Top Ten Sexiest Vampires in Books, TV and Movies - Sinister Over Shiny.

Feeding frenzies under the moon.


Tall, dark and mysterious - That most alluring creature, the vampire.

When thinking sexy vampires, there’s no lack of choices in books, TV, and movies. Since the introduction of Bram Stoker’s classic Dracula in 1897, vampires have taken a bite out of our hearts.

Did Bram ever dream his work would spawn generations of diehard fans, swooning women, envious men, and literally thousands of stories utilizing the character he was credited with first creating? I doubt it. It should be noted there are many illustrations of “vampirish” behavior and occurrences dating back to long before Bram was born.

Think Vlad the Impaler.

Give us a kiss.


Sexy is as sexy does.

The following top ten list is unique in that there is zero evidence to support it. This list is purely what is sexy to Vix.

You may or may not be surprised, but if nothing else, be assured you won’t find any weak, sparkling in the sunlight types included. I like my vampires dark, not shiny.

Enough, woman!

Cut the ado and let’s get to.


You won't be able to put it down.

Harry Keogh

Harry may be unbeknownst to you. He rules in the world of sexy vampires. Harry, as with many vampires, started as a human and is dedicated to helping humanity. Give me a hero vampire any day, as long as he’s still got some beast in him. Harry does big time.

First introduced in the Novel The Necroscope, by Brian Lumley, Harry captured my heart as a small child with a unique affliction, or gift, depending on how you look at it. He decided to use it to his advantage and the advantage of others, endearing him to me when he was only around 10 or 12 years old. As he grew, Harry went through a series of over 13 novels.

For many a novel, in the beginning of the series, Harry was still human, one of the only humans on the planet to know of the existence of vampires. Lumley weaves a riveting mix of history, believable theoretically possible time travel, the best villains ever, and political intrigue. It’s really quite an amazing body of work.

When Harry becomes cursed as a vampire, things really start to take off into some of the best horror I have ever had the pleasure of reading.

He's hot!


The Blind King

From the best selling series The Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward, comes one of the sexiest vampires to ever waltz across the creases of my brain.

Tall, dark, conflicted, rebellious, eaten away by undeserved guilt from a childhood hundreds of years past, the Blind King is just too yummy for words.

If the physical description had not got me, the attitude would have, and did!

If you are looking for red hot and steamy, this is the series and the hunky vampire for you.

Be cautious though, he wasn’t fond of humans in his earlier days. While tolerating them now thanks to a girl, of course, he would still take one out in a heartbeat if thought it were a threat to one of his own.

He’s loyal as a beagle and strong as an ox with the single minded determination of a pit bull smelling blood.

The fight scenes are stellar, the banter hysterical, and the romance hotter than Texas in July.

Commanding, large and in charge, a vampire's vampire.


The Reverend

Sexy Vampire number three keeps us within the muscular arms of the Brotherhood.

The Reverend was first introduced as a villain. He was a vampire with many a deadly secret. By the time he got his own book, women worldwide grew to love him. He’s a vamp with an inferiority complex, ambition out the yin yang and a few narcissistic tendencies mixed in, which makes for a most volatile and formidable combination in any male, much more so in one with fangs. The Reverend is self made. He’s on top of his game and he’s going to keep it that way.

Only, the thing is, he doesn’t in the beginning understand just how high the top will be for him.

Oh, and did I forget to mention the female, psycho, sadistic vamp pulling a fatal attraction on him that makes Glen Close look like Snow White?

Grab onto your socks and hold on for dear life if you pick up this book. It’s one hell of a ride.

He can sing too. Spike's got a band in the real world.

Spike a.k.a. William the Bloody

Where to begin? Air conditioning is a good start with this bloody, blonde hunk of a vamp around. Spike came to Sunnydale, Ca. as the bad boy villain of season two of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. By the time the seventh and final season rolled around, Spike had ascended to the heights of hero archetype status by saving the entire world in the final episode.

Die hard fans were ecstatic to see him return in the spin off Angel.

My favorite thing about Spike has always been his unique unpredictability. He may be a good guy, he may be a bad guy. It depends on little more than his mood. While he might rouse your ire or steal your heart, he will never bore you.

I do not own, nor did I create the video above. It is an excerpt from "Buffy the Musical" by Joss Whedon.

Aaliyah brings Akasha to life.

I do not own, nor did I create the video above. It is an excerpt from the original movie adaptation of "Queen of the Damned."

Akasha - Queen of the Damned

Akasha was first introduced as the vampire queen in Anne Rice's book Queen of the Damned. While the book was better than the movie, both were sultry, full of intrigue, moral conflict and ultimately, forced Lestat to have to grow up... some.

