Summer brings many things -- fireworks, barbecues, bikinis, man-eating sharks ... we could go on. On the movie front, it's the busiest time of year, with this summer in particular chock-full of potential blockbusters practically every weekend till the fall.
So, how can a studio best separate its potential tentpole feature from the pack? While there's no surefire guarantee, one technique that can certainly help is to have the most beautiful actors starring in your movie. Audiences seem to like looking at pretty people.
In honor of this summer's easiest-on-the-eyes performers, we'll be putting together some photo galleries and video collections of these women's sexiest scenes on film all summer long -- strictly for your viewing pleasure.
After the jump, have a look at the upcoming schedule of our Summer's Sexiest Women series, including links to our first three entries for your viewing pleasure.
There's nothing like escaping the summer heat by spending two hours inside an air-conditioned theater, unless of course you're watching one of these stunning starlets scorch up the screen ...
Natalie Portman ('Thor')
Penelope Cruz ('Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides')
January Jones, Halle Berry, Rebecca Romijn, Kelly Hu ('X-Men: First Class')
Blake Lively ('Green Lantern')
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Megan Fox ('Transformers: Dark of the Moon')
Rosario Dawson ('Zookeeper')
Mila Kunis ('Friends With Benefits')
Olivia Wilde ('Cowboys & Aliens')
The Women of the 'Final Destination' Series
('Final Destination 5')
Jessica Alba ('Spy Kids 4')
Zoe Saldana ('Colombiana')
See also: Sexiest Women of Summer 2010 Movies