Recently Wired Magazine ran an article listing The 50 Best Robots Ever. It's quite a list, but fails so miserably on the most important law of robotics that it's not even worth mentioning. I'm referring, of course, to Scaramouch's Third Law of Robotics - All robots should have perky breasts. And so it falls to me to give you a supplement to Wired's list - The Top Ten Sexiest Female Robots.
Angelina Jolie in Cyborg 2
Before most people had even heard of Mrs. Pitt, Angelina played Casella Reese in Cyborg 2, one of her very first screen appearances. She is designed to charm her way into a corporate headquarters and then detonate, although with that kind of blueprint, I should imagine there were quite a few premature explosions in the testing phase.
Renee Soutendijk in Eve of Destruction
Now, I know the picture above makes her look like a pyscho monster, but in the film she actually plays a pyscho ROBOT monster, albeit in a hot red leather jacket. So, she qualifies.
Winona Ryder in Alien: Resurrection
Winona appears as the robot Call in the mostly awful fourth Alien movie. To say her performance is stiff is not actually a compliment on her ability to play artificial life forms, and this is the one that almost didn't make the list. But Winona's such a hot chick in general, I gave her a free pass.
Pamela Gidley in Cherry 2000
When a man's cyborg wife starts showing the blue screen of death, he enlists the aid of mercenary Melanie Griffiths (yes, you read that right) to track down spare parts. Along the way he falls for Melanie in a heartwarming tale of how flesh and blood love beats robot sex. Which would be a little easier to take if the robot in question wasn't as gorgeous as Pamela Gidley.
Elizabeth Hurley in Austin Powers 2
The purist would argue that classing Hurley's character Vanessa as an evil fembot is revisionary nonsense used as a throwaway gag at the start of Austin Powers 2, but it's hard to believe that a body like that doesn't have at least some silicon embedded along the way. Let's just take all the other fembots as included here, too.
Tricia Helfer in Battlestar Galactica
I've said it before, but it bears repeating - Battlestar Galactica is one of the best dramas on TV, and Tricia Helfer as Cylon #6 makes it even more watchable.
Sean Young from Blade Runner
Before the days when Sean took to dressing up as Catwoman and leaving dead voodoo cats on James Woods' doorstep, she was the replicant hottie in the seminal Blade Runner. Does a replicant qualify as a robot? In this case, yes it does, or I would have had to scraped the bottom of the barrel with The Stepford Wives to fill out the Top Ten.
Kristanna Loken from Terminator 3
Here's a good example of The Steve Jobs Law, which states that each iPod shall be sexier than the last and give you instant buyers remorse. By comparison, the 3G Terminator has exactly the kind of touch sensitive click wheels you want to constantly shuffle with small circular motions.
Rosie the Robot
French maid outfit, obeys your every command - what's not to love?
Dorothy Stratten in Galaxina
Let's end with Playmate Dorothy Stratten in her largest screen role. No doubt she would have gone on to bigger and better things, if she hadn't been murdered by her husband shortly before the film's premiere. IMDB ironically notes that this caused “a slight increase in attendance”.