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The Top 10 Sexiest Movie Characters

Rachel Anders is a PhD student working on a degree in English. She has been a huge fan of movies since childhood.

From Princess Leia to Catherine Tramell, this article ranks the 10 sexiest movie characters of all time.

From Princess Leia to Catherine Tramell, this article ranks the 10 sexiest movie characters of all time.

The Sexiest Movie Characters of All Time

Throughout the entertainment industry, a number of incredibly hot and attractive characters have appeared on the big screen during the last century. Of the female characters that have appeared so far (as of August 2022), several ladies stand out above the rest in regard to their outward appearance, beauty, and overall sex appeal.

From Princess Leia to Catherine Tramell, this article examines (and ranks) the 10 sexiest movie characters of all time. It provides a brief overview of each character’s traits, personality, abilities, and general appearance. Did your favorite movie character make our “final 10” list below? Read on to find out!

The 10 Hottest Movie Characters Ranked

10. Princess Leia
9. Black Widow
8. Naomi Lapaglia
7. Tina Carlyle
6. Lisa
5. Mystique
4. Xenia Onatopp
3. Ginger Knowles
2. Wonder Woman
1. Catherine Tramell

Princess Leia.

Princess Leia.

10. Princess Leia

  • Actress: Carrie Fisher
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • First Appearance: Star Wars: A New Hope

Background and Characteristics

Beginning our list of sexiest movie characters is the gorgeous, Princess Leia, who first appeared in the hit movie, Star Wars: A New Hope (1977). Played by the lovely Carrie Fisher, Princess Leia is portrayed in the movie as an extremely bold, courageous, and highly-intelligent leader of the Rebel Alliance (aiding the rebels in their struggle against the evil Galactic Empire). Although born to Padme Amidala and Anakin Skywalker (who later becomes Darth Vader), Leia was raised by Senator Bail Organa and his wife following the death of Padme in Revenge of the Sith. Following the destruction of her homeworld (Alderaan) by the Death Star, Leia and her newfound companions (Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and Chewbacca) lead a series of desperate missions and attacks against the Empire, culminating in the destruction of both Death Stars, as well as the death of Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (bringing an end to the tyrannical Empire, and paving the way for a New Republic based on democratic principles).

Physical Appearance

In terms of her overall appearance and physical traits, Princess Leia is an incredibly attractive woman renowned for her dark brown hair, chocolate-brown eyes, and petite figure. Standing 5’1” in height and weighing nearly 105 pounds, Leia is both short and slender for her overall frame, with body measurements in the range of 36-27-35, respectively. Some of her most notable traits include a DD bust, narrow waistline, broad hips, and a pronounced butt. And while Princess Leia was renowned in the Star Wars universe for her remarkably modest style (wearing clothing that covered much of her body), viewers were granted a brief view of Leia’s body in Return of the Jedi when she donned her infamous “metal bikini.” Comprised of a burgundy loincloth, bracelets, and a copper-based brassiere, the outfit left little to the imagination, showcasing large swathes of her arms, legs, torso, cleavage, and upper thighs to audience members. When viewed in tandem with her lovable personality, sexy voice, and gorgeous eyes, it is easy to see why Princess Leia is regularly cited by fans as one of the hottest movie characters of all time.

Black Widow.

Black Widow.

9. Black Widow

  • Actress: Scarlett Johansson
  • Eye Color: Green
  • Hair Color: Red
  • First Appearance: Iron Man 2

Background and Characteristics

Next up in our list of sexiest movie characters is the gorgeous, Black Widow, who made her first appearance in the hit movie, Iron Man 2. Played by the lovely Scarlett Johansson, Black Widow (also known as Natalia Alianovna Romanoff) is portrayed in the franchise as a highly-trained spy and assassin who eventually becomes a founding member of the Avengers. Undergoing intense training from an early age, Black Widow originally worked for the KGB before eventually defecting to S.H.I.E.L.D. with the aid of Clint Barton. Characterized as a level-headed, intelligent, and fearless individual, Natalia is a master of several martial arts, and possesses an unparalleled expertise in the field of weaponry. Combined, these traits make her one of the most efficient (and feared) members of the Avengers.

