50 Sexiest Sci-Fi Characters

Ripley Alien (1979)

The Sexy Character: Last survivor of the Nostromo. Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) is a no-nonsense Warrant Officer aboard the commercial towing spaceship, and somebody you wouldn’t want to get on the wrong side of.

Hottest Detail: Sure she’s ballsy and knows how to put up a fight, but she also looks rather good in really tiny knickers.

John Carter John Carter (2012)

The Sexy Character: A former army captain in the American Civil War, John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) finds himself dramatically plonked down on an alien-infested Mars after his dead body is dumped in a mysterious tomb.

Hottest Detail:
Though his pecs are something to write poetry about, we just can’t get enough of that luscious hair.

Swish it for us, Carter.

Quorra Tron Legacy (2010)

The Sexy Character: A virtual cog in the world of the Grid, Quorra (Olivia Wilde) attracts the attention of young Sam (Garrett Hedlund) when he comes searching for his father in the neon-lit computer-land.

Hottest Detail: She’s all sorts of stylish – it’s all about the light-suit – and knows how to handle herself in a tight spot.

Number Six I Am Number Four (2011)

The Sexy Character: One of nine alien children who were sent to Earth in order to escape invading Mogadorians, Number Six (Teresa Palmer) has grown up into a formidable fighter.

Hottest Detail: She doesn’t look back at explosions.

Princess Vespa Spaceballs (1987)

The Sexy Character: Kidnapped by President Skroob (Mel Brooks), Princess Vespa (Daphne Zuniga) flees an arranged marriage and lands on a nearby planet with her Droid of Honour, Dot Matrix (Joan Rivers).

She soon has a flirty liaison with Captain Lone Starr (Bill Pullman).

Hottest Detail:
Her attitude stinks, so it’s lucky she’s easy on the eyes.

Rowena Things To Come (1936)

The Sexy Character: The wife of Raymond Massey’s Luddite councilman, Rowena (Margaretta Scott) doesn’t get many lines or even much of a character, but there’s no denying she looks fantastic.

Hottest Detail: Short skirts, an impressively sizeable collar and a slicked-back hairdo – Rowena definitely knows fashion.

Trinity The Matrix (1999)

The Sexy Character: Though she’s essentially a love interest for recently unplugged Neo (Keanu Reeves), Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) is badass in her own right – and not just because she owns a cool pair of shades.

Hottest Detail:
Time is no obstacle for Trinity – she can flip around in slow-motion like a spandex-clad cartoon. Mesmerising.

Captain Kirk Star Trek (2009)

The Sexy Character: Gobby, arrogant and frequently meat-headed. Which is exactly why the ladies (and probably a few of the lads) love him. Especially when he’s in uniform.

Hottest Detail: It’s all about the leather jacket and the motorbike. Oh yes.

Dejah Thoris John Carter (2012)

The Sexy Character: Another princess (and here we thought they belonged in fairytales), Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins) is sun-bronzed royalty in the Martian city of Helium.

She’s almost as pretty as John Carter (Taylor Kitsch).


Hottest Detail:
If you’re a tattoo fan, Dejah’s the one for you – she provides a sun-kissed canvas for some ravishing body art.

Space Girl Lifeforce (1985)

The Sexy Character: Basically a space-alien version of a vampire, Space Girl (Mathilda May) is discovered with two Space Men and brought back to Earth, where she sucks humans dry of their lifeforce.

Hottest Detail: She doesn’t exactly wear very much, does she?

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.