjoy stardom in action films, Cynthia Rothrock was a five-time undefeated World Karate Champion who parlayed her exceptional skills in martial arts into a career in direct-to-video features like "China O'Brien" (1988), "Martial Law" (1989) and "Fast Getaway" (1990). Though petite of stature and a somewhat wooden presence on screen, Rothrock was a formidable martial arts athlete, having proven herself in the Hong Kong action market for several years before returning to films in her native country. She soon became a highly marketable figure in B-action films, but found it harder to break into the sort of mainstream features that were dominated by her male counterparts like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chuck Norris and Jean-Claude Van Damme. Rothrock retired from acting in 2004 to open her own martial arts studio, but the enduring popularity of her '90s-era titles kept her in the public eye, prompting a comeback of sorts in 2011 and beyond. Though never a major Hollywood star, Cynthia Rothrock enjoyed a lengthy run as an action star, as well as the sole female actress to achieve that title.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Mercenaries (2014)
2.
 Tigerclaws III (2001)
3.
 Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion (1997) Bertha Jo
4.
 Portrait in Red (1997)
5.
 Night Vision (1997) Kristin O'Connor
6.
 Sworn to Justice (1997)
7.
 Artist, The (1997) Laurel
8.
 Eye for An Eye (1996) Tina
9.
 Irresistible Force (1995) Charlie
10.
 Fast Getaway II (1994) Lily
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