10 Hottest Female Vampires

Salma Hayek and Kate Beckinsale

These wicked women will make your heart skip a beat.

Since we received such a great response to last week's 10 Hottest Male Vampires list, we thought we ought to even things out by recognizing the 10 Hottest Female Vampires. We wouldn't want our unfair treatment of these bloodsucking babes to come back and, uh, bite us.

1. Salma Hayek in From Dusk Till Dawn - This shouldn't be surprising. Why wouldn't Salma be at the top of any sexy list in her category? If we ever make a 10 Sexiest Monobrows or 10 Sexiest Bearded Ladies, she'll take top honors for her roles in Frida and Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant, respectively. But, for this list, it's her turn as sultry dancer Satánico Pandemonium that places her at the top of the vampire heap. Come on, how many guys wanted to be that snake?

2. Kate Beckinsale in Underworld and Underworld: Evolution - As Selene, Kate turns up the heat as a kick-ass vampire in skin-tight leather. And things get even hotter when she sheds the leather to have some forbidden werewolf-on-vampire sex with Scott Speedman!

3. Evan Rachel Wood in True Blood - Even though Louisiana's Queen Sophie-Anne comes from the 1500s, she embraces the 1950s pin-up girl look, and it certainly suits her. We'd let her bite us—or beat us at Yahtzee—any day.

4. Aaliyah in Queen of the Damned - Emitting more heat than co-star Stuart Townsend (who just barely missed our Male Vamps list), Aaliyah as Akasha was one vamp you wouldn't want to run into in a dark nightclub. She wouldn't think twice about stealing some poor guy's heart. And her carnage dance always sets the place on fire.  

5. Catherine Deneuve in The Hunger - Whether she's getting it on with David Bowie in the shower or seducing Susan Sarandon, Catherine brings her real-life timeless beauty to the screen to portray Miriam, a centuries-old Egyptian vampire.

6. Monica Bellucci in Bram Stoker's Dracula - As one of Dracula's brides, Monica doesn't play a huge part in the movie, so she makes the most of her screen time by appearing topless and getting all up in Keanu Reeves' business.

Photos: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin.