The 20 Sexiest Sci-Fi Babes Part 1

Originally posted 11/21/06 on Furinkan High School Kendo Club.

Well, these top ten lists seem to be real popular. So after winnowing down a long list, here are my top 20 sexiest sci-fi babes from live-action film and television.

When you’re finished, be sure to read part two!

Carmen Ibanez20. Carmen Ibanez (Starship Troopers 1997)

Okay, sure, you couldn’t buy Denise Richards as a tank-top-and-hot-pants-wearing nuclear physicist in The World Is Not Enough. But as a hotshot starship pilot and, eventually, captain? Sure, why not?

One of the main plot points of Heinlein’s original novel was that all the experienced officers were killed off, leaving only the kids in charge. And at least Carmen had the sense to dump goofy hunk Casper Van Dien for slightly-less-goofy hunk Patrick Muldoon – right? And she did look spectacular in those Nazi-esque uniforms.




Padmé Amidala19. Padmé Amidala (Star Wars prequels 1999-2005)

It speaks volumes to the utter asexuality of the six Star Wars films that the hottest moments are (1) Princess Leia in the gold bikini and (2) Princess Leia’s mom with her tummy exposed. Yikes.

Formerly the World’s Sexiest Jew (but knocked down to third by Rachel Weiss and Scarlett Johansson), young Harvard-educated hottie Natalie Portman was the only reason to see the Star Wars prequels, apart from Ewan McGregor’s amusing Alec Guinness impersonation. Padmé is beautiful, smart, and takes full advantage of her planet’s inexplicable custom of electing teenage girls to rule over them.

Why doesn’t she rate higher on the countdown? (1) Her atrocious taste in men and (2) inexplicably dying of “grief” and abandoning her kids to be raised by Jimmy Smits and Phil Brown, respectively (both of whom get killed by the Empire for their trouble, by the way.)



Jet Girl18. Jet Girl (Tank Girl 1995)

I knew who Naomi Watts was seven years before any of you did. So back off.

Tank Girl is one of the great bad movies, and Jet Girl is the best reason to watch. Tank Girl’s young, sexy, Aussie-accented sidekick in the aviator goggles and red polka-dot bandana was naïve, but kicked ass.

Lori Petty as Tank Girl was great, but Jet Girl stole the show. (No love for Sub Girl, but she was mostly edited out anyway.)




Sil17. Sil (Species 1995)

If woman is going to rip your heart out and leave you a lifeless husk, she might as well look like Natasha Henstridge.

Hell, even in her H.R. Giger-designed alien form, the murderous human-alien hybrid Sil was pretty hot.

The best thing about Sil was that she didn’t want to be a homicidal sex machine – she was just cloned that way. Giger’s usual “Metamorph” Alien-franchise alien rarely elicits sympathy, but Sil was just too cute to eject out the airlock.




Mystique16. Mystique (X-Men franchise 2000-2006)

Sci-fi makeup often takes a beautiful actress and ruins what Darwin gave her. I’m looking at you, Marina Sirtis.

The X-Men movies feature Dutch-American supermodel Rebecca Romijn running around NAKED, but no one really notices her under all that blue paint and latex.

But Raven “Mystique” Darkholme still kicks ass and takes names, as Magneto’s ever-loyal and efficient sidekick. (I know, they turn on each other in Last Stand, but I’m pretending that movie never happened – shelve it with Star Trek V.)

She’s smart, she’s dangerous, she’s bisexual, and her eyes glow yellow. Plus, when she takes “human” form, it’s as Rebecca Romijn! And as far as I know, Mystique never let John Stamos stick his penis in her.



Space Girl15. Space Girl (Lifeforce 1985)

Lifeforce is one of the great underappreciated science fiction films of all time, Tobe Hooper’s 1985 paean to old-school Sci-Fi horror classics like The Quatermass Experiment.

Astronaut Steve Railsback is seduced by alien space vampire Mathilda May, who desires only to feed on the bioelectric energy of every person in London. The Space Girl doesn’t have much of a personality, but she spends the whole movie stark naked and has one of the most amazing racks in cinema.

Oh, and she gets to melt Patrick Stewart’s face.