Notice the music playing in the video. It's Lestat, or by his mortal name in the real world, Stuart Townsend. I have listened to the entire soundtrack. Not only is there more eye candy than a diabetic is allowed without risking sugar shock in the movie, there are some killer tunes.

The truly talented Aaliyah, God rest her soul, portrayed Akasha in the movie. We lost this most talented singer and actress way too early.


Broody at times, comical and hard core when called for all describe Angel. Coming from humble Irish beginnings, he was a bit of a scamp and a sore disappointment of a drunkard to his father. The dark gift didn't improve his behavior for decades.

Angel made his first appearance on the pilot episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Fans couldn't get enough of this self reproaching hunk. Die hard Angel lovers lost it at the end of the second season when Buffy killed him.

Only in the vampire world, can such yummy hunks of undead man flesh return which is just one more reason we love the genre.

Stuart Townsend as Lestat



Audiences worldwide drooled over Tom Cruise as Lestat. He's not my choice for the purposes of all time sexy vampire representations. That prize has to go to the character created in the books. Tom was but a shadow, a well filled out shadow, but a shadow none the less, of the powerhouse that is Lestat.

In the beginning, the book Interview with a Vampire started Lestat's journey into steamy, sexy fame. He made appearances in many of the Vampire chronicles over the years. Some of his more recent escapades saw him cross over into the world of the Mayfair Witches. For those who don't know, Anne Rice wrote a series entitled the Mayfair Witches. She pulled off the brilliant by mixing characters. It's a whole new world now.

Fast forward a few more books and we see vampires from the chronicles intermingling not only with the characters from The Mayfair Witches but with new characters bridging the gap between the series in Blackwood Farm.

Since we can't have a picture displayed here of the sexy Lestat in my head as a direct result of the books, we shall have to settle, so to speak. Stuart Townsend is hot any day. Enjoy!

Santanico Pandamonio - The Aztec Queen

Quinton Terintino's cult classic From Dusk Till Dawn spawned possibly the sexiest female vampire ever in the history of cinema, to many a man's liking.

While I love the movie for the plot, the stellar fight scenes, the sometimes campy humor and the eye candy that is George Clooney, I can't turn it on without the old man drooling over the Queen's dance. I can't say I blame him.

Salma Hayek is many a man's fantasy come to booty shaking life, if but for that one scene.

I do not own, nor did I create the video above. It is an excerpt from Quintin Terintino's "From Dusk Till Dawn."

Barnabas Collins

Barnabas was a pioneer in his day. At the time the original TV series Dark Shadows came out, vampires were not known for being sexy but rather, for being just all out scary. Think Nasferatu.

Barnabas had the scary in spades, but he had something more. Now, even I have to admit Jonathan Frid, the original actor, wasn't you're typical hottie. He made up for it in attitude, impeccable manners, and love for those he cared about. Humanity at large wasn't in that group, but his family and certain friends were. Over the many years of the show, he proved a deadly guardian of all things Collins.

Since the day of TV Monday through Friday fans sitting on the edge of their seats, the show has been syndicated by the SciFi channel and won over a new generation of fans.

The most drool worthy Johnny Depp gave life to the latest remake of the beloved classic, but I have to give the one and only, Jonathan Frid the award for sexiest vampire.



Shane is played by Angus Sutherland, Kiefer's son, in the movie Lost Boys the Tribe. The spin off of the eighties original movie entitled The Lost Boys is worth a gander if for no other reason than to watch this gorgeously wicked vampire.

Here's an interesting twist. Kiefer Sutherland played the young leader of the vampires in the original. His son has managed to outdo his sexy on the big time kind of scale. No offense to Kiefer intended. I thought he was great but come on. Do you see that picture?

Corey Feldman, who was also in the original, pushed for decades to get this film made. While I can't really say the movie would make my all time top ten list, the hot young Shane certainly does.

That's a wrap.

Well, guys and gals out on the worldwide web that concludes Vix's list of the top ten sexiest vampires in books, TV and movies. Here's wishing you a blood pumping, sexy, scary time!


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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

Well, this really isn't my genre, but you are, so here I am. :) I am quite familiar with Buffy, and anything Salma acts in is fine with me.

An interesting change of pace for you. I kept looking for a political theme in this...I guess there is one if you consider all politicians blood-suckers. :)

I hope you are well, Rhonda! Keep writing and I'll keep showing up.

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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

Well Im gonna have to take your word for it on this list..:) but nonethless you still rock in my book

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poetvix 3 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Billybuc ~ Good morning. I used to love to do all things Vampire. Thanks bunches for hitting this little list. I threw some girls in to be fair to all of you men. I love the line about the blood suckers and it's true to a point. The difference is vampires are much more honest about it and take less!

You may laugh, but I had to write something else. I was working on the next chapter of Monster Mayhem and got caught up in gorilla speak. I had to do something else to get it out of my head!

