7. Misty Knight —
A definition of a strong Black woman, Misty Knight first made her appearance in 1975's Marvel Premiere. Originally depicted as a bionically enhanced detective with martial arts skills were strongly influenced by the Blaxploitation and Kung Fu crazes of the 1970s. For a while Knight was a strong supporter of the X-Men, but placing her in a film such as the possible upcoming Heroes For Hire will be a great step forward in championing female heroines on film.