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This Sunday, Mother’s Day will be celebrated in dozens of countries around the world, and while we take the opportunity to show our eternal appreciation to the women who brought us into the world, our thoughts also turn toward some of the more memorable maternal figures in pop culture at large.

Everyone knows there’s almost nothing a mother won’t do to protect her child, but there are some movie moms out there who are pretty unstoppable in just about any situation. To mark the holiday, here are five famous “tough mothers” whose portraits are interpreted by UK artist Doaly in the style of classic cameos.

From a vengeful bride to a defender of the future, you’ll likely recognize some familiar faces. Enjoy!

kill bill1 730x912 Tough mothers: Big screen moms you dont want to mess withBeatrix Kiddo, aka The Bride – Kill Bill
conner1 730x912 Tough mothers: Big screen moms you dont want to mess withSarah Connor – Terminator
ellen3 730x912 Tough mothers: Big screen moms you dont want to mess withEllen Ripley – Alien
elastigirl3 730x912 Tough mothers: Big screen moms you dont want to mess withHelen Parr – The Incredibles
sue storm1 730x912 Tough mothers: Big screen moms you dont want to mess withSue Storm – Fantastic Four