Accentuating the Positives First:
1. Penelope- Always found her attractive not only because of her loyalty and looks, but because she is just ambiguous enough to be psychologically captivating.
2. Imogen- Forceful yet yielding. A character sufficiently strong not to be a mere ornament, a la Hero, while not quite as blustery as Beatrice.
3. Rosalind- Along with No. 2, the most magnetic of Shakespeare's heroines.
4. Jane Bennett- Contrary to popular belief, Elizabeth is overrated and feisty. Jane is where it's at.
5. Calypso- Hard to reconcile with No. 1, but I think it would be pretty hot.
And the Not So Fines:
1. Clytemnestra: Authoress of the original Shower Scene. Need I say more?
2. Guinivere, Helen of Troy, Emma Bovary, Anna Keranina: All hot, but adultery has a way of killing the ratings.
3. Captain Ahab's Wife- She only appears in one sentence in the entire book, but any woman to whom whale-hunting is preferrable can't be such great shakes.
4. Beatrice, Gloriana, Una- Symbolic and ethereal women have a way of not offering much on the physical side of matrimony.
5. Bathsheba Everdean (of "Far from the Madding Crowd")- Something about her name bothers me. Mostly though, I just don't like her.