Jacques Chirac

The late, charismatic Jacques Chirac served two terms as president of France between May 1995 and May 2007, having been the mayor of Paris for 18 years. He is fondly remembered by admirers across the world for not opting to follow the US and UK into war against Iraq. Chirac also advocated for a “multi polar” world in which America wouldn’t be the only dominant nation. And on top of that, he was one tasty dish.

Joseph Stalin

Joseph Stalin, dictator of the Soviet Union from 1929 to 1953, turned Russia from a peasant society into an industrial force – though this came at a terrible cost to everyday civilians, millions of whom died during his reign. While remembered in the history books as the portly mustachioed man of the early to middle 20th century, Stalin routinely sets social media alight as a “formerly hot politician” thanks to this picture from his youth.

Joe Biden

Things haven’t been so great for Joe Biden during his presidency. Far from being the steady helping hand during the Obama administration, it seems every other day the poor man’s getting grilled for doing dopey old man stuff. But we’re not here to focus on Old Joe. Young Joe first appeared on timelines in 2017, and boy did he set hearts racing. As a Twitter user so perfectly put it: “Young Joe Biden could leave on read at 4:30 and text at 8:47 and I would reply at 8:46.”

Emmanuel Macron

Emmanuel Macron is a former banker and politician was was elected president of France in 2017, making him the first person in the history of the Fifth Republic to ascend to power without the help of the Gaullists or Socialists. To add to his public appeal, Macron was also France’s youngest head of state since Napoleon I. After a bumpy first term, he was reelected in 2022. How? Maybe the release of red hot pictures like this had something to do with it.

Gavin Newsom

Having served as the Mayor of San Francisco from 2003 to 2011, Golden State hunk Gavin Newsom then set his sights on becoming the Governor of California, which he did in 2019. Ever since, Californians up and down the state have been pinching themselves. How is it, they say, that everybody else gets old farts who weren’t formerly hot, while we get Gavin Newsom, who was?

Benjamin Netanyahu

Benjamin Netanyahu, or Bibi to those close to him, is the prime minister of Israel, and has been since December 2022. Before that, he was also prime minister between 2009 and 2021, and 1996 and 1999. Basically, the Israelis go nuts for him over there, what with his iron fist and dedication to the country’s resilient nature. They may also like the fact that when he was younger, Bibi was a bit of a babe! Oy vey.

Hillary Clinton

The president that got away, Hillary Clinton will be remembered not only as secretary of state between 2009 and 2013, and the Democratic candidate leading up to the infamous 2016 US election, but the woman who managed to tame serial seducer Bill Clinton while at Yale Law School in the early 1970s. Her red hot magnetism managed to keep Bill at bay until 1998, when a moment of weakness saw him caught in one the biggest presidency scandals ever. Bill begged for forgiveness, and who can blame him?

Silvio Berlusconi

Berlusconi may have fallen somewhat out of favour since he was jailed for tax fraud in 2013, but his track record proves that the people of Italy at one time couldn’t get enough of naughty Silv. Prime Minister for nine years in total, he is the longest serving post-war Prime Minister in Italian history, and the third longest-serving since Italian unification. But you don’t care about that, do you? You just wanna keep staring at this red hot picture of a crooning young Berlusconi.

Sheikh Hasina

Sheikh Hasina has served as Prime Minister of Bangladesh not once, not twice, but three times! With terms between 1996 and 2001, 2009 and 2014, and 2014 to the present, she is the longest serving prime minister in the history of Bangladesh. She was ranked 26th on Forbes’ list of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women in 2018 and was included in the US-based Foreign Policy journal’s list of 100 Global Thinkers of the present decade. And as a young woman? Forget about it. Sheesh.

Ronald Reagan

There’s a reason Ronald Reagan said, “Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall” and not, “Mr Berners-Lee, remove any trace of my young pictures from the internet”, because he was, regardless of your political slant, very easy on the eye during his early acting days. Don’t believe us? You think this picture is just a one off? Go and Google it. Tinsel Town doesn’t favour the occasionally-hot, only the red hot.

Fidel Castro

The longest serving non-royal head of state in the 20th century, Fidel Castro split opinion perhaps like no other world leader of his time. Loved by some as an anti-capitalist man of the people, derided by others as a heavy-handed dictator who only cared about power. One thing we can all agree on is that Castro was a saucy piece of work in the looks department back before the whole communism thing.

Pope Francis

Jorge Mario Bergoglio, better known these days as Pope Francis, has a number of things to brag about. Not only is he the first pope to be a member of the Society of Jesus but the first from the Americas, the first from the Southern Hemisphere and the first one from outside Europe since Syrian pope Gregory III in the 8th century. He is also arguably the first Pope to have been an absolute ladykiller in his youth.


