Can You Name These Sexy Starlets From the Marvel Universe?

By: Ian Fortey

Can You Name These Sexy Starlets From the Marvel Universe?
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About This Quiz

Ever since Iron Man was released back in 2008, the MCU has been known for incredible action, amazing special effects and also for casting some of the hottest women in the world. Now, these women are also amazing actors so it’s not just because they’re beautiful that they got their roles but it doesn’t hurt, either. And why not? You have some handsome guys like Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth in the mix, it's OK to have some gorgeous ladies kicking butt alongside them.

Officially, Pepper Potts played by Gwyneth Paltrow was the first lady of the MCU and she was followed by Liv Tyler in “The Incredible Hulk.” The sequel to “Iron Man” brought Paltrow back and introduced us to Natasha Romanoff, also known as the Black Widow, and it was clear from then on out that Marvel was all about women who were powerful and tough and could take on any villain while also looking amazing. In the following years they introduced dozens more, from Zoe Saldana’s Gamora to Cate Blanchett’s Hela to Evangeline Lilly’s Wasp. Some are heroes, some are villains, but they all put in memorable performances. If you're a true fan of the MCU, you should be able to recognize all of these amazing women and the characters they played. Take the quiz and see!

Question 1 - Widow Black Widow is played by which actress?
Brie Larson
Kelly Hu
Scarlet Johansson
Scarlett Johansson plays the Black Widow, who has proved to be so popular she got a solo movie even after her character died on screen. While her movie persona is a bit of a mystery, in the comics the character was supposed to have been born in 1928.
Jennifer Lawrence

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Question 2 - The Wasp The Wasp is played by which of these actresses?
Evangeline Lilly
Evangeline Lilly plays Hope Van Dyne, also known as the Wasp. Edgar Wright was the original writer and director of the movie, "Ant-Man and The Wasp," but he quit due to creative differences partway through. After he left, the Wasp gained a much more prominent role in the film.
Margot Robbie
Charlize Theron
Angelina Jolie

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Question 3 - Jane Do you recognize this actress who played Thor's love interest Jane Foster?
Kerri Russel
Jennifer Lawrence
Mila Kunis
Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman played Jane Foster in the first two "Thor" films. She was not part of "Ragnarok" or the "Avengers" films but word is that she returns in "Thor: Love and Thunder" and even takes on the role of Thor herself, which is something her character does in the comics.

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Question 4 - Aunt May We've had a few on-screen Aunt Mays, but who is the latest?
Sandra Bullock
Diane Lane
Marisa Tomei
Marisa Tomei really broke the Aunt May mold, since the character had previously always been depicted as a much older and often frail woman, like the Aunt May of the original "Spider-Man" film trilogy who is almost 40 years older than Tomei.
Mary-Louise Parker

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Question 5 - Gamora Which actress had to be painted green to play Gamora?
Zoe Saldana
Zoe Saldana is no stranger to big action roles. She was in the two highest-grossing movies of all time, "Avengers: Endgame" and "Avatar." She's also been in "Star Trek," "I Kill Giants" and "Pirates of the Caribbean."
Zendaya
Rose Tico
Jennifer Lawrence

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Question 6 - Nebula You can find which of these actresses in "Guardians of the Galaxy" and also "Jumanji?"
Jennifer Lawrence
Emilia Clarke
Karen Gillan
Karen Gillan is probably best known for his stint as Amy Pond on "Doctor Who." When she was on that show, directors had to redesign the Daleks for her because she was so much taller than the previous actress who played the Doctor's companion.
Sophie Turner

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Question 7 -  Mary Jane Who played Mary Jane even though we didn't know she was Mary Jane?
Zoe Kravitz
Kaitlyn Dever
Alexandra Daddario
Zendaya
Zendaya debuted in "Spider-Man: Homecoming" as a character we thought was named Michelle but then we later find out she's Peter Parker's longtime love Mary Jane Watson. The producers pulled a fast one on the audiences so we wouldn't know right away who the character was.

