Clatto loves man-eaters… just not the kind with fins and rows of sharp teeth. Those are terrifying. Peep our list of The Ten Hottest Shark Bait Babes.
As always, feel free to take a bite out of the list; tear it to shreds or add your own names. Now, go fish:
10. SARA PAXTON (SHARK NIGHT)
While on vacation at her family’s private lake house, Sara Paxton watches her college chums get turned into chum by would-be snuff movie producers who have dumped a variety of killer sharks into the water for the purpose of videotaping the attacks.
Despite the twisted premise, Shark Night is silly PG-13 fare that stays afloat thanks to Paxton’s dedicated and emotionally powerful bikini acting.
9. SAFFRON BURROWS (DEEP BLUE SEA)
Renny Harlin’s Deep Blue Sea stars British actress Saffron Burrows as Dr. Susan McAlester, an ambitious scientist researching sharks to find a cure for Alzheimer’s. Her efforts go overboard when she clones three Mako sharks that run amok of the flooding underwater laboratory.
In one of the film’s most memorable scenes, Burrows is cornered by one of the maneaters as she attempts to recover some of her work from a research room. Fortunately, her smarts kick in and she strips off her wetsuit to safely electrocute the beast with a cable.
8. ANNASOPHIA ROBB (SOUL SURFER)
Annasophia Robb portrays Bethany Hamilton, the 13-year-old surfer who lost an arm to a 14-foot tiger shark in Hawaii. While we hoped that Soul Surfer would take a Jaws 4 “This time it’s personal” approach to Hamilton’s ordeal, producers opted for a more inspirational angle instead.
That may sound off-putting to horror fans, but even the most jaded among them will be moved to tears at the sight of Robb as Hamilton finding the courage to once again tie on a skimpy bikini top.
7. PHOEBE TONKIN (BAIT)
When it rains, it pours. That is the lesson learned by Phoebe Tonkin after she is caught shoplifting at a grocery store moments before it’s held up by hooligans and soon after flooded by a tsunami wave that ushers in man-eating sharks.
Sadly, Tonkin does not sport a bikini or white tee in the flick (the above photo is from a mag shoot), which would have made us root for her gnarly demise (hey, boobs or blood; nobody rides for free) if weren’t for the fact that her character is very brave and looks good wet.
6. BLANCHARD RYAN (OPEN WATER)
Open Water tells the true tale of an American married couple who while scuba-diving on the Great Barrier Reef are accidentally left behind by the dive boat. As the pair drift further away from the dive zone, they soon realize that the only ones coming for them are the maneaters below.
The film is truly dreadful and terrifying, and arguably the best shark film since Jaws. Making things more tragic is that the film’s beautiful star Blanchard Ryan goes nude and is rewarded for her kind and selfless deed with doom.
Peep the nude scene here.
5. HALLE BERRY (DARK TIDE)
Halle Berry plays a diving instructor who agrees to take a millionaire adrenalin junkie and his son on a dangerous dive in the same waters where she once lost a diving buddy to a great white shark.
Berry brings her Oscar-winning acting chops to the role, but not her Oscar-winning nudity (Monster’s Ball). None-the-less, her bikini acting is formidable enough to earn her a spot on this most esteemed list.
4. TARA REID (SHARKNADO)
Tara Reid scored her first hit since American Pie in Syfy’s Sharknado, an epic genre hybrid that mixes killer weather with man-eating sharks to humorous effect. Reid plays April Wexler, the estranged wife of a Venice beach bar owner looking to rescue her from an impending sharknado.
Regrettably, Reid doesn’t don a bikini in the film, opting instead for a conservative mommy sweater. It’s not the sexiest of looks, but it doesn’t erase the fact that underneath that sweater is one hot mess.
3. CARMEN ELECTRA (2-HEADED SHARK ATTACK)
Former “Baywatch” star and Playboy Playmate Carmen Electra is maturing in age, but her body and career choices aren’t, and that makes her awesome. 2-Headed Shark Attack finds teachers and students on board a Semester at Sea ship stranded on an atoll after a mutant shark sinks the vessel.
Electra plays second banana to Hulk Hogan’s handsome son Brooke Hogan (Sand Sharks), but steals the show with a dramatic sunbathing scene that makes one worry about her character’s safety for the duration of the film.
2. SARA MALAKUL LANE (SHARKTOPUS)
Sara Malakul Lane is part of a group of scientists led by her father who genetically engineer a shark and octopus hybrid for purposes of homeland security. The creature escapes and sets out to gobble up beach goers in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Lane is a model-turned-actress of English and Thai descent and… that’s all I got. But, hey, what more you need?
1. MELISSA MOLINARO (JERSEY SHORE SHARK ATTACK)
You’re going to need a bigger box of Kleenix.
Stunner Melissa Molinaro plays Nookie in Syfy’s Jersey Shore Shark Attack, a campy shark thriller that spoofs MTV’s “Jersey Shore.” The parody, which marks Molinaro’s horror debut, follows a group of guidos desperately trying to convince officials to shut down the beach after a man is killed by a shark.
This is the second time Molinaro tops a Clatto list. The model and pop singer turned actress also nabbed the number one spot on our list of The Top Ten Babes of Fourth of July Horror.