Here's hoping you and Bev have a most awesome day, full of laughter and love. God bless.

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poetvix 3 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Frank ~ Thank you! I have to say, that last vampire story you penned earlier this week I believe it was freaked me out. Very scary stuff. Have a great day and rock on! God bless and happiest of hubbing.

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one2get2no 3 years ago from Olney

great hub.....vampire stories are one of my favourite genres. Meeting a real live one (well undead one) is on my bucket list.

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poetvix 3 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

One2get2no ~ Thanks bunches for the read and the comment. I think real ones walk among us all the time, psychic types anyhow. The stories sure are fun. The Necroscope series is one of my all time faves of all genres and that's really saying something. God bless and happy hubbing.

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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia

Great compilation about Vampires in Books, TV and movies. I know some of them. Thanks for writing and sharing with us. Voted up!


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poetvix 3 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Prasetio30 ~ Thank you for your time and kind words. I'm glad you found some new ones. Have a most hub-tastic evening and may all of your vampires be sexy. God bless.

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Ericajean 3 years ago

The allure of vampires seems to stem from the undead being "other" but irresistible to us warm bodies. I say this because in a book I read recently the question was: "Why aren't wolves considered sexy?" Well, Twilight kind of made the playing field even for wolves, but I think its because wolves are actual beasts while vampires were once us or could be like us- and live longer.

All myths but still fun to analyze. Thanks for the countdown!

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cleaner3 3 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

great hub... i just know that Selma Hayek could bite me as many times as she wants ...!!!!

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poetvix 3 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Ericajean ~ Oh, my, my, my. Did you just elude to Team Jacob? Oh, now that man is big time sexy. I think you're right. Poor Wolves have always gotten a bad rap. Just look at Little Red Riding Hood. No one ever brings up the wolf's side. If you're into wolves, believe it not, one of the "Necroscope" Series goes there. It's great. It's much later into the series, book seven or so, but it's a different twist for sure. Thanks bunches for dropping by. God bless and happy hubbing.

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poetvix 3 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Cleaner3 ~ Hi you! Great to see you on my bloody page here. I'm smiling here. I had you in mind when I added Salma. I remember from the last sexy list there was a lack of hot Hispanics. I have yet to meet a straight man that doesn't go gaga over Hayek. Can't say I blame them. Have an awesome day. God bless and happy hubbing.

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epigramman 3 years ago

Well Miss Rhonda of Ravishing Home baked pies and the Elegant Elwood of Canine Excellence I think you forgot one candidate on your list : The Epi-man who is a night shift worker and sleeps well into the day and after work has been known to eat chicken livers and drink Blood Marys and he works with 'virgins' on the night shift too and believe me , lol, that keeps me up all night at work, lol.

I am so hot that it refuses to snow around me in the peak of winter , lol, and I am insatiable too for one young lady and that is you , ha ha ha ha , ever since you told me about all of your home baked goodies and good old fashioned Texas storms.

This hub is so much fun although I am unfamiliar with a few on this list from the literary genre but you always inspire me with your hub presentations Miss R because each one is like a true and passionate labor of love - I want you to have your own private wing at the Hub Louvre Wall of Fame - and that my friend is something to bite into, lol.

Just arrived home from night shift (really) and drove in the darkness on my hourly commute avoiding all of the creatures of the night (and the two legged ones as well) at lake erie time ontario canada 4:15am courtesy of Count Colin and those two little meat eaters - the carnivorous Gabriel Bin Laden and Little Miss Tiffy the blood mouse queen

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poetvix 3 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Dearest Epi - The honorable Elwood is currently indisposed. He's on a mission to hide his bone in my bed. This is not allowed, of course. Being frowned upon in this establishment deters him not from continuing in his efforts.

While we all know you to be the sexiest vampire on the planet, I could not include you in the list. I'm so sorry but it would not be fair to all the others. They are but figments of imagination. You are a real. Furthermore, I can't start an international incident. Were I to list you, ladies would invade Canada in droves coming after the hotness that is King Epi. Drones would come take me out!

If you have not read it, the Black Dagger Brotherhood series is phenomenal. Think biker vampire royalty at war. They are honestly some of my favorite vampires of all time, and that's saying something. Ward has a unique gift for dialog. I have literally busted out laughing when reading her work. They are really fast reads too. Not like the Necroscope, which I also love. That one is a deep wade.

I love the descriptions for Queen Tiffy and Sir Gabriel. If following this track, I have to admit, the honorable Elwood is more aptly dubbed Elwood the Evisceratetor. He has declared all out war on the squirrel population. I'm not sure what's up. He won't tell me. But squirrels are dropping fast!

We send you our very best wishes. God bless you, dearest Epi, and may all of your hubs be happy.

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