Shosanna Dreyfus (Inglourious Basterds)
The Character: Another of Tarantino’s avenging angels, and his prettiest one by far. The beating heart of Inglourious Basterds , her eventual revenge is operatic in its intensity.
Sexiest Quality: Her pure, focused, fury. We like her when she’s angry.
Roger O. Thornhill (North By Northwest)
The Character: As hapless everymen go, Cary Grant’s bemused hero is a pretty cool customer. Eve Marie Saint may seduce him for her own ends, but its surely no hardship for her…
Sexiest Quality: His ultra-dry sense of humour, as demonstrated by his performance in the auction room.
Ophelia (Trading Places)
The Character: Jamie Lee Curtis does a cracking tart with a heart routine as the sweet-natured hooker who takes pity on Dan Aykroyd’s down and out.
Sexiest Quality: Her kind-heartedness.
Honest, that’s what it is…
Johnny Castle (Dirty Dancing)
The Character: A genuine tough guy with a fine line in crowd-wowing dance moves? Sounds like the total package to us.
Sexiest Quality: His fiercely protective nature. Nobody puts Baby in the corner…
Kathryn Merteuil (Cruel Intentions)
The Character: A thoroughly messed-up little princess, but an incredibly sexy one, as attested to by her equally despicable stepbrother Sebastian.
Sexiest Quality: Her use of sex as a weapon might be reprehensible, but it makes for remarkably easy viewing…
Patrick Verona (Ten Things I Hate About You)
The Character: The character that introduced Heath Ledger to an army of flustered fangirls, Patrick is a bit of a cad who finds his heart melted by Julia Stiles’ Kat Stratford. Aww.
Sexiest Quality: His willingness to make a bit of a tit of himself in the name of love, as demonstrated by his stadium-set singalong.
Lisa (Weird Science)
The Character: The product of a stack of old playboys and some questionable science, Lisa is the pop sock-wearing dream-girl of teenage nerds Wyatt and Gary.
Sexiest Quality: Her seeming disinterest in getting fully dressed. Vest, pants, socks… and we’re done.
Stanley Kowalski (A Streetcar Named Desire)
The Character: A walking slab of manliness, played with brute intensity by a smouldering Marlon Brando. “STELLLLAAAAA!”
Sexiest Quality: His undiluted machismo, which might make him act like a pig some of the time, but is catnip to his wife Stella.
Mrs. Robinson (The Graduate)
The Character: Anne Bancroft’s predatory older lady, who sets her sights on Dustin Hoffman’s titular hero and refuses to look elsewhere until she has him in her bed.
Sexiest Quality: Her sexual authority, as shown by the way she toys with Hoffman like a cat playing with its dinner.
Ferris Bueller (Ferris Buellers Day Off)
The Character: Teenage rebellion has never been performed with such a glint in the eye as by Ferris Bueller, the rascal’s rascal. Bueller? Bueller?
Sexiest Quality: His preternatural ability to land on his feet. Life just seems so easy for Ferris.