Originally posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2011, 4:30:00 PM
1. Jean-Claude, Anita Blake series by Laurell K. Hamilton
There are plenty of sexy-ass vampires to choose from in Laurell K. Hamilton’s bestselling Anita Blake series, but I have always been partial to the Master of the City of St. Louis: Jean-Claude. (He’s all comic booked-up here, but in my head he’s not overly muscled like that.) Born a peasant in 17th century France, this pale dream was chosen for his beauty and seduced his way to the top. Now he’s a legal American citizen who owns a vampire strip club. Screw “Team Edward.” I’m Team Jean-Claude.
2. Deacon Frost (Stephen Dorff) Blade
How can anyone resist that smile? Smexy with a nice dose of evil. Oh, yum.
3. Black Hat, Priest
This movie isn’t really very good. I mean, it’s not bad, but it’s not great. By far, the best part was when Black Hat turned to the camera and smiled – flashing just the right amount of fang. He’s the only reason I might be persuaded to see the inevitable sequel.
4. Brides of Dracula, Dracula by Bram Stoker
These deathly beauties are depicted differently in every movie version of Dracula, but honestly, the book does it best – just the right hint of sexual provocation without going into explicit detail. Any imaginative reader can fill in the blanks.
5. Lestat de Lioncourt (Tom Cruise) Interview with a Vampire by Anne Rice
Naughty, naughty vampire. Lestat makes bad look so, so good.
6. Santanico Pandemonium (Salma Hayek) From Dusk Til Dawn
Salma Hayek is probably the main attraction for many repeat viewers of this fun vampire romp. She starts out doing a dance in a bikini with a snake wrapped around her. She is the epitome of “seductress.”
7. David (Kiefer Sutherland) The Lost Boys
I like all of the Lost Boys, but Kiefer Sutherland as David is the head blood-sucker, and I’ve always been a sucker (forgive me) for a strong leader… even if he’s dead. And besides, who the hell else can make a mullet look good?
8. Ivy Tamwood, Rachel Morgan series, Kim Harrison
As far as I know, there haven’t been any movie, TV, or comic book adaptations of these books yet, so I pulled a picture that sort of looks how I image Ivy would look. Tall, confident, and deadly, Ivy can rival any vampire on this list. Oh, and did I mention she likes girls? Nice.
9. Louis (Brad Pitt) Interview with a Vampire by Anne Rice
Louis is superbly portrayed by Brad Pitt in the movie version of Anne Rice’s famous book. Sentimental and very human, Louis is seduced into vampirism (and more?) by the slightly more sinister Lestat. His ethical battle against his need for blood strikes a strong chord in its similarity to the human battle to withstand evil. Blood, lust, and morals, what more could a girl ask for?
10. Akasha (Aaliyah), The Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice
This film kind of sucks, but there is no denying that Aaliyah as the first vampire is a fierce beauty.