50. Belinda Carlisle
You probably remember her the most for Heaven on Earth, but the cover to her 1989 album Runaway Horses caused feeling to stir inside of me that I wasn’t aware could be stirred before that point.
49. Olivia Newton John
Trust me, Olivia Newton, you were not the only one that wanted to get physical. Not by a long shot.
48. Meg Ryan
Out of the two main girls from Top Gun, Meg Ryan definitely still looks the best. Plus that fake orgasm scene on When Harry Met Sally was as close to porn that you could watch on network television at 2pm on a Saturday.
47. Justine Bateman
I’m thrilled that Justin Bateman has had such a successful career, but what would I have to give to see a little more Justine Bateman in my life? She was as hot on Arrested Development as she was on Family Ties.
46. Kelly McGillis
The most disappointing moment in the history of cinema is that the guys in Top Gun didn’t let Kelly McGillis play in that topless volleyball match. I will never forgive you for that, Maverick.
45. Beverly D’Angelo
Ellen Griswold was the MILF of all MILFs. You go ahead and chase girls in convertibles, Clark. I’ll keep Mrs. Griswold company until you get back.
44. Carrie Fisher
It’s Princess Leia. I won’t waste any more words justifying her selection. I mean, it’s Princess Leia.
43. Sheena Easton
I much prefer the Sheena Easton in the Sugar Walls video with puffy 80s hair than the Sheena Easton in the Strut video where she had a female mullet and kind of looked like Billy Ray Cyrus.
42. Naomi Campbell
I remember seeing Naomi Campbell on the cover of Vogue magazine dressed in a uniform and at that moment I realized if the model was attractive enough, you could literally make anything sexy. That’s how Hardees sells cheeseburgers now, isn’t it?
41. Deborah Harry
The best thing that came from disco was the amazing lead singer of Blondie. I would buy every album they put out to pretend she was singing to me.
40. Suzanne Sommers
Could you think of a better roommate to possibly have that would be better than Chrissy Snow? The answer is no, you can not.
39. Daryl Hannah
You know she was insanely hot if you would overlook the fact that she was half fish in Splash and still dream of making out with her. She had that awesomely 80s crimped hair too.
37. Susanna Hoffs
The front woman of The Bangles was the definition of hot 80s women. She had the dramatic make-up and giant hair held up with so much Aquanet, it probably burned a hole in the ozone.
36. Amanda Peterson
Do yourself a favor and go watch Can’t Buy Me Love again. Cindy Mancini was the ULTIMATE hot cheerleader.
35. Linda Fiorentino
She was the definition of sex appeal. She turned us all from boys to men with Jade, but go back and watch her in the much less popular Gotcha. I would have done unspeakable things to just inhale the smoke from her lit cigarette.
34. Valeria Golino
The greatest trick the devil ever played was convincing us that Pee Wee Herman could land a girl as hot as Valeria Golino. She was stunning AND hilarious. What more could you possibly want?
33. Paula Abdul
Not only was Abdul a pop star, she started out as a Laker Girl. That meant she got free Lakers tickets, which makes her the ultimate girlfriend you dreamed of having.
32. Brooke Shields
If you grew up in the 80s, it felt like she was the girl you were growing up with, even though she had no idea who you were. If YouTube were around in the 80s, she would have been flooded with prom offers.
31. Whitney Houston
It’s unfortunate that the latter part of Whitney’s life was so tragic because during the 80s and 90s she was not just a beautiful woman, but one of the most talented artists ever to step in front of a microphone.
30. Rebecca De Mornay
I don’t know who picked out her sweaters for Risky Business, but that person deserves every award that’s ever been created. I could even overlook her murderous tendencies in The Hand that Rocks the Cradle just by remembering her in those sweaters.
29. Jennifer Jason Leigh Fast Times at Ridgemont High created so many dream girls, but Jennifer Jason Leigh always found a way to make you fall in love with her no matter what the role. She’s still amazing to this day.
28. Christina Applegate
With so much glam and puffy hair dominating the 80s, Christina Applegate came in on Married with Children and changed everything. She was like the girl you’d get high with and make out under the bleachers.
23. Lisa Bonet
The most unrealistic part of The Cosby Show is that someone would get Denise pregnant and skip town. Have you seen her? How do you not say, “Looks like we’re pregnant. I guess we’d better get married and make babies forever!”
19. Janet Jackson
For me, she definitely peaked around the Poetic Justice time period and then when beyond comprehension with that picture of her with hands over her boobs, but don’t discredit 80s Janet. She was killin’ it back then as well.
18. Shannon Tweed
Shannon Tweed was the queen of porn for guys that didn’t have access to porn. You couldn’t turn on Cinemax after midnight and not see her. Who cares if it was simulated love-making. That’s all I needed.
17. Molly Ringwald
Molly Ringwald was the definitive redhead of the 80s. She was in just about every movie and TV show you watched, not that I’m complaining.
16. Tawny Kitaen
Every guy’s desire to have a driver’s license went through the roof when her Whitesnake video came out. That was the first step, right? Get the car and then Tawny Kitaen would dance on the hood of it.
15. Christie Brinkley
You can’t even say the words “super model” without associating it with Christie Brinkley. She was so attractive she nearly ruined Clark Griswold’s marriage.
14. Alyssa Milano
Oh my god Alyssa Milano. I was certain we were going to get married since we were around the same age. I’m actually still not sure I want to give up on that dream, yet. Hit me up whenever you want, Alyssa.
7. Bo Derek
Technically 10 came out in 1979, which meant it hit home video in the 80s and caused more VCRs to fall apart than the DVD era.
6. Stephanie Seymour
Thank you, Stephanie Seymour. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for everything you did in the 80s. Seriously.
5. Elle Macpherson
Elle Macpherson is now old enough to be a grandma and is still a thousand times hotter than anyone we’d even have a chance to hug. She’s the definition of a super model.
4. Kelly LeBrock
Kelly Lebrock was so hot, she’s what we imagined a computer would create if it was given the task of coming up with the hottest girl in the world. She did more for computers than Bill Gates could ever dream.
3. Elisabeth Shue
Every guy in America wanted to take up karate in 1984 because we thought that’s how you get a girl like Elisabeth Shue. I would have swept all the legs in the world to date her.
2. Cindy Crawford
Somehow Cindy Crawford is still just as stunning as she was 25 years ago. If you had one of those little beauty marks above your lip, you were automatically nominated for prom queen.
1. Phoebe Cates
When Phoebe Cates emerged out of that pool I went from an innocent child to a super horny young man. That was the rite of passage. That scene has helped more men maintain an erection than Viagra.