Supermodels and Hollywood royalty, that’s who. From Zoe Kravitz to leggy models like Courtney Eaton and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, these women sitting at the back of the War Rig are not simple.

Healthy, untainted, beautiful – they are the princesses of the post-apocalyptic world in Mad Max: Fury Road. But to Citadel dictator Immortan Joe, who desperately seeks to produce a male heir, the five women in his harem are but chattel. To safeguard his property, he even puts medieval chastity locks on them.

I never understood how you could use the washroom while having to wear one of these. Credit: heavymetal.com

I never understood how you could use the washroom while having to wear one of these. Credit: heavymetal.com

It comes as no surprise that they all run away one day. Well, they did leave a note in the form of graffiti: “WE ARE NOT THINGS”.

Five out of six women in Mad Max: Fury Road. Credit: Jasin Boland

Five out of six women in Mad Max: Fury Road. Credit: Jasin Boland

Because there are five women and not just one, the movie has portrayed the fairer sex in a spectrum of personalities. Vagina Monologues author Eve Ensler, who has intimate knowledge of human trafficking in the Congo, was involved in preparing the actresses for their roles. None of these characters are tokens and each of them has unique experiences modelled on actual women who have gone through severe trauma.

Here are the women of Mad Max: Fury Road, which opens in cinemas today.

Toast The Knowing – Zoe Kravitz

Zoe Kravitz as Toast The Knowing. Credit: nydailynews.com

Zoe Kravitz as Toast The Knowing. Credit: nydailynews.com

The character: Toast aspires to be a warrior like her rescuer Furiosa (played by Charlize Theron), and can be considered the toughest one out of the five wives. When Furiosa needs help with loading weapons, she’s there.

Most dangerous stunt: “I got to do a stunt with the polecat, which was so much fun. I got picked up from the war rig (tanker truck) and taken over to the gigahorse (a souped-up double Cadillac on a monster truck chassis) on those poles that go back and forth. It was like being in the circus. It was like Cirque du Soleil.” – Knoxnews.com

Zoe Kravitz as herself. Credit: nbc.com

Zoe Kravitz as herself. Credit: nbc.com

The actress: Zoe Kravitz is 26 and has acted in X-Men: First Class and Divergent. She is of Hollywood pedigree; her parents are celebrated musician Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet. She lives in Los Angeles.

Cheedo The Fragile – Courtney Eaton

Eaton as Fragile, the youngest of Immortan Joe's five wives. Credit: swide.com

Eaton as Fragile, the youngest of Immortan Joe’s five wives. Credit: swide.com

The character: Fragile is the youngest of Immortan Joe’s five wives. She’s comfortable in Immortan Joe’s world and is afraid of going out into the harsh world, but emerges from the road war a stronger person.

Most dangerous stunt: Leaping between the War Rig and the Gigahorse, a massive vehicle that looks like a monster truck conjoined with a pair of Cadillac coupes.

19-year-old model-turned-actress Eaton. Credit: Hollywoodreporter.com

19-year-old model-turned-actress Eaton. Credit: Hollywoodreporter.com

The actress: Eaton, 19, is a native of Bunbury, Western Australia. She has modelled for fashion houses like Dolce & Gabbana. This is her first acting stint.

The Dag – Abbey Lee

Abbey Lee as The Dag. Credit: nydailynews.com

Abbey Lee as The Dag. Credit: nydailynews.com

The character: A virginal-looking platinum blonde with a dark side. She has a heightened sense of awareness and sees things before others do.

Most dangerous stunt: She was forcefully pulled out of a car by her left bicep, by 7 ft-tall Nathan Jones, who plays Rictus Erectus.

Abbey Lee walking the catwalk for Victoria's Secret. Credit: zimbio.com

Abbey Lee working the catwalk for Victoria’s Secret. Credit: zimbio.com

The actress: Lee, 27, is an Australian supermodel-turned-actress. She was formerly a cover girl for international glossies and has modelled for Gucci, H&M and Chanel. She has also worked the catwalk for Victoria’s Secret. This is her first acting stint.

The Splendid Angharad – Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Riley Keough as Capable, Courtney Eaton as Cheedo the Fragile, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley as The Splendid Angharad. Credit: telegraph.co.uk

Riley Keough as Capable, Courtney Eaton as Cheedo the Fragile, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley as The Splendid Angharad. Credit: telegraph.co.uk

The character: Splendid is visibly pregnant. She also has many visible scars, which are the result of her self-harming by cutting.

Most dangerous stunt: She hung on to the outside of a moving vehicle and sped through walls of fire – all while carrying a heavy lump of latex around her belly made to look like she was with child.

Huntington-Whitely as a Victoria's Secret catwalk model in 2009. Credit: condenast.co.uk

Huntington-Whitely as a Victoria’s Secret catwalk model in 2009. Credit: condenast.co.uk

The actress: Huntington-Whiteley, 28, is from England and used to be a Victoria’s Secret model. She is dating actor Jason Statham. Her first movie was Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (2011).

Capable – Riley Keough

The character: Capable is Splendid’s best friend and backs her up when Splendid decides to leave.

Most dangerous stunt: Hanging onto Tom Hardy as he’s dangling from a souped-up tanker truck called the War Rig.

Keough and her husband Smith-Peterson. Credit: ok.co.uk

Keough and her husband Smith-Peterson. Credit: ok.co.uk

The actress: Keough is Elvis Presley’s eldest granddaughter. She too, was a model previously. The 26-year-old actress from California fell in love with Australian stuntman Ben Smith-Petersen while filming Mad Max: Fury Road in the Namibian desert; they tied the knot in February this year.

Imperator Furiosa – Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron as Imperator Furiosa. Credit: Warner Bros Pictures

Charlize Theron as Imperator Furiosa. Credit: Warner Bros Pictures

The character: Stolen as a child from her mother, Furiosa is a one-armed warrior who has weathered unspeakable trauma and hardship. Now she wants payback by stealing what is most important to Immortan Joe.

Most dangerous stunt: Both her and Capable (Riley Keough) hang onto Tom Hardy as he’s dangling from the War Rig. It’s especially dangerous for her since she was attached to her co-star with only her character’s mechanical arm.

Charlize Theron is the most experienced actress in this movie. Credit: komonews.com

Charlize Theron is the most experienced actress in this movie. Credit: komonews.com

The actress: Theron, 39, is an A-list Hollywood actress who has played the critically-acclaimed role of serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster (2003), among others. She has an adopted three-year-old son, Jackson, and she is currently dating actor Sean Penn.

You may think that Mad Max: Fury Road is all about the men and the cars, but it has actually been lauded as a feminist action film. Guys, don’t be too disappointed – you’ll still get to see Mad Max in action as Furiosa’s sidekick.

Sources: screenrant.com, www.knoxnews.com, swide.com, telegraph.co.uk, torontosun.com, www.monstersandcritics.com