Though lots of women have brains, beauty and talent, few men do. Yet, as one of the most prolific and successful producers of the past decade, Pharrell Williams is also a clothing and furniture designer, has studied the work of a neuroscience professor, and looks cute in camo shorts. Then there's his incredible charisma, which means that at almost 40 he can hop onto a skateboard without looking like he's trying too hard, and steal the video spotlight from guys half his age. He can even, somehow, make a huge tattoo of an angel on his neck look tough. -Rebecca Haithcoat
14. Frank Sinatra
When he started, a skinny crooner in a floppy bow tie, it was the way he held the microphone. As if he was aching for you, dying to touch you -- forced to substitute this inanimate object instead. After he went from naked vulnerability to ring-a-ding-ding swagger, after he fell madly in love with Ava Gardner only to lose her, it was the aching loneliness just behind his bravado. He was passionate; he was damaged. What you wouldn't do for a man like that! You might be the one to save him. -Sarah Fenske
Tupac had heavy-lidded, deep brown eyes and muscles with the kind of soft contours that imply authentic strength (none of the hard edges or bulkiness of a body builder). Without a doubt though, the sexiest thing about the west coast rapper was his mouth -- both literally and figuratively. Go ahead and argue that Biggie had better flow; what is sexy about Tupac is that he listened to women and addressed them directly on tracks like 'Keep Your Head Up,' 'Dear Mama,' hell, even 'How Do U Want It,' while Biggie was rapping about rippin' twats. He was sensitive, but still H.A.M. How do we want it? Just like that. -Tessa Stuart
12. Serge Gainsbourg
He was not technically good-looking, no. But Gainsbourg himself preferred ugliness to beauty -- "ugliness endures." And, my God, that insolence. You only had to look into those hooded eyes to realize that he knew ways of pleasure that ought to be illegal in civilized countries. His duet "Je T'Aime ... Moi Non Plus," recorded with Brigitte Bardot and, later, Jane Birkin, is a four-minute orgasm -- so sultry that even the French banned it from the radio before 11 p.m. -Sarah Fenske
11. Mick Jagger
From his crazy-luscious lips to his ever-swiveling hips, Sir Mick's moves and swagger continue to inspire pop songs to this day (albeit corny ones). Of course, it's the smooth-faced, androgynous and impish Jagger of the '60s and '70s that we're the biggest fans of. The svelte frame, tight pants, shaggy hair, come-hither gazes, the audacious ass swaying...hell, even the guyliner, as seen above in the arty 1970 flick Performance. Nobody did it better than the man who made us all want to be starfuckers. -Lina Lecaro
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