Baseball Toaster Bronx Banter
Homina Homina Homina
2007-11-08 09:30
by Alex Belth
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Who was the first celebrity that you ever had a crush on? I think the first woman whose sexuality overwhelmed me was Deborah Harry. It was intimidating--the red lip gloss, the bedroom eyes. She just seemed so adult, so nocturnal, so foreign. I knew there was something inherently exciting about her, but it was scary too (and if Deborah Harry made me uneasy, then Grace Jones simply terrified me). I'd probably say Bo Derek was the first sex symbol that I was down with. Lynda Carter was there too, along with Valerie Bertinelli, Daisy Duke, Pam Dawber, Julie Newmar and Agent 99 (re-runs). I was hot for Bailey on WKRP too. Later, the first woman I really fell in love with on screen was Jessica Lange in Tootsie.

What about you? And this doesn't just have to be a straight guy thing.

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2007-11-08 10:11:43
1.   Kered Retej
I am more than a little embarrassed to say that I had posters (plural) of Debbie Gibson up on my wall next to posters of Winfield and Mattingly. I also recall enjoying Gloria Estefan's "Can't Stay Away From You" music video and being disappointed when April was replaced on "Knight Rider". (First!)
2007-11-08 10:15:13
2.   dianagramr
putting the "hot" in Hot Stove are we?
2007-11-08 10:18:24
3.   Bags
Trixie, from Speed Racer.

Odd but true.

2007-11-08 10:18:51
4.   Knuckles
Tootie, from the Facts of Life.
2007-11-08 10:21:32
5.   cult of basebaal
sweet jebus, did i have a thing for Erin Grey ... bidi bidi bidi, indeed

then it was paulina porzikova ... ric ocasek is still the luckiest bastard around ...

2007-11-08 10:22:51
6.   51cq24
jessica rabbit
2007-11-08 10:26:51
7.   rufuswashere
Farrah Fawcett from Charlie's Angels. Showing my age here.

Deb Harry and Paulina P both good choices, Yankee fans have good taste.

2007-11-08 10:44:07
8.   JL25and3
7 Don't worry about showing your age, I'll top that easily.

I don't know if this was the first, but certainly the hottest of my childhood: Diana Rigg as Mrs. Peel on the Avengers. Oh. My. God.

2007-11-08 10:44:30
9.   Xeifrank
I saved my crushes for real and attainable girls, like the ones I went to school with. Never really had infatuation with the celebrity ilk.
vr, Xei
2007-11-08 10:46:52
10.   Just fair
My 2 cents would be Olivia Newton-John in Greease. Nothin' like some black leather pants.
2007-11-08 10:50:53
11.   joejoejoe
Victoria Principal from the TV show 'Dallas' was the first woman where I thought "I'd like to get me some of that". I think the first woman I thought was sexy without really understanding it was Stefanie Powers in a guest appearance on The Six Million Dollar Man. It was a 2-part episode where Lee Majors meets Bigfoot. Stefanie Powers had on one of those skintight bodysuits that 2 Erin Grey made famous. Bidi bidi indeed. I also liked figure skater Linda Fratianne's twirling bottom in the 1980 Olympics. That could have been patriotism but I have a feeling if her name was Olga Fratianov I still would have like her.
2007-11-08 10:53:11
12.   NJYankee41
I used to have a huge crush on Julia Roberts.
2007-11-08 10:56:42
13.   Jon Weisman
She wasn't the first, but I have to mention Phoebe Cates.

I did a post on DT about Jan Smithers, but I can't find it right now.

2007-11-08 10:57:00
14.   Marty
Ursula Andress coming out of the water in Dr. No. I was only 7 years old but I still knew there was something special there.
2007-11-08 10:58:35
15.   thelarmis
my first ever was Stevie Nicks. the flowing, long blonde hair, the cool hats, the great voice...

next up was Farah Fawcett, followed by Heather Locklear.

yeah, i've got a blonde problem... : ~

2007-11-08 11:00:48
16.   Alex Belth
Oh my god, Phoebe Cates in "Fast Times." Go on with your bad self, Brad. And Paulina? Dag, there's another one right there. Michelle Pfieffer was my huge adolescent crush. After "Into the Night" I was hooked...
2007-11-08 11:01:06
17.   Disabled List
Susanna Hoffs. I was smitten from the very first Bangles video I ever saw on MTV.

She still looks great, too.

2007-11-08 11:01:10
18.   bhsportsguy
I guess Alex and I must be around the same age, though I think he is younger.

On Dodger Thoughts, I believe the preferences lean toward Bailey Quarters, I am sure lots of teen age crushes on Valerie Bertinelli, Olivia Newton John. I can remember Jessica Lange in the first remake of King Kong (I did like Naomi Watts in the more recent version).

Of course, today, the Dodger Thoughts poster girl in Jenna Fischer and somehow lots of appreciation for Winnie Cooper aka Danica McKeller (sp.)

2007-11-08 11:01:51
19.   NoHoDodger
Rachel Welch in a cavewoman custome. Wow, what curves.

For some reason I also remember horning over a young Cybil Sheppard.

2007-11-08 11:02:05
20.   riclaimbeer
Kelly Kopowski
2007-11-08 11:02:54
21.   bhsportsguy
16 Ahh, yes, Phoebe Cates (Fast Times).

Cheryl Tiegs of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue (much later Kathy Ireland).