Nobody knows for sure what Cleopatra exactly looked like but the general consensus is: she was hot. The last Egyptian pharaoh has remained one of history’s most celebrated figures for her alleged beauty more than anything, especially thanks to portrayals of her in film. Most notably, Elizabeth Taylor in the 1963 epic, Cleopatra. There is a bust made between 40 and 30 BC believed to be the woman herself, the reconstructed version of which shows just how red hot she was.

Giorgia Meloni

Giorgia Meloni may well be a fascist but that shouldn’t really come between you and physical attraction. Opposites do attract after all! Meloni is the first prime minister of Italy and has been since October 2022, much to the annoyance of the country’s liberal half, who view her a Mussolini sympathiser. We’re not here to focus on that. Right wing, left wing, who cares? She’s red hot.

Queen Elizabeth II

Everyone, including Peter Andre, has a weakness for mysterious girls, and Queen Elizabeth II personified that better than anyone. Her ‘never complain, never explain’ attitude resulted in one of the most publicly private world leaders in history, and she’s all the hotter for it. What was she thinking? What were her passions? We’ll never know and that’s part of the fun. RIP ma’am.

Michelle Bachalet

Michelle Bachalet was the first woman to serve as Chile’s commander-in-chief. She was sworn into her first term back in 2006 and was greeted with praise, particularly after handling the 2008 global economic crisis. But that’s not we care about. Check out this picture. There’s a quaintness to it, a regality. Then if you look long enough, you start to realise why the people of Chile made her president. She’s smokin’.

Ursula von der Leyen

This Belgian-born German politician was not just the first woman to serve as Germany’s minister of defense from 2013 to 2019, but the first woman to be elected president of the European Commission. Catching a glimpse of Ursula going about her European Commission business, you get a ‘formerly red hot woman’ vibe from her and you’d be bang on the money to think so. This sultry blonde bombshell bypassed the runway in order to help everyday Europeans.

Gerald Ford

Gerald Ford, with all due respect, didn’t really do much. He was that guy that came after the really bad guy and came before the really good guy. His stint as US President was short, serving as the Leader of the Free World between 1974 and 1977. In our eyes, he should be remembered more as the knockout college jock pictured above. Maybe if he’d used that as part of his campaign trail, nobody would know who Jimmy Carter is.

Sonia Gandhi

Sonia Gandhi was pretty hollow after her husband, the former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, was assassinated in 1991. But as a staunch supporter of women’s and human rights, she returned to the racket, becoming President of the Congress. Young pictures of Sonia shows how she managed to woo Rajiv back in the day. Look at that flowing hair!

Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner

Sometimes jokingly nicknamed CFK, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner was the second female president of Argentina, and the first to get re-elected. Acting as president between 2007 and 2015, she was later sentenced to six years in prison and given a lifelong ban on holding public office after being found guilty in a $1 billion fraud case – which only makes her hotter, we’re afraid. I mean, come on. Woof.

Mikhail Gorbachev

Celebrated and reviled in equal measure it would seem these days, Mikhail Gorbachev made history by becoming the first president of the Soviet Union between 1990 and 1991 and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in ending the Cold War. But from this photo, it’s clearly that ol’ Gorb didn’t just have an eye for international relations, but for the ladies, too. Mihkail passed away last year, but this red hot image will live forever.

Hassan Rouhani

Prior to serving as the seventh president of Iran between 2013 and 2021, Rouhani had been involved in revolutionary struggles for decades, putting all his effort into stabilising the Islamic Republic and organising the Iranian army. And he did so while looking absolutely drop-dead. It’s a wonder he became the president of Iran, and not Mr. Iran. A young, dashing revolutionary who fears no man will always excite the masses.

Ameenah Gurib-Fakim

In 2015, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim became Mauritius’ sixth and first female president. More experienced in science than politics, she founded the Centre for Pytotherapy Research and authored over 30 books. She invested in biodiversity and researched plant life prior to being sworn in as president. A few years ago, she shared a throwback picture on Facebook, and wow, was she hot. Get yourself a woman who can do both.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Tasked with the Great Depression and World War II, Franklin D. Roosevelt had a lot on his plate when he served as the United States’ president between 1933 and 1945. FDR’s ability to reignite and rebuild a broken country with his confidence and optimism was attractive enough, but this picture of him as a young man prove he also had the red hot looks to match.

King Salman

King Salman has been the monarch of Saudi Arabia since 2015. He was also the Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia from 2015 to 2022, before handing over responsibilities to his son son Mohammed bin Salman, who is basically the de facto king at this point thanks to his dad’s failing health. This might strike you as a weird option but this photo from 1955 is a sprightly, suave King Salman in his humble prince days.

George Bush Jr

In a November 2000 speech, mere months before becoming president of the United States, George W. Bush addressed an Arkansas crowd, claiming that John McCain and other opponents had “misunderestimated” him. And he was right, in more ways than one. We misunderestimated just how much of a handsome young thing ol’ Dubya was back in his college days.

