The Fast and The Furious burst onto the scene in 2001. It was sleeper hit that was marred by controversy due to the street racing craze that had taken shape in NYC and around the country. The success of the movie (aside from the cars) was fueled by Vin Diesel, the late Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, and Michelle Rodriguez.
The movie franchise began to tread water without Vin Diesel starring in the next two sequels, 2Fast 2Furious and The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. Finally, 2009’s Fast and Furious brought back the original cast from the first movie in 2009, reigniting interest. However, the sequel-prequel Fast Five signified a launch into a new territory. New characters such as Hobbs and key players from the other movies joined in what was essentially an Ocean’s Eleven-esque heist film featuring cars.
With monster hit sequels such as Fast and Furious 6 and Fast 7, The Fast and the Furious has since become Universal’s highest grossing franchise of all time. The 8th installment and beginning of the next trilogy, The Fate of the Furious, comes out in April 14th, 2017.
While the success of this franchise can be attributed to the music, diversity, and ridiculous action sequences, and family for the furious (could that be a future title?); the Fast franchise has a ****load of gorgeous ladies from different backgrounds. So it’s about damn time that we all sit back and celebrate 15 years of hotness (and counting) and check out these MUST SEE photos of the ladies of The Fast and the Furious franchise.
16. Eva Mendes Shows Off The Goods In 2Fast 2Furious
This particular shot is of Eva Mendes, who made her “furious” debut in 2Fast 2Furious. She played Monica Fuentes, an undercover US special customs agent. As we all know, Eva Mendes is one of the hottest celebrities around, and her relaxing in a white bikini and sunglasses with her hair wrapped in a towel certainly shows that there were no qualms in showing off her spectacular figure.
In this scene she’s hanging out at Carter Verone’s lavish mansion by the pool. Carter, played by Cole Hauser (I know, who cares right?), comes out wondering what she’s up to. She replies that she “went to breakfast with some friends.” Carter remains extremely skeptical and takes the sunglasses off of Eva’s beautiful face, further adding to his suspicion.
15. Gal Gadot Is Hot Even When Bored On A Hot Ride
This photo is of Sung Kang (Han Lue) and Gal Galdot (Gisele Yashar) chilin’ on their respective motorcycles in a still from Fast and Furious 6 (or Furious 6 or Fast 6—you get the point). This photo actually sums up a lot in regards to what the couple meant to the movies at the time and where their characters were going. They each started off in separate paths in Fast and Furious, but by the 6th installment they had definitely become a badass duo that were in love and loyal to Dom.
Gal manages to look pretty damn good even when she is fully clothed and seemingly bored on a red hot ride; that’s a hard feat to accomplish, but here she does it in spades. Any fan of the franchise knows that this shot is a bittersweet one to look at considering what each actor brought to the table with their portrayals. People can say what they want in regards to her acting chops, but there’s no doubt Gal is an incredibly beautiful woman, even when she’s laid back and bored on bike.
14. Jordana Brewster Poses On a Bike
We are used to seeing Jordana Brewster portray Mia Torretto, the worried, reluctant, loyal lover of Brian O’Connor (played by the late Paul Walker), and sister of Dominic. There are certainly more must see photos to come, but this one is one of the standouts of the entire list. Here Jordana shows of her innocent, girl next door vibe in this sexy shoot. Jordana flashes that seductive look while posing casually on a motorcycle wearing a fitted tank top and jeans. Jordana, being one of the original cast members of the one that started it all, is obviously very important to the progression of the franchise. Within the confines of the Fast and Furious cinematic universe, Mia and Brian have left the crime world in order to raise their son and live happily ever after.
13. Elsa Pataky Looks The Opposite of Furious
I think we can all agree that Elsa Pataky could make a strong case for being the hottest woman in The Fast and the Furious franchise. She made her debut in Fast Five, playing Elena Neves. Elena is a member of Luke Hobbs’ team that’s in charge of tracking down Dominic Toretto and Brian O’Connor. Her character is motivated by her husband’s death. Her husband was a police officer so her pursuit of justice is based off that. Despite being in a cop uniform for most of the movie, fans of the series get the pleasure of seeing this gorgeous woman in three Furious entries, including a great scene in bed as she sleeps alongside Dom. When Elsa decides to step away from her officer uniform it’s quite a sight to behold, especially with this promo photo from the 6th installment. Elsa’s character plays more of a supporting role in the 6th film but continues to be a driving force behind Dominic Toretto’s motivations. She may not be in tight dress or beachwear, but when you’re that hot, shorts and tank top is more than enough to melt the cam.
12. Devon Aoki Loves The Color Pink
Devon Aoki plays Suki in 2Fast 2Furious. Devon is instantly recognizable with her pink clothing that go along with her Pink (custom made) Honda S2000. She’s also instantly hot in this photo of her sitting down on the hood of her patented pink vehicle. Devon only appears in one “furious” movie but that doesn’t prevent her from being one of the hottest must-see ladies on this list. Aoki’s character Suki is a friend of Tej (reminder, played by Chris “Ludacris” Bridge) and Jimmy (remember him? Probably not, but he’s played by Jin Auyeung for “S’s and G’s”). I’m positive her attractiveness and raw talent earned her the distinction of having her character be the only named female racer in the entire film and she also had an all women racing crew. 2Fast 2Furious may in some ways be one of those “forgettable sequels” but Devon Aoki makes it so we remember every scene she’s in.
