Top 10 Male Sex Symbols of All Time

The Top Ten
1 Elvis Presley Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American singer and actor. Dubbed the "King of Rock and Roll", he is regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century. His energized interpretations of songs and sexually provocative performance style, combined... read more

He's the greatest original, and even now, he's the image that makes all others seem lame. For once, the fan clubs' spiel is justified: Elvis is king! He had his own style, clothes, language, and sex appeal (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 pretense about moonlight and hand-holding. It was a hard physical fact. In concerts, girls 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, weight problems, and drug taking 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!

2 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.
3 Antonio Banderas José Antonio Domínguez Bandera, known professionally as Antonio Banderas, is a Spanish actor, director, singer, and producer.
4 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.
5 Jeremy Clarkson Jeremy Charles Robert Clarkson is an English broadcaster, journalist and writer who specialises in motoring.

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

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, being with Jeremy is like a turbocharged Nissan Skyline.

6 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.
7 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.
8 Enrique Iglesias Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler, known professionally as Enrique Iglesias, is a Spanish singer, songwriter, record producer and actor.
9 Frank Sinatra Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer, actor, and producer who was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide... read more
10 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.  

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The Contenders
11 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. He died on July 1, 2004 at the age of 80.

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 Stallone and Brad Pitt, but he also has more sex appeal. He's the classic example of the perfect alpha male.

Marlon Brando is the best actor of all time and at the same time sexy as hell. Brando is a true sex symbol! Actually, his beautiful face and body reflected a beautiful soul.

Probably simultaneously the most beautiful and the most masculine put together. Just a physically perfect man.

12 Charlie Sheen Carlos Irwin Estévez, known professionally as Charlie Sheen, is an American actor. Sheen has appeared in films including Platoon, Wall Street, Young Guns, Eight Men Out, Major League, Hot Shots!, and The Three Musketeers.

Looked so sexy on Two and a Half Men and now on Anger Management.

13 Benedict Cumberbatch Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch is an English actor and film producer who has performed in film, television, theatre and radio.
14 Matt Baker Matt Baker is a British television presenter and actor, best known for his work on popular TV shows like "Blue Peter" and "The One Show." Baker has received multiple awards for his presenting skills and is highly regarded for his versatility, covering topics from entertainment to wildlife conservation... read more
15 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.

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

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

16 Jon Bon Jovi John Francis Bongiovi, Jr., better known by his stage name Jon Bon Jovi, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, philanthropist, and actor, best known as the founder and frontman of the hair band Bon Jovi from, which was founded by Jon and his pianist, David Bryan, in 1983. He is famous for... read more

My vote is always for him. He maintained his sex symbol status for three decades: the '80s, '90s, and '00s.

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

He wasn't called the Lizard King for nothing. He moved his hips like a lizard, way more sexual than Elvis, and had a deep seductive voice. He deserves at least number 5.

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

He was so beautiful back then, should be in the top three. Sexy voice too.

18 Keanu Reeves Keanu Charles Reeves (born September 2, 1964) is a Canadian actor, director, producer, and musician. He gained fame for his starring role performances in several blockbuster films, including comedies from the Bill and Ted franchise.
19 Sylvester Stallone Michael Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone is an American actor, film director, screenwriter, and producer.
20 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.
21 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... read more

So cute! Ah! How the hell can someone not love that face of his? Green Day is super sexy.

I am a male and I admire him. I am straight, but he is my idol and the most handsome male figure.

22 Arnold Schwarzenegger Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is an Austrian-American actor, filmmaker, businessman, investor, author, philanthropist, activist, former professional bodybuilder and former politician.
23 Christian Bale Christian Charles Philip Bale (born 30 January 1974) is an English actor. Known for his versatility and physical transformations for his roles, he has been a leading man in films of several genres. He has received various accolades, including an Academy Award and two Golden Globe Awards. Forbes magazine... read more

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

24 Robert Plant Robert Anthony Plant (born 20 August 1948) is an English musician, singer, and songwriter best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin.

The guy looked like a Viking god with golden locks and blue eyes, shook 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. (Okay, I need a cold shower.)

And he still bewilders the poor fans with his intricate lyrics.

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 him. Oh yeah, those jeans. But also his hair, and he's sexy as hell. I'm in my 50s and I have a picture of him on my refrigerator door!

25 Chris Cornell Christopher John "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. His vocal range was C2 to A5, while... read more
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