and Strikeforce announced at its April 9, 2011, event in San Diego that Carano would make her return against Sarah D'Alelio on June 18, during the Overeem vs. This bout would have been held by Zuffa, who have been detractors of women's MMA in the past.
Critics An early acting role, was via a cameo appearance in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill: Volume 1, released in 2003, as a witness at the wedding of Kill Bill's femme fatale, The Bride.
In February 2012, Carano was cast in In the Blood (2014), an action thriller directed by John Stockwell.
The film is set in motion when a husband disappears while vacationing in the Caribbean with his wife, played by Carano.
Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun-Times wrote, "Gina Carano is BIG fun to watch.
Her popularity led to her being called the "face of women's MMA" (although Carano herself rejected the title) Outside the ring, Carano performed as Crush in the revamped 2008 television series American Gladiators.Her scheduled bout against Jan Finney at the Elite XC/K-1 Dynamite!!USA event on June 2, 2007 was canceled due to illness.The grieving wife passionately and recklessly pursues the men whom she believes kidnapped and killed him.Stockwell stated, "This role will showcase not only Gina's fighting skills, but also her acting abilities as her character struggles to [rein] in her violent past." In September 2012, Carano signed on as the lead in an all-female ensemble action film described as the female version of The Expendables.