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Sexiest Female Characters Portrayed in the Movies

Updated on June 19, 2013

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There are many female roles on the big screen that were memorable for several reasons. First and foremost, she had to look fantastic in her signature costume or outfit in the movie. She also had to represent a fantasy, real life, a super hero comic book, or a mythical world. Her seduction is her first line of defense, then if necessary she would use some super powers or lots of really big guns.

Halle Berry in the movie Catwoman was one of many adaptations to the catwoman character, which first originated in Batman of the 1940s played by Selina Kyle- a hottie from that era. Catwoman is a seductive cat burglur and whip carrying feline beauty. Michelle Pfeiffer also played this role in Batman Returns, but Halle Berry's exaggerated curves suit this cat suit prrrfect.

Action Packed Angelina Jolie

 Angelina Jolie looks hot in anything- whether she's packing guns in a too tight mini outfit or sporting a bikini while chasing or outrunning the bad guys in Tomb Raider. Tomb Raider was a huge hit in 2001 and not just the video game geeks were flocking to see it. Once you get past Jolie's rockin body, the action and adventure aspect of the movie was pretty good as well.


Damsel in Distress Kirsten Dunst

 The damsel in distress is a superhero's, like Spiderman, dream come true. Mary Jane, played by Kirsten Dunst in Spiderman, is a classic distressed damsel- in love with a man who can't return her undying love, getting wet and in trouble with the bad guys all the time. She's a perfect recipe for disaster. Although not a gorgeous girl in all definitions, but in need of saving, which makes her that much more appealing.


 Rebecca Romijn wears absolutely nothing- a painted on outfit! in the X-men movies when she played Mystique. Well if you count body decals and paint, then maybe she was sorta wearing something. After this movie, many men declared blue as their favorite color, and who can blame them?

Big Guns- Hot Chick. Need I say more about Milla Jovovich?

In the 2002 film (and two sequels), Resident Evil, Alice is played by Milla Jovovich, a distinctly Russian girl with a mysterious, but fierce attractiveness, who just wants to get down to business, especially with big guns. Short skirt, knee-high boots, and guns- those zobies don't stand a chance. She also displays her unique appeal in the movie Fifth Element.

Sword Fighting Seductress- Catherine Zeta Jones

Catherine Zeta Jones plays Elena, a beautiful and spicy spanish sword fighter in Zorro. who knows exactly how to use a sword. Even Zorro can't compete with her on-screen sizzle, but he tries, only to be hit hard by her second line of defense- beauty and seduction.

We can all agree Jessica Alba was the best looking of the Fantastic 4

 Jessica Alba was just one of the guys (Not!) in Fantastic 4. She fought crime in a tight bodysuit with three goofy superhero guys. The really appealing aspect, she was just as competant and powerful as the others against the bad guys and looked hot while doing it. Although, the way her body gleams in a bathing suit, like in the Deep Blue movie, most guys were probably wishing she was wearing less in Fantastic 4.


Don't you wish Elisha Cuthbert lived next door to you?

Elisha Cuthbert's portrayal of the girl nextdoor is perfect, and so approriately named The Girl Next Door, a classic fantasy based in reality. The appeal of a girl next door is she not unattainable, but she is hot nevertheless, approachable and not out of th eavergae boy's league. 

Tempting She-devil Elizabeth Hurley

Temptation is laid on heavy with the funny, quirky, sultry, sexy role of a She-devil that Elizabeth Hurley plays in Bedazzled- poor Brandon Frasier didn't stand a chance. Granting wishes and making deals isn't hard when you have so many seductive outfits as Hurley has in this movie- faves were the school girl and the cheerleader.


2 for 1 - Van Helsing and...

Underworld

 Kate Beckinsale really gets attention in dark movies with mythical creatures that roam the night and terrorize everybody, except her of course. She plays a sexy vampire hunting sidekick to Hugh Jackman in Van Helsing. Ironically, she also plays Seline, a werewolf hunting vampire, in Underworld. Both movies she couldn't get any hotter.


Warning: Scarlett Johansson just got sexier in Iron Man 2

 Scarlett Johansson makes quite an entrance in the latest Iron Man movie (Iron Man 2) where she utilizes cunning skills and deadly appeal as her character Natasha Romanoff better known as The Black Widow. I was waiting for Scarlett to play a comic book beauty- totally perfect!

Jennifer Garner is her own weapon

Jennifer Garner works hard for her fit body. She proves that muscles are sexy and help fight the bad guys too. She bears almost all in two such movies- Elektra and Daredevil. Honestly, not many other women could get away with wearing such cheap looking halloween-type costumes. She kicks butt!

Bat wings and body armor never looked so good

Alicia Silverstone, another beauty donning a skin tight outfit, looking great in her Bat Girl costume in the Batman and Robin movie. That bat costume certainly put a new spin on nocturnal creatures. She couldn't be more attention getting than if she was wearing nothing at all.


 

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      Christoph Reilly 6 years ago from St. Louis

      I would leave a comment, but I don't want you to know I was here...I didn't see nothin'! (tip toeing out of the room...)

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      Laura Irwin 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      too funny Christoph~ I knew I'd find you lurking around here. You're sneaky, but consistent! Since you didn't vote, I'm going to put you as a kate Beckinsale kind of guy. You're a night guy (since you're up as late as I am right now) and she hunts night predators- it's a perfect match.

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      donkeymailer 6 years ago

      They are so hot.