2007-11-08 11:03:42
22.   joejoejoe
OT (via The Griddle): "TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) -Jeff Karstens pitched six innings of five-hit ball, leading the United States to a 3-0 victory over Mexico on Wednesday in their tournament opener at the 37th Baseball World Cup."
2007-11-08 11:04:25
23.   Bama Yankee
Farrah (I had the famous poster on my wall when I was a kid)
Lindsay Wagner (I loved those Bionic Woman/Six Million Dollar Man shows... except the fact that Lee Majors was married to Farrah)
Suzanne Somers & Joyce Dewitt from Three's Company
Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman indeed)
2007-11-08 11:04:47
24.   joejoejoe
21 That Cheryl Tiegs fishnet swimsuit was groundbreaking. Houston, we have nipple.
2007-11-08 11:07:35
25.   thelarmis
nicole eggert.

meg ryan.

goldie hawn.

michelle pfieffer.

2007-11-08 11:07:35
26.   wireroom
I was 13 when Basic Instinct came out and my friend and I snuck into the theater and were blown away in the first 5 minutes of that movie. I know she is about 50 now, but I always have had a soft spot for her.
2007-11-08 11:09:29
27.   Jon Weisman
18 - Jenna Fischer is the Screen Jam poster girl, not Dodger Thoughts :)
2007-11-08 11:10:01
28.   wireroom
26 *Sharon Stone. I forgot to mention her name.
2007-11-08 11:12:20
29.   Jon Weisman
Christie Brinkley was my first SI crush.
2007-11-08 11:12:44
30.   bobtaco
That's an easy one.

Erin Gray in Buck Rogers... yum.

2007-11-08 11:13:28
31.   bhsportsguy
27 Sorry about that.

Any thoughts on her next movie, Walk Hard.

2007-11-08 11:14:59
32.   Alex Belth
Jenna Fischer looks like the coolest chick, but yo, Quincy Jones' daugher is sooooo fetching.

Goldie Hawn, circa the 70s (Shampoo), was crazy fine too.

2007-11-08 11:15:12
33.   bhsportsguy
25 Guessing where you first saw these actreses.

Charles in Charge
Private Benjamin
Grease 2 (Fabulous Baker Boys)

2007-11-08 11:17:44
34.   Jon Weisman
31 - Looking forward to seeing it.
2007-11-08 11:19:33
35.   bhsportsguy
33 Michelle Pheiffer, red dress, lying on a piano.

Lets leave you with that thought.

No Heather Locklear sightings yet.

2007-11-08 11:20:09
36.   cult of basebaal
35 see 15
2007-11-08 11:20:09
37.   rbs10025
5 Erin Grey indeed. Oh my.

7 I was about to say, if Alex is bringing up Bo Derek, then Farrah must also be named. But if one mentions Farrah, one should also mention Cheryl Ladd.

21 Ah yes, the fishnet.

But as for the women of the silver screen... I had a brief yen for Andie MacDowell after "Greystoke" came out, but I moved on to Madeleine Stowe ("Stakeout") and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio ("Color of Money"). But there's always been the soft soft for Michelle Pfeiffer ("Ladyhawke") and Mary Steenburgen ("Time After Time"). And has it really been 23 years since Kathleen Turner appeared in "Romancing the Stone"?

2007-11-08 11:22:03
38.   E-Rocker
Did anyone see the rumor on MLBTR where it had the Yanks sending Hughes and Melky to San Diego for Peavy? I really hope this is some kind of joke. The Yankees should be forever done with NL pitchers. The chances of one adjusting to the AL are few and far between.

Oh, and Winnie Cooper for me.

2007-11-08 11:23:41
39.   3rd gen yankee fan
Randy Mantooth and Geddy Lee. Yeah I'm way twisted.
2007-11-08 11:23:55
40.   Bama Yankee
33 re: Charles in Charge
According to Wikipedia, Scott Baio could give Jeter a run for his money in the celebrity dating department:
Pamela Anderson, Erika Eleniak, Nicole Eggert, Natalie Raitano, Nicolette Sheridan, Denise Richards, Julie McCullough, and Heather Locklear

Apparently, it's not just Joanie who loved Chachi ;-)

2007-11-08 11:24:28
41.   RIYank
Good, I was a little worried mine would be the oldest.

Debra Winger. "Officer and a Gentleman", the less well-known but much hotter "Sheltering Sky". I found out post facto that she's in "Urban Cowboy".

2007-11-08 11:25:28
42.   KG16
Gabrielle Reece, Alicia Silverstone, and Drew Barrymore, once I hit high school and was cognitively aware of these things.

Prior to that, Daisy Duke and Princess Leia, the characters more than the women who played them.

2007-11-08 11:25:40
43.   Dave G
As a child of the early/mid-80s, I'd have to say Cindy Crawford was my ideal. Special honors go to Phoebe Cates who was before my time, but definitely embodies that extremely attractive, "hot but seemingly attainable" look for me more than anyone since.
2007-11-08 11:25:54
44.   RIYank
37 Oh, Kathleen Turner, yeah. Whew.
2007-11-08 11:26:38
45.   vockins
39 I think Pfizer just came out with something for that. You might want to check that out.
2007-11-08 11:28:03
46.   KG16
Oh and Danica McKellar, aka Winnie Cooper.
2007-11-08 11:28:31
47.   rbs10025
41 Debra Winger and Theresa Russell in "Black Widow". :) I never have seen "Officer".
2007-11-08 11:28:41
48.   rbj
Definitely Debbie Harry.

And there was this chick who sat behind me in science class.

