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This week, the hotly-anticipated Twilight hits theaters. The film,
starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson in the tale of young vampires in
love, got us thinking: blood suckers are sexy. Thus, we thought we'd present a
compendium of some of the hottest vampires in big-screen history!
Six years after Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt surprised Anne Rice fans with a
commercially-successful adaptation of the author's novel Interview with
the Vampire, Warner Bros. rushed into production on a follow-up, skipping
Interview's direct sequel The Vampire Lestat in favor of shooting a
revamped version of Rice's sexier third book; the result was 2002's Queen
of the Damned, a critical and commercial failure that drew comparisons to
the Goth-pop music videos streamed on MTV. Despite all this, Queen of the
Damned featured a central performance by the late R&B star Aaliyah (the
victim of a tragic airplane crash six months before the film's release) that
remains one of the sexiest, if utterly camp-tastic, vampire portrayals put to
celluloid. Scantily clad and golden-eyed as the Egyptian vampire queen Akasha
-- the oldest and most powerful of all vampires on earth -- Aaliyah slithered
her way through Queen with the lithe poise of a dancer, and memorably
joined Stuart Townsend's Lestat in a rose petal-strewn bath that still has us
steamed. Damned to the ranks of rotten on the Tomatometer? Yes. Queen of the
sexiest vampire movies in history? Undoubtedly.
As if Kate Beckinsale needed to do anything more than slink into a black
leather bodysuit, her Selene in 2003's Underworld possesses
superhuman strength, packs major firepower, and has a taste for blood -- the
ultimate lethal, sexy succubus. The only thing that could make this vampire
sexier? Her steamy forbidden romance with one Michael Corvinus (Scott Speedman),
the human-turned-werewolf who happens to be the newfound enemy of her people.
That the camera in both Underworld and its 2006 sequel, Underworld:
Evolution, near-fetishizes Selene's every move doesn't hurt (director Len
Wiseman begun dating his star halfway through filming on Underworld
and married her in 2004). While the next Underworld installment, Rise
of the Lycans, will go Beckinsale-less -- it's a prequel story starring
Rhona Mitra and Michael Sheen, Beckinsale's real-life ex -- look for her
hugely anticipated return to the vampire lady assassin role in a rumored
fourth Underworld film.