Have you ever been watching a movie with some kickass heroine and thought to yourself, "Damn, that girl could have been a great athlete"?
Well, maybe you were too distracted by the inordinate amount of skin they were showing, but might have had that thought.
The fact is, most actresses are in terrific shape anyway (don't want to end up on the "bad" section of the bikini page), and they need to have some sort of athleticism to make you believe they could beat up a man or do a backflip out a window.
Of course, there are plenty of actresses out there who could throw a football around. I'm more interested in the ones that we'd like to see do it naked.
So in order of how athletic I think they are, here are the 15 Sexiest Women Who Should Have Been Athletes.
Save the cheerleader, save the world. We all know the line, but this was one cheerleader that didn't need saving. Hayden Panettiere played tough in a way that made us forget that she was just a hair over five feet tall.
Also, she was sexy enough so that we forgot she was Coach Yoast's daughter in Remember the Titans. She's all woman now.
Now this is one sexy mutant. Lynn Collins played Kayla Silverfox in the Wolverine movie this summer. She didn't have a lot of action scenes, but from what I saw, she could more than hold her own.
Her character's power was the ability to control the mind of whoever she touched. I don't think that's a mutant power at all. If she touched me, I would do anything she wanted, even without her controlling my mind.
We have all tried to put Catwoman out of our minds, but the fact remains that Halle Berry did look right at home in that cat suit.
Not only that, but she held her own in a Bond movie, kicked butt as Storm, and showed that she was light on her feet in Swordfish.
I could totally see Berry running point in a basketball game, or even knocking one out of the park. She was married to David Justice back in the day.
Jessica Biel totally grew into that body, didn't she? Starting out as a kind of awkward tomboy on 7th Heaven (I'm told...), she blossomed into an all-time hottie who still kept that athleticism.
She showed it as a limber vampire fighter in Blade Trinity and probably learned a thing or two about sports when she dated Derek Jeter.
Personally, I think anyone that can move around in an outfit like that has got to be pretty athletic. Full leather with heels? Damn.
And you know what? In G.I. Joe, Miller didn't seem the least bit awkward. Well, moving-wise at least. Don't get me started on the acting in that debacle.
We've had a vampire hunter on here, so it's only fair that we get one of the sexiest vampires of all time and lichen-hunter extraordinaire, Kate Beckinsale. She flew through the air in such a fashion that she could have easily been a gymnast at one point.
Not only was she just named the most beautiful woman on the planet recently, but now I really, really want a Diet Coke right now, for some strange reason.
If you watch Lost, then not only are you awesome, but you no doubt are in love with Kate, or Evangeline Lilly. This tomboy has somehow managed to look amazing the entire series, even though most of the time she's in dirty, ratty clothes.
Seeing her stomp through a jungle without even a second thought shows that kind of fearlessness that female athletes have. Plus, having seen her swing a golf club on the show, the LPGA wouldn't be too far off.
If there was an Olympic event centered around lip plumpness, Jolie would be a world-class athlete no problem. But even without such an
awesome event, Jolie could still probably pull something off in a different area.
After all, this is the same woman who was Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Mrs. Smith. We've seen her run and jump around plenty of times, and we've come to this conclusion—Ms. Pitt is a badass.
Kirsten Dunst may have been the star of Bring It On, but Eliza Dushku was what actually made it watchable. She was a cheerleader that wasn't annoying.
Then Dushku started throwing down on Dollhouse, and we were convinced. She has got some moves. I would like to see her wrestle, or something. With me, of course, but it's still wrestling.
When Jennifer Garner was on Alias, it was one of the first times that I watched her beat up grown-ass men and actually bought it. She wasn't awkward like many other female spies before her. Instead, she was steely cool.
It didn't hurt that the writers used every conceivable way to get her in as little clothes as possible whenever they could. "Let's have her go undercover as...a businesswoman. Wait, no. Go-go dancer! What was I thinking?"
First of all, let's give it up to Moon Bloodgood at the most badass name on this list. I mean, her last name is Blood - Good. How much cooler can you get?
Luckily for her (and us), she lives up to the billing. In the new Terminator movie this summer, Moon played a resistance fighter that was as dangerous as she was stunning.
If you watch Chuck, there is a good chance that you are madly in love with this particular woman. Yvonne Strahovski plays a super spy who is long, leggy, and able to use those legs to knock you out.
She's got a little bit of height, so I'd say she could probably ball it up or maybe even play some volleyball. Really anything that involves jumping I think I'd be happy with.
Although she seems sweet and innocent and has a name like "Summer," this girl hasn't played anything to my knowledge in which she hasn't been a lethal weapon herself. Most recently she played a terminator on TV. A terminator!
If she could play the perfect killing machine, I think she would be perfectly capable on the field of play in any way, shape, or form.
Miss Kill Bill herself, Uma Thurman is one long and lovely lady. She's at least six feet tall, if not taller, and we know by watching her destroy everyone in her path in that movie that she's not an awkward tall.
I could totally see Uma on the volleyball court spiking balls on girls' heads and looking incredible while she did it.
And at No. 1 we have model turned actress Milla Jovovich. Although she never gets enough cred for being an action star, Milla has turned in kickass performances in The Fifth Element, Ultraviolet, and the Resident Evil franchise.
She's so badass that you almost forget how hot she is. Almost. Watching her, I can't think of a single sport that she wouldn't excel at.
Now if she could just wear outfits like this at whatever sport she tried, my life would be complete.