Greatest Male Sex Symbols of All Time


The Top Ten

1 Elvis Presley Elvis Presley Elvis Presley was a American musician and actor. Known as "The King" He was mostly known for his number 1 singles including "Heartbreak Hotel" "Hound Dog" "Jailhouse Rock" "Love me Tender" Elvis debuted in the movie "Love me Tender" and focused less on his music and continued that way. more.

He's the greatest Original and even now, he's the image that makes all others lame. For once, the fan clubs spiel is justified : Elvis is king! He had its own style, clothes, language and sex ( all the things that are now taken for granted ). His singing was a mixture of edgy, nervous, raw and unreachable romantic charm but above all, it was the sexiest thing that anyone had ever heard. When those hips got moving, there was no more pretence about moonlight and hand-holding, it was hard physical fact. In concerts girls have screamed, rioted, bawled and fainted. After the fifties he became more mellow. In 1968 he made a comeback to show the world that he was still the sex symbol. After that, routine, a divorce, weightproblems and drugtaking slowly killed him ( a real tragedy and loss for the world ). But no one will be able to accomplish what this gifted talented singer had done. Elvis forever!

Why do you think he called "The King"? (He's the best musician of all time, I didn't forget that! )

Greatest and most diverse voice EVER and the sexiest guy to ever walk the earth!... Viva Elvis!

Yep. Definitely.
Would like to see Jim Morrison higher though! They called him Mr. Mojo Risin' for a reason!

2 Rob Lowe Rob Lowe Robert Hepler "Rob" Lowe is an American actor. He garnered fame after appearing in such films as The Outsiders, Oxford Blues, About Last Night..., St.
3 Charlie Sheen Charlie Sheen

Looked so sexy on 2 1/2 Men & now on Anger Management.

4 Alain Delon Alain Delon Alain Fabien Maurice Marcel Delon is a French actor and businessman, with French-Swiss dual citizenship since 1999. Delon became one of Europe's most prominent actors and screen sex symbols in the 1960s. V 1 Comment
5 Antonio Banderas Antonio Banderas José Antonio Domínguez Bandera, known professionally as Antonio Banderas, is a Spanish actor, director, singer, and producer.
6 Patrick Swayze Patrick Swayze

I don't understand why he's number 38 behind several of the women in one direction, this is the greatest 'male' sex symbols right?!

Always so cool and calm with a smile

7 Jeremy Clarkson Jeremy Clarkson Jeremy Charles Robert Clarkson is an English broadcaster, journalist and writer who specialises in motoring.

Some say he's grumpy, old fashioned and right wing. And that he once punched Piers Morgan in the face. All we know is he's called Jeremy Clarkson.

I'm a groupie, and yes to confirm rumors that have been circulating, shagging Jeremy is like a turbo charged Nissan skyline.

Yes he's opinionated, yes he's friends with the Tory bastard David Cameron but his enthusiasm about cars and hammers makes him sexier than the likes of Josh Hutcherson.

Who needs all these teen stars when you can have Jeremy Clarkson?

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8 Frank Sinatra Frank Sinatra Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra was an American singer, actor, and producer who was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century.

Oh in the 40s god he was sexy.

9 Ian Somerhalder Ian Somerhalder Ian Joseph Somerhalder is an American actor, model and director. He is known for playing Boone Carlyle in the TV drama Lost and Damon Salvatore in The CW's supernatural drama The Vampire Diaries.
10 Richard Hammond Richard Hammond Richard Mark Hammond is a British presenter, writer, and journalist, best known for co-hosting the BBC Two motoring programme Top Gear from 2002 until 2015 with Jeremy Clarkson and James May.

The Contenders

11 Orlando Bloom Orlando Bloom Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom is an English actor. After having his breakthrough as Legolas in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, he rose to fame by further appearing in epic fantasy, historical epic, and fantasy adventure films.
12 Enrique Iglesias Enrique Iglesias Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler, known professionally as Enrique Iglesias, is a Spanish singer, songwriter, record producer and actor.
13 Robert Plant Robert Plant Robert Anthony Plant is an English musician, singer, and songwriter best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin.

I'm watching him right now "Live from Madison Square Garden" in 1973 and he is singing "Since I've Been Loving You", and I cannot take my eyes off of him. Oh yeah, those jeans. But also his hair, and he's sexy as hell. I'm in my 50's and I have a picture of him on my refrigerator door!

He was like a god. A perfect, lean body. And oh god his hair. Long hair is a turn on already, but curly golden locks? Divine. And the way he pranced and danced. I can't get over it. There's no way to describe him other than as perfection.

