With Twilight mania at an all time high, we’re counting down the 13 hot vampires we’d happily stick our necks out for.
#13 Count Dracula (Dracula, 1931)
Dracula’s sex appeal lies not so much in his looks, but in his ability to hypnotize and seduce whoever he lays his eyes on. The vamp is extremely dangerous and a bit of a show-off, but he’s also the type of classy gentleman who knows how to be a good host and entertain a few guests. By the time he gets around to killing you, you’ll likely be jumping at the opportunity.
#12 Deacon Frost (Blade)
Everyone loves a bad boy, and they don’t get much worse than Blade’s villainous Deacon Frost, played by Stephen Dorff. Nothing’s more attractive than a man with ambition, and Frost’s ultimate goal to become a vampire god and rid the earth of humans was quite the undertaking. Unfortunately, Blade stepped in to save humanity by sending Frost to his doom, making the world a little less sexy in the process.
#11 Miriam Blaylock (The Hunger)
It takes a special kind of woman to bewitch and seduce both Susan Sarandon and David Bowie, but Catherine Deneuve’s character from The Hunger does just that. Miriam is sexy but selective, choosing only the most fascinating humans to be her eternal companions. Unfortunately, everyone she turns ages rapidly and deteriorates into a withered, corpse-like monster. No one ever said being a vampire was easy, but Miriam certainly makes it look appealing.
#10 Mick St. John (Moonlight)
Mick St. John may not be the first vampire detective to hit the small screen, but he’s the one we’d most want investigating our case. Mick’s desire to hold on to his humanity makes him a kinder, gentler bloodsucker, and the fact that he refuses to hunt innocent women and children makes us swoon. If only he could do something about his crazy ex-wife, he’d be the perfect partner.
#9 Vampire Willow (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
By season 3 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer we knew Willow as a sweet, chipper bookworm with a penchant for fluffy sweaters and the occasional Eskimo costume. That’s why it was so shocking to meet her kinky, leather-clad vampire doppelganger in an episode entitled “The Wish.” Vampire Willow killed without conscience, treated Angel like her slave, and was even kinda gay. We could never look at Willow as a plain old bookworm again after meeting her evil counterpart.
#8 Selene (Underworld)
Ingredients for a hit movie franchise: Kate Beckinsale, two pistols and a skintight leather outfit. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out why Underworld was such a box office smash. As Death Dealer Selene, Beckinsale fended off hordes of Lycans without ever ripping her catsuit or mussing her perfectly coiffed hair. Along with immortality, it seems that never ending sex appeal is part of the vampire package.
#7 Bill Compton (True Blood)
Maybe it’s his Southern upbringing or his Civil War era values, but True Blood’s Bill Compton is a true gentleman. He drinks synthetic blood instead of feasting on humans, is always willing to defend a lady, and even has the ability to charm grandmothers without using his hypnotic powers. He may be kind, but he also knows how to be an animal in the sack, which is never a bad thing.
#6 Mamuwalde (Blacula)
Prince Mamuwalde, aka Blacula, may kill people to feed his bloodlust, but he still knows how to romance the ladies. The prince isn’t the most conventionally handsome creature around, but his ability to turn lovely young women into fangbangers is quite impressive. Blacula is smooth, cool and a snazzy dresser, which are three things we can’t resist.
#5 Edward Cullen (Twilight)
Nearly every other sentence in Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight describes Edward Cullen’s angelic physical perfection, but the thing that makes him truly irresistible is his devotion to his one true love. The only thing stronger than Edward’s thirst for blood is his love for Bella, who enraptures him so much that he refuses to entertain the thought of devouring her. Any man who follows his heart instead of his stomach is undeniably sexy.
#4 Lestat (Interview with the Vampire)
Both lead bloodsuckers from Interview with the Vampire ooze sex appeal, but Brad Pitt’s Louis is simply too brooding and mopey for our taste. Tom Cruise’s Lestat, on the other hand, makes immortality look like a non-stop party. The vamp’s charisma is so powerful that author Anne Rice turned Lestat into a rock star in her follow-up novel. It seems like the perfect career for the undead heartthrob, who certainly has no problem capturing people’s attention.
#3 Spike (Buffy the Vampire Slayer / Angel)
Angel may have been the one to get his own spin-off, but Buffy the Vampire Slayer would have been nothing without the entertaining antics of Spike. The character went from bloodthirsty villain to lovelorn hero over the course of the series, allowing actor James Marsters to transition from pure evil to brooding melancholy. Whether Spike was trying to kill Buffy or sexing her up, he remained completely fascinating.
#2 Santanico Pandemonium (From Dusk Till Dawn)
It’s rare that you see a vampire performing a seductive dance while wearing a snake, but that’s exactly how Salma Hayek’s perfectly named Santanico Pandemonium enters the scene in From Dusk Till Dawn. Santanico isn’t much of a looker when she actually vamps out, but when she’s bumping and grinding with her reptile friend there’s not a straight man on earth who could resist her.
#1 David (The Lost Boys)
Before Lestat came to the big screen or Spike wreaked havoc on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, David defined all the things that make vampires so appealing in The Lost Boys. Kiefer Sutherland‘s character made eternal youth seem like the ultimate high, leaving us all wishing we could join his gang of rebellious misfits. David proved that the only thing worse than a wild, out of control teen is one who has fangs and a few evil friends.