Physical Appearance

Concerning her outward appearance and natural beauty, Black Widow is a remarkably attractive woman renowned for her red hair, emerald-green eyes, and highly-toned (athletic) body. Standing 5’3” tall and weighing 126 pounds, Black Widow is both petite and curvaceous in her overall build, with impressive body measurements in the vicinity of 36-26-36, respectively. Some of her most notable features include a DD-cup bust, broad hips, a narrow waistline, and large butt. Highlighting her curvaceous figure is Black Widow’s regular donning of black catsuits, tight uniforms, and various military gear that (while modest in its overall coverage) displays her natural curves nicely. When viewed in conjunction with her soft pink lips, sensuous voice, and highly-proportional face, Black Widow is truly one of the hottest movie characters to have appeared in the last decade.

Naomi Lapaglia.

Naomi Lapaglia.

8. Naomi Lapaglia

  • Actress: Margot Robbie
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Hair Color: Blonde
  • First Appearance: The Wolf of Wall Street

Background and Characteristics

Appearing in our “number eight” spot of sexiest movie characters is the lovely, Naomi Lapaglia, who first appeared in the hit movie, The Wolf of Wall Street. Played by Margot Robbie, Lapaglia is portrayed in the movie as the “gold-digging” wife of scam artist (and stock market manipulator), Jordan Belfort. Characterized as a former model, Naomi is originally charmed by the lavish lifestyle provided by Jordan (and his seemingly endless riches), and uses her body and feminine charm to keep him both interested and committed to their relationship. Despite his best efforts to keep his business affairs under wraps though, Naomi eventually sees through Jordan’s illegal activities and philandering as numerous investigations and police pressure place tremendous strain on their relationship. Following a confrontation between the pair, Naomi later decides to leave (and divorce) her husband before he is arrested and prosecuted by the FBI (allowing her to escape prosecution entirely).

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Physical Appearance

In terms of her physical appearance, Naomi Lapaglia is an incredibly hot and attractive woman renowned for her shoulder-length blonde hair, baby blue eyes, and nearly flawless body. Standing 5’6” tall and weighing nearly 126 pounds, Naomi is well-built and proportioned for her body size, with measurements in the range of 34-24-34, respectively. Apart from her B-cup bust, some of Naomi’s most recognizable physical traits include her wide-spaced hips, well-rounded butt, curvaceous waist, and long legs that are well-developed and toned. Accentuating each of these features is Naomi’s signature attire in the movie that is comprised of various bras and panties, extremely short skirts, dark stockings, and cleavage-bearing tops that leave little to the imagination. When viewed in tandem with her seductive charm, luscious lips, and naturally glossy skin, it is easy to see why Naomi Lapaglia is regularly cited by movie-goers and critics as one of the sexiest characters in modern cinema history.

Tina Carlyle.

Tina Carlyle.

7. Tina Carlyle

  • Actress: Cameron Diaz
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Hair Color: Blonde
  • First Appearance: The Mask

Background and Characteristics

Next in our list of sexiest movie characters is the gorgeous, Tina Carlyle, who first appeared in the hit film, The Mask (1994). Played by the lovely Cameron Diaz, Tina is portrayed in the movie as a singer for the Coco Bongo, ex-girlfriend of the infamous Dorian Tyrell, and eventual love interest of Stanley Ipkiss (played by Jim Carrey). Originally characterized as the “main squeeze” of Tyrell (who worked as a mob enforcer), Tina was given the opportunity to work as the primary showgirl at a local nightclub in exchange for her spying on the city bank for Dorian and his crew of mobsters (hero.fandom.com). The arrangements unwittingly places her in direct contact with Stanley (and later the “Mask”) who charms Tina with his goofy mannerisms, sincere love, and genuine personality. Following the defeat of Dorian (with a little help from Stanley’s alter ego), Tina and Stanley later express their love for one another, kissing passionately before throwing the magical mask into the river.