The guy looked like a Viking god with golden locks and blue eyes, shacked that tall, slim, smooth-skinned, half-naked body of his all over the stage and sang like no man on earth had ever done before. He could have made you think of half the deadly sins in the Book with just a whisper or a moan of his voice... (Ok, I need a cold shower)
And he still bewilders the poor (-minded) fans with his intricate lyrics.

It's all about the attitude, and the spirit within; in addition to the incredible, unique voice, of course.

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14 James May James May James Daniel May is a British television presenter and journalist. He is widely known for his years as a co-presenter of the motoring programme Top Gear alongside Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond from 2003 to 2015.   V 1 Comment
15 Joseph Gordon-Levitt Joseph Gordon-Levitt
16 Justin Timberlake Justin Timberlake
17 Sylvester Stallone Sylvester Stallone


Looks charm manly action rappel no one is better

18 Marlon Brando Marlon Brando Marlon Brando, Jr. was an American actor, film director, and activist. He is credited with bringing a gripping realism to film acting, and is often cited as one of the greatest and most influential actors of all time.

Marlon Brando is the best actor of all time and at the same time sexy as a hell. BRANDO is a true SEX SYMBOL! Actually he's beautiful face and body reflected a beautiful soul.

He should be way up top. I wasn't even born before his death but his scenes in Streetcar named desire make my knees go all weak. Not only does he have a better face than Stalone and Brad Pitt but also has more sex appeal. He's the classic example of the perfect alpha male.

It's his bleeding, vesperal, voice. And the deep dark eyes, such poise.

He should be number one on every list.

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19 Brad Pitt Brad Pitt William Bradley "Brad" Pitt (born December 18, 1963) is an American actor and producer. He has received a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and three Academy Award nominations in acting categories and received three further Academy Award nominations, winning one, as producer under his more. V 1 Comment
20 Matt Baker Matt Baker

Countryfile's resident male sweetheart.

21 Benedict Cumberbatch Benedict Cumberbatch Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch is an English actor and film producer who has performed in film, television, theatre and radio.

He's gorgeous come on


22 Arnold Schwarzenegger Arnold Schwarzenegger Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is an Austrian-American actor, filmmaker, businessman, investor, author, philanthropist, activist, former professional bodybuilder and former politician.
23 Jon Bon Jovi Jon Bon Jovi John Francis Bongiovi, Jr., known as Jon Bon Jovi, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, philanthropist, and actor, best known as the founder and frontman of rock band Bon Jovi, which was formed in 1983. He is famous for his band's hit song “Livin’ On A Prayer“ released in 1986. He more.
24 Christian Bale Christian Bale Christian Charles Philip Bale is an English actor. He has starred in both blockbuster films and smaller projects from independent producers and art houses.

Not only is he a handsome, sexy man but the fact he is a great actor too really adds to his appeal.

25 Daniel Craig Daniel Craig Daniel Wroughton Craig is an English actor. Craig trained at the National Youth Theatre and graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1991, before beginning his career on stage.
26 Keanu Reeves Keanu Reeves

Well he's beautiful!

27 Jim Morrison Jim Morrison James Douglas "Jim" Morrison was an American singer, songwriter, and poet best remembered as the lead singer of the Doors.

This Man had the whole package of sexiness with his voice, hair, gorgeous face and those leather pants, phew!

He wasnt called the lizard king for nothing. He moved his hips like a lizard. Way more sexual than Elvis and had a deep seductive voice. At least number 5.

28 Ewan McGregor Ewan McGregor Ewan Gordon McGregor is a Scottish actor. His first professional role was in 1993, when he won a leading role in the Channel 4 series Lipstick on Your Collar.
29 James Dean James Dean James Byron Dean was an American actor. He is a cultural icon of teenage disillusionment and social estrangement, as expressed in the title of his most celebrated film, Rebel Without a Cause, in which he starred as troubled teenager Jim Stark.

Oh come on. He need to be at least in the top ten. That goes for Marlon Brando, too

You mean James Dean Bradfield the frontman of Manic Street Preachers right?

I think this is too low on the list. I see many men on this list that I even don't know or heard about who are ranked higher. Even now you can Always find a poster of him in most ( gift-) shops.

30 Eric Bana Eric Bana Eric Bana is an Australian actor and comedian. He began his career in the sketch comedy series Full Frontal before gaining critical recognition in the biographical crime film Chopper.
31 Chris Cornell Chris Cornell Chris Cornell was an American rock musician and singer-songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter and rhythm guitarist for Seattle rock band Soundgarden and as former lead vocalist and songwriter for the supergroup Audioslave. He died on May 17, 2017.
32 Robert Downey Jr. Robert Downey Jr. Robert John Downey Jr. is an American actor. His career has included critical and popular success in his youth, followed by a period of substance abuse and legal troubles, and a resurgence of commercial success in middle age.
33 David Bowie David Bowie David Robert Jones was an English singer born in London on January 8, 1947, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He died in New York on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69, a hero to millions. more.

