15 Not-So-Hot Stars Who Are Still Strangely Sexy (PHOTOS)

Lisa Fogarty | Mar 6, 2014 Celebrities

It's a given that nearly every girl is going to fall hard for Brad Pitt or Alexander Skarsgard. And most men are going to find actresses like Mila Kunis terribly appealing. Boooring. The thing that makes fantasy celebrity crush discussions really interesting is when we let loose and reveal that we actually find a celeb who isn't known for his or her sex appeal to be totally hot. We can't explain why -- sometimes it's their sense of humor or the way they carry themselves, walk, laugh, or simply look at us (oh, fine, they're actually looking at a camera, we know). 

Here are 15 celebrities who aren't known for having conventional good looks, but who we can't help but find totally hot.



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  • Adrien Brody


    He's almost too lanky and totally awkward, but there's something about Adrien Brody that makes us feel like he can see straight through our bodies and into our very souls. It doesn't hurt that he usually picks interesting projects and has great hair.

  • Maggie Gyllenhaal


    Maggie Gyllenhaal is a pretty woman, but she doesn't often snag pretty women roles. No matter, men love her because she has an approachable beauty coupled with a sharp tongue and intelligence.

  • Johnny Galecki


    The nerd in us loves The Big Bang Theory's Johnny Galecki for making us believe men can be ridiculously intellectual and romantic and charming.

  • Christina Ricci


    Actress Christina Ricci has always been weird hot. She's a little too goth and indie to make all men feel comfortable, but the ones who love her seriously LOVE her.

  • Steven Tyler


    His lyrics are overtly sexual and he makes no excuses for loving women -- all women -- many women. You just know Aerosmith's Steven Tyler is wickedly talented...um, at many, many things.

  • Lea Michele


    She's bubbly and cute as a button, but Glee's Lea Michele also very much seems like a normal girl men could approach on the street. A normal girl who could kick serious ass at karaoke night -- which is very sexy.

  • Steve Buscemi


    Steve Buscemi may not look like your typical heartthrob, but he's managed to secure leading man roles in films and the TV series Boardwalk Empire based merely on the fact that he is as confident as the day is long. And there's nothing more sexy than confidence.

  • Russell Crowe


    We'd all bet money that actor Russell Crowe is a handful in real life. But the Gladiator star would keep us on our toes and satisfy just enough of our fantasy to be with a bad boy.

  • Tina Fey


    All hail, the queen of comedy most assuredly deserves to make this list! Anyone who says funny women aren't sexy obviously didn't catch Tina Fey hosting the Golden Globes. You weren't sure whether to ogle her or fall over laughing at everything she said.

  • Conan O'Brien


    We love men who make us laugh. Throw in ginger hair and an imposingly tall frame and you've just described Conan O'Brien.

  • Alyson Hannigan


    How I Met Your Mother's Alyson Hannigan will always be remembered as the girl who played in the band in the American Pie films. Men love her because they imagine being able to hang out at home in their sweats with her -- and her flaming red hair doesn't hurt.

  • Paul Giamatti


    Actor Paul Giamatti can do anything. One minute he's popping up in 12 Years a Slave, the next Romeo and Juliet, and the next The Amazing Spider-Man 2. You just know he became an actor because he truly respects the craft of acting and his passion is incredibly attractive.

  • Javier Bardem


    Holy hotness. Javier Bardem is crazy famous in Spain, but is unfortunately known more for being Penelope Cruz's husband here in the states. He plays a great psycho -- watch No Country For Old Men as proof. Even in his ugliest of roles, Javier is hot.

  • Uma Thurman


    Pulp Fiction's Uma Thurman always seemed more like a painting than a real woman. She has that cool ability to transform herself into the hottest woman alive one minute, and sort-of bizarre-looking woman on the edge of a nervous breakdown the next. The fact that you can tell Uma is into way more in life than her appearance makes her a sexpot.

  • Jimmy Fallon


    Jimmy Fallon is goofy and sweet and not afraid to make a fool of himself. Look closer though and you might discover that he's pretty darn cute, as well. Boyfriend material all the way.

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