Is there anything sexier than a beautiful, hot, sweaty woman shredding on a guitar onstage like she’s entertaining you alone in her bedroom? Women who know how to make the axe sing can bring the house down, or your libido up. The rocker chicks on this list are known for exciting stage shows and provocative music videos featuring their chops while turning on their fans with their style, sex appeal, and ability to keep them on your mind long after seeing or hearing them. These ladies of rock faced the usual challenges of having to prove that they not only have the chops their male counterparts do, but they look dang fine doing it.
They have inspired women all over to not be afraid to take up the electric, learn to play some riffs, and not be shy about their sexuality. Rock and sex go together like whiskey and water. These 13 female electric guitar players aren’t afraid, aren’t intimidated by the pressures of being a woman in rock, and have the best time oozing their sexuality onstage and in videos that will leave any listeners and viewers begging for more.
Don’t let the femme fatale scare you—embrace it! When you see these women show their chops, you’ll know they’re devoted, hard-rocking, and their talents shine through every performance. Props to these ladies who bare all. Their hearts through their playing, their bodies through their gigs as they thrash about, hair flying and hot figures writhing—all to let you have the time of your life.
12. Allison Robertson – The Donnas
Robertson is best known for being the lead guitarist in the all-girl band The Donnas. She has an easy, yet quirky style, driving and powerful, yet she can be melodic and smooth, too. She also loves to try out side projects. This gal started playing guitar when she was 12. As she grew into a woman, she blossomed into the gorgeous, tight-bodied rocker she is today. She knows how to get a crowd going at her shows, and is rumored to be a delight to work with. This woman knows her stuff and has a style all her own–in music and fashion.
11. Nita Strauss – The Iron Maidens
Nita Strauss is not only a femme fatale by looks alone, but she’s a world-class known lead guitarist who not only knows her stuff, but has a long history of jamming and recording with lots of ultra-talented musicians. She started out in an all-girl Iron Maiden cover band, The Iron Maidens, and now plays with Alice Cooper after replacing Orianthi. You must see it to believe that this woman, who performs like a dream rocker chick, is actually a reality!
10. Kathleen Hanna – Bikini Kill
Hannah probably wouldn’t like to be on a list of the sexiest lead female guitar players in rock, but you know what? She sure is! Hannah is active in feminist activities, trying to bring more women into feeling better about themselves. She played in the all-girl band Bikini Kill, and also has done various projects with other artists. Her shows are wild, the music is gritty, hard and in-your-face punk. If you get the chance to check out Kathleen Hanna perform, grab it like it’s the key to the Federal Reserve. She will never let you down, with both talent, aggressive energy, and natural sensuality.
9. Nancy Wilson – Heart
Nancy Wilson of Heart has to be one of the most awesome lead guitar ladies in rock. Remember those riffs in Barracuda and Magic Man? She wrote and performed those rockin’, screaming lines. But talent aside, her sex appeal and beauty has carried her through the decades. If Nancy were to break out onto the scene now instead of in the 1970s, she’d be groundbreaking even today.
There is no guitar chick that does sexy better than The Great Kat. Not only can she shred faster than anyone you know, or almost anyone in the world, she’s known for taking classical music compositions and turning them into mind-bending thrash music that will have you in a heart-pounding flush. She mainly does solo work, but also does guest appearances with other musicians. Watch her live; watch her videos. The Great Kat will not disappoint in sex appeal or pure, trained yet raw talent. To watch her play makes you feel like you’re watching something you shouldn’t, but you will. Again and again.
7. Joan Jett – The Runaways
Joan Jett came onto the music scene with the all-girl band, The Runaways. She’s hot, raw, and knows how to slam out powerpunk to make the crowds go wild. She went solo after the Runaways broke up, and continues to rock on today. Clad in skimpy, tight black leather and owning her guitar is what she does best, and her bad little body thrashing to her own written songs would make anyone want more. Joan Jett always has and continues to deliver.
6. Lita Ford
Another former member of the all-girl band The Runaways, Lita Ford has been tearing it up on the electric guitar for decades. With her long, straight blonde hair, red lips and voluptuous body, she puts on live shows that will leave the crowd with fantasies for later that night. Her videos ooze sex, too. She loves her leather as much as her guitar, and she knows how to run the fret of her electric like she was born with it. She still has it, like Joan Jett, and continues to leave her fans drooling for more.
5. Poison Ivy – The Cramps
Poison Ivy of the punk band, The Cramps, knows her way around being a sexpot while rocking’ a crowd, leaving us screaming and moshing for more. She has a unique style, always dressing in tight, revealing clothes and fishnet stockings. The Cramps were one of the first punk/rockabilly bands to have a female lead guitar player, and Poison Ivy blows most male punk guitarists away. She knows how to grind, writhing her sleek body to the groove of her jams, and you won’t be able to take your eyes off this hot number.
4. Carrie Brownstein – Sleater-Kinney
Best known as the lead guitarist for the band Sleater-Kinney, Carrie Brownstein has her own style–not just with her unique guitar riffs and dense sounds, but for her stage presence where she oozes sex-appeal. When Sleater-Kinney was on a break, Brownstein formed the group Wild Flag. This lovely, wild woman of music and talent seems to always want to rock –her world and yours. Any chance you get to see her live, you must!
3. Ruyter Suys – Nashville Pu55y
Ruyter Suys. She’s another you really have to see to understand how provocative this incredible lead guitarist for the band Nashville Pussy is. She’s even known to eventually strip down to her skivvies because of her hot rockin’ and her rockin’ bod. She moves with the music, and is well-known for her driven guitar leads as well as her sexy performances live. If you do watch a video, try to catch a recording of a live performance. On her Facebook fan page, Ruyter describes how when she rocks out, she zones out, too. “It’s up there with really good sex,” she says of performing. Does that entice you enough, or what?
2. Donita Sparks – Donita Sparks and the Stellar Movement
Oh, Donita, Donita, Donita. Wow. This L7 rock lead guitarist of the all-girl band she co-founded is not shy about putting on a sexy show, and sometimes quite the controversial show. She once took her pants off during the live airing of a British TV show, and is perhaps most known for throwing her own used tampon at the crowd during a performance. She now has a band named Donita Sparks and the Stellar Movement, and continues her delish raw sexy performances that only are topped by the unique music she makes with her electric.
1. Juliana Hatfield – The Hatfield Five
Juliana Hatfield of The Hatfield Five is one of those sexy angels. You know the type. She can dazzle you with her skills on the electric with her leads, but you secretly want to meet her on a cloud in a fantasy world and save her from an evil dragon. She seems unaware of her hotness when she plays, and like most sexy angels, has no clue she is one. She also has had a solo career and self-produced an album featuring many known and respected musicians. She’s always working on something, and has fans all over. Not only is she the one you want to come home to, but she has the talent to entertain you to the fullest when you do.