2007-11-08 11:29:39
49.   joejoejoe
39 I was an 'Emergency' fan but not in that way.
2007-11-08 11:30:38
50.   rbs10025
Oh this is so sad. How could I ever forget her... Jenny Agutter in "Logan's Run" and "American Werewolf". I beg her forgiveness.

Now, back to work.

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2007-11-08 11:30:56
51.   dzzrtRatt
Since Marty at 14 said my real "first," here's my second: Joi Lansing.

I used to watch reruns of "Love That Bob" when I was a real young kid, and on almost every episode, this incredibly voluptuous and sexy blonde would walk onto the set for a few seconds, basically have sex with Bob Cummings and then leave. And then Ann B. Davis would make a wisecrack.

That's what I thought I had store for me when I grew up.

I also was in love with Tina Louise of "Gilligan's Island," Donna Douglas (?) of "The Beverly Hillbillies" and Julie Newmar who was in Bob Cumming's next series, "My Living Doll" before she was Catwoman.

2007-11-08 11:31:35
52.   Raf
Barbara Eden (Jeanie)... Other notables were Ellie May Clampett and Lynda Carter (WonderWoman).

And I don't know how many here were into pro rasslin during the mid-late '80s but Missy Hyatt was as hot as I thought a woman could get.

2007-11-08 11:32:04
53.   weeping for brunnhilde
So here's something uncanny: For some reason I was muttering the phrase "Pins and needles, needles and pins, a happy man is a man that grins!" and just as I'm saying that, I load up BB only to see "Homina homina homina."

Kind of spooked me for a half a second there.

2007-11-08 11:33:08
54.   Jen
John Travolta. More specifically, Travolta as Vinny Barbarino.

There was also (in no particular order) Matt Dillon, Andy Gibb, and Ron Duguay.

2007-11-08 11:34:12
55.   Shaun P
Cindy Crawford. Kathy Ireland.

My first big crush was Mary-Louise Parker. That woman has aged like a fine wine.

I'm not sure if she counts as a celebrity, but there's a time I remember that the best part of staying home sick from school was catching a Bodyshaping episode with Kiana Tom.

2007-11-08 11:35:12
56.   Jen
Oh, and how would I forget Fonzie! Not Henry Winkler, but Fonzie.
2007-11-08 11:35:19
57.   weeping for brunnhilde
Debbie Harry. My God. When I was in high school, I was a big Blondie fan. Even had the pin: "Blondie is a Group."

The first crush? Can't say, but Elizabeth Montgomery from "Bewitched" leaps to mind.

2007-11-08 11:36:26
58.   Raf
Don't know if (m)any of you remember "Just the 10 of Us" but Cindy Lubbock (Jamie Luner) was pretty smokin' too...
2007-11-08 11:37:51
59.   weeping for brunnhilde
52 Oh, and there was some weird S&M stuff going on that really penetrated the inner recesses of my psyche at a young age: something about Jeannie's catty rivalry with her evil twin, the brunette, and the latter imprisoning the former in her bottle, rendering her absolutely helpless.

That was a whole nother level of sexuality for a sitcom, no?

2007-11-08 11:39:21
60.   weeping for brunnhilde
52 Same with Wonder Woman, actually. THere's one scene etched in my head of Wonder Woman being tied up in a chair, like a barber's chair, but not as Wonder Woman. She had to spin around in the chair a few times to change into Wonder Woman, whereupon she proceeded to break her bonds and kick some ass.
2007-11-08 11:40:02
61.   JL25and3
37 Andie McDowell was sexiest in those Calvin Klein ads.

And 50 , if you like Jenny Agutter, find an Australian movie called Walkabout.

2007-11-08 11:41:15
62.   Dark Knight
Pinky Tuscadero from Happy Days,

and when she went into a coma after an accident during the demolition derby, i was shocked and worried.

2007-11-08 11:41:28
63.   JL25and3
57 Definitely. Samantha was a babe. And were you thinking of Jeannie's evil twin, or Samantha's? Because Serena was even hotter than Sam.
2007-11-08 11:41:39
64.   NetShrine
Jenny Agutter, circa 1976, from Logan's Run

I would have married her on the spot - then again, I was 13 at the time...

2007-11-08 11:42:40
65.   NetShrine
rbs10025 - we matched!
2007-11-08 11:43:10
66.   Raf
Names escape me (Adrienne Barbeau was one of them), but I vividly remember the two ladies in a Lamborghini Countach in "Cannonball Run."
2007-11-08 11:43:21
67.   Howard Fox
Joey Heatherton
2007-11-08 11:43:26
68.   Will
Julie Newmar without question. Hell, I've never lost that crush, and your link to her photo reaffirms this. I truly remember having her in my dreams as a young lad.
2007-11-08 11:45:52
69.   Raf
Ah, and Heather Thomas from "Fall Guy." Don't think I've seen that show since it went off the air, which is something I find odd...
2007-11-08 11:46:05
70.   Howard Fox
and, of course, Kim Cattrall
2007-11-08 11:46:27
71.   Shaun P
58 Yes, but I preferred Brooke Theiss myself.
2007-11-08 11:46:31
72.   weeping for brunnhilde
63 Jeannie's. It's true, Sam's twin was quite hot, but, as I recall, less dangerous, less dark than Jeannie's. More prankish than sinister.

Did Sam's sister ever actually incapacitate her?

2007-11-08 11:48:36
73.   weeping for brunnhilde
66 Ha ha aha hah! I was just thinking about those two the other day, in the context of sports cars.

Sports cars seldom come up in my conversations, so it's funny that this should be the second time in the past week.

