Whether he's in the role of director or producer, you can always count on Michael Bay to deliver an epic summer movie. Despite varying opinions on his filmmaking, Bay is the master of the summer movie trifecta: high budgets, lots of explosions, and hot babes.

From his first feature-length film 'Bad Boys' in 1995, to his newest film 'The Purge,' his name is synonymous with high-octane action and sexy leading ladies.

We picked our 10 favorite "Michael Baybes" below. Did we miss your favorite? Tell us in the comments.

  • 10

    Lena Headey

    'The Purge'

    One of our favorite things about Michael Bay is his hopeful attitude; even when he casts women as wives with teenage kids, they are still sexy. In this latest release, Lena Headey plays Mary Sandlin, wife and mother of James Sandin (Ethan Hawke).

    The film takes place in 2022 in a world with 1% unemployment and almost no crime, due to an annual 12-hour period called "the purge," during which all crimes, including murder, are completely legal.


  • 9

    Vanessa Marcil

    'The Rock'

    Sex scene with Nicholas Cage notwithstanding, Vanessa's character Carla in this 1996 film was more than just eye candy; she ends up helping her fiancée recover the lost microfilm of state secrets, and cracks the case on who killed JFK. Now that's a blockbuster babe.

  • 8

    Liv Tyler


    If we had 18 days on earth, we'd want to spend all of them with Liv. We've had it bad for her since 1995's 'Empire Records,' and in 1998 her character Grace Stamper was the kind of girl we'd save the world for. If we were astronauts.

    Remember that animal crackers scene? Yeah, mute it. That Aerosmith song is pretty terrible, but her dress is all unbuttoned and stuff.

  • 7

    Kate Beckinsale

    'Pearl Harbor'

    Kate played Evelyn, a beautiful war nurse in this 2001 war epic shot in Hawaii. Despite the $198M it grossed at the box office, 'Pearl Harbor' was unanimously tanked by reviewers. Was it a bad movie? With all the fight scenes and that sex scene in the parachute hangar, we failed to notice.

  • 6

    Scarlett Johansson

    'The Island'

    In this 2005 sci-fi thriller Scarlett Johansson played Jordan Two Delta, a supermodel clone and mother who discovers that she is about to be harvested for her organs, when the woman who she was cloned for is gravely injured in a car accident.

    With the help of Lincoln Six Echo (Ewan McGregor) she exposes the truth about the cloning, and frees the clones. She's kind of like Norma Rae, except more supermodel-y.

  • 5

    Katie Cassidy

    'A Nightmare on Elm Street'

    In the Bay-produced 2010 remake of the 1984 Wes Craven classic slasher film, Katie plays the perfect Krueger "scream queen" as high school student Kris Fowles. Taunted by Freddy in nightmares that begin to bleed into her waking life, Kris' sanity unravels throughout the film and yet somehow remains a babe? Ah, the mysteries of the universe.

    Cassidy was nominated for 'Best Actress in a Horror/Thriller Film' at the Teen Choice Awards for her role in the film, but lost to Megan Fox. It looks like we're on the same page as Nickelodeon, which is weird.

  • 4

    Jessica Biel

    'Texas Chainsaw Massacre'

    In his 2003 remake of the 1974 slasher film Michael Bay made another great casting call with Jessica Biel as Erin, one of five teens on their way to a Lynyrd Skynyrd concert after a drug-buying pit stop in Mexico. After plenty of gore and terrifyingly-close calls, Erin emerges as the film's heroine. She hot-wires a squad car, saves a baby, and repeatedly runs over the evil sheriff with his own car until he is dead. Tough babes are hot.

  • 3

    Megan Fox


    Sure, she might be crazy, but Megan Fox is also crazy hot. While this 1997 film definitely didn't win any Academy Awards, there's a reason why we saw it twice. Okay, so part of the reason is probably because we love the Autobots, but it was mostly for her character Mikaela Banes, former car thief and eternal hottie.

  • 2

    Teresa Palmer

    'I Am Number Four'

    We sure were glad this 2011 movie was released in IMAX, because Teresa Palmer is HD-worthy eye candy.

    Based on the novel by Pittacus Lore of the same name, Teresa plays Number Six, one of nine aliens sent to earth to escape the Mogadorians invasion. A hot alien babe who can teleport and block "energy attacks" is a hot alien babe we'd bring home to mom.


  • 1

    Bar Paly

    'Pain & Gain'

    Believe it or not, while this 2013 action/comedy film was far from realistic, it was actually based on the true story of an organized crime ring in the Miami bodybuilder community.

    Israeli model Bar Paly plays Sorina Luminita, "an illegal immigrant and former beauty queen who dreams of becoming the next Marilyn Monroe." Her character was based on real-life Miss Romania, stripper and Penthouse model Sabina Elena Petrescu. Honestly? Bar is hotter. Thumbs up, Michael Bay.