Top Hottest Vampires EverIt’s a question that has flummoxed the world of film journalism for decades. What is it that makes those vampires so damn hot!? We studied the best of them.
Salma Hayek in From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
Salma Hayek is the fantastically named Santanico Pandemonium, the main attraction at ultra sleazy bar The Titty Twister, slithering around the place with her pet snake. But patrons beware – when the time is right, Santanico is ready to change into a feral killer and lead the slaughter of anyone foolish enough to stop by.
Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise in Interview With The Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
Long before Stephenie Meyer was cranking out iconic supernatural characters, Anne Rice was the queen of the damned with a massive literary following. Neil Jordan took a shot at one of her books and offered up two very different undead souls – Tom Cruise’s schemingly sexy Lestat and Brad Pitt’s brooding Louis.
Kiefer Sutherland in The Lost Boys (1987)
It’s vampirism as peer pressure when two brothers (Corey Feldman and Corey Haim) discover that the local cool kids are a little more dangerous than just sneaking a quick ciggie round the back of the local library. We’re introduced to louche lothario leader David (Kiefer Sutherland), all strutting cool and Bill Idol-inspired hairdo.
Mathilda May in Lifeforce (1985)
Sci-fi vamps from outer spaaaace! Yes, it’s an extremely cheesy, often cheap-looking horror thriller that features the likes of Patrick Stewart and Steve Railsbeck. But it also boasts the glory of often-nude Mathilda May, a deeply erotic memory for men of a certain age. Oh, and the energy-sucking concept of the movie is nifty, too.
Kate Beckinsale in Underworld (2003)
The Blade films had largely cornered the market on leather clad battling vamps, but then Kate Beckinsale and her catsuit arrived. Shot fetishistically by hubby-to-be Len Wiseman, it’s fang-bearer as music video/video game warrior as two tribes go to war for a vampires versus lycans scrap.
David Boreanaz in Angel (1999)
Joss Whedon spun off the extra-brooding cursed vampire Angel (David Boreanaz) into his own show on the back of Buffy, but made the sensible choice to port over sexy, lethal female fang-bearer Darla (Julie Benz). She’s the perfect foil for him, since she’s the one who turned Angel back in the day, and she exudes dangerous, yet attractive appeal.
Jenny Wright in Near Dark (1987)
Kathryn Bigelow brought us redneck vamps led by Lance Henriksen’s imposing Jesse Hooker and the impulsive, sociopathic Severen (Bill Paxton). But the real s3x appeal of the group is offered by Mae (Jenny Wright), who just can’t help seducing local men.
Catharine Deneuve in The Hunger (1983)
One of the more famous lady vamp films finds ageless sexpot Miriam (Catherine Deneuve) seducing both men and women by offering them a chance to cling to their youth – at least, until she’s finished with them. She resonates raw appeal and manages to turn the head of the otherwise sceptical Dr Sarah Roberts (Susan Sarandon).
Lesbian Vampire Killers (2009)
The actual movie might never have lived up to that fun title in terms of pure entertainment value, but Silvia Colloca’s sly vampire queen Carmilla more than made up for the sheer disappointment of suffering through Corden and Horne mugging their way around the turgid gags in the rest of the running time.
Robert Pattinson in Twilight (2008)
Love ‘em or loathe ‘em, the vampires of Stephenie Meyers blockbuster books are a gigantic success story. With Robert Pattinson serving as the perfect fantasy figure for a million tween/teenaged girls (and many older women), he’s the sensitive, oddly haired sexpot with just a hint of chaste peril lurking beneath the surface.
Gary Oldman in Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
Gary Oldman might be the main man, but it’s Sadie Frost as one of the legendary vamp’s victims, that lodges itself firmly into the memory and makes up for some of the project’s dodgier moments.
Jude Law in The Wisdom Of Crocodiles (1998)
Jude Law piles on the charm as Steven Grlscz (no, not a spelling error), a handsome renaissance man who harbours a deep, dark secret… He’s a vampire, a lonely soul looking for the perfect woman who nevertheless ends up killing all of his lovers. Until the day he meets Anne (Elina Löwensohn)…
Colin Farrell in Fright Night 3D
It sounded like a 3D gimmick when we first spotted it on the schedule. But Fright Night 3D is a surprisingly smart and funny horror flick. Hell, we like it just for its mocking of the Twilight series. Of course, Colin is steamy as hell