Physical Appearance

In regard to her physical appearance and traits, Tina Carlyle is an exceptionally attractive woman renowned for her long blonde hair, powder-blue eyes, and amazing body. Standing 5’9” in height and weighing nearly 128 pounds, Tina is both tall and curvy in her overall build, with body measurements approaching 34-23-35. In the movie, Tina possesses a number of beautiful traits including a B-cup bust, extremely long legs, and gorgeous hips that are impossible to turn away from. Accentuating each of these features is Tina’s revealing attire that consists of tight dresses, short skirts, and tops that reveal ample amounts of her bosom to audience members. When viewed in conjunction with her sexy voice, seductive eyes, and strong jawline, Tina Carlyle is truly one of the hottest movie characters of all time.

Lisa.

Lisa.

6. Lisa

  • Actress: Kelly LeBrock
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Hair Color: Dark Brown
  • First Appearance:

Background and Characteristics

Appearing in the “number six” spot for sexiest movie characters is the gorgeous, Lisa, who made her first appearance in, Weird Science. Played by Kelly LeBrock, Lisa is portrayed in the movie as digitally-created “Genie” that was designed by Gary Wallace and his friend, Wyatt Donnelly. Originally inspired by the story, Frankenstein, Gary and Wyatt set out to create their own “perfect” woman through the utilization of various electrodes, a plastic doll, and large quantities of power (which they are able to acquire through the illegal use of a government-owned computer system). In the wake of a powerful electrical surge that courses through the doll’s body, Gary and Wyatt successfully bring to life, “Lisa,” a flawless, highly-intelligent, and “perfect” female gifted with magical powers. Their creation soon proves problematic, however, as a number of poorly thought-out choices and spur-of-the-moment decisions force the two friends to eventually “de-materialize” Lisa, ending their dreams for popularity, respect, and social acceptance amongst their peers (HobbyLark.com).

Physical Appearance

Concerning her general appearance and traits, Lisa is a remarkably attractive “woman” renowned for her curly brown hair, powder-blue eyes, and exquisite body. Standing 5’8” in height and weighing nearly 130 pounds, Lisa possesses a near-perfect body with measurements in the range of 34-23-36. Apart from her B-cup bust, some of Lisa’s most admirable physical qualities include a narrow waist, broad hips, and well-rounded butt that provide her with a distinguished “hourglass” shape. Accentuating these traits is Lisa’s signature attire in the movie that is comprised of various panties, midriff-bearing tops, tight leggings, and workout clothes that leave little to the imagination (given their skimpy and revealing design). When viewed in tandem with her dazzling smile, plump lips, and sweet disposition, Lisa is truly one of the hottest movie characters to have appeared in recent memory.

Mystique.

Mystique.

5. Mystique

  • Actress: Rebecca Romijn-Stamos
  • Eye Color: Yellow
  • Hair Color: Reddish-Orange
  • First Appearance: X-Men

Background and Characteristics

The lovely Mystique is a female character that first appeared in the hit movie, X-Men. Played by the beautiful actress, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Mystique (also known as “Raven”) is portrayed in the movie as a cold-blooded and ruthless mutant renowned for her ability to shapeshift into nearly any form. Characterized as an extremely aggressive, seductive, and manipulative individual, Mystique possessed a remarkably low opinion of humans, as years of torture, imprisonment, and mistreatment led her to believe that humans and mutants could never co-exist peacefully. These feelings (and qualities) made her a perfect match for Magneto and his “Brotherhood of Mutants,” placing her in direct confrontation with Dr. Charles Xavier’s “X-Men” throughout much of the original X-Men timeline.

