The leading lady of our namesake (and very first blog post) has finally made it to our Hall of Fame. Cynthia has starred in three 24hrs2midnight classics (24 Hours to Midnight, Lady Dragon, Outside the Law) and many more. The more we learn about Cynthia, the more we like her. Let us educate you:
1. From 1981 to 1985, she was the undefeated World Karate Champion in both forms and weapon competition (that’s a unisex title, meaning she beat out women and men for it).
2. She is proficient in the use of chain whip (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqMxcUokXQo), bo staff, Chinese double broadswords, iron fan, and hook swords. If you can handle the techno, this clip is highly awesome:
3. The character Sonya Blade (“Mortal Kombat”) was based on Cynthia Rothrock.
Note: If you have been identified as a friend or loved one of Cynthia Rothrock, then you have until the end of the opening credits to put your affairs in order, because you’re about to die. Cyn has a habit of going on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge brought on by the death of a loved one. For example, Cynthia’s father (“China O’Brien”), her husbands (“24 Hours to Midnight”, “Lady Dragon”, “Lady Dragon II”), fiancees (“Guardian Angel”, “Outside the Law”), and sisters (“Undefeatable”, “Sworn to Justice”) all get murdered by the end of the first act. She’s a tough lady to love.
Oh hey, she was on “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys”:
Official website: http://www.cynthiarothrock.org/