While the world of rock music has been primarily dominated by male lead singers, there are a number of very talented and beautiful women who front some of the biggest bands around. This whole concept started with a simple debate: Who is the hottest female singer in the rock industry?

We made it our mission to comprise our own list of the twenty sexiest singers of female-fronted bands, which turned out to be a pretty difficult task. Beauty is subjective, so it took a while to figure out the order of our top 20. Our end result is a solid list of some of the baddest and sexiest women in rock.

Do you agree? Or is there someone missing from this list?

20. Sharin Foo
The Raveonettes

This Danish indie rocker shares vocal responsibilities with her partner Sune Rose Wagner. Cute, blonde foreign girls always have a place on a list like this – which is why she earned her spot at #20.


19. Lykke Li

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Another talented and sexy European singer, Lykke Li (Li Lykke Timotej Zachrisson) exploded onto the scene with her unique sound and style. They must be putting something in the water in Sweden, because it continuously pumps out hotties like Lykke Li.


18. Alexis Krauss
Sleigh Bells

This relatively-new singer hit the scene with former [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Poison The Well[/lastfm] guitarist Derek Miller in 2008 and has been turning heads ever since. Once an elementary school teacher, she’s now part of one of the most notable indie groups coming out of New York today.


17. Kelly Ogden
The Dollyrots

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A favorite of our own Rodney On The Roq, The Dollyrots have been spun on Rodney’s show for over a year now. When you’re fronted by a woman like Kelly Ogden, it’s hard for others to NOT take notice of your band.

16. Dee Dee
Dum Dum Girls

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Dum Dum Girls are another hot band which gets a ton of spins on our Sunday night programming, with features on KROQ Locals Only, Jonesy’s Jukebox and Rodney On The Roq.

It sucks that we have to leave the other band members off this list (it’s an all-female band), but Dee Dee happens to be the hot singer.


15. Teri Gender Bender
Le Butcherettes

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This one’s for our friends south of the border. Hailing from Guadalajara, Mexico, Le Butcherettes singer Teri Gender Bender does anything but bend genders.

It’s clear that she’s hot and puts on one hell of a show – rocking out on guitar, bringing out a real pig head and spewing fake blood all over the stage.

What’s not to like about her?


14. Alison Mosshart
The Kills

Not only does Alison have great looks, but she’s also got the swagger and style to match it. Pair that with the fact that she’s the singer for not only The Kills, but [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Dead Weather[/lastfm] as well, and you have a winner in our books.

Did we mention that she also can play practically any instrument in the band?


13. Zooey Deschanel
She & Him

It’s hard to exclude a famous Hollywood entertainer from this list. Zooey is like the girl next door that you’ll always wish you had a chance with. The fact that she could also pass as Katy Perry’s twin sister is definitely a plus too.

12. Emily Haines

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Did you know Emily Haines was born in India and raised in Canada? Regardless, her amazing talent and beauty has wooed us over and over again, including Metric’s performance at Almost Acoustic Christmas 2009 (photos).


11. Taylor Momsen
The Pretty Reckless

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After getting her start in the movie How The Grinch Stole Christmas and the TV show Gossip Girl (among other things), Momsen went on to form her own band – The Pretty Reckless. Momsen is by far the youngest singer on this list, having just turned 18 in July, but has already formed a cult following.

She has the sex, drugs and rock n’ roll vibe to her, much like a young Courtney Love. Let’s just hope Taylor doesn’t turn out like her…


10. Maja Ivarsson
The Sounds

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The second Swedish hottie to make this list is Maja Ivarsson of The Sounds, who’s been rocking out for over 10 years. It’s safe to say that she would have made this list at any point in her career, but damn does she look good for being in her 30’s!


9. Amy Lee

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Evanescence fans may be stoked on the new album (which came out Oct. 11), but I’m going out on a limb and saying they’re mostly excited about the reemergence of singer Amy Lee, who’s owned the hearts of fans since the early days of the band.

She’s got one hell of a voice, and her looks appeal to goth kids everywhere.

8. Heidi Shepherd & Carla Harvey
Butcher Babies

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Living in LA, it’s become almost impossible to not hear something about a band fronted by ex-Playboy TV hosts who rock many of LA’s legendary venues on a regular basis.

Shepherd and Harvey are a duo that leave a very lasting impression after their shows, pouring shots of whiskey into fans mouths and wearing tiny electrical-taped X’s over their nips. Sounds like a party that any guy would love to be a part of. Threesome anyone?


7. Carah Faye Charnow
Shiny Toy Guns

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Carah Faye returned to Shiny Toy Guns earlier this year after a brief hiatus. She’s been hot ever since the release of their first single “Le Disko” in 2006 and continues to make hipsters cower at the sight of her.