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      dinkan53 6 years ago from India

      good memories to chew from those great films, and they are looking so great. Character based i choose Halle Barry but Rebecca Romijn is HOT!!!!nice work

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      fred allen 6 years ago from Myrtle Beach SC

      Interesting "read"! ;-D

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      tom hellert 6 years ago from home

      iz,

      Great hub fun subject where did you get the pics from- when I posted a similar hub it said copywrite issues...

      on my pics- unless hubpages had issues with my list...

      TH

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      TheManWithNoPants 6 years ago from Tucson, Az.

      Such a good Hub I have to go take a cold shower. You did it again. Good job Laura. Now go work out.

      jim

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      Laura Irwin 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      Fred allen~ lol- thanks nice to see you.

      tom hellert~ pics are tricky on hubpages because I noticed some set off their censor filter so if i do a hub like this I have to take a lot of time and if an upload a pic that sets it off then I have to start over. Actually I did this hub over a year ago and hubpages eventually took it off, but I revised it recently so it seems ok now.

      tmwnp~ glad you enjoyed the list. I love making list stuff and the costume aspect of this was fun, Just for the record my personal fave is Scarlett Johansson although I haven't seen Iron Man movies yet. I can appreciate women's beauty, but I don't have to take a cold shower- lol.

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      dobo700 6 years ago from Australia

      I voted for Scarlett, nice to see others think the same.

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      culturespain 6 years ago

      Fabulous looking actresses - but my all time favourite (I think) was Harrison Ford's black haired girl in Blade Runner. However, I have no idea of her name nor what happened to her. Does anyone know?

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      boyjyoti 6 years ago

      I don't know where from you bring all that stuff. Amazing.

      Kirsten Dunst-I don't know she is wearing something or just colored her body red.

      It is also astonishing that the girl who perhaps never wore such stuff in her life glamorize it so much.

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      Laura Irwin 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      boyjyoti~ My two "sexy" hubs are interesting to me. My other one, because I am tall so I can appreciate sexy tall celebrities and this one about movie characters because I love a good character or costume. I use to love to dress up in fun stuff for parties, dacne clubs, and halloween. Also, I was into acting when I was in high school and played villains, like an evil countess, zombie school girl, and anything that was a far stretch from my normal personality. Thanks for inquiring and for your comment- it's great to see you on here again.

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      winner 6 years ago

      Great,Wonderful

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      jeremyframer 6 years ago from United States

      Great list. I like all of them. Jessica Alba is my favorite though.

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      Laura Irwin 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      winner~ thanks for the great compliment!

      jeremyframer~ Thanks, I'm glad you like them. Yes ,Jessica Alba is a favorite for many guys. She holds the most votes usually.

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      Rob 6 years ago from Bay Ridge Brooklyn NY

      Jennifer Garner and Charlotte Johansson are my favorites, although 10 years ago I would have gone with Liz Hurley.

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      DaMan92 6 years ago

      very nice

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      Laura Irwin 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      Thanks Robwrite and DaMan92!

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      troy0619 6 years ago from puerto rico

      Oh my God you forgot Asia Carrera!!

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      Andy Webb 6 years ago

      Seriously spoilt for choice but Jennifer Garner in that red outfit is just too hot for words.

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      Skaditch 6 years ago from Los Angeles

      Great hub! Uma Thurman in Kill Bill and Liv Tyler in Lord of the Rings was kin a sexy for me.

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      usmankhan1 6 years ago

      Electra is best of all

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      Acne Treatments That Work 6 years ago

      Jeniffer Garner wins hands down! Perfect face and awesome body. Plus, look at those big beautiful eyes!!!

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      Hector Herrera 6 years ago from Dominican Republic

      Thanks for making 2011 more cheerful.

      These girls are out of this world

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      Laura Irwin 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      Happy 2011 supercibor! Thanks for the comment and you're welcome.

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      Happyweener 6 years ago

      Great choices.....Garner,hands down...well, after I'm done lmao.

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      Ingenira 6 years ago

      I have to work harder at the gym.... lol.

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      Laura Irwin 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      ingenira~ no, just let the Hollywood babes do all the work. They say they work out sometimes 8 hours a day- that's not for me.

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      kate beckinsale and elisha cuthbert take this particular cake for me :-)

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      mts1098 5 years ago from InsideTheManCave

      I think Kate wins for me but many people think Angelina is as beautiful as Kate ;)

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      Laura Irwin 5 years ago from The Great Northwest

      mts~ Kate and Angelina seem to get the most votes from men but I know my girlfriends and I have opposite views. THere's a few others that would top the list before Kate and Angelina.

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      trtt 5 years ago

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      Janis Leslie Evans 4 years ago from Washington, DC

      Very cool hub, I love your picks. The images are stunning. Voted up and interesting.

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      Laura Irwin 4 years ago from The Great Northwest

      Thanks Janshares!

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      mts1098 12 months ago from InsideTheManCave

      I recently watched Van Helsing again and just wanted to confirm...Beckinsale still leads the pack for me...cheers

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 6 weeks ago from London England

      Xena warrior princess must have been one of the most enigmatic of the female superhero's/ heroines of her era. The actual role model for the fighting lady occurred in the early 1960's when the glamorous English actress Honor Blackman was given a part as leading lady in a counter espionage thriller. As Miss Blackman was already a skilled black belt in karate it was decided for her to use her talent in subduing male opponents (she did her own stunts too). This led to more and more women getting involved in the martial arts as the Women's Liberation Movement peaked by the 1970's. Xena warrior princess was a re working of this i understand to be a feminist formulae for Womanpower.

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