TV Sex Kittens
The lustiest female characters in TV history
From a nymphet in Twin Peaks to the President-seducing vixen in Scandal, here’s a look at the female characters who’ve left the small screen scorching
Joan Holloway in Mad Men
There was no shortage of sex on Mad Men, but there was only one character who was the living embodiment of it: Joan Holloway (Christina Hendricks). From her cleavage-hugging blouses and tight skirts to the way the camera constantly objectified her (Joan’s male colleagues were often caught ogling her hourglass figure and Rubenesque ass) to her extramarital romps with Roger Sterling (John Slattery), Holloway added the eroticism of a pin-up girl to the male-dominated advertising world.
Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones
As she’s grown into her power, Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) has also become more sexually dominant—evolving from a barbarian’s plaything to a woman who knows what she wants and how to get it.
Shane McCutcheon in The L Word
Shane (Katherine Moennig) was the unapologetically sexual core of the L Word’s lesbian clique. She’s like a female James Dean—the bad girl no one can resist being seduced by even though they know she’ll ultimately break their hearts.
Olivia Pope in Scandal
She’s paraded across the screen wearing just a lacy bra and panties, she’s had an open-air mid-day tryst on a beach chair, and her affair with President Fitzgerald has run the gamut from phone sex (complete with self-touching), shower sex, oral sex, floor sex and, naturally, oval office sex. Pope (Kerry Washington) is arguably the most sexually liberated woman in television history.
Number Six in Battlestar Galactica
The “humanoid cylon” femme fatale played by former Victoria’s Secret model Tricia Helfer is every sci-fi nerd’s dream of what the future should look like.
Audrey Horne in Twin Peaks
The overly precocious high school student—played by Sherilyn Fenn—lusted after Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) and became the poster girl for seduction with this infamous scene in which she uses the stem of a cherry to demonstrate just how dexterous her tongue can be.