Over the years, many sexy bombshells have graced movie screens, but do I dare say that us dudes kinda want just a little more than a pretty face? Few actresses have been able to pull off a pretty face and a big brain, but when they do, nothing can beat it.
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7. Scully – The X-Files
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Come on, who hasn’t had a crush on Scully (Gillian Anderson) at some point in their life? Dana Katherine Scully, M.D. has to be everyone’s favorite female special agent for the FBI.
Besides the fact that Scully is a seriously sexy special agent, she’s also a nerd at her core. Not only was she a surgeon in a Catholic hospital, Scully always based her beliefs on what science could prove and not stupid conspiracy theories. That’s my kind of woman. According to her bio, Scully attended University of Maryland, and earned a B.S. in Physics and her undergraduate thesis was titled Einstein's Twin Paradox: A New Interpretation. What a freakin’ nerd!
She made the list based one her role in the first X-Files movie and I honestly don’t care if this was the 1998 Gillian Anderson. I’d still do her.
6. Dian Fossey – Gorillas in the Mist and Ripley - Alien (Tie)
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In my opinion, in her prime, Sigourney Weaver was the total package. My reasoning behind this is mostly based on the fact that her characters and acting skills were just as strong as her amazing good looks. The underwear scene at the end of Alien also has a little to do with it. Anyway…
In Gorillas in the Mist, Sigourney Weaver starred in the true-life story of naturalist/American zoologist Dian Fossey and her ballsy work in Rwanda with mountain gorillas. It’s quite obvious that the late, great Fossey was very much a brainiac with a serious backbone to boot, but I’m sorry to say that she was nowhere near as warm on the eyes as a ripe Weaver in 1988.
Sigourney Weaver’s performance in the film was truly inspiring, but as a kid, it was her sexy hypnotic gaze that made me interested in all that "save the gorillas" junk. Even if Sigourney’s role as Fossey was her geekiest, you could toss her performance as Warrant Officer Ripley from the Alien franchise up in the mix as well. Any chick that can run a spaceship all by her lonesome and operate a power loader has to have a serious IQ score. Add that in with Sigourney’s long, luscious limbs and you got one of film’s sexiest characters.
5. River Tam – Serenity
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As River Tam in Serenity, Summer Glau plays a seventeen-year old psychic genius who’s as intelligent as she is deadly. There is no question that River is totally a Wushu-fighting badass in the film, but when we first meet her she’s a telepathic little girl who’s completely traumatized. This instantly sets off the geek radar, y’all. Now as for Glau’s hotness, I don’t really think there’s even a question. I can’t say that she’s the sexiest Terminator of all time (Kristanna Loken, I’m looking at you), but she’s still one of the cutest of all sci-fi’s faces.
4. Mystique - X-Men
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I’m sure you’re all asking why not Jean Grey? She’s a scientist. She’s telepathic. What can I say? I’ve always been fond of badass blue girls that walk around naked all time.
First off, Mystique is absolutely a geek. She can fly helicopters, hack any computer you can throw at her, and orchestrate a jailbreak with ease. She’s also always had the smarts to save her own ass when the s**t was about to hit the fan.
As for her hotness, there’s simply no question. Anyway you slice it, she’s still Rebecca Romijn under all that blue skin. Oh, by the way, mama is also over 100 years old and still lookin’ damn good.
3. Laney Boggs – She’s All That
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There are a lot of movies where homely geeks are magically transformed into sexy sexpots. Cinderella, anyone? I chose She's All That in particular because Rachael Leigh Cook was f***ing hot as s**t in this horrible movie. If you try to argue with this, I can only assume that your eyes don’t work. How else could you get through a movie with Freddie Prinze, Jr.? Three words: Rachael Leigh Cook.
In the movie, School stud Zack (Freddie Prinze, Jr.) makes a bet that he can turn any girl at the school into prom queen within six weeks. His friend chooses the biggest geek around (Rachael Leigh Cook), Freddie P. falls hard for her, and they all live happily ever after. Woo freakin’ hoo.
Now even if Rachael Leigh Cook was still pretty cute as a geek, she was still a geek. Laney Boggs is a total art nerd and, even when she gets transformed into a voluptuous slut for the prom, my downstairs mixup always gives an energized round of applause. Thanks, Rachael.
2. Leeloo - The Fifth Element
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The first time I really remember seeing Milla Jovovich was in Return to the Blue Lagoon. She really looked great wearing next to nothing on a secluded island, but it was her role in Dazed in Confused as a hot hippie that really grabbed my attention. Damn, was she fine. After that I couldn’t wait to see her on the big screen again. Enter The Fifth Element.
You’d think casting for “the perfect being” would be a really hard task, but Milla Jovovich probably made it a very easy process for the makers of The Fifth Element. As Leeloo Minai Lekarariba-Laminai-Tchai Ekbat De Sebat, Jovovich runs around most of the film pretty much half-naked kicking ass and speaking almost every language known to man. I could go on and on about why Milla being the perfect human would obviously make her a geek, but I kinda think that most guys only really care about seeing her after she got stuck in Korben Dallas’ (Bruce Willis) shower.
1. Lisa – Weird Science
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Even though Milla Jovovich’s character in The Fifth Element was supposed to be “the perfect being,” she was not created by two ‘80s geeks who had the intention of making the ultimate female that could satisfy all of our wildest fantasies. I can’t deny that Milla was jaw-droppingly hot in her prime, but she is in no way as hot as a vintage Kelly LeBrock in Weird Science. A perfect body, charisma, and all-around sex appeal made her the ultimate wet dream for any ‘80s adolescent. It also didn’t hurt that she had magical powers and the brain of Albert Einstein. With all of these amazing creds, it’s literally a no-brainer that she is the hottest female geek in the history of cinema.