Princess Leia (Star Wars)
The Character: The feisty princess has far more pep than your average royal, and she knows how to wear a bikini to boot. Even her brother fancies her.
Sexiest Quality: Her refusal to be intimidated by any of the Galaxy’s many space-baddies. Spunky.
Aragorn (The Lord Of The Rings)
The Character: A shadowy ranger turned all-powerful monarch, Aragorn is the consummate warrior and the ultimate alpha male. Feel the testosterone!
Sexiest Quality: His beard. Everybody can get behind a bearded king.
Sugar Kane (Some Like It Hot)
The Character: With a name like a Bond Girl and the figure to match, Marilyn Monroe’s jaw-dropping crooner is just about as disarming as they come. No wonder Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon find themselves so flustered…
Sexiest Quality: Her butter-wouldn’t-melt demeanour. Although her wardrobe certainly helps…
Jack Foley (Out Of Sight)
The Character: Forget Danny Ocean… Jack Foley is George Clooney’s sexiest reprobate. Who else could make a kidnapping seem so romantic?
Sexiest Quality: His roguish charm, capable of disarming even the most professional of law enforcers.
Lisa Fremont (Rear Window)
The Character: The fearless and feminine girlfriend of crocked photographer L.B. Jefferies, who arrives at his apartment with amorous intentions, only to get a lot more excitement than she’d bargained for.
Sexiest Quality: Her remarkable self-assurance, whether inviting herself over to stay the night at L.B.’s or breaking into a suspected murderer’s apartment!
Jim Stark (Rebel Without A Cause)
The Character: James Dean’s symbol of anti-authoritarian cool. Never has the outsider seemed sexier.
Sexiest Quality: His self-destructive nature. “I don’t know what to do any more,” he says wistfully, “except maybe die.”
Catherine Tramell (Basic Instinct)
The Character: Unhinged ice queen with a fondness for axe-swinging. Despite that (or possibly because of it) she manages to remain sexy as all hell.
Sexiest Quality: Her taunting awareness of the effect she has on the male population. Witness the interrogation scene for further details.
Han Solo (Star Wars)
The Character: A swaggering, wise-cracking space cowboy, Han is the perfect counterpoint to Luke Skywalker’s goody two shoes routine.
Sexiest Quality: His willingness to play dirty. He did shoot first, after all…
Jessica Rabbit (Who Framed Roger Rabbit?)
The Character: Roger Rabbit’s pneumatically-proportioned girlfriend, and star turn at the Ink and Paint nightclub. The ultimate femme fatale…
Sexiest Quality: That smoky, husky voice. She had us at “hello”.
The Character: Secret Agent. Hard drinker. Hopeless womanizer. Whichever vintage you favour, there’s no getting away from Bond’s raw sex appeal.
Sexiest Quality: Whether quipping, scowling or cocking an eyebrow, there’s something irresistibly charming about Bond’s unquenchable thirst for women.