Physical Appearance

In terms of her physical appearance and traits, Mystique is an incredibly sexy mutant renowned for her reddish-orange hair, blazing yellow eyes, and gorgeous blue skin. Standing 5’11” in height and weighing nearly 123 pounds, Mystique is both tall and athletic in her overall build, with body measurements in the range of 36-24-36. Some of her best features include a well-toned body, B-cup bust, and extremely slim waistline that contrasts nicely with her broad-spaced hips. Highlighting each of these features is Mystique’s total lack of clothing (when in her true form), as small scales and ridges provide the only censorship to her flawless form (leaving little to the imagination of audience members). When viewed in conjunction with her bright eyes, femme-fatale personality, and beautiful lips, Mystique is easily one of the sexiest movie characters to have appeared in entertainment history.

Xenia Onatopp.

Xenia Onatopp.

4. Xenia Onatopp

  • Actress: Famke Janssen
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Hair Color: Dark Brown
  • First Appearance: Goldeneye

Background and Characteristics

Appearing in our “number four” spot for sexiest movie characters is the lovely, Xenia Onatopp, who made her first appearance in the hit 007 movie, Goldeneye. Played by the lovely Famke Janssen, Xenia is portrayed in the movie as an ex-Soviet fighter pilot who joined the Janus Crime Syndicate in the months following the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Characterized as a ruthless and merciless assassin who gains sexual satisfaction through killing (and squeezing the life out of her victims), Xenia proves to be an extremely formidable (and sadistic) adversary to James Bond, nearly besting him in a one-on-one battle in the jungle. Despite her mastery of hand-to-hand combat and heavy weaponry though, she is later defeated by Bond following an “accident” with a Janus helicopter that leads to her untimely demise.

Physical Appearance

Concerning her outward beauty and traits, Xenia Onatopp is a remarkably sexy character renowned for her short brown hair, dark brown eyes, and exquisite body. Standing 5’11” in height and weighing nearly 137 pounds, Xenia is incredibly tall and curvy for her build, with impressive body measurements in the vicinity of 36-25-35. Some of her most admired features include a C-cup bust, long legs, well-toned thighs, and a near-perfect butt. Highlighting each of these traits is Xenia’s revealing attire in the movie that consists of various high-cut dresses, tight uniforms, low-cut tops, and robes that show tremendous amounts of skin (and cleavage) to audience members. When viewed alongside her nearly flawless skin, seductive charm, and sexy Russian accent, Xenia Onatopp is certainly one of the hottest female characters to have appeared in the entertainment industry.

Ginger Knowles.

Ginger Knowles.

3. Ginger Knowles

  • Actress: Halle Berry
  • Eye Color: Dark Brown
  • Hair Color: Dark Brown
  • First Appearance: Swordfish

Background and Characteristics

The lovely Ginger Knowles is a fictional character that made her first appearance in the movie, Swordfish. Played by the gorgeous Halle Berry, Ginger is portrayed in the movie as a henchwoman who works alongside the robber, Gabriel Shear. Seeking to develop a team for a high-stakes bank robbery, Ginger works to “persuade” a cyber-hacker known as Stanley Jobson to join their crew in order to develop a computer-worm capable of siphoning billions from government slush funds (villains.fandom.com). Following its development, however, the pair betrays Stanley, off-loading the money for themselves in a carefully-calculated plot involving government officials, agents, and well-coordinated escape routes. Staging her own death (in order to escape police detection), Ginger and Gabriel eventually escape unscathed to Monte Carlo where they live happily ever after with billions in stolen funds.

Physical Appearance

In terms of her physical beauty, Ginger Knowles is an exceptionally hot and attractive woman renowned for her dark brown hair, brown eyes, and virtually flawless body. Standing 5’5” in height and weighing approximately 121 pounds, Ginger is both small and curvaceous in her build, with measurements approaching the range of 36-26-37, respectively. Some of Ginger’s most notable traits include her 34DD breasts, extremely slim waist, and wide-spaced hips that provide her with a genuine “hourglass” form that is both seductive and aesthetically-pleasing. Accentuating these traits in the movie is Ginger’s revealing attire that is comprised of low-cut shirts, miniskirts, and skimpy lingerie that leaves nothing to the imagination of movie-goers. When viewed alongside her smokey-colored eyeliner, pale pink lips, and sexy hair, Ginger Knowles is truly one of the hottest movie characters of all time.

