Looking back through the Sci Fi films and TV series of the 20th Century, we kind of expected mankind to be nipping about the galaxy in spacey versions of your average family car by now. Alas, most of us are still on terra firma. But at least we now have over 100 years worth of scintillating sci-fi to console ourselves with. Popular culture is obsessed with space and when the two meet, it seems that red hot sci fi babes are always a bonus by-product. Let’s take a look at the top 25 Space Babes From Outer Space. (Now there’s a great theme for a Halloween or fancy dress costume party.)
By the way, in researching for this post, we discovered an as-yet little-known gem of a 2017 film of the same title – but more of that later.
Roger Vadim’s sci fi babe was perfectly and pertly portrayed by the drop dead gorgeous Jane Fonda. The spirit of philanthropy runs through good old Barbarella (feature image above). She proceeds to help two characters regain their mojo by having sex with them ‘in the old-fashioned way’. Then, after wearing out Durand Durand’s orgasmatron, she goes on to conquer evil. The film imagery is stunning and of course the utterly beautiful Jane Fonda puts in a fabulous turn as perhaps one of the greatest babes from outer space ever.
Actress Jeri Ryan brought some sizzling borg-themed vampiness to the last four seasons of Star Trek: Voyager, when her character, Seven of Nine, was introduced. Not that ‘Seven’ had a lot of emotional scope – but the look was cracking and she did also have intimate relations with a hologram.
Bleuette Bernon as Phoebe (the woman on the crescent moon) became the first ever movie space babe in the 1902 film “Le Voyage dans la Lune” (a trip to the moon). This French silent film, directed by Georges Méliès, can be seen in full on YouTube . It was inspired by the books “From the Earth to the Moon” by Jules Verne and “The First Men in the Moon” by H. G. Wells. You may be thinking “I’ve never heard of it” but you will surely have seen the iconic image of the man in the moon with a cannon shell in his eye.
American actress Summer Glau is well known for other sci fi/fantasy TV roles, including Firefly and Serenity. However, it’s as the sexy terminator in the franchise spin-off that Summer Glau truly sets pulses racing.
Georgina Moon certainly knew how to rock a silver metallic bikini in her role as Sylvia Howell in the British TV series from 1970. Set in the year 1980 (ha ha!), members of a secret earth-based society called SHADO attempt to thwart invading, blood-thirsty aliens. Sylvia managed to show off her boobs in a fishnet top, together with a fair bit of leg in mini-skirted and tight-fitting all-in-one creations.
Played by Marina Sirtis, there’s definitely a ‘come to mama’ feel to Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Deanna Troi. The cat-suited counsellor is all doe eyes and cracking curves.
The Black Queen of Sogo, aka The Great Tyrant, tries to thwart Barbarella’s plans in a kind of psychopathic, sexy way. Yes, the plot may be loose, but the outfits are scorching hot.
Get it? This sexy and pun-tastic pastiche of the sci fi movies of yesterday, by Bandit Motion Pictures, features some equally ‘oo err missus’ names for its lead characters. Sure to become a cult movie in the footsteps of “Plan 9 From Outer Space” (see later in this list) you can see the trailer here. The Space Babes are played by Ellie Church, Allison Maier, and Alyss Winkler.
The 1960s really couldn’t get enough of metallic bikini and knee high boot combos. Another winner is the outfit rocked by Star Trek original series character, Shahna, who appears in The Gamesters of Triskelion episode. She’s ably portrayed by the American actress Angelique Pettyjohn, who was also – you may not be surprised to learn – a dab hand at a bit of burlesque. Shahna ends up being seduced by Captain Kirk, unsurprisingly. Although she filmed the role in the 1960s, Shahna actually started to receive more attention from Trekkies in the 1970s, once the Star Trek convention scene really kicked off.
Princess Aura was originally conceived as a comic book creation and was most definitely fleshed out by Italian actress Ornella Muti in the 1980 movie version of the Flash Gordon story. Other actresses have portrayed Aura on the small screen but Muti’s portrayal is certainly memorable. Costume-wise, there are several favourite outfits to choose from. The red cat suit on the space ship (as Princess Aura attempts to seduce Flash Gordon), is certainly up there amongst fan favourites.
Remember that episode of Friends when Ross admits to having sexual fantasies about Princess Leia? Yes? Well he’s not the only one, is he? For boys coming of age in the 1980s (and for their dads, come to that), Princess Leia in a gold bikini – at that time tethered to the grotesque Jabba the Hutt in Return of the Jedi, was an image that (to put it politely) was conjured up in many a teenage bedroom. Carrie Fisher died in 2016 after completing filming for her role as General Leia Organa in her final film, Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The film is scheduled to be released in December 2017.