Emma Peel14. Emma Peel (The Avengers 1965-67)

A master of martial arts and fencing. A trained chemist and scientist. A painter, sculptor, and businesswoman. A high couture fashionista with the looks of a supermodel.

Oh and, incidentally, an international superspy.

What’s not to love about Mrs. Emma Peel? Well, she did give up espionage to go live a respectable life with her husband. Please. Once you’ve had Steed, he’s all you’ll ever need.




Robin Lefler13. Robin Lefler (Star Trek: The Next Generation 1991)

Second-most annoying Star Trek character of all time Robin Lefler, meet most-annoying Star Trek character of all time, Wesley Crusher. Now flirt awkwardly for 52 minutes.

Still, Robin Lefler was by far the sexiest woman to ever appear on Star Trek: The Next Generation, because Ashley Judd was by far the sexiest actress to ever appear on Star Trek: The Next Generation. Maybe Mr. Data can explain how Judd can be so unbelievably beautiful, while her mother and sister look like lab experiments.

Anyway, one can assume that Ashley Judd would have a much easier time getting cast in a current Star Trek film than the vastly under-appreciated Wil Wheaton. Robin Lefler’s Rule #2: Always look smoking hot in a Starfleet uniform.



Xev Bellringer12. Xev Bellringer (LEXX 1997-2002)

As proved by numbers 17, 16, 15, 10, 5, 4, sometimes 3, 2 and 1 on this list, there is something incredibly appealing about a super-sexy female who is as likely to kill you as sleep with you.

And when that female was raised to be socially submissive but sexually aggressive, and then transformed by a machine called a “Lusticon” into a beautiful sexual killing machine – well, you can’t go wrong there.

Xev was the second of LEXX’s “Bellringers,” but Xenia Seeberg can ring my bell any day. Get it? “Ring my bell?” It’s kind of a sexual innuendo.




Trillian11. Trillian (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy 2005)

Ah, Zooey Deschanel. Sure, she’s cute and smart and funny. But why is she so damn hot? She’s like Rachael Ray – you can’t explain the attraction, it’s just there.

Now turn Zooey into a smart space-trotting sidekick to a two-headed G.W. Bush-channeling alien madman, and add a silly white spacesuit, a pair of pet mice, and an inexplicable American accent. Voila, you have Tricia “Trillian” McMillan, the second best thing in the HG2G movie. (The Vogons were the best thing.)

If I were the last surviving human, but Trillian was around, I think I’d be okay.

That’s not the whole thing, Francis! Read Part Two!


  1. No argument with the female choices, but check Heinlein again – you were way off on the plot. Maybe someone was thinking about Tunnel in the Sky.
    Blog or not, check facts – and if you didn’t read ’em don’t talk about ’em.

    At least make sure they told you the truth…any Kendo master would tell you to make sure too…

  2. Um, no, maybe you’re confused. I’m talking about “Starship Troopers.” Don’t come after me about Heinlein, I’ll just make you cry.

  3. Uh, no, I agree with the other anonymous wag. ST is one of my favorite books, rad many times to the point of memorization. Older officers do get killed off in the war, and the main characters do advance in rank (naturally), but in NO WAY are “all the experienced officers …killed off, leaving only the kids in charge”. Totally off base. Did not happen. Read it again, if you are hazy.

  4. Idiot………Milla is fine, but you should have picked Resident Evil. And worst of all you left out “Candy”, possibly the best sci-fi bimbo of all time.

  5. You don’t even have the hottest girl in Gallactica. The one doing Geiss is tops. Where is Areyon Sung from Farscape? Poorly researched

  6. Smallville?

    That’s SciFi for people who don’t like SciFi.

    I have to call shenangans on a lot of this list. Yes, the women are hot, but there are some pretty glaring omissions when it comes to SciFi babes.

  7. “One of the main plot points of Heinlein’s original novel was that all the experienced officers were killed off, leaving only the kids in charge.”

    Um… no. Incorrect. Wrong. Not even close. Reread the book.

    Or, read the Wiki plot summary at . Say what you want about Wikipedia, but that’s a good summary of the book.

    Now, onto more important things: I thought I was the only one with a secret thing for Zooey Deschanel! Thank you for showing I’m wrong!

