These celebs have the ability to charm others by simply opening their mouths. Their accents are like their unique hallmark, announcing their geographical origin and cultural background in a way that can only be described as thrilling to the ears.
Click through to see our list of the 15 sexiest celebrity accents.
Fans of the acclaimed HBO drama The Wire (2002-2004) were in for a surprise when they eventually came to learn that the handsome man who played an American drug kingpin in his first major American role was actually British. A pleasant surprise, that is, as Elba’s smooth East London accent just ups his sex appeal in ways we can’t even describe.
Madonna introduced Hollywood to a little known Spanish actor by the name of Antonio Banderas in her 1991 documentary Madonna: Truth or Dare when she openly expressed her desire to seduce him after seeing him in several Spanish films. When a 32 year old Banderas made his first English-language film The Mambo Kings (speaking very little English in real-life) a year later as a Cuban musician, we knew exactly why Madge felt as she did.
Just when you think Chris Hemsworth couldn’t get any hotter, the blonde haired, blue-eyed god (hey, he is Thor: God of Thunder, after all) goes and opens ups his mouth, revealing his rugged Australian accent in that deep rumbling voice of his. He may feign an English accent for Thor but we much prefer his cheerful down-under twang.
Ageless beauty Salma Hayek simply breathes sexiness, from her curvaceous form to her sultry Mexican accent. Her strong Latin accent can be fiery and sen-sual one minute and sweet and comforting the next. Aside from being spicy, her accent makes her downright adorable.
Accent: East Texan
It’s not often a country accent is found enticing, but Matthew McConaughey’s southern drawl is certainly an exception. His adorable, rich, east Texan accent lends to the warmth and charm of his personality, and oddly adds to his gentlemanly sex appeal.
Not many people can captivate others by simply opening their mouths, but actress and model Elizabeth Hurley is able to do so effortlessly. Her rich English accent is not only refined but utterly seductive. With her talent for enchanting others with her voice it’s no wonder she was chosen as the lead for the appropriately named 2002 comedy, Bedazzled.
Modern Family star Sofia Vergara wields one of the sexiest accents known to man. The Latin firecracker can arouse passions deep within with the sound of her sultry voice. Vergara’s emphatic accent perfectly suits her flamboyant, in-your-face personality.
Olivier Martinez is one exotic, hunky mix of a man. Spanish on his father’s side and French on his mother’s side, Martinez possesses the suavity and nobility characteristic of both cultures, and his romantic French accent is so smooth it could sweep any woman off her feet. Just ask the new Mrs. Martinez, better known as Halle Berry.
Beyoncé may not like her deep, husky voice but combined with her warm Texan accent, there’s something quite lovely about it. Her voice commands attention, and her southern drawl is just so adorable.
There’s something ever so intriguing about an Irish accent, especially when it comes from the lips of Hollywood bad boy Colin Farrell. His Emerald Isle accent is raw, rugged, barely comprehensible, and oh-so-Hot.
What man can resist the charms of supermodel Gisele Bundchen, especially with her sultry Brazilian accent? The German-Brazillian bombshell’s exotic accent possess the unique quality of being both sultry and cute. When Bundchen speaks in her romantic native tongue Portuguese it’s impossible not to be spellbound, especially with her sultry, husky voice.
Rihanna is one of the rare Hollywood stars who actually speaks with a Caribbean accent, and it’s a breath of fresh air. With the mass of pop hits she churns out you almost forget that she has that island flair until she opens her mouth and that sassy Bajan twang comes sliding through.
Accent: New York
New York accents are often off-putting and abrasive to those not from the Big Apple, but somehow Denzel Washington manages to make it suave and enticing. His New York accent is noticeable enough to identify its origin yet subtle enough not to offend the ears of listeners. It helps that simply everything about Denzel reeks of indescribable coolness and masculine sex appeal.
Catherine Zeta-Jones possesses a stately allure fitting a woman born in Wales, and she has the accent to match. Her s e x y and sophisticated Welsh accent perfectly complements her refined beauty. Her accent is able to seduce men all the while announcing that she is miles out of their league.
The king of all accents! The master of vocal allure! Is there an accent more distinguished and distinct than Sean Connery’s unique vocal hallmark? Everything about the Scottish actor screams debonair. Connery is so suave it is said that even his accent wears a tuxedo! It’s really no wonder he was the first and longest running James Bond in the history of the franchise.