Sexiest man ever! Closely followed by Marc Bolan.

As I type this, I have come to the conclusion that my bisexual ass™ has a thing for British men - prussian

34 Montgomery Clift Montgomery Clift Edward Montgomery "Monty" Clift (October 17, 1920 – July 23, 1966) was an American film and stage actor. Along with Marlon Brando and James Dean, Clift was one of the original method actors in Hollywood and was one of the first actors to be invited to study in the Actors Studio with Lee Strasberg more.

Not only was Monty beautiful and sexy, he was an exceptionally good actor with a great deal of intelligence.

35 Steve McQueen Steve McQueen Terence Steven "Steve" McQueen was an American actor. Called "The King of Cool", his "anti-hero" persona, developed at the height of the counterculture of the 1960s, made him a top box-office draw of the 1960s and 1970s.
36 Cary Grant Cary Grant Cary Grant, born Archibald Alexander Leach (January 18, 1904 – November 29, 1986) was a British-American actor, known as one of classic Hollywood's definitive leading men. He began a career in Hollywood in the early 1930s, and became known for his transatlantic accent, debonair demeanor, and light-hearted more.
37 Paul Newman Paul Newman Paul Leonard Newman was an American actor, film director, entrepreneur, professional racing driver and team owner, environmentalist, activist and philanthropist.

38? And Charlie Sheen at number 3? - 445956

38 Robert Redford Robert Redford Charles Robert Redford Jr., known professionally as Robert Redford, is an American actor, director, producer, businessman, environmentalist, and philanthropist.
39 Johnny Depp Johnny Depp John Christopher "Johnny" Depp II is an American actor, producer, and musician. He has won the Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor. His role in a movie is often rather big. His character is often on the "loopy side" and his character being in a darker state of mind, etc.

He is so hot and sexy

40 Pierce Brosnan Pierce Brosnan Pierce Brendan Brosnan is an Irish actor and film producer who after leaving comprehensive school at age 16, began training in commercial illustration.
41 Daniel Day-Lewis Daniel Day-Lewis Sir Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis is an English actor. He holds both British and Irish citizenship. He has won 3 Academy Awards for Best Actor for My Left Foot, There Will be Blood, and Lincoln.
42 Matthew McConaughey Matthew McConaughey Matthew David McConaughey is an American actor and producer. He first gained notice for his breakout role in the coming-of-age comedy Dazed and Confused, and went on to appear in films such as the slasher Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation, the legal thriller A Time to Kill, Steven Spielberg's more.
43 John Barrowman John Barrowman
44 Hugh Jackman Hugh Jackman Hugh Michael Jackman is an Australian actor, producer and musician . Jackman has won international recognition for his roles in major films, notably as superhero, period, and romance characters .
45 Bruce Lee Bruce Lee Bruce Lee was a Hong Kong American martial artist, action film actor, martial arts instructor, philosopher, filmmaker, and the founder of Jeet Kune Do.

He was very sexy, handsome and such a inspiration.

46 Axl Rose Axl Rose William Bruce Rose Jr., better known as 'Axl Rose', is an American singer born on February 6, 1962, in Lafayette, Indiana. He Is the founder and lead singer of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses. He is a celebrated but controversial figure in the world of rock.

The hottest of the hot! ♡

47 George Clooney George Clooney George Timothy Clooney is an American actor, filmmaker and activist. He has received three Golden Globe Awards for his work as an actor and two Academy Awards, one for acting and the other for producing.
48 Jake Gyllenhaal Jake Gyllenhaal Jacob Benjamin "Jake" Gyllenhaal (born December 19, 1980) is an American actor, known for his work in films like "Donnie Darko", "Brokeback Mountain", "Prisoners" and "Nightcrawler". He is the son of director Stephen Gyllenhaal and producer/screenwriter Naomi Foner. Jake and his sister Maggie have been more.
49 Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix (born November 27, 1942 - September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter . Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated more.
50 Michael Jackson Michael Jackson Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 500,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under more.

The best dancer the world has ever seen, no one moves like him. Men and women fainted during his concerts. Most of his lyrics are hardly hinting any sex. His spectacular performance was perfection, he gave the most as a pop singer. Though very shy when not on stage, when he was on stage he was phenomenal. Though the media tried so hard to destroy him, he remained a gentleman through it all. What a sexy heart he has. The only sad thing was of course the continuing face surgeries but regardless of that, I still think he was one of the sexiest man here on earth, inside and outside.

Come on, in the 80s he was the #1 sex symbol, and he was the best pop musician the world will ever see

Michael Jackson was a good looking man I have to say, he made women faint every time, not just women but also huge men! His looks are breathtaking than other men in the 80s

A disgrace for the black community!

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