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Question 8 - Peggy Carter Peggy Carter was played by which of these actresses?
Gal Gadot
Hayley Atwell
Peggy Carter was played by Hayley Atwell and is arguably one of the most prominent characters in all of the MCU who isn't actually a superhero. She was so popular she headlined her own TV series called "Agent Carter."
Blake Lively
Emma Stone

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Question 9 - Valkyrie Valkyrie is now the Queen of Asgard. Who played her?
Tessa Thompson
Tessa Thompson took the roe of Valkyrie in "Thor: Ragnarok." Though we only know her character by the name Valkyrie it's actually what she is, not who she is. She was one of many Valkyries, and actually her name is Brunnhilde.
Nina Dobrev
Malin Akerman
Ruby Rose

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Question 10 - Darcy Which "Thor" actress was also in "Two Broke Girls?"
Elizabeth Olsen
Kat Dennings
Kat Dennings plays Darcy in "Thor" and is set to reprise her role in "WandaVision." The character was mostly comic relief in the movies and famously mispronounces the name of Thor's hammer as "Mew Mew."
Chloe Grace Moretz
Kelly Marie Tran

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Question 11 - Hela Which actress played Thor's very dark and sinister sister Hela?
Cate Blanchett
Hela was played by Cate Blanchett, who had to play the character in a motion capture suit despite the fact she doesn't look like a special effect. Hela's body changes shape and size frequently, creating spikes and such, so the actress needed to wear motion capture gear.
Rene Russo
Charlize Theron
Nicole Kidman

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Question 12 - Captain Marvel Who plays Carol Danvers, better known as Captain Marvel?
Alison Brie
Blake Lively
Brie Larson
Brie Larson took on the role of Captain Marvel. In the comics, Captain Marvel was a man for quite a few years before the character was replaced by a female version. There have been at least nine different Captain Marvels.
Sophie Turner

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Question 13 - Sersi This actress is taking on the role of Sersi in Marvel's "Eternals." Who is she?
Michelle Yeoh
Emilia Clarke
Gemma Chan
Gemma Chan is playing Sersi in the "Eternals" movie. The character has the ability to rearrange matter on a molecular level, including living things. She is a fashion designer in her "normal" life and uses her power to her advantage in that line of work.
Natalie Dormer

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Question 14 - Christine Doctor Strange's colleague was played by which of these actresses?
Rachel McAdams
Rachel MdAdams played Christine Palmer in "Doctor Strange" but never appeared in the "Avengers" follow ups. Word is she is not going to appear in the sequel to "Doctor Strange" either, meaning she likely won't be back in the MCU ever again.
Lily James
Kate Upton
Olivia Wilde

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Question 15 - Nakia Who played Nakia in "Black Panther?"
Lupita Nyong'o
Lupita Nyong'o took on the role of Nakia in "Black Panther." Weirdly enough, the Nakia character in the comics is actually a minion of Eric Killmonger who goes by the name of Malice. She's a serious adversary of Black Panther.
Letitia Wright
Danai Gurira
Tessa Thompson

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Question 16 - Barton Which actress also played Velma in "Scooby Doo?"
Cate Blanchett
Linda Cardellini
Linda Cardellini plays Laura Barton in the MCU, wife of Avenger Hawkeye. In one of the comic book storylines, Laura and Hawkeye's children are all killed by a traitor. When Hawkeye tracks the person down, he discovers it was actually Black Widow, who he kills in revenge.
Jessica Biel
Ellen Pompeo

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Question 17 - Wanda This Godzilla actress also plays the sister of Quicksilver. Who is it?
Kate Beckinsale
Chloe Grace Moretz
Leslie Bibb
Elizabeth Olsen
Elizabeth Olsen plays Wanda Maximoff, also known as the Scarlet Witch. When she was introduced in "Age of Ultron," no mention was made of the fact that her character is supposed to be the mutant daughter of X-Men villain Magneto. That was because Fox owned the rights to all mutant characters at the time.

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Question 18 - Mantis The character of Mantis was played by which of these actresses?
Kat Dennings
Pom Klementieff
French actress Pom Klementieff plays the character of Mantis in the MCU. The character is actually quite old, first appearing in comics back in 1973. In a very bizarre twist, the writer who created Mantis took her to DC comics where she appeared in the "Justice League," then took her to Eclipse Comics and Image Comics before coming back to Marvel with her.
Natalie Dormer
Sophie Turner

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Question 19 - Pepper Potts Who plays Pepper Potts?
Jennifer Aniston
Alison Brie
Bryce Dallas Howard
Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow has appeared in numerous MCU films as Pepper Potts, one-time assistant to Tony Stark who becomes the CEO of his company and eventually his wife and mother of his child. In real life, Paltrow makes so many of these movies she forgot she was in "Spider-Man."