Yeah, those Lamborghini babes were babes.

2007-11-08 11:54:12
74.   pistolpete
30 Ohhhhh yeah, right there with you.
2007-11-08 11:55:15
75.   weeping for brunnhilde
2 ha ha hah aha ha hah ah a ha hah a!!!

Very nice.


2007-11-08 11:57:13
76.   weeping for brunnhilde
8 I actually rented a couple of those from Netflix recently.

She's something, isn't she?

2007-11-08 11:57:55
77.   rbs10025
61 Re "Walkabout". I've seen it. I was on the campus entertainment films committee as an undergrad, and saw a lot of Aussie movies because of all the good stuff coming up from Down Under back then.

64 Of course we matched. I was 13 in 1976 also.

2007-11-08 11:59:36
78.   weeping for brunnhilde
16 Ooooh, "Into the Night!"

I'd forgotten about that one! What a good little film, wasn't it? A lot like "Something Wild," actually, iirc.

2007-11-08 12:01:21
79.   Capybara
8. Yep, Diana Rigg as Emma Peel. Downhill since.
2007-11-08 12:03:56
80.   weeping for brunnhilde
How 'bout Katherine Hepburn in "Bringing up Baby?"

I saw a free screening of that at Sarah Lawrence (I grew up nearby) when I was around 16 and was awestruck by her vivaciousness.

2007-11-08 12:05:55
81.   sporky
Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones.
2007-11-08 12:09:41
82.   sporky
...and Sean Astin in the Goonies. I can't seem to find an explanation for that one.
2007-11-08 12:12:44
83.   JL25and3
79 Phew. I was afraid no one else would know her. Even hotter than Julie Newmar as Catwoman, and that's saying something.
2007-11-08 12:15:12
84.   Yankee Fan In Boston
diane lane in "the outsiders".
2007-11-08 12:15:55
85.   yankz
Oh man, the things I would do for Phoebe Cates or Princess Leia. I'd ask the former to regrow her hair like in Fast Times, and the latter to wear her hair in those buns.
2007-11-08 12:15:59
86.   Alex Belth
Tina Louise. That's a good one. You know she went with Bo Bolinsky, right?

Debra Winger is a good call. There was something too "real" about her to be a fantasy figure for me, but she was really outstanding in "Urban Cowboy" and "Officer and a Gentleman." I remember my mom taking us to see "Officer" I was 11. I thought I was so grown seeing that in theater.

2007-11-08 12:17:11
87.   AbbyNormal821
Can a chick get in on this with her boy crushes of her youth. A sampling, in no particular order:

1 - Sean Cassidy
2 - Parker Stevenson (long live the Hardy Boys!)
3 - Lee Majors
4 - Barry William (Greg Brady) - loved his dreamy blue eyes
5 - Scott Baio (waa-waa-waaaaa!)
6 - John Travolta
7 - Tony Geary (Luke Spencer, "General Hospital") yes, even with that horrible 80's man-perm!
8 - all the guys in Duran Duran (I was supposed to be Mrs. Roger Taylor!)

2007-11-08 12:17:39
88.   yankz
32 Totally agree. " are realy exotic looking. Is your dad a GI?" Personally I thought she was funnier and smarter as well. I understand Jim's choice, but damn that must have been a tough one.
2007-11-08 12:23:35
89.   Alex Belth
I think being funny goes a long way. You know who was also babealicious and funny? Bernadette Peters.
2007-11-08 12:24:14
90.   Gehrig
My pre-teen crushes--Tootie from "The Facts of Life," Loni Anderson, Valerie Bertinelli

Teen and late teens crushes--Janet Jackson, Anita Baker, Lisa Bonet

Young adult and beyond crushes--Anita Baker still, Angela Bassett, Gabrielle Reece, Sheryl Swoopes, Deb Kaufman, Jennie Finch

2007-11-08 12:24:23
91.   Alex Belth
Dude, I remember when all the girls were knuts for Sean Cassidy. Later, my sister was crazy for the boys from Duran Duran.
2007-11-08 12:24:33
92.   williamnyy23
Whomever first mentioned Nicole Eggert was dead on... I can't imagine watching Charles in Charge otherwise.

As for the SI swimsuit models, Elle Macpherson was always my favorite.

2007-11-08 12:27:57
93.   ToyCannon
What can I say. It was the 1st "adult" TV show I ever saw and I was bewitched by Elizabeth Montgomery while eating ice cream after having my tonsils removed at the age of 7.
2007-11-08 12:30:59
94.   Linkmeister
Diana Rigg as Emma Peel is a wonderful choice. I seem to recall Honor Blackman on The Avengers, too.


Ah yes, but Blackman played Cathy Gale; that was before her role as Pussy Galore in Goldfinger.

2007-11-08 12:31:04
95.   weeping for brunnhilde
89 Yes.

I seem to recall her doing a Muppet Show once.
Debbie Harry too, for that matter.

2007-11-08 12:34:51
96.   bhsportsguy
Actually going back to something I did not see in its original run.

Mary Tyler Moore from the Van Dyke show, very alluring and quite sexy (as much as you could be back then.)

It wasn't until the Nick at Nite reruns of her second series that I realized that Mary was, ummm, a very active single woman during her second show.

