The vampires of legend have provided plenty of fodder for horror movies, but while these creatures of the night are incredibly frightening, they’re often portrayed as incredibly sexy, as well. From vampy femme fatales to heartthrobs that could make your heart stop (literally; although you might not actually die), this is a look at the ten sexiest vampires in movies and on television:
Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen in ‘Twilight’ and ‘New Moon’ – Well, I had to start out with the most obvious choice, of course. Edward Cullen stands out among his bloodsucking brethren because he’s one of the few vampires with a true romantic soul that can contain his bloodlust (although it’s harder for him to do so with the other kind of lust). And of course it helps that a good-looking guy like Robert Pattinson portrays Edward in the ‘Twilight’ movies; this role has made Robert Pattinson one of the sexiest and most sought-after young male stars of today. Plenty of young women are having a hard time waiting to see more of Edward Cullen’s silvery skin under a silvery ‘New Moon’, but the anticipation of seeing him in action is keeping him at the top of this list of the sexiest vampires in movies and on television.
Evan Rachel Wood as Sophie-Ann Leclerq, the vampire Queen of Louisiana in ‘True Blood’ – ‘True Blood’, a show about some of the sexiest vampires you’ll ever see living in the South, has gotten a lot of buzz lately for its lovely female stars, in part because beauties like Anna Paquin and Lizzy Caplan have appeared topless on the show. Evan Rachel Wood hasn’t even made an appearance yet, but whether this sultry young starlet goes topless or not, she’ll likely bring the heat to Cajun country. Her role as the vampire Queen of Louisiana will likely be a very important and powerful one, so be prepared for his newly-dyed red-hot redhead to really shake things up as one of the sexiest vampires in the South.
Brad Pitt as Louis de Pointe du Lac in ‘Interview with a Vampire’ – Before the words ‘Interview with a Vampire’ made girls drool over the thought of learning a little more about Robert Pattinson, it meant something else to women of the past: a movie starring another of the sexiest vampires ever. Louis’ story is much more tragic and troubling than that of Edward Cullen, but it makes him a perfect vampire crush for those who prefer their men a little more mature.
Kate Beckinsale as Selene in the ‘Underworld’ movies – Of course this butt-kicking beauty was going to make this list of the sexiest vampires! It’s hard to beat Kate Beckinsale when it comes to looking amazing in a catsuit, and this vampire vixen’s cat-like skills definitely make her a force to be reckoned with. If you can’t get enough of vampire/werewolf relations after ‘New Moon’ comes out, you might want to check out her steamy relationship with a Lycan in ‘Underworld’.
David Boreanaz as Angel in ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ and ‘Angel’ – Many a girl fell for this fallen angel from the ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ and ‘Angel’ television series, and it’ll be interesting to see if his character makes an appearance in the new ‘Buffy’ movie supposedly in the works. Angel tries to soothe his own soul by helping others on his show, and despite his devious past, the girls can’t help but fall for another of the sexiest vampires ever on television.
Salma Hayek as Santanico Pandemonium in ‘From Dusk ‘Til Dawn’ – Salma Hayek is one of the sexiest actresses in Hollywood, so all she had to do was play anything remotely close to a vampire in a movie (a fan of tomato juice, perhaps?) to make this list. Fortunately for fans of vampires and sexy vixens, Salma Hayek took it a few steps further as a vampire queen moonlighting at a strip club. But while this dancer looks delightful, her offstage persona is frightful.
Ian Somerhalder as Damon in ‘The Vampire Diaries’ – Like Evan Rachel Wood in ‘True Blood’, this sexiest of vampires hasn’t even crept out of the coffin into the vampire-friendly spotlight yet. Ian Somerhalder will be playing one of the two brothers a girl is torn between in the new CW show based on some other vampire novels, ‘The Vampire Diaries’ series. Ian Somerhalder most recently was ‘Lost’ and was just living in ‘Smallville’ before that, but he’ll likely skyrocket to stardom with his role as the “bad” vampire love interest in the new series. Luckily for those who love anticipation, the ending to this story hasn’t happened yet; the novels are still being written. So whether you’re a member of Team Damon or Team Stefan, your pick for the sexiest male vampire on the show still has a shot at winning the heart of lucky Elena.
Nikki Reed as Rosalie Hale in ‘Twilight’ and ‘New Moon’ – Nikki Reed starred alongside another of the female sexiest vampires on this list, Evan Rachel Wood, in the intense drama ‘Thirteen’ (her film debut). Since then, this bella blood drinker has captured the title of the most beautiful person in the world as Rosalie Hale in the ‘Twilight’ and upcoming ‘New Moon’ movies, and while she isn’t so friendly to Bella at first, she warms up to her and becomes a more likeable, sympathetic character. Rosalie Hale may be tortured by her lack of humanity and a little vain, but she has one thing many women would gladly lose their blood for: eternal beauty.
‘Stephen Moyer’ as Bill Compton in ‘True Blood’ – I guess the only good romances these days come with fangs. In ‘True Blood’, Stephen Compton plays a vampire that makes the blood boil of a telepathic waitress tempted by his lack of readable thoughts. Sure the show gets more attention for the bloodthirsty women who appear topless on it, but there is plenty of juicy, red-blooded eye candy for the ladies, as well. It’ll be interesting to see how his relationship with Evan Rachel Wood’s character plays out this season.
Julie Benz as Darla in ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ – This blonde blood queen was born in a bordello; she was a successful young prostitute before her transformation into a vampire. Her forte is definitely seduction, and centuries of experience have made her much too good at her craft. Despite her very evil persona, she is still one of the sexiest vampires ever imagined, plus women can thank her for biting a young man’s neck and creating Angel. And here’s a tasty tidbit of trivia on Darla: she was the first of the many vampires to appear on ‘Buffy’.
So whether you enjoy gorging yourself on images of the sexiest vampire vixens or are a sucker for the sexiest romantic Romeos with a taste for the red stuff, there’s sure to be some vampires on this list to satisfy your lust for lovers of blood.