Jun 15 2012 10:00am

TV’s Top 5 Sexiest Vampires: Eric Northman, Damon Salvatore, and More!

Eric Northman in True BloodI’ve got a thing for TV vampires. Well, vampires in general really, but I like a nice visual as much as the next person.

Savage or soul-searching—all the vampires who make my list have to be bloodthirsty. Perhaps it’s a masculine trait, but if you can’t get cutthroat and sink in some fangs, you’re probably not the vampire for me.

When it comes to my Top 5 TV vampires, I’m going to admit my choices are incredibly superficial. I’m picking these supernatural types based almost entirely on sex appeal. Brains and general skills come into play in that appeal, but there is no one on this list I’d have a problem seeing shirtless.

And, let’s be honest, here at Heroes & Heartbreakers, shirtless men are a big win.

Those caveats out of the way, let’s get on to the undead deliciousness.

Eric with fangs1. Eric Northman from HBO’s True Blood:

This comes to a shock to absolutely no one. If you’ve read my Why I’m Team Eric post, the Alexander Skarsgard True Blood Booty Call post or, well, you get the idea. I may have a thing for a certain Swede AND a thing for a fictional Viking vampire. Put the two together: Chelsea’s head explodes with the man candy goodness.

Yours should, too. Eric is an imposing figure. He’s powerful. He’s vicious. He’s very protective of what is his—and what he wishes was his. Imagine what the Sheriff of Area 5 could do for you and to you. Nom.

Bonus: Not afraid of nudity, this one.

Damon Salvatore2. Damon Salvatore from CW’s The Vampire Diaries

Honestly, Damon’s a bit more my type than Eric. Broody and snarky, Damon likes to handle his emotional issues by doing reckless things. Sometimes those things are bloody. Other times they end up with him naked in a shower.

And you thought True Blood was the only vampire show offering up mostly-naked men? Ha!

In addition to his bad boy status and emotional issues, Damon likes to dance. He likes to tease. And he’s played by Ian Somerhalder. Dark hair, blue eyes and one hell of a smoldering stare.

Aidan in Being Human U.S.3. Aidan from SyFy’s version of Being Human:

Another vampire dealing with his demons. Aidan wants to be human. He doesn’t want to kill. He tends to go for blood bags instead of a nearby aorta. He’s alluring at first because he appears to really have his shit together. And I like that in a man.

Then hot vampire women bring him to his knees. Drinking blood, finding blood for his lady to drink and generally doing all those bad things he avoided before in the name of a good, if crazy, woman.

How can I not like a guy who will go to obscene measures for my happiness? Hypothetically. Also, like all men on this list, Sam Witwer as Aidan looks damn fine sans shirt.

Spike and Angel4. Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer (now syndicated)

5. Angel from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel (now syndicated)

Because the last thing I need is the Whedonverse crashing, I’m including both Spike and Angel on this list.

Two different kinds of vampires.

Both representing what Buffy needs at the time.

And both who do the soul-on, soul-off thing.

Angel makes the list for shirtless qualities. I like looking at David Boreanaz. Plus, he plays the hero well. Sometimes a vampire can be a hero type.

Spike makes this list primarily for being able to take down a building while having sex with Buffy. If you’ve got supernatural speed and strength—and your partner can take it—enthusiasm to lovemaking resulting in breaking more than a bed proves diligence.

Plus, who doesn’t like a British accent?

Who’d make your cut?


While Chelsea Mueller runs Vampire Book Club, she won’t turn down a sexy werewolf, demon or faerie. Her appreciation of Alexander Skarsgard is well documented. Bother her on Twitter - @ChelseaVBC — she likes it.

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Melanie Thomas
1. missmelthomas
My top five are as follows:
(1) Spike - Buffy the Vampire Slayer & Angel
(2) Damon - Vampire Diaries
(3) Eric - True Blood
(4) Elijah - Vampire Diaries
(5) Mitchell - Being Human (BBC version)
3. KieraPSI
Personally, I've got to go with Spike as my number One. He sacrificed himself TWICE to be worthy of the slayer he loved; once by suffering horribly to regain a soul he didn't want for himself, and the second time by literally offering up his life to stop an apocolypse. Now THAT is love.