2007-11-08 12:37:32
97.   Raf
I remember Prince had a bevy of babes associated with him; Sheena Easton, Sheila E, Appolonia & Vanity...
2007-11-08 12:38:48
98.   mehmattski
Showing my age, on the other end of the spectrum:

Alyssa Milano (from Who's the Boss)
Jessica Biel (from Seventh Heaven)
Tara Lipinski

Were my "kind of older than me" crushes, nothing too sexual about them. As for older women:

Lea Thompson (specifically from Back to the Future)
Marina Sirtis
Gillian Anderson

2007-11-08 12:54:04
99.   Simone
87 AbbyNormal821, you inspired me to share my early guy crushes. Shaun Cassidy (Hardy Boys) was my no. 1 true crush as a teenager. I also had thing for Scott Baio (Joanie loves Chacie). For many years, my heart only beat for Sting, but when Duran, Duran arrived on the scene, he had to share my heart with Simon Le Bon.
2007-11-08 12:55:20
100.   thelarmis
right now, i'm digging Sarah Chalke from Scrubs...
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2007-11-08 12:55:28
101.   Jon Weisman
For any Melora Hardin fans ...

2007-11-08 12:57:18
102.   WeMissPaulie
Tawni Kitaen in Bachelor Party.
2007-11-08 12:57:24
103.   bhsportsguy
101 JoeyP doesn't post here.
2007-11-08 12:57:31
104.   Marty
101 I get a message its unavailable
2007-11-08 12:58:40
105.   51cq24
laura posada
2007-11-08 12:59:53
106.   Jon Weisman
103 - I thought of addressing it to him.
2007-11-08 13:01:49
107.   Jon Weisman
104 - Hmm ... works for me.

Try this:

2007-11-08 13:02:35
108.   yankz
100 Yeah, but JD's dated some much hotter girls. Mandy Moore, Heather Graham, Gift Shop Girl, Druggie in season 1, etc...

For right now, everybody knows about my lifelong dream of Jessica Alba, but I doubt I'm alone.

2007-11-08 13:02:54
109.   Sliced Bread
I was all about the TV blondes at an early age:

Marilyn from the Munsters...
Wrangler Jane from F-Troop...

I also saw the Mel Brooks classics when I was young, and Madeline Kahn floored me.
Loved Terry Garr in Frankenstein.

Damn, Catwoman was fine... every last one of em.

The one I'll never forget is the one from Kentucky Fried Movie. If you saw it, you know who I'm talking about.

2007-11-08 13:03:43
110.   thelarmis
105 i've gotta say, Tom Glavine's wife is easily one of the most beautiful women in the world.

oh, and i can't believe it took me this long, but the woman i truly believe to be the single most gorgeous female on this or any other planet: Claudia Schiffer

2007-11-08 13:04:43
111.   JL25and3
98 Howard The Duck was an historically awful movie, but it did have Lea Thompson in her underwear.
2007-11-08 13:06:03
112.   thelarmis
108 mmm, gift shop girl! : )

109 my pop actually worked w/ madeline kahn in college. at hofstra, she was in the theater dept and my dad was building stuff for the scenes. he said she was very cool, funny and attractive...

since i have a thing for blondes, i always kinda liked Lisa Kudrow, too...

2007-11-08 13:06:21
113.   yankz
Gift Shop Girl = Sarah Lancaster

Season 1 Druggie = Elizabeth Bogush

2007-11-08 13:06:29
114.   Sliced Bread
110 good call, but Heidi Klum is the best ever... in my book...

what a book it is.

it's a coffee table book... like the one Danny DeVito pitched in "Throw Mama From The Train"..

2007-11-08 13:12:01
115.   yankz
114 Hottest woman ever? Britney Spears before she got married..
2007-11-08 13:14:19
116.   Hythloday
The first crush I remember that had actual, um, feelings behind it was for Jennifer Connelly in Career Opportunities. She's has gotten better with age. Claudia Schiffer was about that time too.
2007-11-08 13:14:22
117.   Sliced Bread
115 I dunno.. to me she was always a kid, and suddenly she was crazy. Maybe there was about 15 minutes in there where you could say the hottest ever... perhaps...
2007-11-08 13:14:27
118.   Andre

Quiet offseason on tap for Sox?
Coming off a World Series title, might the Red Sox be a little less active this offseason? "There's a chance for this to be a little bit different of an offseason for us," Theo Epstein told the Boston Herald. "We feel like the foundation is sound, we like a lot of our players and we like the development of a lot of our young players. We're going to have to be patient instead of trying to make things happen: Be patient and capitalize on just the right opportunities might be the best thing to do. It's kind of a nice feeling." ... Locking up Schilling gives the Red Sox a lot of flexibility. With starting pitchers Josh Beckett, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Jon Lester, Clay Buchholz, Tim Wakefield, and now Schilling aboard, the Sox can do a few things, perhaps even package a young pitcher in a trade. More from the Globe's Nick Cafardo: Both the Twins and A's are eyeing Boston's young talent. The Twins might entertain a Johan Santana deal, while the A's might make Dan Haren available. Haren is interesting because he is tied up through 2009 at $4 million and then $5.5 million, with an option for $7.75 million in 2010. The Sox would have to part with one of their young pitchers in either scenario, though a Santana deal would be contingent on getting him signed long-term, at money that could reach north of $20 million per season. "We're probably out of the free agent market unless there's a real value there," said Epstein. "As far as the trade market is concerned, if we have a chance to add a real good, young, controllable pitcher, sure. But we're pretty happy with our depth right now. What we needed was quality to protect the remainder of the rotation."

How about IPK for Haren? IPK plus a minor league position player? Would you do IPK + Melky for Haren? You might be able to get Haren for less than Santana and I think Haren might actually be the better deal.

