Geek Overdrive Men’s Top 10 Actresses

We asked our Geek Overdrive male friends to list their top 5 actresses with their own criteria combining hotness, geekness, cult status/potential and acting ability. Based on these results, our geek fellows’ hormones were raging wild. The age profile of our sample geek population ranged from ages 18-40 and a ranked weighted average was used to tally up the points to make up our Top 10 list.

1. Natalie Portman (Star Wars, V for Vendetta, The Professional, Black Swan) – Our Padme Harvard beauty and brains ranked far ahead of the list. A true geek at heart. If you haven’t already, enjoy watching youtube compilation videos of her cries and laughs.

2. Rachel Weisz (The Mummy, The Fountain) – This Cambridge beauty has come a long way from Chain Reaction, opposite Keanu Reeves. Theatre, indie films, blockbusters, she’s done them all.

3. Marion Cotillard & Audrey Tatou (French chics in Inception, La Vie en Rose; Amelie, The Da Vinci Code) – Geeks dig foreign films, especially pensive French girls. These two were often ranked hand in hand (Please, no offense that they are combined).

4. Famke Jannsen (Goldeneye, X-Men movies) – Bondgirl turned Dr. Jean Grey turned Phoenix. She majored in Literature at Columbia, who knew?

5. Scarlett Johansson (Iron Man 2, Lost in Translation, Matchpoint) – Woody Allen muse and Black Widow. Give credit to Sofia Coppola for jumpstarting her career and exciting geek men worldwide.

6. Salma Hayek (Desperado, From Dusk til Dawn) – Although she hasn’t made a recent scifi/fantasy flick, geeks clearly remember her love scene opposite Antonio Banderas.

7. (Tied) Mila Kunis (Black Swan, That 70s Show) – Ukrainian babe who loved playing WoW, fulfilling geeks’ fantasies that hot girls do play.

7. (Tied) Sigourney Weaver (Aliens, Ghostbusters, Avatar) – iconic Ellen Ripley makes the list amongst geek hot chics.

7. (Tied) Liv Tyler (Lord of the Rings, Incredible Hulk) – geeks like her Elvish speak, but they probably just remember her from the old Aerosmith video playing around with Alicia Silverstone.

10. Jessica Alba (Fantastic Four, Sin City) – Our geek friends admit they just like her because she’s hot. She’s a geek magnet.

Notable mentions: 

Uma Thurman (Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction) – Quentin had some serious foot fetish, but Uma is cool in that Bruce Lee getup wielding a sword.

Zoe Saldana (Avatar, Star Trek) – geeks like our tree hugging Avatar princess

Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman) – geeks pay respect to the first TV heroine back when grandma panties were still cool

Lindsay Wagner (Bionic Woman) – geeks also pay their respect to the original female cyborg

Natasha Hendridge (Species) – geeks’ fantasy of their ideal alien babe

Winona Ryder (Edward Scissorhands, etc.) – classic 90s geek magnet

Jennifer Connelly (Labyrinth, Requiem for a Dream) – age defying Brooklyn geek crush that spans three decades

Zooey Deschanel (Tin Man)

Hayden Panettiere (Heroes)


Others who made the Nominations from our geek men and women sample:

Danica McKellar (The Wonder Years)

Michelle Pfeiffer (Batman)

Olivia Wilde (House, Tron)

Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil)

Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia)

Linda Hamilton (Terminator)

Gong Li (Chinese flicks)

Michelle Yeoh (Bond, Crouching Tiger)

Angelina Jolie (Lara Croft)

Carrie-Anne Moss (Matrix)

Keira Knightley (Star Wars)

Cate Blanchett (Lord of the Rings)

Kristin Kreuk (Lana, Smallville)

Zhang Ziyi (Crouching Tiger)

Gretchen Mol (The 13th Floor)

Emma Watson (Harry Potter)

Evangeline Lilly (Kate, Lost)

Emilie de Ravin (Claire, Lost)

Penelope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona)

Rosario Dawson (Sin City)

Michelle Rodriguez (Lost, Avatar)

Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy)

Ellen Page (Inception)

Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Bond)

Allison Mack (Chloe, Smallville)

Majel Barrett Roddenberry (Star Trek)

Nichelle Nicholls (Star Trek)

Ally Sheedy (Breakfast Club)

Molly Ringwald (Pretty in Pink)

Anne Hathaway (the new Catwoman)

Rashida Jones (The Social Network)

Maggie Q (Nikita)

Chloe Grace Moretz (Kickass)

Sean Young (Blade Runner)

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