Cat Ballou

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Cat Ballou, the eponymous character in the 1965 Western comedy film "Cat Ballou", is portrayed by Jane Fonda.

Cat is a strong-willed and determined young woman who returns to her hometown in Wyoming to find that her father's ranch is in danger of being taken over by a ruthless railroad baron named Sir Harry Percival. Cat is determined to save her father's ranch and decides to take matters into her own hands by hiring a group of misfit outlaws, including a drunken gunslinger named Kid Shelleen (played by Lee Marvin), to help her fight against Percival and his men.

Throughout the film, Cat is shown to be brave, resourceful, and determined, willing to do whatever it takes to protect her family's land and her fellow ranchers. She is also shown to be a skilled marksman, horse rider, and fighter.

In addition to her strength and determination, Cat is also depicted as a compassionate and caring person, as evidenced by her concern for the well-being of the other ranchers and her father's loyal employees.

Cat Ballou's character is notable for being one of the few female lead characters in Western films at the time, and for subverting traditional gender roles by taking on the role of a gunslinger and a hero. Her character has since become an iconic figure in Western film history.