Ever since her breakout big screen role in Bernardo Bertolucci’s
The Dreamers, actress Eva Green has not shied away from on-screen sex scenes. Whether the pent-up housewife of White Bird in a Blizzard, the femme fatale of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, or the medium Vanessa Ives in *Penny Drea* dful, she’s had her share of sometimes-controversial, always-steamy moments in film and television. Here, W cover star Eva Green’s top seven sexiest roles, from that first, NC-17-rated part in The Dreamers to today.
In what is perhaps Green’s most infamous role to date, she plays the twin sister Isabelle of Louis Garrel’s Théo. The film earned an NC-17 rating for its graphic depiction of the sexual relationship between the siblings and Michael Pitt’s Matthew, an American exchange student staying with them, who begins a relationship with Isabelle. Photo courtesy Fox Searchlight Pictures.
300: Rise of an Empire (2014), the follow-up to 2007’s 300, Green plays a vengeful naval commander named Artemisia who seduces Athenian general Themistocles. Photo courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures.
The Sundance-approved 2011 film
Perfect Sense features a steamy scene between Green’s character, an epidemiologist named Susan, and Ewan McGregor’s character Michael, a chef. Photo courtesy IFC Films.
In the Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller-directed 2014 follow-up to
Sin City, Green plays the titular “Dame to Kill For.” Photo courtesy Dimension Films.
White Bird in a Blizzard (2014) is now best known as Shailene Woodley’s breakout moment, it also features a series of flashbacks in which Green, who plays Woodley’s mother, explores her sexuality as she ages. Photo courtesy Magnolia Pictures.
For Tim Burton’s 2012 horror-comedy
Dark Shadows, Green and Johnny Depp share a night of undead vampire sex. Photo courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures.
Green has starred in Showtime’s
Penny Dreadful since 2014; a recurring theme is her character Vanessa Ives’s inexorable attraction to Reeve Carney’s Dorian Gray, based on the Oscar Wilde character of the same name. Photo courtesy Showtime.