Anne Bancroft - The Graduate
Mrs. Robinson was pretty effortless in her seduction of young Benjamin Braddock, and it's easy to see why; few can hold a cigarette or show a bit of leg as seductively as the late Anne Bancroft. Why didn't they teach us about this in college?
Jacqueline Bisset - Class
Jacqueline Bisset is an accomplished, class-act British actress, but that didn't stop her from hooking up with Andrew McCarthy's prep-school character in 1983's Class.
Jane Seymour - Wedding Crashers
Dr. Quinn still has the medicine we're lookin' for! Or should we say, "Kittycat"? Groping Seymour in Crashers still stands as Owen Wilson's finest career achievement.
Jennifer Coolidge - American Pie
We all owe "Stifler's mom" a debt of gratitude for bringing the concept of the cougar back in vogue. That, and doing it on a pool table.
Kim Cattrall - Sex and the City: The Movie
Samantha Jones, our favorite "try-sexual" (as in, she'll try anything once), enjoyed a long-lasting relationship with a younger man ... or so we've heard from our girlfriends. Kim Cattrall's still got the goods, though.
Mary Steenburgen - What's Eating Gilbert Grape?
A bored Johnny Depp has an affair with Mary Steenburgen's unfulfilled housewife, and he's still mopey all the time. We know you had your hands full with a morbidly obese mother and a mentally challenged brother, but jeez, Gilbert ... enjoy the ride a little!
Susan Sarandon - White Palace
Young middle class widower meets middle-aged, working-class waitress, and sparks fly. We hear James Spader needed a cold shower after every single scene with Sarandon. Pity she couldn't join him.
Kim Basinger - The Door in the Floor
Jeff Bridges was on the receiving end of some cougar lovin' in The Last Picture Show, but in 2004's The Door in the Floor his wife Kim Basinger who takes an interest in his much younger summer assistant. Basinger has just passed the 50 mark when this was filmed, but her 20-year-old co-star Jon Foster didn't seem to mind.
Cloris Leachman - The Last Picture Show
Though she may have freaked us out recently with 80-year-old cleavage on "Dancing With the Stars," Cloris Leachman made for a convincingly sexy adulterous housewife who hooks up with a much younger Jeff Bridges in this 1970 classic.
Angela Bassett - How Stella Got Her Groove Back
What happens in Montego Bay stays in Montego Bay? Nope. We don't begrudge Angela Bassett's character's bringing her hot young piece of man flesh back from Jamaica ... and we certainly don't begrudge him for joining her.
(List continues at Maxim.com)
Friday, August 31, 2012