Queen Letizia

Though hardly a prune, Queen Letizia is not a young woman anymore, even if she looks like it. This is one serious royal dime piece worth your time. Forget the backstory and context, this isn’t necessary. Queen Letizia is and was, incredibly hot. Perhaps more red hot than any other monarch to have ever lived. Spain do not know how lucky they are.

Justin Trudeau

Justin Trudeau is hot. Everyone knows that. Including Ivanka Trump, who caught papped lusting after the Canadian president in 2017. But you may not know quite how dishy Justin was before he go into politics. Pictured here back in “I can’t remember how many times I did blackface” days, Trudeau already has bags of confidence and charm. The kinda guy you couldn’t get angry about stealing your girl.

James Garfield

No, not the cynical ginger cat. James Garfield was the 20th president of the United States, serving from March 1881 until his death just six months later. His death was a result of complications brought on by an assassination attempt two months earlier by Charles J. Guiteau. The US, and the wider world, were robbed of this formerly handsome president way too early. James Garfield: too fast to live, too hot to die.

King Philippe

Philippe, King of the Belgians, the eldest child of King Albert II and Queen Paola, succeeded his dad after he abdicated the throne for health reasons in 2013. Royals tend not to have the greatest gene pool, given historic incest, but Philippe is one the rare exceptions. This picture from his youth is movie-star-levels, really. His wife, Queen Mathilde, didn’t stand a chance of resisting this red hot royal.

Queen Margrethe II

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark may be a bit haggard these days, but my word, what a broad she was in her youth. Pictured here sucking a heater with some boring old guy, she is the epitome of class. You can tell she’s dreaming of bigger things, desperate to know where the party’s at so she can let her royal hair down and do some red hot dancing in the Copenhagen humidity.

Rutherford B. Hayes

Who knew someone called ‘Rutherford’ could be so hot? Not us. This picture was taken in the 1840s and has gone viral in the past for its devastating mix of smouldering eyes, wavy hair, dapper suit and suggestive grin. Rutherford B. Hayes knew exactly what he was doing when he sat for this portrait. He was making love to the camera, and in turn, the viewer. We are utterly helpless in his red hot presence.

Imran Khan

Imran Khan was a big name in cricket before getting into politics. The move couldn’t have gone better. Khan became the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan in August 2018 until April 2022, when he was ousted through a no-confidence motion. Though fairly dishy today, Khan’s younger self was something else. A bit rough around the edges and realistically hot, he’s still miles above the rest of us.

King Harald V

King Harald V doesn’t look so great now. He certainly doesn’t have formerly hot energy, which is makes the pictures of him in his salad days such a treat to those who only care about world leaders who are or were red hot. King Harald V was a bit of crumpet at the worst of times. It’s no wonder he managed to bag himself the very saucy Queen Sonja. Norway hit the jackpot with these two.

Theodore Roosevelt

Teddy Roosevelt looked pretty stupid as president, what, with his Harry Potter glasses and silly moustache. But he didn’t really have to try in his middle to old age as he was red hot as a young man. Here he is blessing our timelines with his piercing eyes back in this 1878 portrait. His contemporaries at Harvard must have had a hard time chasing women with Tantalising Teddy on the scene.

Empress Sisi

Empress Sisi of Austria was famous for being hot. She had wavy brown hair down to her ankles and a slim frame that was extremely rare for a woman of her time. She also stood out by owning a recreational gym, one of history’s first examples. This landed her a 19.5 inch waist which men just couldn’t wait to wrap their hands around, if she let them, which she rarely did. Meow!

Queen Nefertiti

Thought Cleopatra was the only red hot pharaoh? This must be your first rodeo. Allow us to introduce Queen Nefertiti, one of history’s sexiest babes. Nefertiti, which literally translates as “a beautiful woman has come,” was the wife of Pharaoh Amenhotep IV in the 14 century BCE. This bust of her proves that her sex appeal and beauty is timeless.

Yulia Tymoshenko

Eastern Europeans are smoking hot, we already know this. Some of the most stunning supermodels and actors have come from that part of the globe. Between 2005 and 2007, it also produced a sultry politician in the form of Ukrainian president Yulia Tymoshenko, who looks destined for incredible things in this picture of her as a young woman.

Gayatri Devi

When she became the Maharani consort, Gayatri Devi was expected to hide away as a modest housewife. Instead, she travelled the world, meeting people like Jackie Kennedy. She even became an opposition politician at one point. Take a glance at Google Images and you’ll find one the most beautiful females to have ever held power. You can’t buy that with cosmetic surgery. It’s a genetic lottery.

Queen Rania

Jordanian Queen Rania Al Abdullah is viewed as one of the world’s most powerful women. Using her platform for good, she has devoted most of her time in the public eye to education. Unusual for a person in her position, Queen Rania launched a YouTube channel to further expand her influence. Did we mention she is one the hottest women to ever grace God’s earth?