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Question 20 - Lady Sif Do you know who plays Thor's companion, Lady Sif?
Jaimie Alexander
Jaimie Alexander played the role of Lady Sif in the first two Thor movies as well as in "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." Many fans were upset that Sif didn't return for "Thor: Ragnarok" but the reason for her absence was a simple one; Alexander was just busy working elsewhere.
Liv Tyler
Amanda Seyfried
Lucy Liu

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Question 21 - Frigga Thor's mom, Frigga, was played by which of these actresses?
Glenn Close
Cate Blanchett
Rene Russo
Rene Russo played Thor's mother, Frigga, in three different MCU movies including "Avengers: Endgame" after her character had already died. Russo hadn't appeared in a movie for six years prior to making a comeback in the first "Thor" film.
Halle Berry

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Question 22 - Mainframe The character Mainframe in "Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2" was voiced by which singer?
Rihanna
Lady Gaga
Miley Cyrus
One of the many small cameos in "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2," Mainframe was voiced by Miley Cyrus. In the comics, though this is never mentioned in the movie, Mainframe is actually a futuristic version of Vision.
Beyonce

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Question 23 - Quill Star-Lord's mom was played by which actress?
Zoe Saldana
Karen Gillan
Michelle Yeoh
Laura Haddock
Laura Haddock took on the role of Meredith Quill in both "Guardians of the Galaxy" films. Weirdly enough, those are not the only MCU appearances she has. Back in 2011, she had a very small role in "Captain America: The First Avenger" as an autograph seeker.

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Question 24 - Christine Everheart Who is this actress who played Christine Everhart in "Iron Man" and "Iron Man 2?"
Shelly Long
Leslie Bibb
Leslie Bibb played the role of Christine Everhart in the first two "Iron Man" films. Bibb got her Hollywood start thanks to Oprah Winfrey. When she was 16, she won a model search on Oprah's show and that kickstarted her whole career.
Olivia Wilde
Emilia Clarke

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Question 25 - Maria Hill Maria Hill has been in numerous MCU films. Who played her?
Hayley Atwell
Cobie Smulders
Cobie Smuders ha appeared as the character Maria Hill in all four of the "Avengers" films as well as "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," "Spider-Man: Far From Home," and the "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." TV show for several years.
Liv Tyler
Natalie Dormer

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Question 26 - Maya Hansen Who played the genius Maya Hansen, creator of the Extremis virus?
Sharon Stone
Gwyneth Paltrow
Elizabeth Pugh
Rebecca Hall
Rebecca Hall was an almost, sorta villain in "Iron Man 3" and the creator of the Extremis virus alongside Killian. The character doesn't make it through the movies and her comic book counterpart lasted a little while longer but not by much.

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Question 27 - Liz The Vulture's daughter Liz was played by which of these actresses?
Shailene Woodley
Laura Harrier
Laura Harrier played the character of Liz in "Spider-Man: Homecoming." Though she'd had some TV roles and smaller appearances in the past, her role in "Spider-Man" was her first major film role. She went on to star in the movie "BlacKkKlansmen" as well/
Zendaya
Grace Jones

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Question 28 - Ghost Ava Starr, better known as Ghost, was played by whom?
Hannah John-Kamen
Hannah John-Kamen played the villainous Ghost in "Ant-Man and the Wasp." She's becoming a pop-culture tour de force these days with appearances in "Game of Thrones," "Black Mirror," "Ready Player One," and "Tomb Raider" among others.
Maggie Gylenhaal
Rebecca Hall
Linda Cardellini

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Question 29 - Betty Ross Who played the Hulk's love interest Betty Ross?
Eliza Dushku
Miley Cyrus
Liv Tyler
Liv Tyler took on the role of Betty Ross in "The Incredible Hulk," which a lot of people forget was an MCU film, even though there was a different actor playing the part of Bruce Banner. There are rumors she may return for the Disney+ "She-Hulk" series.
Carrie Anne Moss

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Question 30 - Shuri The Wakandan genius Shuri was played by which actress?
Letitia Wright
Shuri is like the Wakandan Tony Stark, technologically leaps and bounds ahead of everyone else. She's played by Letititia Wright. When they were filming the movie "Black Panther," she kept her costars entertained by rapping in between takes. Danai Gurira nicknamed her Baby MC Underbite.
Halle Berry
Keesha Sharpe
Geena Davis