2007-11-08 13:18:39
119.   AbbyNormal821
99 Thanks, Simone - can't let our guys on here have all the fun. ;-)

I'd also like to give props to my sister Robyn, who with 4 kids has no time to get on line to blab about this stuff! She had (and still does) a major thing for Joe Elliott from Def Leppard. That dude is smokin'!

2007-11-08 13:19:23
120.   thelarmis
glavine's wife:

2007-11-08 13:19:26
121.   domvjr
Showing my age, but watching a lot of John Wayne movies, Maureen O'Hara, Marilyn Monroe. Later on, any of the early Bond girls. Andie McDowell, Sigourny Weaver, and and Susan Sarandan, especially in Bull Durham.
2007-11-08 13:20:12
122.   thelarmis
115 yeah, britney was pretty amazing for awhile. but, still, Claudia wins for me...hands down!
2007-11-08 13:20:48
123.   51cq24
110 christine glavine isn't my style. laura posada is much hotter.
2007-11-08 13:21:50
124.   Sliced Bread
116 Yes, Connolly is getting better with age. Those eyes. Wow.

Kate Winslet's another one. Better every year.

2007-11-08 13:30:16
125.   thelarmis
123 yeah, i've got a blonde problem. it's been my biggest downfall in life... : ~
2007-11-08 13:31:26
126.   standuptriple
69 Nice call on the Heather Thomas. She's aged quite well.
2007-11-08 13:43:59
127.   cult of basebaal
salma hayek
jordana brewster
jennifer connolly

have to say a current one is olivia munn from Attack of the Show on the G4 network

as you can tell, i do not have a blonde problem


2007-11-08 13:46:33
128.   thelarmis
127 HA! hey, remember i even liked the blonde behind the bar at J&J. i even asked that manager guy about her... : ~
2007-11-08 13:50:38
129.   Just fair
I dug Linda Hamilton's kick assery in Terminator and Rebecca Demornay in Risky Business. Ah, the bad girls.
2007-11-08 13:50:45
130.   Sushirabbit
I wonder if Josh will post his.

People kept mentioning names and I kept thinking yeah, me too. Only it was for alot. :-)

So I went back and checked a bunch of stuff out on IMDB. For me the real first was probably Racquel Welch in the Three Musketeers. Lynda Carter and Jenny Agutter. I nearly fainted when I was sung to by Yvonne Elliman in an intimate setting in Florida in the seventies. That sort of knocked TV/movie/magazine beauties down another level for me.

2007-11-08 13:57:23
131.   AbbyNormal821
I'm outtie, guys - off to see a dress rehearsal performance of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular! Any of you boys ever have a thing for them Rockettes??? ;-P
2007-11-08 13:59:47
132.   Andre
hot baseball wives:

Manny Ramirez & David Wells' wives are pretty hot (having a hard time finding pics of Wells')

2007-11-08 14:02:13
133.   Bama Yankee
131 How about Roger Clemens' wife? Could she be considered a "Rockette"? ;-)
2007-11-08 14:03:26
134.   AbbyNormal821
133 ba-da-bum-TSCH!
Nice, Bama... LOL!

NOW I'm definitely out of here!

2007-11-08 14:04:10
135.   dianagramr

ok .... that was cute :-)

2007-11-08 14:09:54
136.   rsmith51
Late to the discussion, but I had a couple of posters of Nicole Eggert(pre-Baywatch). I also liked Kerri Green(Goonies), Alyssa Milano, Amanda Peterson(Can't Buy Me Love), Erin Grey, and Rae Dawn Chong.
2007-11-08 14:16:49
137.   thelarmis
132 kotsay and crosby out in oakland seem to be living a dream! i'd love to see a full photo of kotsay's apparently elusive wife...

sammy sosa's wife is sorta like jose lima's, iirc...

2007-11-08 14:17:19
138.   standuptriple
Elizabeth Shue. Mmmm. Daniel-san couldn't handle that.
2007-11-08 14:17:28
139.   Bama Yankee
134 & 135 Thanks. I'll be here all week (actually, I won't be here all week, since I'm taking a day off tomorrow) and don't forget to tip your waitresses...
2007-11-08 14:19:07
140.   Ken Arneson
I don't really remember my first celebrity crush, but if I had to guess, it would probably have been from watching after-school reruns. Therefore, Yvonne Craig.
2007-11-08 14:24:32
141.   Matt B
89 Right on Alex, but in that category, Carole Lombard will forever take the cake.

138 Damn right - she's why I watched every episode of Call To Glory.

I'm not sure who my first celebrity crush was, but as for the retro-crushes, give me Julie Christie.

2007-11-08 14:24:48
142.   Yanks Fan in Chicago
Back in the day it was definitely Lynda Carter, Erin Gray, and, more obscurely, Yvette Mimieux in the Black Hole. Then along came Jennifer Connelly and I've been hooked ever since.
2007-11-08 14:37:31
143.   51cq24
132 manny's wife is pretty pretty.
2007-11-08 14:44:20
144.   yankz
127 Hell yes man, I can't believe someone else knows who Olivia Munn is.
2007-11-08 14:51:54
145.   yankz
"yup" over at RLYW says that 11 FA's will be named in the Mitchell Report.
2007-11-08 15:09:09
146.   JL25and3
141 Great call on Carole Lombard.
2007-11-08 15:09:23
147.   rsmith51
FA=free agents??

How many total?

2007-11-08 15:28:32
148.   yankz
147 Yeah, don't know how many total, but 11 free agents:

Newsday: Matsui more likely to be moved than Damon:

No one else is worrying about the extreme lack of power on this team with Arod gone? Dealing Matsui scares me. I guess I'm just not very optimistic about Giambi playing 100+ games.

