Elizabeth Swan—Pirates of the Caribbean
In the original (and best) Pirates of the Caribbean film, Elizabeth Swan starts off as the typical “damsel in distress” before discovering her own inner strength and fortitude. During the next two films in the Pirates trilogy, Elizabeth only gains more independence and power, as she rises to the highest of ranks among pirates and is instrumental in saving the lives of her friends and family. Her development over the three Pirates movies (despite how much of a mixed bag the last two films were) was not only satisfying to watch as a viewer but also makes her character, who was already the most gorgeous woman sailing the seas, even more entrancing.
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