I tend to talk a lot about loving anti-heroes, but I'm also a huge fan of female characters who aren't afraid to kick a little ass. Ones like: Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton, Terminator movies), Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Ellen Ripley (Sigorney Weaver, the Alien movies), The Bride (Uma Thurman, the Kill Bill films), Selene (Kate Beckingsale, the Underworld movies), River (Summer Glau, Firefly/Serenity), Alice (Milla Jovovich, Resident Evil movies), Syndey Bristow (Jennifer Garner, Alias) -- just to name a few. ;^)
My love tends to come through in some of my characters. Evande & Ana from the Rebirth series. Taran from the Star Runner Series. And the latest entry? Sway in Lethal Beauty.