2007-11-08 16:01:38
149.   OldYanksFan
Who do we get to replace Pettitte?
2007-11-08 16:05:36
150.   cult of basebaal
144 i can't even watch that show anymore, i'm embarrassed how distracted i am by her ... in addition to being smokin' hot, she's obviously smart, quick witted and displays a twisted sense of humor
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2007-11-08 16:09:09
151.   cult of basebaal
148 seriously ... what the hell is the point of delaying the release of the report, it's going to be a mongoloid clusterfuck anyway it goes, might as well just rip the band-aid off and let the healing begin ... as it is ... names and the promises of names are just gonna keep leaking out for the next 2 months ... are they hoping that the public reaches some point of PED Revelation Saturation?
2007-11-08 16:09:19
152.   Alex Belth
Julie Christie is hotter n hell, bro, you are so right about that. And so is Glavine's wife. You know who had that same kind of tough beauty as Glavine's wife? Torre's second wife Danie.
2007-11-08 16:15:11
153.   cult of basebaal
152 i just watched McCabe & Mrs Miller again the other night, she's sure purty in that
2007-11-08 16:16:24
154.   cult of basebaal
141 retro-crush? grace kelly ... strewth!
2007-11-08 16:23:01
155.   thelarmis
152 any photos of this danie torre?
2007-11-08 16:25:02
156.   NJYankee41
154 Grace Kelly is my all time crush. I think she was the most beautiful actress ever.
2007-11-08 16:26:21
157.   yankz
156 Oof. Gotta go with Monroe (come on man, Yankee pride) followed by Hepburn.
2007-11-08 16:46:20
158.   claybeez
Farrah, fo' sho'. Man, I liked that feathered hair. Her girlfriends weren't bad either. I was more Kate Jackson then, maybe more Jacqueline Smith now. Erin Grey was another TV temptress, along with Pam Dawber.

In syndication, Barbara Eden (Jeanie) and Elizabeth Montgomery (Bewitched) were afterschool eye candy.

Then, it was Heather Graham, Susanna Hoffs, Lea Thompson, Diane Lane, Kathy Ireland, Phoebe Cates to the 10th and, yes, Stephanie Zimbalist despite her waddle...who knows?

And then came Lisa Bonet. Nuff' said.

2007-11-08 16:46:45
159.   thelarmis
well, apparently torre is working on a memoir of his 12 yankee years with tom verducci. i wonder if there'll be a pic of danie in there?!

2007-11-08 16:47:28
160.   thelarmis
lisa bonet was fine indeed!
2007-11-08 16:50:49
161.   JL25and3
148 It says they'd rather trade Matsui but almost certainly won't be able to.
2007-11-08 16:50:55
162.   claybeez
158 Have to add Suzanne Somers, how could I forget? And Morgan Fairchild wasn't hard on the eyes either.
2007-11-08 17:20:33
163.   nyy jim
Ready for this one? How about Carol who was Wilburs wife on Mr. Ed.
2007-11-08 17:44:34
164.   Jeb
Princess Ardala from the buck Rogers show - she was an absolute hottie and Dana Plato from diff'rent strokes. Dana had a real "Elizabeth shue" thing going on and its a damn shame what happened to her.

Oh, and Six from Blossum. She had a sweet little ass.

2007-11-08 18:04:50
165.   JCP22
Grace Kelly in Rear Window...even her voice was sexy. From youth, Barbara Eden, Cheryl Ladd (in bikini in Charlie Angels opening),Jacqueline Bisset. More recently Jennifer Love Hewitt in Party of Five, Elizabeth Hurley in Austin Powers, Diane Lane in Under the Tuscan Sun, and Jennifer Lopez in...well...anything.
2007-11-08 18:12:18
166.   Al Rogers
1. Kristy McNichol

2. the Grrls from "One Day At A Time" (the redhead mom, too!)

3. Chrissie Hynde


1. Donna Summer

2. Carol Wayne

2007-11-08 18:26:55
167.   bobtaco
Continuing on in my classic girls of scifi...

Ashley Judd when she was on Star Trek: Next Generation,

2007-11-08 18:31:19
168.   Chyll Will
My first love was (coincidentally) a dead ringer for Jasmine Guy. To this day I can never watch reruns of "Different World" or "Harlem Nights" :(
2007-11-08 18:32:16
169.   Al Rogers
165- Bisset in "The Deep" was pretty hot.

2007-11-08 18:39:12
170.   Al Rogers
Come to think of it, Miss Piggy was hot. Yeah, baby had back, but her jacked her swag from Mae West.
2007-11-08 18:42:52
171.   vockins
154 If we are rolling with retro crush then put my name down for Tina Turner from 1958 to about 1979.
2007-11-08 18:47:49
172.   Gr-ool
9 Real girls I knew always did a lot more for me, too. Still do. Amazingly beautiful girls are even moreso, up close.
2007-11-08 18:52:30
173.   Shaun P
Stephanie Seymour. Awesome in the "November Rain" video, even better in the Victoria's Secret catalog (and SI).

Punky Brewster ( was cute in a non-sexual way, but adult Soleil Moon Frye ( is smokin'!

