the hottest bad boys + girls of all time

what you gonna do when they come for you?

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Sociologically speaking, human beings are attracted to things that are, well, bad for them—especially when it comes to love and lust. It oftentimes comes in stages—during your rebellious teenage years, after a traumatic event (like a breakup or death in the family), and after you realize you've been in a monotonous rut (or so the movies would lead us to believe)—but for some, it's a constant desire. And while there are certainly various psychological and physical reasons for the "bad boy/bad girl" allure, one thing is relatively certain: Popular culture has a deep-rooted fascination with Hollywood's baddest. Whether it's their "I don't give a f**k" attitude, or the fact that they seem so unattainably cool, we're not exactly sure—but who cares? When you're hot, you're hot. Click through the gallery to see our list of the hottest celebrity rebels of all time.

**Please note that when we say bad, we're referring to a certain attractive rebellious quality—not bad in the sense of committing violence against another person. In fact none of these hotties are known perpetrators of abuse.