6. Katie White
The Ting Tings

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Born and raised on a farm in England, The Ting Tings’ singer Katie White has traveled a long way from home, becoming one of the hottest singers to come out of Britain. Don’t agree? Check her out in the video below…


5. Mette Lindberg
The Asteroids Galaxy Tour

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You might remember Mette from her appearance in one of the newer Heineken commercials, but she also happens to be the singer of Danish group The Asteroids Galaxy Tour. Another hot foreigner we couldn’t help but add to the list.

4. Hayley Williams

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You knew Hayley was almost certainly going to rank high up on this list, being one of the most boisterous and attractive singers on the planet.

Her amazing vocal skills only make her hotter than she already is. Add in one of the nicest personalities on the planet and you get Ms. Hayley Williams, our #4 pick.


3. Cristina Scabbia
Lacuna Coil

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This Italian beauty is one of the singers in goth metal band Lacuna Coil. You’d never know that she’s almost 40 now, but her beauty matched with an amazing set of pipes makes us forget about her age and focus on what’s really important.

Let’s also remember that she fronts a pretty hard metal band, and that’s just bad ass.


2. Gwen Stefani
No Doubt

Gwen is one of our all-time favorites, and has been melting hearts since the early days of No Doubt. She’s the epitome of the female singer – bringing together good looks, charisma and great music.


1. Mariqueen Maandig
How To Destroy Angels

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If Trent Reznor wasn’t already one of the luckiest people on Earth, he also managed to land [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]West Indian Girl[/lastfm] singer Mariqueen Maandig as his trophy wife. Together, the two formed How To Destroy Angels, which helped Mariqueen step further into the spotlight.

In late 2008 she did a spread for iconic magazine Playboy- check out some non-nude photos here. Born in the Philippines and raised in Orange County, she’s become our number one pick as the hottest female singer in rock.

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Comments (116)
  1. the only ones i find agreeable are cristina scabbia and amy lee. while i like Zooey Deschanel, she and him is not a rock band.this list is missing lzzy hale of halestorm, sharon den adel of within temptation, charlotte wessles of delain, ji-in cho of krypteria, Alina Dunaevskaya of markize, Carly Smithson of we are the fallen, Anette Olzon of nightwish, and tarja turunen formerly of nightwish

    1. ryobunkdie says:


  2. Los says:

    *** And Soon To Be Added, Krista Lee of “DEAD END AMELIA’!!! ***

    Check DEA out at http://www.deadendamelia.net and http://www.facebook.com/deadendamelia

  3. Ivan says:

    Taylor Momsen would be lucky if she turned out half as talented as courtney love…..

  4. Howie says:

    How can you not have the chick from FLYLEAF on here?

  5. Jenny says:

    Where the hell is Shirley?!?

  6. These are some of the worst picks…ever. Sch a disappointing list. The definition of rock is used a little two lose these days. Play a guitar and you are in, apparently.

  7. WTF?!
    Why are Shirley Manson from Garbage, Janet Gardner from Vixen and Nina Persson from The Cardigans excluded?!
    Are you people blind and deaf, or just stupid?
    I agree that Gwen Steffani should be #1 and Cristina Scabbia should be #2. The exclusions make me question the capacity of the people who made this list to make rational decisions, rather than decision based on their hormones.
    This list SUCKS.

    Anyone who wants to argue about Cristina Scabbia at #2, you’d better grab the Lacuna Coil discography, put on some good ‘phones and LISTEN. THEN check out the pics. Her voice is as hot she looks.

  8. joe says:

    what about lzzy hale of halestorm

  9. Diana says:

    Did anyone even listen to the video? Or should I say watch I had to turn up the volume full blast because I couldn’t hear anything. Sheis basically whispering. I love NIN, but Trent should just stop trying to make his wife a singer. SHE SUCKS

  10. Takitha says:

    WHAT?! Emily Whitehurst should have been in at least the top 5!

  11. Amy Lee should def be at No. 1.

  12. Where the hell is Otep Shamaya in this list!!!!!

  13. elib70 says:

    Where’s Orianthi and Florence?

  14. altrocker says:

    where is karen o from the yeah yeah yeahs? she has way more selling power than some of these other supposedly ‘hot’ singers. the lead singer of garbage as many others already mentioned also should’ve made it. anyway just my opinion

  15. Cmo says:

    Cool post guys but why is Gwen Stefani on there?

    dont you have to be IN a band to make the list?

    Oh and no Florence Welch???