Wonder Woman.

Wonder Woman.

2. Wonder Woman

  • Actress: Gal Gadot
  • Eye Color: Light Brown
  • Hair Color: Dark Brown
  • First Appearance: Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice

Background and Characteristics

The lovely Wonder Woman (also known as Princess Diana of Themyscira) is a female character that made her first appearance in the hit movie, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Played by the gorgeous, Gal Gadot, Wonder Woman is portrayed as a powerful warrior and superhero who possesses superhuman strength, remarkable durability, and tremendous speed. Although characterized as an extremely empathetic, compassionate, and conscientious character in the movie, Wonder Woman is never one to back down from a fight, as her sense of justice (and headstrong personality) push her to always defend the weak and powerless at all costs. When combined with her ability to fly and deflect projectiles, she is easily one of the most powerful superheroines of the DC universe (HobbyLark.com).

Physical Appearance

In terms of her natural beauty and appearance, Gal Gadot’s version of Wonder Woman is truly one of the sexiest portrayals in movie history. Standing 5’10” in height and weighing 128 pounds, Wonder Woman is both tall and well-proportioned in her build, with measurements in the range of 34-23-34, respectively. Some of her most recognizable qualities include a large bust, long legs, broad hips, and a well-toned body that is mesmerizing to behold on the big screen. Highlighting each of these traits is Wonder Woman’s signature costume that consists of a strapless bustier, blue skirt, and crown that reveals ample portions of her upper body, legs, and thighs. When viewed in tandem with her tough personality, gorgeous hair, and well-defined facial features, Wonder Woman’s “number two” position on our current list is well-deserved and earned.

Catherine Tramell.

Catherine Tramell.

1. Catherine Tramell

  • Actress: Sharon Stone
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Hair Color: Blonde
  • First Appearance: Basic Instinct

Background and Characteristics

Topping our list of sexiest movie characters is the gorgeous, Catherine Tramell, who first appeared in the hit movie, Basic Instinct (1992). Played by the beautiful Sharon Stone, Tramell is portrayed in the movie as a seductive serial killer that has often been cited (alongside Hannibal Lecter) as one of the most evil and notorious villains in movie history. In Basic Instinct, Tramell is both a wealthy and successful novelist with a passion for crime. Characterized as intelligent, resourceful, and extremely comfortable in (and out) of her clothes, Tramell has no qualms about showing off her body, and uses it time and again to lure unsuspecting victims to their death. This deadly, yet sensuous approach, makes her an incredibly complex and seductive character that audience members both love and hate at the same time.

Physical Appearance

Catherine Tramell is a remarkably attractive woman renowned for her provocative and seductive clothing, femme-fatale personality, and natural sex appeal. Standing 5’9” in height and weighing 125 pounds, Catherine is both tall and curvy in her overall build, with body measurements in the range of 36-25-35, respectively. Among Catherine’s most notable physical qualities are her B-cup bust, rounded butt, long legs, and broad hips. Tramell also possesses short blonde hair and baby-blue eyes that are as seductive as they are beautiful. Perhaps the sexiest part of her character, however, lies with the fact that virtually all of her body is on full display for audience members throughout the duration of Basic Instinct (most notably, the famous scene that involves her seductively uncrossing her legs in a short miniskirt during a police interrogation).

When viewed alongside her lovely pink lips, sexy voice, and well-toned figure, Catherine Tramell is (unquestionably) the hottest female movie character to ever grace the big screen; a feat that will likely continue into the near and distant future, respectively.

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