Running with Alexander Wang’s latest sci-fi theme showcased last night at Brooklyn Navy Yard, we’ve scanned the darkest recesses of cinema for science fiction’s hottest babes.
CARRIE ANNE-MOSS: THE MATRIX (1999)
As Trinity in 1999’s The Matrix, Carrie-Anne Moss had the world wondering if less is more. Proving you don’t have to flash the flesh, she made head-to-toe latex and 90s-primed spaghetti tanks look sexier than ever. Not to forget that plastic trenchcoat...
DARYL HANNAH: BLADE RUNNER (1982)
80s it-girl Daryl Hannah channelled cyberpunk for the dark 1982 hit Blade Runner as Pris, a biologically engineered “pleasure model” who can kill men with her thighs. Objectification really came into its own with this one.
MILLA JOVOVICH: THE FIFTH ELEMENT (1997)
Dressed in a bandaged one-piece, Milla Jovovich bossed the dog-alien-quashing vamp. Bruce Willis must have been thrilled to join forces with her to save planet earth from a impending attack. As you do.
JANE FONDA: BARBARELLA (1968)
"Jane Fonda" and "Bounty Hunter" in the same sentence sounds pretty good. Cue 1968’s Barbarella – a film where Fonda can be seen fending off flesh-eating dolls on spaceship Alpha 1 in a fur two-piece and silver thigh-highs, complete with a bow-and-arrow-esque weapon. The director, Roger Vadim, was Fonda’s husband at the time; we’re sure filming his scantily clad heroine took the edge off his 9-5.
NATASHA HENSTRIDGE: SPECIES (1995)
In a film revolving around a group of scientists trying to track down an alien seductress before she mates with a human male, Natasha Henstridge is the perfect pin-up to play a sci-fi vixen. She's practically naked from the opening until the credits; it’s little wonder she has a posse of men chasing after her.
ASHLEY SCOTT: A.I. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (2001)
Although Ashley Scott as robotic call-girl Gigolo Jane is in A.I. Artificial Intelligence for about 30 seconds, there is no doubt she contributed to its $235 million box-office success. She appears sexed-up, with a petrol-dip-dyed-bob and a built-in cone bra to rival Madonna. Jude Law asks, “Hey Jane, how’s the game?” and SF film history is made.
LISA MARIE SMITH: MARS ATTACKS! (1996)
In a floor-length second-skin dress, Lisa Marie Smith plays the sexiest Martian we’ve seen. As she attempts to invade the White House and kill the American presidenct, she floats as she walks, channelling Tim Burton’s visual style seamlessly.
JENNY AGUTTER: LOGAN'S RUN (1976)
For many, Jenny Agutter getting naked as Jessica 6 is the only memorable scene of Logan’s Run. When not cavorting with her co-worker, she can be seen saving the world’s under-30s population while wearing a mint throw-over that's split up the side. Risqué.
DENISE RICHARDS: STARSHIP TROOPERS (1997)
Starship Troopers is a military science-fiction movie starring the ultimate girl-next-door, Denise Richards. Playing Captain Carmen Ibanez, Richards rocks a mid-drift and a polished mane while fighting brain bugs and preventing an impending interstellar war.
RAQUEL WELCH: FANTASTIC VOYAGE (1966)
In science fiction, baggy clothing never seems to get a look in. Raquel Welch as Cora in Fantastic Voyage is no exception to that rule. On a mission to saving a human life by entering his body via submarine, Cora fends off sub-space evil in a tighter-than-tight white jumpsuit that she manages to keep positively pristine.
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