Welcome to the fourth edition of a new feature here at Diva Dirt – Screen Sirens! Here I will bridge the gap between our beloved (well, some at least) women of wrestling and the leading ladies gracing the movie screen – whether they be damsels in distress, kick-ass bombshells, dramatic protagonists, or anything in between – we will celebrate the influence and presence of women in the movies and see how they in turn could be connected to the Divas and Knockouts we discuss on this very blog.
With this weekend’s release of “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”, we’ll look at the character of Irina Spalko, the tough Soviet Agent sent to find Indiana Jones and get him to aid her in finding the mythical Crystal Skulls. In this film, Irina is played by Cate Blanchett. She is sent by leaders of the Soviet Union to uncover the legendery Crystal Skulls which are believed to be the key to an ancient Alien civilisation. Hoping to harness the extra terrestrial weapon for the cold war, Spalko uses Indiana Jones as a guide through the jungles of deepest Peru where they encounter a swarm of Bull Ants, lethal guards of the Temple of Akator and a face from Indy’s past!
Which Diva could embody this bold and ruthless Agent – nailing both the bob haircut and thick Russian accent? Perhaps one of the more charismatic Divas who can simultaneously make you fear her and portray a believable Russian heritage. One thing’s for certain – Irina doesn’t mess around. She’s cocky, no-nonsense, and will go to any length to complete the job. Who do you think would best fit that role? (WARNING: I’m aware that this poll is huge – I wanted to include as many women as possible – ludicrous choices or not!)