Top 10 Sexy Alien Chicks!
Ever since being hypnotized by Scarlett Johansson's coldly detached, yet oddly arousing turn as an alien seductress in UNDER THE SKIN, I just can't think of much else. And not just her, but her ilk. I immediately got to thinking about all the sexy alien chicks that have graced the screen over the years, comparing and contrasting the various iterations, deciphering what has worked well, what hasn't, which have endured over the years, which have faded out of the cultural consciousness, etc. And what I keep coming back to his just how terrifying the notion is to begin with. The seductive allure of a pretty woman, never for one second actually interested, only out to entice a male body so she can subsume his genetic material and propagate her own race (and end his)...shite's a little too close to home to take easily. But here's what is easy to take...easy on the eyes. Slam it up top to scope out our Top 10 Sexy Alien Chicks!
Don't front, even with the deep blue hue and giant deer-ears, you wanted to rim, pump and dump all over Zoe Saldana in AVATAR didn't you?!? You know you did, don't lie! Hell, I know I felt that way, just as I do about Zoe in real life. The chick is smokin'! Of course, leave it to the hippy-hugging Jim Cameron to foster such inter-terrestrial lust, on some "can't we all get along" fantasy that overarches the narrative. Shite, I even think an AVATAR porn-parody was spawned in its wake. Could be a tough act to follow, just like AVATAR itself, which makes you wonder boundaries will be pushed when the piquant Dominican/Puerto Rican sexpot reprised her role of Neytiri in the next three AVATAR sequels.
As the face of the ALIEN franchise, how could we possibly omit the lovely Sigourney Weaver from the fray? Not a chance! So, as to remain appropriate, we turn to Ripley 8, the alien-hybrid Sigourney portrays in the 1997 flick ALIEN: RESURRECTION. Remember, Ripley doesn't go full on face-hugger, but, after all other avenues are exhausted, she is brought back to life through genetic cloning. Only problem is, DNA from the alien queen remained in her genes, and the scientific result creates a monstrous mix and human and alien attributes. And hey, come to think of it, didn't Sigourney also play a powerful alien leader in that flick PAUL that came out a few years ago? Yup, any which way you slice it, when it comes to sex and aliens, few smoke like the Sig!
I'm sure there are a number of ancillary alien babes to be found throughout all three MEN IN BLACK pictures, but if I had my druthers, I'd proudly pick the raven-haired, bra-busting Lara Flynn Boyle...aka Serleena from MEN IN BLACK II. You with me? Come on now...those disarming bright blue eyes, the alabaster skin-tone, those black-laced underoos...the bitchy, ice-queen demeanor hell-bent on universal destruction? Too hot! Chick has a dominatrix vibe going on, almost Gothic, which I'm sure appeals to many a fetishists out there. I'm just sad that Lara has sort of faded from the public eye, only appearing in 4 movies over the last 5 years. Come on Sonnenfeld, who cares if she was blown up by J and K...bring back Serleena for MIB 4. Do it!
Yeah yeah, so what if MY STEPMOTHER IS ALIEN isn't quite AITH coverable, it's Kim motherf*cking Basinger we're talking about here! Hard to believe the gorgeous platinum blond turned 60 years old last year, she still looks fantastic. But even harder to believe is how she's only done 4 movies in since 2010. Unacceptable. Of course, it Kim has already cemented her legacy - not just as an Oscar winning actress - but for becoming an icon of sexuality after 9 1/2 WEEKS. Two years after that lascivious phenomena, the shy, publicly-anxious Basinger brought her buxom body to the role of Celeste Martin - an Earthbound alien with a nefarious agenda...and healthy sexual appetite!
After a background cameo in WOLF CREEK marked her film debut back in 2005, Aussie ingénue Teresa Palmer has become quite the hot ticket in Hollywood. The smoldering, slender-framed blond has more than a handful of upcoming projects, including ones from directors Terrence Malick and John Hillcoat. That said, it's her turn as Number 6 in the spectacularly silly YA-action flick I AM NUMBER FOUR that has won her a spot here in the Top 10. A somewhat underrated flick actually (for YA fare that is), Palmer demonstrated herself being capable of more than just sitting back and looking pretty. Instead, she showed her ability to get physical, roll around, kick some ass, unafraid of dirtying her hands. Gotta love a broad like that!
We never miss an opportunity to salute the unparalleled Dutch stunner Famke Janssen, and since she played a super sexy if unsuspecting school teacher in THE FACULTY, a mere masquerade to cover her true alien identity - here we are! What's cool about THE FACULTY is the way you can never quite tell who has been subsumed by, and tuned into, a deadly alien. It's extra fun then after Famke, who, up until the time she morphs into a flesh-starved ghoul, acts like a cute as a button schoolmarm. Inherent schoolboy fantasies about the untouchably sexy teacher come into play almost immediately, completely subverted into a more dangerous, lethal kind of lust later on in the flick. And wow...at 50 years old this fall, Famke still looks as fetching as ever!
Just what is it about Olivia Wilde? It's those damn eyes, right? She has an intimidating, almost reptilian beauty that radiates from those piercing blue orbs, and never a better use of such was made than in Jon Favreau's COWBOYS & ALIENS. Sure, in the end, the film suffered from tonal issues and too much CGI, but as far as drop-dead-sexy female ETs go...fuck me running, Olivia in a cowgirl get-up is too damn much! Consider O's legal surname as Cockburn and whoa...now we're really playing with fire! Olivia has also used her otherworldly beauty for such sci-fi signatures as TRON: LEGACY, IN TIME and HER, but it's her role as Ella in COWBOYS & ALIENS that really cements her out-of-this-world sex appeal!
Not for nothing, but it sort of seems like the inimitable Ukrainian supermodel Milla Jovovich plays a strange alien being every other movie she appears in. THE FIFTH ELEMENT, ULTRAVIOLET, a zombified version over a half dozen RESIDENT EVIL flicks...it doesn't matter...Milla's exotic nature has been employed time and time again in this capacity. And she always f*cking nails it! Obviously, the trend kicked off with her role as Leeloo in THE FIFTH ELEMENT - the playful, childlike, yet "perfect" redheaded specimen that the entire universe wants to grab hold of and use for the greater good...or evil. And speaking of evil, it looks like an official 6th RESIDENT EVIL flick has been announced, despite the lousy last entry or two.
Dude, whatever happened to Natasha Henstridge? The statuesque German looker made her screen debut in 1995, as Sil, the irresistible alien carnivore preying on strange men in SPECIES...a character she reprised over two additional sequels. Obviously, having never acted before, the conceit of SPECIES hinged largely on finding a fresh face with a formidable beauty, and Henstridge took the opportunity and f*cking ran with it. And in a way, she's sort of inspired the prototype of an otherworldly being taking the form of the finest human female imaginable, only to hijack the entire species after manipulating their male counterparts. Sheesh, I think I speak for most men when I say I'd happily let Natasha toy with my counterparts!
No shocker here...the most delectable dime in the game meets the most recent and high-quality flick of alien predation...Scarlett Johansson as the watchful, calculating extraterrestrial in UNDER THE SKIN is the very inspiration for this Top 10. It's a tour-de-force turn in a ballsy, brain-boggling art-house genre effort of Lynchian and Kubrickian proportions. It's that bizarre...that memorable...that unsettling. And perhaps most impressive? The entire bodily expression Scarlett displays, often without dialogue, mostly through her eyes, that puts a hypnotic spell on you the audience member. She's never been better, the subgenre's never been stronger. Seriously, we strongly urge you to go check out UNDER THE SKIN before it vacates its limited theatrical run. You won't regret it!