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Question 31 - Maria Rambeau Which actor took on the role of Maria Rambeau?
Octavia Spencer
Lupita Nyong'o
Lashana Lynch
The one-time best friend of Captain Marvel Carol Danvers, Maria Rambeau is a pilot and a pretty tough woman in her own right. She's the mother of Monica Rambeau who, in the comics, was Captain Marvel for a while herself. She also goes by the alias Spectrum.
Danai Gurira

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Question 32 - Sharon Carter Sharon Carter was featured in "Captain America" and will have a bigger role in "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier." Who plays her?
Hayley Atwell
Emily van Camp
Emily Van Camp plays the role of Sharon Carter. In the comic books, Agent Carter, also known as Agent 13, is a love interest of Captain America and had a relationship with him for many years. This was all downplayed a bit in the movies since we were just meeting the character.
Reese Witherspoon
Leslie Bibb

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Question 33 - Private Lorraine Do you know which "Game of Thrones" alum was in "Captain America: The First Avenger?"
Natalie Dormer
Natalie Dormer, maybe best known from "Game of Thrones" as Margaery Tyrell, and from "The Hunger Games" as Cressida also played Private Lorraine in the first "Captain America." The role was unusually small and she never appeared again.
Sophie Turner
Lena Heady
Emilia Clarke

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Question 34 - Ayesha The Guardians of the Galaxy tangled with which actress, who played Ayesha?
Kat Dennings
Brie Larson
Shannon Elizabeth
Elizabeth Debicki
The golden-skinned Ayesha is a second-string antagonist in "Guardians of the Galaxy" played by Elizabeth Debicki. Aside from Guardians, Debicki has only made one of other sequel in her career and that was "Peter Rabbit 2." She voiced Mopsy in both part one and two.

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Question 35 - Okoye Okoye kicks all kinds of butt in "Black Panther." Who played her?
Lupita Nyong'o
Danai Gurira
In the movies, Okoye is played by Danai Gurira and is the head of the Dora Milaje, a kind of special forces team in Wakanda. Gurira is probably best known for her role as Michonne on "The Walking Dead" and several other "Walking Dead" cast are also in the MCU such as Michael Rooker, who played Yondu, and Jon Bernthal, who played the Punisher.
Grace Kelly
Jane Foster

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Question 36 - Condon You never see Friday in the Iron Man movies but you do hear her. Who does the voice?
Sharon Stone
Kerry Washington
Kerry Condon
Kerry Condon provided the voice for Tony Stark's Friday, the AI program that replaced Jarvis in the MCU. Condon played Friday in five different MCU films, but when she's not doing that she's best known for period pieces like "Rome" as well as things like "Better Call Saul."
Lisa Bonet

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Question 37 - Janet Van Dyne Janet Van Dyne was played by which of these actresses?
Michelle Pfeiffer
Michelle Pfeiffer plays Janet Van Dyne, mother of the Wasp, in "Ant-Man and the Wasp." Pfeiffer essentially paved the way for women n comic book movies with her iconic role as Catwoman in the move "Batman Returns."
Glenn Close
Tilda Swinton
Sarah Jessica Parker

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Question 38 - Romanoff Which actress plays Melina Vostokoff in "Black Widow?"
Jane Seymour
Rachel Weisz
Rachel Weisz is another of the Black Widow crew who trains with Natasha Romanoff, the Black Widow we all know and love. This isn't Weisz's first turn at a comic book movie. She also showed up in the DC movie "Constantine" opposite Keanu Reeves.
Kat Dennings
Lisa Kudrow

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Question 39 - Seamstress Peter Parker gets caught in a compromising position with the Seamstress. Who played her?
Toni Garrn
Toni Garrn plays the hot and mysterious European seamstress character who gets Peter Parker to undress at a highway stop. That leads to Parker nearly blowing up the entire busload of students when he accidentally summons a drone strike.
Ashley Tisdale
Jennifer Connolly
Zendaya

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Question 40 - Aleta Ogord Do you know who made a cameo as Aleta Ogord in "Guardians of the Galaxy II?"
Glenn Close
Natalie Dormer
Michelle Yeoh
When Yondu is honored by the rest of the Ravagers in "Guardians of the Galaxy 2" we're treated to a lot of fun cameos including Michelle Yeoh as Aleta Ogord. No one knows yet if she'll return for "Guardians of the Galaxy 3."
Jessica Chastain

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