2007-11-08 18:55:33
174.   thelarmis
new season of scrubs is certainly cementing Sarah Chalke as my current favorite. glad her hair is a bit longer...
2007-11-08 19:12:00
175.   Shaun P
No hot women in this pic, but I know my mom always loved Thurman, and one my aunts thought Sweet Lou was, well, sweet ;)

(Hat tip to Jon and the folks at DT)

2007-11-08 19:41:47
176.   nemecizer
30 Good Lord, I forgot about her. What a hottie. Made my junior high school days much better for her existence!
2007-11-08 19:55:58
177.   Bama Yankee
They tell me that Karim Garcia has a smokin' hot wife... but I can't for the life of me remember who she is...
2007-11-08 20:09:53
178.   JL25and3
170 If we're going off that end...I wouldn't say she was hot, exactly, but didn't you get the sense that Betty Rubble was a bit of a wild one - that she'd try anything once?
2007-11-08 20:40:24
179.   yankz
48 First actual crush sat in front of me in Spanish. Loved baseball...
2007-11-08 21:48:57
180.   Al Rogers
178. JL25and3-

Daphne from Scooby Doo was a hottie.

Rocky 'da Flying Squirrel had all the right junk in her trunk!

more 70s reruns:

1. Marilyn from the Munsters

2. Col. Kink's secretaries

3. Roxie Roker from The Jeffersons

4. Katherine Ross from Butch Cassidy and the graduate

5. mrs robinson

6. Judy Pace from Cotton Comes To Harlem

7. the brady grrls all grown up

8. Susan Dey

9. Aunt Esther

2007-11-08 21:53:08
181.   Al Rogers
Any thoughts on the future-ex-mrs. Paul McCartney ??

2007-11-08 22:01:54
182.   Al Rogers
For the guys who dig Sarah Chalke, you'll love this clip:

2007-11-08 22:29:41
183.   thelarmis
182 OMG, thank you for that! i've never seen her look better! the long, straight blonde hair kills me. just slays me...dead. : ~
2007-11-08 22:39:28
184.   Al Rogers
183. here's a chaser!

2007-11-08 22:58:19
185.   thelarmis
damn! sometimes i just wish i were an actor... : ~
2007-11-08 23:47:11
186.   Al Rogers

acting? HA!

The boroughs are full of people waiting to get their freak on. Grrls are equally audacious. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

2007-11-09 01:36:54
187.   MC Safety
I havent read through the whole thread but Vicky from Small Wonder had me head over heels.
2007-11-09 03:44:08
188.   Yankee Fan In Boston
187 i apologize if this scars you emotionally, mc safety, but once at a party a friend of a friend of a friend that i had never met showed up. he walked in, introduced himself to the room, and the second thing out of his mouth was, "last week i had sex with that chick from 'small wonder'." the most bizarre introduction i've ever experienced. nobody really talked to the guy, and he took off soon after his arrival, but on the random occasions when the show is mentioned, this always comes to mind.
2007-11-09 04:42:07
189.   Dimelo
0 My first celebrity that I had a crush on was Alyssa Milano. I think Alyssa and me are the same age, my first crush on her was when she was on "Who's the Boss?".

Even after Carl Pavano ran through her, I still find myself having a crush on her. I ended up reading the book "The Entitled" because she mentioned it on her MLB blog.

I loved Linda Carter, too - I still remember those Wonder Woman episodes and being an overly excited 8 year old. Yes, I've been a pervert since about 3 or 4 years old - at least that's what my mom tells me. Milano is the girl I most remember from my youth because of her age and I actually felt that if I met her I could probably get her.

Now that I'm older, I find myself liking the Paris Hilton and Kim Kardsian types. I like girls that make home videos, something about them I find exciting and fun. I love fun!!! I'm not into the boring types like Jennifer Aniston.

2007-11-09 06:07:54
190.   Andre
Olivia Munn is F'ing HOT
2007-11-09 06:18:34
191.   JL25and3
167 If you want classic women of sci-fi, go no further than the Dolman of Elaas (aka Elaan of Troyius). She was the hottest babe - or being, or whatever - that Kirk ever banged, and he pretty much banged the hottest of every humanoid species in the galaxy.

Tasha Yar was pretty hot, in an incredibly butch sort of way.

2007-11-09 06:20:07
192.   JL25and3
189 Milano is the girl I most remember from my youth because of her age and I actually felt that if I met her I could probably get her.

Yeah, but does it really count if, well, damn near anyone could?

2007-11-09 06:45:51
193.   Dimelo
192 You should know the answer based on my other choices. I could care less if the entire USC football team ran through her, on the same day and in less than one hour.

That just means she's open to all types of evil and demeaning acts that constantly race through my mind. :-)

2007-11-09 06:47:59
194.   Dimelo
I don't mean "evil", I actually mean "immoral". But to some they are both the same, so it doesn't really matter much to me.
2007-11-09 13:10:10
195.   Al Rogers
How could I forget!!

Rebecca De Mornay

and she still looks good, 25 yrs later


2007-11-10 10:28:49
196.   johnnn
I remember a couple of my younger sister's first crushes were Yankees - she and my mom both went through a pretty intense Steve Sax phase, I think my sister joined his fan club? this was followed by a Kevin Maas phase that, in the salad days of 1990, pretty much the whole house could get on board with

for me, I'm sure there were probably earlier crushes, but the first I can really remember was probably Gillian Anderson from X-Files, like season 3 onwards, once she got a really good haircut. so pretty and sooo focused! later in high school I became simultaneously obsessed with Parker Posey and Justine Frischmann (the singer from Elastica). what can I say, I like a brunette with attitude! I am always appalled by the fact that I've lived in NY for 9 years now and am like the only person I know that hasn't seen Posey walking around the east village

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