Movie Villains Who Are Actually Very Good-Looking

Captain Phasma—The Force Awakens

Captain Phasma, the commander of the First Order’s force of stormtroopers is played by Gwendoline Christie, who is also popularly known as Brienne of Tarth in the HBO fantasy-drama series Game of Thrones. And Captain Phasma is actually quite hot. Of course, that’s because Gwendoline Christie is actually quite hot. Captain Phasma is like the Dark Side’s attorney, in that the character is described by Christie herself as a “malevolent force” who mindlessly does the Dark Side’s bidding. Unfortunately, nobody watching the movie will notice how beautiful Captain Phasma actually is, as she never takes her shiny helmet off in any of her scenes during the movie.

The Red Queen—Alice in Wonderland

If it’s a movie that’s been directed by Tim Burton, which Alice in Wonderland was, you just know there’s a good chance that either Helena Bonham Carter or Johnny Depp is in it. In any case, The Red Queen, who’s the major villain in the film Alice in Wonderland, is played by Helena Bonham Carter, who’s no stranger to putting on a ton of make up to play a role—she’s played a monkey in Planet of the Apes, after all, another movie that was directed by her eccentric ex-husband. And although she looks hideous as the Red Queen, your financial advisor will definitely agree that Helena Bonham Carter is beautiful in real life.

Aileen Wuornos—Monster

The really incredible thing about this movie is that they’ve managed to make Charlize Theron look like a really ugly person. In fact, more than ugly, she looks terrifying. The film definitely deserves an award for that achievement alone. No doubt they’ve expended a lot of investment money to do it. Of course, anyone with eyes to see can readily tell that Charlize Theron is orders of magnitude more beautiful than the average ‘beautiful’ actress in Hollywood, which makes her the perfect addition to this list. It’s a list about villains who are hot in real life, after all, and Charlize Theron is ugly as Aileen Wuornos, but hot in real life.

Brian Prince—The Predator

Brian Prince, who’s been described as an “unfeasibly tall man” (he’s 6’10,” after all), played the role of the predator alien in the film The Predator. Of course, his height, and the fact that he’s a parkour expert, likely had something to do with his landing the role. For an interview with Den of Geek, Brian shared how his submitted video inevitably won the producers over and ended up getting him the role: “I just got in there and started swinging and jumping, started running around.. mixed in some hunting and primal elements with a lot of my parkour movements … ” Well, now that he’s a star, he won’t have to worry about bankruptcy.

Rita Repulsa—Power Ranger

Elizabeth Banks played Rita Repulsa, the sworn enemy of Zordon of Eltar and the principal nemesis of the Power Rangers, a bunch of alien-fighting teenage kids who are still paying student loans. The space witch does indeed look like, well, a space witch, but it isn’t all that hard to see how beautiful Banks is even with all the costume and makeup. Rita Repulsa is arguably one of the most iconic villains of all time, owing to the success of the original Power Rangers franchise and their numerous reboots. But it may well be the last makeup slash prosthetic-enhanced character that Banks will be playing, given that in an interview with Parade, she said she had such a difficult time on the makeup chair.

Lord Voldemort—Harry Potter

Thank God for Ralph Fiennes’ sister, without whose help we’d be having a very—very!—different Lord Voldemort. It was, after all, reportedly Ralph’s sister who convinced him to take on the role of Harry Potter’s inimitably malevolent nemesis. And Lord Voldemort turned out to be one of the greatest villains of the century. Of course it’s just my opinion, but I’m sure it’s one that many share, so shut up. In any case, while that nose-less bastard Lord Voldemort looks like he grew out of a snake’s butt, Ralph Fiennes, as I’m sure anyone’s attorney will agree, is quite a handsome man.