Of course, there's also the incredible cheekbones and that sexy accent!
Heather Waters
4. HeatherWaters
Great list, Chelsea! Now that TVD's Tyler is a vamp, he's definitely on my list, and obviously Damon and Eric have to be as well if only 'cause they really are smokin'.
Megan Frampton
5. MFrampton
Damon, Damon, Damon!

And the British vamp on Being Human, even tho he needs to degrease his hair more often.
Vanessa Ouadi
6. Lafka
My top 5 would be :
- Spike (Buffy the vampire slayer) _ I love him, plain and simple ^^ Before he fell in love with Buffy and got his soul back though :)
- Damon (Vampire's Diaries) _ I really don't like that show but, my! is Sommerhalder hot!
- Mick St John (Moonlight) _ I find Alex O'Loughlin kind of cute :)
- Mitchell (Being Human) - in the English version only, I really don't like the US one
- Henry Fitzroy (Blood Ties) _ really not fan of the show, but Henry is quite charming :)

True Blood's vampires are not my type, strangely enough O_o
7. Rachel V.
The number 1 hottest TV Vampire for me will alwas be Julian Luna Mark Frankle) from Kindred the Embraced. I LOVED this show but Mark Frankle was killed in a motorcycle accident and they didn't do a second season.
2. Mick St. John from Moonlight, I find Alex O'Laughlin freakin GORGEOUS!
3. Eric from Trueblood
4. Spike
5. Angel
Lege Artis
9. LegeArtis
Well, I'll go with Eric Northman. Alexandar Skarsgard is one tall, beautiful man... Yup, I'm skarsgarded.
Wendy Walecka
10. WJewel88
Oh, yes...Eric Northman is my number one! I usually go for the tall, dark and handsome type, but for some reason ASkars just drives me wild! I don't know if it's the Skarsbrow, goofy slight overbite when he smiles, but he just seems so darn likeable as well as long, lean and sexy :)
11. Noreen I.
Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer will always top my list. He is the image that comes to mind when I think Bones from Jeaniene Frosts Night Huntress series.
hafsa ahmed
13. hafsa.a.
I know he's evil and all but.... yummy!!!
14. Vampfan
Klaus obviously. Joseph Morgan *DROOL*
16. rippa
17. reich
My top 5:
1. Eric Northman
2. Damon Salvatore
3. Lestat
4. Stefan Salvatore
5. Edward Cullen (i need to include him because he's the first vampire i got obsessed with)
18. ChelseaMueller
@Reich - There isn't shame in admitting Edward Cullen love. Lots of people started their love for the vampire hero with him, and we all know it's hard to forget our first love. :)
20. cordeliaRL
I have seen a few vampire movies and i can't understand why people like Carlisle, emmett or even Jasper.
My top 5 vampires so far would have to go in this order:
John Mitchell;Being Human (UK version i dispise the american version).
Damon Salvatore Vampire diaries.....He can bite me any day.
Eric Northman from True blood, how can you go wrong with a 6 foot sexy vampire.
Klaus from vampire diaries... I like my guys scruffy but charming.
Finally i might as well throw in spike... His chiselled jaw just adds to his already good looks lol
21. Aura
In my opinion Spike will always be the sexiest and best vampire ever!!
22. Demeter
Nice list but Spike should be 1º. Eric and Damon are handsome but in some way Spike is more attractive and interesting
23. Bernice M. Fairley
I just can't get enough of male vampires that are extremely sexy. Those male vampires on your list is totally sexy and gorgeous. Most of my male vampire favorites are on your list such as Damon Salvatore, Spike and Angel of Buffy The Vampire Slayer. But for me Damon Salvatore should be the top 1 because for me he is the best and the sexiest male vampire I have known just like this article wherein he is the top 1 sexiest male vampire on TV.
24. Anabanana
1. Eric Northman. 6ft 4inches of pure HUNK.
2. Spike.
3. Angel. I LOVE David Boreanaz.
4. Klaus. What a handsome rogue!
5. Elijah. The ultimate gentleman vampire.
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