Happy Mothers Day! 11 Bad-Ass Moms in Movies and TV, From Leia to Cookie Lyon (Photos)

Jeremy Fuster

Happy Mothers Day! This Mothers Day we celebrate some hardcore, bad-ass moms, including:

Furiosa, “Mad Max: Fury Road” — She may not have been a true mother, but Furiosa might as well have been one to Immortan Joe’s wives. Furiosa’s compassion in the unforgiving wasteland of “Mad Max” was proof that women in action films can be warriors and surrogate mothers at the same time.

Olenna Tyrell, “Game of Thrones” — Do NOT mess with the Queen of Thorns. Olenna Tyrell has proven she’s a grandma to be reckoned with. Her age hasn’t deterred her from taking charge of House Tyrell and engaging in a deadly feud with Cersei Lannister. Get ready for Tommen and Margaery’s in-laws to have a big final showdown in season six.

Leia Organa, “The Force Awakens” — It turns out that the Alderaan Princess turned Rebel General is now a mother…to a Sith Lord. It will be interesting to see how the ongoing traumatic relationship between her and Kylo Ren plays out in future films, especially considering what happened to Han Solo.

Dowager Countess, “Downton Abbey” — The Crawley matriarch always loved being in charge, but spent the final episodes of “Downton Abbey” being forced to recognize that the future of the family and the hospital was in Cora’s hands, not hers. The series ended with her ruminating on life’s constant march to the future, not the past: “If only we had the choice!”

Raksha, “The Jungle Book” — Thanks to Lupita Nyong’o‘s trembling voice, Raksha’s farewell to her mancub son in the rain became the most poignant moment in Disney’s CGI masterpiece.

Toriel, “Undertale” — Lovingly nicknamed “Goatmom” by fans of Toby Fox’s smash indie hit, Toriel has quickly become one of the most important video game characters ever. Her wonderful charm and love of children masked a dark past filled with loss and regret, culminating in a heartbreaking boss fight that challenged gamers to rethink how they approach playing video games.

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