Ripley and her Alien Chestburster are beatified as Madonna and Child

Illustration for article titled Ripley and her Alien Chestburster are beatified as Madonna and Child

Over the course of four movies, Ripley goes from Alien survivor to Alien mother. This painting by Jska Priebe casts the action heroine as a saintly Madonna, cradling her Xenomorph baby.

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Priebe has painted other lady saints of science fiction, including Blade Runner's Rachel and The Fifth Element's Leeloo (both below), plus The Matrix's Trinity, Firefly's River Tam, and more. You can purchase prints of any of these halo-wearing women from Priebe's web store.

Jska Priebe [via Neatorama]

Illustration for article titled Ripley and her Alien Chestburster are beatified as Madonna and Child
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Illustration for article titled Ripley and her Alien Chestburster are beatified as Madonna and Child
Illustration for article titled Ripley and her Alien Chestburster are beatified as Madonna and Child

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Ripley looks more like Ben Shenkman than Sigourney Weaver. The others are right on, though.