posted by Joe Anaya on July 30th, 2012

For no particular reason Matt W. and I were talking about boyhood crushes, famous women we were attracted to while growing up. So, we decided to list our favorites. Here is my list of crushes, in no particular order.

Farrah Fawcett – Of course, where else would I start? As if watching Charlie’s Angels weren’t enough, there was the bathing suit poster I studied endlessly.

Lindsay Wagner – The Bionic Woman was a double threat for a young sci-fi geek. She was beautiful and she could kick ass.

Elizabeth Montgomery – The star of Bewitched was probably the first infatuation I had as a young boy, she was so cute wiggling her nose.

Linda Carter – As a superhero show, Wonder Woman was a little weak but the red, white and blue bustier and spankies more than made up for it.

Sigourney Weaver – I’m starting to sense a theme. I like women with spunk. Watching her bravely fight the Alien was thrilling, but Ripley stripping down to her skivvies to get into her sleeping pod was the deal closer.

Gabriela Sabatini – Before Maria Sharapova, before Anna Kournikova, there was Gabriela Sabatini. Gabriela was the Argentinian beauty who was a good (not-great) tennis player. I was lucky enough to have a girlfriend who was Gabriela’s doppelganger.

Tina Louise – Gilligan’s Island was always better when it was in color and featured the redheaded, Ginger. Mary Ann was cute, but Ginger was a movie star. This may have been when I developed my fixation on redheads.

Linda Hamilton – Yet another woman who’s kicking ass and taking names. In Terminator 2, when she’s doing pull-ups with those chiseled arms, I sat a little taller. The moment she pumped and fired her shotgun with one arm is when I went all in.

Tina Turner – When Tina stormed around on stage demanding to know, “What’s love got to do with it,” you knew she wasn’t messing around.

Kathleen Turner – Body Heat, ‘Nuff said.

If you send us your top crushes, we’ll compile a list for Friday.

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