11. Gina Carano Can Easily Beat You Up In A Dress
Gina Carano was pretty much Ronda Rousey before Ronda Rousey was Ronda Rousey. She made a name for herself in MMA, where she displayed her dominance in Strikeforce and EliteXC. She became popular enough in the late 2000s to have media pundits call her the “face of women’s MMA.” Carano pursued an acting career after her retirement from competition and eventually found herself playing the role of Riley Hicks in Fast and Furious 6. Hicks joined the tandem as the new partner of Luke Hobbs (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson). Gina was able to show off her MMA skills in the movie, having quite the fight scene with Michelle Rodriguez. Gina was also able to show off her looks in this up close shot of her in a rockin’ dress at the Fast and Furious 6 premiere. Ronda Rousey may get all of the press, but Gina Carano gives Ronda a strong run for her money in regards to “brawn and beauty.”
10. Dear Nathalie Kelley, Can You Come Back?
Nathalie Kelly is yet another hottie featured within the Fast and Furious cinematic universe. She made her franchise and film debut in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. She plays Neela, the hot girlfriend of the film’s villain, Takashi (Brian Tee). She eventually falls for Sean Boswell (Lucas Black) which pisses off Takashi, aka DK, which stands for Drift King. After looking at Nathalie, it’s very easy to see why two men would fight over her. Here’s a photo of Nathalie wearing a flower fueled dress while posing at the hood of the car. Her smile is radiant – one of the biggest factors of knowing if someone is beautiful is with a “less is more” approach, and she accomplishes that with ease. Tokyo Drift is the only time Nathalie was featured in the franchise (for now) but she definitely left a lasting mark in terms of being one of the standout hotties of the series.
9. Michelle Rodriguez and Vin Diesel On Set
Here’s a candid shot of Michelle Rodriguez and Vin Diesel in a behind the scenes shot from Furious 7. This scene takes place after a raucous opener featuring Jason Statham raising hell as Deckard Shaw. We hear the usual hip hop music, see the cars, the girls dancing, and more. In a nod to the original film, Dom takes Letty to race wars to help reacquaint his girl with the racing scene and competition they played a huge part in. The difference is now Race War has heavy hitters as sponsors and has grown into the biggest one yet. Letty wins her race and is congratulated by everyone, which leads her to have flashbacks of her incident from 2009’s Fast and Furious. Letty gets into a fight, punching Hector (Noel Guglliemi) who makes his first on screen appearance since 2001’s original movie. Michelle’s Letty is portrayed as a badass, loyal, rough around the edges woman with an attitude in the movies, but here we see a laid back beautiful aura behind that rough and tough exterior.
8. Glamorous At The Furious 7 Premiere
Here is a great shot mixing the old and the new at the Furious 7 premiere. Here we have Nathalie Emmanuel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, and Elsa Pataky in separate still shots all glammed up. Nathalie happily shows what she’s workin’ with in her yellow dress. Elsa sports her beautiful smile and short blonde hair while lookin’ good in black. Jordana goes in a bit of a cute-quirky yet sexy direction with her outfit (I assume those are starfish? Hmmmm…) Michelle goes the elegant route in her shot, showing of her amazing curves, smile, and jet black hair. Say what you want about the Fast and Furious franchise, but it’s refreshing to see such a diverse group of beautiful women associated with these films, showing off and strutting their talents on and off the big screen. Since there’s basically another trilogy planned (The Fate of the Furious and two future sequels), there will surely be more beautiful ladies to join the mayhem.
7. Keiko Kitagawa? Damn Right.
Here is a photo of one of the more under the radar hotties of the Fast and Furious franchise; Keiko Kitagawa. Keiko plays Reiko, one of Han’s (Sung Kang) crew members. She manages data that ensures Earl’s ability to check driving habits that become stored in data logs. Here we see Keiko sporting a tight Ed Hardy skirt while giving the camera some attitude. Tokyo Drift is Keiko’s only appearance in the franchise thus far. Considering what happens to a certain fan favorite, perhaps there is really no reason for her to be working with anyone anymore. Maybe Keiko’s character left that part of her life behind and is working a 9 to 5 nowadays within the fictional universe. However, you never know with this series; past characters show up and have some beneficial meaning to whatever is going on in the movies Keiko once again displays the vast array of beautiful women from all different backgrounds in this franchise. The more the merrier right? Who could honestly complain about that?