    FU FU with a zombie fist!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Jessica says:

    what the hell??? Heidi Shepherd & Carla Harvey- those chicks look like UFC Ring Girls or something. Alison Mosshart should be way higher up on the list and and if good rock music was about a standing naked with your hair or electrical tape covering your boobs, i’d be all about some fucking Seacrest Shit, this is terrible

  17. ryobunkdie says:

    taylor momsen tpr!!

  18. Kristin says:

    No SHIRLEY F**KING MANSON!?! This list is just WRONG.

  19. Deemonie says:

    Seriously, no Karen O?

  20. Steph says:

    are you serious?? no Florence? She totally beats some nobody, no-name Junko Furuta. Who the f*** knows her?
    Just because someone poses nearly nude photos of them doesn’t make them sexy. What makes them sexy is the way they perform and sing.
    Blackout, you suck.

  21. JD says:

    Well, maybe this list is just only for current hotties. But, if you ever saw Blondie (Deborah Harry) rock NY City clubs in the ’70s you’d put her on the list.

    Then again, she and her band (conveniently named Blondie) are on a list, namely as 2006 inductees to The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame that probably won’t happen for most of the 20 on this list. I’ll give Gwen Stefani and No Doubt an outside chance on getting in…

  22. Cheyenne says:

    Gwen needs to be at the top!!! That is some bullsh*t she is the ultimate singer, badass, and to top it all off is a MILF!!!! This list is ass who the hell are like half the people on here?!

  23. Daniel says:

    Needs more Florence.

  24. Jeff says:

    No Alissa Xayalith from The Naked and Famous?

  25. Jeff says:

    Where is Alissa Xayalith from The Naked and Famous?

  26. Adrian says:

    I came here to see a hot picture of Karen-O and instead got half nude, drug-abuse looking, skanks. What music has evolved into . . .

  27. Boner says:

    Lzzy Hale! Fap fap fap!!!!

  28. Aryeh says:

    What about Lee Triffon – from Eatliz – Amazing singer and band – check out these links http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgWtGDd-QoQ ; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LouU7WBzpQ&feature=related

  29. rayko fan says:

    You should check out Rayko of Dig Jelly–search Facebook for “Rayko Dig”. She has some amazing pictures there. It doesn’t hurt she’s a personal trainer besides a musician.

    She’s a good musician who’s very hot. She has a strong voice, a great personality, and a great smile–an amazing all-around person.

    She has a similar themed pic on Facebook like #1’s pic, except better in my opinion. Skim through the “Random Rayko vol2” photo album pics on Facebook to find it.

  30. k says:

    Lisa Reiffel, Killola. The best thing you can hope to see or hear…nuff said.

  31. karmacoma says:

    There are many beauties on this top, but the absence of Shirley Manson is inexcusable.

  32. karmacoma says:

    The list needs to be extended to include:

    Shirley Manson (Garbage)
    Karen O (YYYs)
    Sandra Nasic (Guano Apes)
    Anneke van Giersbergen (ex The Gathering, now solo)
    Ritzy Bryan (The Joy Formidable)
    Charlotte Hatherley (ex Ash, now solo)

    Also you definitely should include Sarah Barthel (Phantogram). She’s INCREDIBLY hot:

    PS it was a great surprise to find the gorgeous Emily Haines on the list.

  33. Aj says:

    Umm have you people ever heard of Juliet Simms??

    1. Killer Heels says:

      Im wondering why she isn’t in the list -“-

  34. Chief C. Addle says:

    I’m happy that Cristina is number three, she’s better than all of the other ones put together!! But, Why is Trent Reznor’s wife number one?!?!? And why no Florence Welch, Helen Marnie, Karin Dreijer Andersson or Janine Rostron?!?

  35. Jared Risman says:

    WHAT THE F**K?????????????? Where the hell is MORGAN LANDERS FROM KITTIE ?

  36. gabby says:

    what about the girl from flyleaf she is cute and she can sing her lungs out too!

  37. doombringer says:

    this list states clearly it is all about the sexiest ladies in rock. Not the most talented as we can see. Obviously this list was compiled by an actual penis with no depth. If she shows her boobs and is somewhere near the vicinity guitar PUT HER ON THE LIST! Brilliant!!
    Half of the girls make me want to commit seppuku. Where’s St.Vincents Annie Clark?? Total cutie and AMAZING on guitar. Where is Carrie Brownstein and Kathleen Hanna?? Whats up with making 30 and 40 sound ancient. Oh but thanks bro for sparing Gwen Stephani and not calling her an old hag as she’s the elder of this list.

  38. Sarah Orloff from Die Pretty should be on the list, seriously!

  39. mentalmishap says:

    I would have personally put Lzzy Hale of Halestorm and Greace Perry of Landmine Marathon in there.

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