  8. Sir, I suspect you’re too young to have thought of these, but:
    1. Raquel Welch/Fantastic Voyage
    2. Mara Corday/Tarantula
    3. Zsa Zsa Gabor/Queen of Outer Space
    4. Anne Francis/Forbidden Planet and TV’s Honey West
    5. Sigourney Weaver/Aliens
    6. Faith Domergue/This Island Earth
    7. Sharon Tate/The Wrecking Crew (a Matt Helm joint)
    8. Linda Harrison/Planet of the Apes
    9. Arlene Dahl/Journey to the Center of the Earth
    10. Mamie Van Doren/Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women or The Navy Vs. the Night Monsters
    11. Sybil Danning/Battle Beyond the Stars
    12. Tura Satana/The Astro Zombies
    13. Monica Belluci/The Matrix Reloaded
    14. Anita Ekberg/Abbot and Costello Go to Mars
    15. Barbara Eden/Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (the movie)
    16. Julie Newmar/Star Trek, Twilight Zone, Jason of Star Command, etc.
    18. Honor Blackman/Goldfinger/To the Devil a Daughter/The Avengers
    19. Shirely Eaton/Future Women, aka The Seven Secrets of Sumuru
    20. Farrah Fawcett Majors/Saturn 3

  9. jeebus, dude now we’ve seen the few sci-fi’s you’ve ever seen. This list kinda sucks, ever heard of erin grey? how about jolene blalock? amanda tapping?.
    You’re a retard, gay people shouldn’t write lists like you have

  10. That picture of Robin Lefler has to be photoshopped. That’s not a Next Gen uniform.

    Unless she made a reappearance in another series, in which case I want to know an episode name…

  11. err – I think you may want to reread Starship Troopers… Nothing in there about senior officers being killed off.

  12. OMG, Erin Grey created an amazing impression when, at the intro to each episode of whatever the show was, she’d slink around with a gun and skin-tight rubber suit.

    Then, there’s also Sharon Stone (co-starring with Schwarzenneger) in Total Recall. She’d smile then try to kick him in the face. I’m all for that.

  13. Seriously, your list sucks. Another example of Blogging not really mattering. Seriously. How many SciFi have you seen? What about Seven of Nine? Or Logan’s Run? God, you’d need MORE than your little crap ass list.

  14. Putting Padme on the list and not Leia is shamefull. You should go watch Return of the Jedi again and realize Carrie Fisher lit up the screen way hotter than Natalie Portman.

  15. I can only assume you people have never seen Lifeforce. If you have seen this movie, then there would be no question who should be number 1.

  16. I assume you people have never seen the movie, Life Force. If you have seen it then I’m sure you would all agree on who should be #1.

  17. HAHAHHAHAHA… That guy really thinks that bandwidth stealing is worth saying that stuff? Has this guy even seen the sun this week?

  18. What are you…like twelve-years old? Raquel Welch in Fantastic Voyage or 1,000,000 Years BC is hotter than anyone you listed

  19. Worst list ever, that carmen girl from starship troopers was not as hot as Denise Richards (*spoiler*I was glad when Carmen died *spoiler*)

    And what about Nova from Planet of the Apes? Nova dammit!

  20. Emma Peel, I have lusted her for so many years. I am so Glad that she has been included. I would have rated her higher but whay is one old lust compaired to so many younger ones.

  21. I don’t need a Wikipedia summary of “Starship Troopers.” I have read “Starship Troopers,” and I stand by my statement.

  22. Tacky to bring up the fact Natalie is a Jew. What difference does her religion make? She’s be just as hot if she were a Catholic, Muslim, or a Seventh Advent Hoppist.

    I have no idea what Natalie Portman’s religiosity is. I mention it because it’s her ethnic background, and it’s the same as mine.

    I am not ashamed of being a Jew, and neither is Natalie Portman. Are you suggesting we should be?

  23. you all are fucking nerds
    these bitch’s are hot who gives a shit about which damn episode had elvis costello in it

  24. Thanks for immortalizing Wesley Crusher as number one in a category that should really be all his very own.

  25. “17. Sil (“Species” 1995)”


    natasha is so beautiful and you only gives the “17” , argghhh!!!!

  26. Like to watch Stargate Atlantis episodes and also Lost. I found your blog on google and read a few of your other posts. I just added you to my Google News Reader. Look forward to reading more from you in the future.

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