1. Kate Beckinsale
If there's anyone on this list who is our version of a triple threat, it's Kate Beckinsale. This woman is not only a sex symbol, but also a graduate of Oxford and an ass-kicking machine (as evidenced by her many action flicks). Even hotter? She majored in French and Russian literature, which are the two sexiest languages we could imagine a woman speaking. As for her film career, Beckinsale's break-out movie was Pearl Harbor, which she followed up with roles in The Aviator and the Underworld franchise.