Unconventionally Hot

by Erich-13 | created - 20 Dec 2011 | updated - 20 Dec 2011 | Public

A list of actresses who might not be considered conventionally "pretty," but nonetheless can be very sexy on-screen. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder; your opinions may vary...

1. Sandra Bernhard

Actress | The King of Comedy

Love her or hate her, this comic diva is a one-of-a-kind, in-your-face, take-no-prisoners artiste. Racy, confrontational, offensive, cynical, off-putting and angst-ridden to a T, this flinty stand-up from Flint, Michigan was born on June 6, 1955, the daughter of Jerome Bernhard, a proctologist, and...

2. Rossy de Palma

Actress | Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios

Rossy De Palma was born September 16, 1964. She was discovered in 1986 by Spanish film director, screenwriter and producer Pedro Almodóvar at a café in Madrid. She appeared in several of his films: Law of Desire (1987), Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988), Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989)...

Can only be described as 'unique.'

3. Andréa Ferréol

Actress | Le dernier métro

Andréa Ferréol was born on January 6, 1947 in Aix-en-Provence, France. She is an actress, known for The Last Metro (1980), A Zed & Two Noughts (1985) and The Phantom of the Opera (1990).

Uninhibited plus-sized European character actress, who had many sexy roles in the 1970s.

4. Barbara Kline

Actress | Henry's Night In

Barbara Kline is an actress, known for Henry's Night In (1969), The Bushwhacker (1968) and Baby Vickie (1969).

Here's a really obscure one...she only appeared in three "nudie" films in the late '60s, but her unglamorous appearance in "Henry's Night In" made her stand out from her more conventionally attractive co-stars.

5. Joanne Lara

Actress | Fatal Instinct

Joanne Lara is originally from Monticello, Ga. She grew up in Tampa, Florida where she graduated from the University of South Florida with a BFA in Dance. Upon graduating, she danced with the Fairmount Dance Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio where she was a member of the company as well as Head of the ...

A full-figured actress who frequently played sexy roles in the films of the late director Paul Leder.

6. Sylvia Miles

Actress | Midnight Cowboy

Sylvia Miles was born on September 9, 1924 in New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for Midnight Cowboy (1969), Wall Street (1987) and Evil Under the Sun (1982). She was previously married to Ted Brown, Gerald Price and William Miles.

See her in "Midnight Cowboy" and "Heat."

7. Aida Turturro

Actress | The Sopranos

Aida Turturro was born on September 25, 1962 in New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for The Sopranos (1999), Deep Blue Sea (1999) and Mickey Blue Eyes (1999).

8. Susan Tyrrell

Actress | Cry-Baby

A bizarre, gloriously one-of-a-kind Hollywood gypsy and self-affirmed outcast, San Francisco-born actress Susan Tyrrell (born Susan Jillian Creamer) was a teenager when she made her stage debut in "Time Out for Ginger" in 1962. A product of the entertainment industry, her father was a top agent at ...