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In Celebration of Halloween, We Present Horror's Sexiest Butterfaces

By Dustin Rowles | Seriously Random Lists | October 30, 2013 | Comments ()


I typically do not like to play the term “Butterface,” which is defined by the Urban Dictionary as a :A girl who is hot, except for her (but her, butter) face.” Even if you include men (technically, a butthisface, or you can use the gender neutral buttaface), it’s sexist, objectifying, and it plays into the insecurity many men and women already have about their physical qualities. It’s cruel, and judge-y, and there’s no place for it.

But, tomorrow is Halloween, so I thought I could make a one-time exception. I feel guilty about it, of course, but in some cases, you have to call it like you see it. With that in mind (and with my apologies), here are eight of the more egregious examples of buttafaces in movies and television, in no particular order.

Santinico Pandeomonium, From Dusk til Dawn

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Jennifer, Jennifer’s Body


Dren, Splice


Amy, Fright Night


Gozer, Ghostbusters


Dead Julie, Return of the Living Dead III


Laurie, Trick ‘r Treat


The Minotaur, American Horror Story Coven


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  • Welldressed

    I learned recently that in Australia, a male version of a "Butterface" can be called a "Prawn", as in when served prawns, you rip off the head, because the body is the only thing worth devouring.

    The more you know

  • AndrewCell

    You forgot about the 3 demons from Bram Stoker's Dracula, especially Monica Bellucci

  • Dennis Albert Ramirez

    Ill have to add the female cenobite from hellraiser, with the sunken features and exposed vagina-throat

  • John W

    Hey you can get to third base with them but they'll rip your throat out and eat your soul.

    Decisions, decisions.

  • BlackRabbit

    So gingers have an advantage?

    Kidding, kidding.

  • John G.

    Dead Julie is gorgeous. Wait...does that make me....

  • BlackRabbit

    If you were having phone sex with her you'd be a cold caller.

  • Maguita NYC

    A necro-romancer. To put it politely.

  • logan

    If I did EE's that'd be the one liner winner.

  • goddammitmrnoodle

    That's not Santanico. I adore that movie and have watched it too many times, and I can't tell you that the pic you have is of some rando who slices a guy's neck. Trust me on this. Santanico turns into a cobra-looking vampire.

  • Bert_McGurt

    The next time you're looking for a gender-neutral version Dustin, try "pitching wedge". As in - good from a hundred yards.

  • L.O.V.E.

    Everyone knows those are called "Monets".

    See: Clueless

  • chanohack

    I usually call those "hundred yard-ers." But SIGH, sports, sure.

  • Mrs. Julien

    [jotting down]

  • bastich

    Don't forget about every attractive vampire on "Buffy" and "Angel" when they're rockin' their bumpy vamp faces.

  • foolsage

    Good call. I'd also include pretty much every female Klingon in any of the modern series.


  • Guest

    K'Ehleyr & and B'elanna Torres being the exceptions, yes?

  • foolsage

    Honestly, it's been rare for anyone that's not quite attractive to be cast in those roles. The makeup does detract though.

  • Guest

    I agree, but in Marshall's mom's case "what make up"?

  • That's racist.

  • foolsage

    Erm... those are humans. They're wearing costumes and makeup. They're not actually Klingons. Klingons do not actually exist.

    If Klingons were a real species, and if those two women were Klingons, and if I then mocked them for their appearance, then, sure, that'd be racist.

  • 'twas a joke.

  • foolsage

    Sorry, I was confounded by Poe's law there. Anyhow, there's a guy on another thread claiming that my joy at the retcon of X3 is EXACTLY like Holocaust denial, so today, I just do not know where the crazy ends.

  • emmalita

    I am gobsmacked! That was some grade A, tag-team crazy. /head shake

  • foolsage

    Ayup. I'm never sure, when dealing with multiple anonymous people voicing very unusual opinions, whether there's sock-puppetry afoot. That is to say, once a second anonymous voice appears expressing the same fringe views using similar grammar and vocabulary, I grow suspicious. Maybe it's just a like-minded person who happened upon the discussion; maybe it's a friend of the first anonymous person, brought in for support; maybe it's the same anonymous person, trying to make his or her views appear more popular.

    It kept me entertained for a bit, at least. ;)

  • emmalita

    That was not a coincidence. That was either a friend or two profiles, one person.

  • foolsage

    It surely seems likely.

  • emmelemm

    Crazy ends when it arrives where it started and knows the place for the first time. Or something like that.

  • emmalita

    It usually does not start with you.

  • foolsage

    That's kind, and carefully qualified. ;)

  • emmalita

    We all have our days. :)

  • Maguita NYC

    Now that's a butterface.

  • BendinIntheWind

    I feel like Dren should be more of a butter body. Unless tail and claw feet really do it for you...

  • John G.

    agreed. she has a pretty face. Is that weird?

  • BendinIntheWind

    On the contrary, I think that's the least-weird thing about her to compliment.

  • John G.

    and pretty claws and a tail. Oops...I've said too much.

  • Mrs. Julien

    Why is the Minotaur doing a touchdown dance?

  • Because he's from Buffalo. The Bills gotta take whatever they can get.

  • Tinkerville

    Is it weird that this is the first thing I've seen from Coven that makes me want to check out the show?

  • Maguita NYC

    It's good campy fun, with outrageous moments until it got dark on ep 3. Also, 3 acting giants battling wills: Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett (whose beauty is absolutely breathtaking!)

  • foolsage

    Because it's peanut butter jelly time.

  • PerpetualIntern

    That song is now going to be stuck in my head all.damn.day.

  • foolsage

    My work here is done.

  • Mrs. Julien


  • logan

    Because his team just scored, silly!

  • NateMan

    If he already scored someone better unchain him. That's not a nice thing to do to a sub.

  • Tinkerville

    Well played, Dustin. Also throwing out Possessed Mia from the latest (awesome) Evil Dead.

  • logan

    Jeez Rowles you feel bad about making fun of MOVIE CHARACTERS? Lighten up Frances.

    And dead Julie is STILL hot.

  • Daniel Valentin

    Dead Julie? Are you fucking kidding me? Even with all that shit on her, Melinda Clarke is SMOKING FUCKING HOT.

  • Bedewcrock

    She also looks kind of like a glammy Aubrey Plaza?

  • Maguita NYC

    Gozer was super hot! You could not take your eyes off of her.

  • MarTeaNi

    It was really more of a Buttervoice.

  • foolsage

    She definitely had an Annie Lennox thing going on there.

  • Maguita NYC

    Annie Lenox with a bit of Grace Jones!

  • I was going to go more with a Sheena Easton vibe

  • Maguita NYC

    Definitely the strut and that wild expression. Loved Sheena Easton growing up!

  • And the hair! It wouldn't be the 80s if 55 gallons of mousse hadn't been used in the scene. (And that's before the Stay-Puft guy...)

  • foolsage

    That's the ticket.

  • bastich

    Just tell her that you're a god, and you're in, baby!

  • Maguita NYC

    Some women don't ask for much, do they!

    I have to watch that movie again, it has been a while. But I remember my first impression upon gazing Gozer's awesome grey-faced beauty, and it was one of admiration.

  • Legally Insignificant

    She could master my key anyday.

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