It’s been a fast and furious 20 years. The first film in the blockbuster Fast & Furious franchise, aptly-named The Fast and the Furious, premiered in 2001. At first glance, it seems like your average testosterone-fueled action flick. However, a lot of thought went into the film’s female characters. When it comes to Letty Ortiz, street racer and Dominic Toretto’s girlfriend, that thought came from the actress bringing her to life, Michelle Rodriguez.