The tides have begun to turn in a sultry way. Comic Cons around the globe are filled with ladies far more attractive than you could imagine, and intelligence is now synonymous with sexy. Thanks Moradin and/or Cthulhu, it’s about time. To complement such a wonderful shift in what culture finds sexy, there’s a whole host of ladies who’ve become icons of nerdy and geeky sexiness.
For the holidays this year, cozy up by the fire (or if you’ve gone to some tropical place, don’t, because you’re celebrating the winter time wrong) and take a gander at this seductive and comprehensive list of the most desirable nerd and geek icons.
Tina Fey epitomizes the sexy nerd. She’s a master improviser and comedian, as well as a damn clever writer. On top of her comedy and film credentials, she’s the definition of a brainy bombshell. Remember 30 Rock and some of the only good Saturday Night Live for many years? That’s right, all hail the queen of the nerds.
Aisha Tyler follows in Fey’s footsteps by being an excellently silly improviser, however, her true nerd colors come alive in her other life as a video gamer. According to comments covered by Kotaku, she loves the shit out of games, has been playing longer than any hater, and rolls through E3 every year like a boss. Ross Geller, you utter fool you.
Emma Watson, as we all know from extensive Wikipedia research, studied at Brown University, meaning there is a highly academic mind in that beautiful cranium of hers. Beyond being smart and stunning to boot, she’s a powerful voice in feminism and brings an air of class to Hollywood. Sure, Hermione Granger wasn’t supposed to be ridiculously attractive, but we’ll let it slide.
Natalie Portman makes high academia look sexier than any college film ever could. As a Harvard student, she studied psychology and has had science-y papers of hers published. That’s awesome. Also, only Portman could pull off getting all her hair shaved off by Hugo Weaving in a detention center costume. Simply one of the most beautiful nerds out there.
Kari Byron may be one of the least science-y people to host Mythbusters, but her involvement in on-screen explosions and crazy science stunts make this particular lady enticing. She’s hosted other Discovery Channel shows, such as Large, Dangerous Rocket Ships, but she’ll forever stay in our hearts as the sexy lady who made the rest of Mythbusters look good.
Felicia Day is the beautiful mind behind The Guild and the YouTube channel Geek and Sundry, and has appeared in enough Joss Whedon joints to qualify as every nerd’s top fantasy. For the love of Master Chief, she was in Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, which is one of the best pieces of nerd media to ever be created. Wouldn’t mind being schooled at an FPS to this badass lady.
April O’Neil’s stage name is torn from the very pages of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for heaven’s sake. This well-known porn performer is the sexiest woman to ever have a tattoo referencing David Tennant’s stint as the Doctor and other Doctor Who paraphernalia, according to multiple Internet sources. It’s always heartwarming to see such a unity of nerdiness and sexiness.