Nero—Star Trek

Eric Bana no doubt has a place in anyone’s shortlist of ‘Attractive Men in Hollywood,’ which is why he deserves both credit and a spot on this list, for appearing so god-awfully ugly in Star Trek as Nero, the Romulan Miner who’s responsible for the deaths of thousands of people. In fact, Nero was so ugly that many didn’t even know it was Eric Bana. “I still get people today who just saw Star Trek and had no idea,” Bana said. “Someone just told me yesterday, ‘You’re in Star Trek and when it came out I had no idea it was you”

Darth Maul—The Phantom Menace

The fans didn’t really like George Lucas’ The Phantom Menace, but we got something good out of it, anyway, in the form of Darth Maul, one of the Dark Side’s most epic Sith Lords. Darth Maul was played by Ray Park, a Scottish actor, author and martial artist, who is best known for.. uh, well.. playing Darth Maul. “I think [with] the makeup and the horns and the lenses and the teeth, you just can’t help being naughty, you know?” said Park, about the iconic character he’s best known for (because, like a bunch of credit reports, he really isn’t known for anything else).

Azog the Defiler—The Hobbit Trilogy

Azog the Defiler was one scary dude. The powerful and inordinately huge Orc chieftain was played by Mannu Bennet, of Spartacus fame. Indeed, many lawyers and devotees of the television series Spartacus followed the show with the sole purpose of seeing Manu Bennet fight other people half-naked, which is why he is someone who definitely belongs on this list. The only thing Bennet and Azog have in common is that.. come to think of it, no, they have absolutely nothing in common—Bennet is hot and Azog is not.

Doctor Poison—Wonder Woman

Doctor Poison, played by Spanish actress Elena Anaya, was one of the villains in the 2017 Wonder Woman film that starred Gal Gadot. Doctor Poison, as anyone can notice, has half her face covered by some kind of weird mask. Well, that’s because she developed some kind of poisonous gas that she tested on herself—yikes! “She’s obsessive, she’s a maniac and she doesn’t care about her face − it’s not important to her,” Anaya said for an interview with The Verge. In real life however, lifting the mask of Doctor Poison only reveals the beautiful face of Anaya.

Roark Junior—Sin City

Roark “The Yellow Bastard” Junior from the film Sin City is not just a sadistic monster, he also prefers to direct his sadism toward prepubescent girls, which makes him an absolute monster. The actor who plays Roarke, however, looks anything but. Roarke is played by former child star Nick Stahl, who looks like someone with a finance degree who’ll apologize profusely when you accidentally spill your coffee over him. I’m not sure that we would call Nick Stahl hot, in fact I in particular would not, but he’s definitely much better looking than one would suspect on the basis of his role as Roarke.

Armando Salazar—Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Javier Bardem, who plays Armando Salazar, the undead pirate hunter and the captain of an undead Spanish Royal Navy ship in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, is definitely, to some degree, easy on the eyes. The character he plays, not so much. Armando Salazar is a freaking zombie, after all. In an interview with Collider, Bardem, on the effort that was put into making him look like something that came out of a fish’s butt, said: “I think they’ve done a great job because [the makeup] didn’t kill the performance. When you are surrounded by so many special effects, the fear is that you’re going to survive it, but they did a great job.”

Ronan the Accuser—Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain Marvel

Lee Pace, who plays Ronan The Accuser in both Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain Marvel, also played Elven king Thranduil in The Hobbit trilogy, which basically highlights a point we want to make. Because as Thrandril, he was gorgeous, and as Ronan, well, he looked like someone who was born on Mount Doom. He definitely deserves credit for spending hours in a makeup chair to look malignant enough to play the role of the Supreme accuser of the Kree empire. Things became more than a little awkward for Pace during an interview with W Magazine when he was asked about his sexuality; the actor said: “I’ve dated men, I’ve dated women.. To be honest, I don’t know what to say — I find your question intrusive.”

Calypso—Pirates of the Caribbean

Naomie Harris, who plays Calypso in Pirates of the Caribbean, is actually a Bond girl. In the Bond films, Harris plays the role of Miss Moneypenny, Bond’s superior officer and occasional love interest who often dresses like a lawyer. So, clearly, she’s hot. In fact ‘hot’ would be an understatement—she’s a Bond girl, for crying out loud. As the sea goddess Calypso in the Pirates of the Caribbean film, however, she’s the opposite of hot. In fact, with all that scary makeup on, we’re not sure we’d want to touch her as Calypso without a ten foot pole.

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