6. Charlize Theron Looks Even Hotter As A Villain
We all know who Charlize Theron is. This South African woman is talented and obviously hot as hot can be. She will be making her franchise debut in The Fate of the Furious; the 8th installment in the franchise. Theron plays Cipher, the film’s primary antagonist who (according to the trailer; come on, surely you’ve seen it by now) manages to do the impossible, turn Dominic Toretto against his team—his family. We see Charlize sport long blonde locks and she’s looking as evil and devious as ever; which means she looks pretty friggin’ hot. It doesn’t matter what age the Oscar winning actress is, she always seems to be remain the same in the hotness department. The impact Charlize Theron’s character will have on the characters of the franchise remains to be seen; but we get surely make the accurate prediction that Ms. Theron is going to look very good causing Dom’s family a lot of problems.
5. Ronda Rousey Kicks Ass While Wearing a Dress In Mid-Air
We all know who this woman is. Ronda Rousey took the world by storm with her “fast and furious” UFC beatdowns, beating opponents in mere seconds while defending her UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship. Ronda’s UFC fame garnered her other opportunities in entertainment, including a badass role in one and a half billion dollar blockbuster Furious 7. Ronda plays Kara, who’s the head of security for a billionaire located in Abu Dhabi. “Kara” ends up in a rather badass fight with Letty (played by furious original, Michelle Rodriguez) where they fight all over a party located in the billionaire’s condo. This shot is of a mid-air glamorous, golden, Ronda Rousey preparing to land a UFC-esque super-punch on Michelle. Only Ronda is able to look so intimidating yet come off so sexy at the same time. If one were to see two ladies like that go at it, one would wonder if they’d want to help separate or simply watch with their jaws open…
4. Elsa Pataky Always Melts The Camera
Okay so, Elsa Pataky is so hot that I figured it would be beneficial to include another solo photo of this beautiful woman. She here is a great shot of Elsa with short blond hair, giving viewers a nice view of her curves. Elsa very well might as well be the definition of sexy. The Fast and Furious franchise is definitely fortunate to have her as part of the cast. Elsa’s character, Elena Neves, will be featured in the next “Furious” installment, titled The Fate of the Furious. Once you view the trailer for that movie, you’ll see that **** is going to do down. It’s going to be very interesting to see what happens to Elena and how she reacts to the circumstances in the film. Apparently Dominic Toretto turns on his family and goes rogue, but as we all can most likely surmise, it’s probably for a damn good reason. Aside from Letty, will Elena be one of the individuals capable of bringing Dom back to the light? Never underestimate the power of a beautiful woman.
3. Nathalie Emmanuel Needs To Walk In Slow Motion More Often
Nathalie Emmanuel graced us with her beautiful presence in Furious 7, playing essentially the most important component of the entire plot, Megan Ramsey, British hacker and the creator of God’s Eye. God’s Eye is the central focus of the movie, so when it’s talked about everyone expects it to be simply be a flashdrive or some technical component that needs to be retrieved. However, after Dom and his team get in their cars to drop down from a plane to get “God’s Eye” it’s revealed that the God’s Eye creator is a woman, a very hot woman at that. Ramsey and Dom’s squad realize that they have to head to Abu Dhabi to steal the program from a Jordanian prince, after it was sold to him through one of Ramsey’s colleagues. Tej Parker (Chris “Ludacris” Bridges) and Roman Pearce (Tyrese Gibson) sit at the beach and watch as Ramsey emerges wearing a blazin’ hot black bikini. Yes, the entire moment is captured slow motion style. This shot is from that. Enjoy!
2. Gal Gadot Also Needs To Walk In Slow Motion More Often!
Gal Gadot made her Fast and Furious debut in Fast and Furious in 2009. This prequel-sequel brought back the original cast yet introduced new characters such as Gal’s Gisele Yashar who goes on to be recruited for Dom’s Avengers-style team up in Fast Five. Gisele and Han develop a pretty cool albeit ill-fated on screen relationship, with the two lovebirds envisioning a life of travel and living in various destinations, including Han’s eventual dream of residing and checking out the scene in Tokyo. This particular shot is from Fast Five when Gal decides to show off her slender bikini bod in order to earn the sights and more importantly, grab the fingerprints of drug lord and main villain Hernan Reyes. Reyes puts his hand on her bikini bottom, which is then brought to the “techie” of the group, Tej Parker, played by Chris “Ludacris” Bridges. He famously asks Gisele, “…so did he just like slap that ass, or did he like, grab and hold on to it?
1. Nothing Beats The Original Models
This is a classic shot of Jordana Brewster and Michelle Rodriguez as Mia Toretto and Letty Ortiz, hanging out after a race in The Fast and the Furious. In this shot we have the pleasure of seeing the two beauties in their early twenties enjoying themselves. The shot in this scene takes place after Dom and Brian race for the first (spoiler alert: Brian loses but almost beats Dom in the process…But I mean if you haven’t seen the damn movie by now you have no one to blame but yourself). The two are laughing while Dominic (reminder, played by Vin Diesel) gives Brian a verbal lesson about how winning is winning no matter how it happens. Michelle and Jordana would go on to evolve with their characters as the franchise expanded to higher and higher heights. This sobering photo brings everything back to where it started; a medium budgeted action film that captured the attention of car hungry moviegoers; having two leading ladies this hot didn’t hurt either.