We all love good villains, and there have been countless great ones in the past. But a great villainess comes along only once in a while. The kind of woman who breaks tradition, battles the hero, and seduces herself into the minds of movie lovers everywhere.
Here are 10 of the most diabolical and nefariously sexy “bad girls” in recent film history. In no particular order.
10. Maggie Q as Mai Lin
The lovely Maggie Q as Mai Linh in Live Free or Die Hard (2007), the fourth entry in the Die Hard franchise.She plays a ruthless criminal subordinate of a cyber-terrorist mastermind set on taking over the Internet.
Ms. Q also demonstrates her fearsome martial-arts skills, which exponentially increases her sex appeal.
9. Demi Moore as Madison Lee
In Charlies Angels: Full Throttle (2003), the stunning Demi Moore plays Madison Lee, a merciless, gold-plated-gun wielding super-villain out to eradicate Charlie and all three of his Angels in vicious manner.
Demi Moore has never looked better.
8. Lara Flyn Boyle as Serleena the Alien
In Men in Black 2, the radiant Lara Flynn Boyle plays an extraterrestrial in the form of a supermodel who talks smack, grows tentacles and swallows men whole.
One of the sexiest aliens to ever grace the screen.
7. Sienna Miller as Baroness
The enchanting Sienna Miller plays the wicked Baroness in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009). A ruthless, gun-slinging bad-ass villainess draped in black leather.
Glasses never looked so sexy on anyone. Ever.
6. Sophie Marceau as Elektra King
In her first outing as the new Bond girl, the ever-so-alluring Sophie Marceau plays Elektra King in The World Is Not Enough (1999), Pierce Brosnan’s 3rd film as 007.
She plays an insatiable seductress out for Bond’s manhood in the most sensual way imaginable.
5. Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman
Devastatingly gorgeous Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman in Batman Returns (1992), a sinful seductress bathed in shiny black leather who is set on sinking her claws into the caped crusader.
No one wears leather better than Michelle Pfeiffer.
4. Natasha Henstridge as Sil the Alien
In Species (1995), an extraterrestrial named Sil takes on the form of the heavenly Natasha Henstridge and goes on a killing rampage while trying to find a human with whom to mate.
One of the hottest, most curvaceous aliens to ever hit the screen.
3. Kristanna Loken as T-X
In the third film of the franchise: Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003), the incredibly voluptuous Kristanna Loken plays an unstoppable killing machine known as T-X who shoots flames, morphs into other people, and tosses Arnold Schwarzenegger around like a rag doll.
By far the toughest villainess on our list.
2. Sharon Stone as Catherine Tramell
The remarkably ravishing Sharon Stone from Basic Instinct (1992) which set the new standard for all erotic mystery thrillers to come.
In the classic film, Ms. Stone plays Hollywood’s most notorious bi-sexual villainess Catherine Tramell and proves that a white turtleneck can be just as sexy as black shimmering leather.
Author. Succubus. Murderer?
1. Kate Beckinsale as Lori Quaid
The exquisite Kate Beckinsale as Lori Quaid in Total Recall (2012). She’s relentless, cold-blooded, and immersed in deep black leather.
Not unlike her vampire vixen Selene of the Underworld series, there’s just something about her cold-hearted viciousness that makes Lori Quaid one of the sexiest villainesses ever.