Not just a sci fi babe, but a racial ground breaker. Nichelle Nichols portrayed the USS Enterprise’s Communications officer in the original, cult TV series, opposite William Shatner’s Captain James T Kirk. The original Uhura was amongst the first African American TV characters who wasn’t portrayed as a servant. This was a massive deal during the ‘hot-bed of civil rights’ 1960s USA. So pivotal was her portrayal that Martin Luther King himself urged Nichols to continue in the show, when she considered leaving the series.
The beautiful Zoe Saldana took on the role of Uhura in the 2009 Star Trek movie. In this film, Uhura was an academy cadet who ends up as communications officer later on. Despite being designed in the 21st century, Zoe’s Uhura is still rocking the cute mini-dress of old.
When 19-year-old actress Milla Jovovich was cast as Leeloo in Luc Besson’s sci-fi bonanza, a space babe was born. That white bandage dress is perhaps her most memorable outfit!
The film may have gone down in history as one of the worst (yet still a cult movie) movies ever made, but Maila Nurmi, aka Vampira, as the Vampire Girl is certainly a highlight.
This recently released must-see epic (again from Luc Besson – see valerianmovie.com) features the pop and R&B queen as a shape-shifting burlesque dancer played by none other than music superstar Rihanna. Her dance scene features an amazing sequence of changing outfits. It has to be seen so see it on YouTube here.
If you like your ladies veiny and a little bit bumpy (not the usual bumps), then the Borg Queen, a recurring character in Star Trek, fits the bill. In her tight-fitting sci-fi bodice-ripper style ensembles, she also looks like she works out a fair bit and isn’t afraid to show off her splendid, green-tinged, cleavage.
Portrayed by the Australian actress, Gigi Edgley, Chiana quickly developed a cult following amongst fans of the sci-fi series, Farscape. Chiana was an alluring space con-artist and thief, who rocked the crazy white bob and bondage style leather-suit to perfection.
Slinky ‘Humanoid Cylon’ Number Six (portrayed by actress Tricia Helfer in the reimagined Battlestar Galactica TV series) can certainly rock a clingy red dress. Described as “statuesque” and “seductive”, Number Six knows a thing or two about using her synthetically feminine wiles…
Spoiler alert: they never got to Mars. Promotional photos of Mari Blanchard as Allura with golden material sweeping around her to-die-for 1950s curves certainly scored points on the red hot sexy front. Anita Ekberg starred as a Venusian Guard in a sparkly high waisted pants and bra set complete with strappy bondage style accessories. This was enough to distract you from the quaint background scenery. The Venusians were an all-female society that had banished men from their planet a long time ago. They controled deadly flying disk weapons and could quickly travel between planets.
Lisa Marie’s gliding, gum chewing, pneumatic martian in disguise in Mars Attacks is a brilliant comic turn. Her out of this world figure makes her look like Marilyn on steroids and of course she pulls back the veneer to reveal her ghastly martian self. But as the Martian Madame in all her glory, she definitely qualifies for the sci-fi pin up list. Watch her on YouTube
There’s a rather special place in sci-fi lovers’ hearts for the American actress Anne Francis, who played the mini-skirted Alta Moribus in the Oscar nominated film Forbidden Planet (1956). Her appearance in the movie became such a cult favourite, she’s even sung about in a number in the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
If you’re talking female liberation, then maybe Mudd’s women shouldn’t be your starting point. The sultry trio, adorned in sparkly 1960s ‘show off your great curves’ attire, are essentially the human cargo of space pirate Harry Mudd, who’s drugged them up to act all sexy. The Enterprise crew soon discover that without the drug in their systems, Mudd’s women are not that good looking. Essentially, the original Star Trek series’ version of beer goggles…
Even if you don’t know the movie, the title and the description of the hot chicks probably gives away its loopy (but very funny) credentials. That’s it really – they are extremely hot chicks, they have amazing bodies and they’re wearing black jump suits. Oh and they can down large, cylindrical ice lollies in one and will give you “pleasure” if you can give them the continuum transfunctioner. Sweet!
Irish actress Patricia Quinn is probably most well known for playing ‘The Domestic’ Magenta in the cult movie The Rocky Horror Picture Show. She also featured in the original stage version of the story. In her alien space woman outfit she sports a hair do based on the Bride of Frankenstein. Her disembodied lips also appear (but not with her voice) in the opening sequence of the movie version.
So, there you have it, our top 25 Sensational Space Babes From Outer Space. There are many more of course, and we haven’t even looked at Sci Fi art. Let us know if we’ve missed any, especially if we’ve missed out your favourite space babe – we can always update this later.
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