Tina Carlyle (The Mask)
The Character: From her grand entrance in that red dress to her showstopping performance on stage at the Coco Bongo, Tina Carlyle is the consummate blonde bombshell. Quite simply a knockout.
Sexiest Quality: Her way with a song and dance routine. Even The Mask can’t steal her thunder.
The Character: Logan, the adamantium-enhanced badass with a fine line in gruff one-liners, and the tendency to go feral at the drop of a hat.
Sexiest Quality: The fact that underneath it all, he’s an old romantic at heart. His reaction to Jean’s apparent death is one of the series most affecting moments.
Satanica Pandemonium (From Dusk Til Dawn)
The Character: Arguably the sexiest exotic dancer in big-screen history, and a vampire to boot. What’s not to like?
Sexiest Quality: The absolute authority with which she holds an entire room full of assorted scumbags in the palm of her hand.
The Character: A suave dream-forger with a fine line in offhand quippage, Eames is comfortably the dreamiest (sorry) of the Inception crew.
Sexiest Quality: His ever-so-camp array of putdowns. “You mustn’t be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.”
Xenia Onatopp (Goldeneye)
The Character: The most sadomasochistic Bond girl of all time, and as a consequence, one of the sexiest. Excellently pun-tastic name, as well.
Sexiest Quality: Her method of bumping off unwanted males by literally shagging them to death. Steamy stuff.
Noah Calhoun (The Notebook)
The Character: The charismatic young drifter who opens Rachel McAdams’ privileged eyes to a world of romantic possibility. Be still our beating hearts.
Sexiest Quality: His unchecked passion, as witnessed in the rain-sodden clinch for which the film is rightly famous.
Ellen Ripley (Alien)
The Character: Sci-fi’s toughest heroine is also its sexiest, as Ripley sends Xenomorphs scattering with her never-say-die attitude. Take that, you slobbery bastards!
Sexiest Quality: Her refusal to bow to the macho bullshit of her contemporaries, particularly in Aliens , where she’s comfortably the toughest passenger amid a ship full of marines.
Tony Stark (Iron Man)
The Character: We’ll let the man himself do his own bio. “Genius, billionaire, playboy philanthropist!” Modest too.
Sexiest Quality: The fact that underneath all the bluster, his heart is squarely in the right place. Sacrificing himself in order to save the world from the marauding Chitauri? Yeah, that’s pretty sexy.
Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games)
The Character: Fiercely protective of her younger sister, Katniss steps up to face the terrible challenge of the Hunger Games without a second thought. And pretty successful she is too…
Sexiest Quality: Her refusal to bow to authority, as witnessed by her rabble rousing gesture to the watching audience following Ru’s death.
Jacob Palmer (Crazy, Stupid, Love)
The Character: Ryan Gosling’s self-proclaimed ladies man, who sets about teaching Steve Carell’s sadsack how to make a good impression on the fairer sex. You couldn’t ask for a better tutor, could you?
Sexiest Quality: He’s capable of doing the lift from Dirty Dancing . Which is pretty impressive really, isn’t it?