The theme song to “The Grinch” describes the eponymous character’s soul as “An appalling dump heap overflowing with the most disgraceful assortment of deplorable rubbish imaginable,” and that’s pretty much how we feel about biker movies. Exceptions such as “The World’s Fastest Indian,” “On Any Sunday,” “Faster” and “Take It To The Limit” exist, but gems like these are rarities.

An attractive female straddling a bike on the big screen — no matter how audacious, unbelievable or misguided — usually gets a pass. For female moviegoers, it’s good to see an empowered woman riding a bike and kicking ass. For men, well… if she’s hot, she’s hot, and a gorgeous woman with serious motorcycle skills is fodder for male fantasies.

The actresses below aren’t listed in order of desirability (what man wouldn’t want to get into the pants of any these women in their prime), but rather if their on-screen personas actually rode the motorcycle in the movie and especially if the girl is a true motorcyclist who owns and rides when not acting.