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Tough TV femmes

Posted 02/14/99

The Detroit News
Page E6


Three Tough TV Femmes are highlighted: Dana Scully (hot), Xena: Warrior Princess (hotter), and Buffy, vampire slayer (hottest).


   * HOT: Dana Scully

   If you're Fox Mulder and investigating unsolved FBI cases (called X-files),
who better to have as a partner than the beautiful, smart and devoted Dana
Scully, played by Gillian Anderson? Mulder, whose belief in the paranormal was
fueled by the abduction of his sister by aliens when he was 12, was partnered
with Scully, a serious medical doctor, so that she could debunk his outlandish
theories. Instead, they became close pals and get each other out of jams all the

   * HOTTER: Xena: Warrior Princess

   Nobody wears a breastplate and miniskirt more effectively than New Zealander
Lucy Lawless, aka Xena: Warrior Princess, a tough, no-holds barred woman with a
dark past and a good heart who battles evil warlords weekly in her campy
syndicated action-adventure series. She's definitely kickin' butt and takin' names.

   * HOTTEST: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

   Sarah Michelle Gellar goes to battle each week against bloodsucking monsters
and still manages a full course load at Sunnydale High School. You know the
story: Every generation produces one young woman who, blessed with unusual
strength and athleticism, is destined to save the world from a race of vampires.
This happens to be a Valley Girl, Buffy, whose steady (Angel) happens to have
been a serial killer for centuries. And you think you have problems? Buffy, you
slay us!

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