50 Sexiest Sci-Fi Characters

Jack Harper Oblivion (2013)

The Sexy Character: Commander Jack Harper (Tom Cruise) is one of the last drone repairmen stationed on Earth. There, he’s charged with extracting vital resources from the otherwise abandoned planet.

Hottest Detail: It's Tom Cruise!

Snake Plissken Escape From New York (1981)

The Sexy Character: Just about as badass as they get, Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell) is an ex-soldier who storms the prison city of New York in order to rescue the kidnapped President of the United States.

Hottest Detail: The eyepatch, of course.

He’s like a rugged future pirate.

Princess Aura Flash Gordon (1980)

The Sexy Character: The daughter of Ming the Merciless (Max von Sydow), Princess Aura’s (Ornella Muti) slinky, jewel-encrusted wardrobe puts Princess Amidala to shame.

Hottest Detail: She’s just about the biggest flirt you’ll ever meet, which is nice.

She’s also really, really rich.

Mal Serenity (2005)

The Sexy Character: He’s basically a revised version of Han Solo with lines courtesy of Joss Whedon.

Brash, witty and good with the ladies, Mal (Nathan Fillion) brings a touch of the swaggering West to space as he captains space-cruiser Serenity .

Hottest Detail:
We mentioned that he’s brash, witty and good with the ladies, right?

Kitty Cocoon (1985)

The Sexy Character : Hailing from the planet Antarea, Kitty (Tahnee Welch, daughter of Raquel) won’t ever grow old thanks to her race’s discovery of a mysterious lifeforce that keeps the wrinkles at bay.

Hottest Detail: She’s rather fond of skinny dipping, which earns huge 'hot points' in our books.

Greta Journey To The Seventh Planet (1962)

The Sexy Character: When a team of five astronauts jets off to Uranus (easy), they discover the planet is populated with people from their past – and among them is the rather beguiling Greta (Greta Thyssen).

Hottest Detail:
She doesn’t so much talk as purr and she looks like a centrefold pin-up.

Del Spooner I, Robot (2004)

The Sexy Character: In the year 2035, Del Spooner (Will Smith) works in Chicago as a fearless detective.

He hates robot technology, which makes him the perfect man for the job of investigating a supposed robo-thief.

Hottest Detail: Er, just check out the film’s shower scene.

Nala Creatures The World Forgot (1971)

The Sexy Character: Daughter to a chief of looters, Nala (Julie Ege) is seized by Toomak (Tony Bonner) as his bride. She doesn’t get to do much other than look pretty, but she does that very, very well.

Hottest Detail: Those scraps of cloth? Yeah, that’s her wardrobe for pretty much the entire film…

Persephone The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

The Sexy Character: Tired of her husband, the Merovingian (Lambert Wilson), Persephone (Monica Bellucci) proves a pivotal ally to Neo (Keanu Reeves) as he rages against the machine.

How he manages to turn a blind eye to her advances is beyond us.

Hottest Detail: She looks like she just stepped off a Milan catwalk.

Alita Flight To Mars (1951)

The Sexy Character: Leggy Alita (Marguerite Chapman) is the leader of a race of Martians who are discovered by human astronauts visiting the red planet.

Hottest Detail: Every single one of Alita’s outfits involves a leg-flashing skirt.

This is about as racy as it got in the fifties.

Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.