What follows is my list of most notable crushes on women from the small screen (television) and big screen (cinema) in rough chronological order of the advent of said crush and accompanied by the work in which I became besotted with them and the name of the character they played in said work.
Note: Originally this was a Top Ten that was actually a bit more than that. Additional updates have occurred so it is now top
Additional Note: The Kate Beckinsale as Selene (pictured above) thing is also still ongoing and always will... that forever ended my aversion to women in boots as well as my aversion to the Goth Girl look.
Final Note: Updated April 10, 2017
- Connie Sellecca ~ Pam Davidson in The Greatest American Hero
- Jessica Lange ~ Dwan in King Kong and Julie Nichols in Tootsie
- Linda Carter ~ Wonder Woman/Princess Diana/Diana Prince in Wonder Woman
- Erin Gray ~ Colonel Wilma Deering in Buck Rodgers in the 25th Century
- Carrie Fisher ~ Princess Leia Organa in the Star Wars movie franchise
- Adrienne Barbeau ~ Stevie Wayne in The Fog and Maggie in Escape From New York and Alice Cable in Swamp Thing
- Lea Thompson ~ Amanda Jones in Some Kind Of Wonderful
- Maryam d'Abo ~ "Ta-Ra" in Something Is Out There or Kara Milovy in The Living Daylights
- Jessica Lundy ~ Nikki Page in Over My Dead Body
- Amanda Pays ~ Tina McGee in The Flash and "Elizabeth 'Willie' Williams" in Leviathan
- Elizabeth Berkley ~ Jessie Spano in Saved By The Bell but Nomi Malone in Showgirls sealed the deal.
- Famke Janssen ~ Evelyn Stockard-Price in House on Haunted Hill and Xenia Onatopp in Goldeneye and Dr. Jean Grey in the X-Men movie franchise and Miss Elizabeth Burke in The Faculty and Marnie Watson in 100 Feet and Muriel in Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
- Eva Habermann ~ Zev Bellringer in Lexx
- Claudia Black ~ Aeryn Sun in Farscape and "Sharon 'Shazza' Montgomery" in Pitchblack and Pandora in Queen of the Damned
- Kate Beckinsale ~ Selene in Underworld and "Lieutenant Evelyn Johnson McCawley" in Pearl Harbor and Anna Valerious in Van Helsing
- Tricia Helfer ~ Number Six in Battlestar Galactica
- Kiera Knightley ~ Elizabath Swann in Pirates of the Caribbean movie franchise and Ruth C. in Never Let Me Go and Penelope "Penny" Lockhart in Seeking a Friend For the End of the World
- Scarlett Jahansson ~ Charlotte in Lost in Translation and Samantha in Her and Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow in Captain America: Civil War (I have not watched the previous Avengers/Captain America movies)
- Krysten Ritter ~ Jane Margolis in Breaking Bad
- Emilia Clarke ~ Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones