There are countless tales in television and film of women who sell their love for money–and for some reason we can’t stop falling in love with them! Julia Roberts was already a rising star when she played Vivian Ward in Pretty Woman, but it’s her performance as a Hollywood hooker that made her the biggest movie star of her generation. Nicole Kidman dazzled us as the doomed Satine in the romantic and over-the-top Moulin Rouge and Rachel Brosnahan is the latest to steal our heart with her conflicted but beautiful portrayal of Rachel Posner on the hit Netflix series, House of Cards.
Like another one of our favorite fictional hookers, Klute‘s Bree Daniels, Posner gets mixed up in the deadly world of Washington politics leading to shocking twist in season 2. The moment leaves us unsure about how good or how bad her character is. She’s someone with the best intentions who somehow finds herself doing terrible things.
However, she still makes the list 25 women, who are ranked by how much they charm us, how much they tug on our heartstrings and of course, how much we want to believe they love us, too.