22. AISHWARYA RAI IN THE LAST LEGION (2007)Before Colin Firth’s award-winning work in The King’s Speech, the veteran English actor built his reputation up by dabbling in a variety of genres. One of his lesser discussed films is 2007’s The Last Legion, a Gladiator-light period adventure that proved Firth’s inability to convince as a Russell Crowe-like brute.
At least he had one of the hottest women in the world as his co-star. We’re referring to Indian actress, and former Miss World, Aishwarya Rai, a stunner who’s unfairly content with dominating her native country’s film market. “Unfair” to guys who watch Slumdog Millionaire as a reason to say they’ve actually seen a Bollywood production.
Rai’s best scene in The Last Legion is yet another one of those “sexy woman emerges from under water” bits that you’ll find throughout this countdown, but there’s something additionally exotic about hers. Maybe it’s the simple fact that we don’t see her often, or perhaps it’s to the director’s credit. Nope, it’s none of the above. Rai is just exceptionally hot.