Born Natalie Marie Coyle, Eva Marie inked a deal with WWE in 2013, shortly becoming known as The Flame-Haired Femme Fatal. Her rise to the main ring from NXT was fast, but upon her debut she had fans seeing red, entering with her trademark fire engine hair and skimpy latex outfits. It was a relief to see that the newcomer not only had the sass and bite that reminded us of a young Sable (her first night on Raw she slapped Jerry Lawler), but could hold her own physically in a match, and was hungry to grow, improve, and push the limits.
Now everyone has their own perception of sexy; The nerdy girl, the bombshell, the one that likes sports and going to the gym, the sex-bot, or the girl who can cook. Eva Marie is a little bit of everything. She is the total package, and the hottest woman in WWE history. Yes, I said it. Compared to the other Total Divas, including the Bella Twins whom she has managed professionally, there’s no contest. And alongside the greats like Trish Stratus, Lita, Kelly Kelly, AJ Lee, and Sunny, Eva Marie turns up the heat to a new level.
Here are 15 photos (yes it was impossible to pick only 15) that prove Eva Marie is hands down the foxiest woman in wrestling history.
15 Upstages the Eiffel Tower
Which did you look at first: Eva Marie or the Eiffel Tower? We looked at Eva Marie also. If you check the gaze of the bystanders in the background, they’re looking at her too. There’s no denying that WWE’s redhead bombshell is beautiful, but this picture does a great job at showing, in comparison, just how gorgeous she is. Beside one of the most famous landmarks in the world, charting about 250 million visitors since it was erected in 1889, it’s the second most influencing thing in the frame. The picture was taken in Paris during WWE Live’s WrestleMania Revenge Tour which took place in April 2016. Fellow Superstar Alicia Fox spent the afternoon with Eva Marie touring the landmarks notorious to The City of Lights, snapping a series of lusty photos along the way. That night the Total Divas walked away from the ring with a win over B.A.D & Blonde, but we're still thinking about the Eiffel Tower shot.
14 Au Naturale
You may know of Eva Marie by her signature look on SmackDown— wild red hair, full red lips, long eyelashes, a pair of short trunks, and strappy tops that accentuate her stomach and chest. What you may not know is that without all the makeup and costumes, Eva Marie is a natural beauty. It’s much harder pulling off sexy in everyday clothes, but in this Instagram photo taken late September, Eva keeps cozy while visiting Cincinnati, Ohio with a thick-knit sweater pulled down over one shoulder, channeling a Marilyn Monroe sensuality. No, she’s not half-naked (not even a quarter naked), but the modest shot still gets our blood pumping by the sight of her collar bone and shoulder. It makes us think of what’s under the oversized sweater… Eva Marie also ditches her fiery locks for a more natural black color that highlights her sun kissed skin.
13 Video Game Vixen
Plenty of Red Movement fans send Eva Marie drawings of the WWE star, which she often shares on her social media. The Red Queen liked this edit, swapping out her signature hair for electric blue. Fans seemed to dig it also… we certainly did. Even without her claim-to-fame hair, she’s a sex icon (we see this right now as well with her new black hair). But more importantly, this sketch made us realize how hot Eva Marie is as a cartoon— especially in the WWE video game 2k16 and now 2k17. Her body is already in perfect proportion for a pixelated dream girl, and her attitude makes it wicked fun to play as her. You can also pit Eva Marie against the other WWE hottie greats and imagine how a real match between her and Lita would go (fingers crossed for another wardrobe malfunction).
12 Supports The Troops
Last holiday season, Eva Marie dropped this creamer of a photo featuring the WWE star in a vintage U.S. Army jumper. The post was an ode to the men and women serving overseas during Christmas, and made us all feel a jolt of patriotism and holiday cheer. But Eva Marie doesn’t just make a social media post and call it a day. She’s been a part of the annual WWE Tribute to the Troops special for many years with Big Show, Alicia Fox, R-Truth and others, traveling to Afghanistan and Southwest Asia to meet with American servicemen and women. Supporting the troops runs close to home for the Superstar, as her father was a marine. It’s sexy that Eva Marie gives back and supports her country. She also said in an interview that if she could pick any job in the military it would be a fighter pilot. Let’s take a minute to imagine that. God bless.
11 Behind The Scenes
In the words of Al Pacino, “She’s got a great ass!” While Eva Marie gets a lot of attention for her chest, it’s worth taking a moment to appreciate all she’s got going behind her. We get a front-row shot of all her juicy assets here as the Superstar sports a skin-tight gold jumpsuit and spiked stiletto heals. Our engines are officially revved. Eva Marie was the go-to girl for WWE’s January Fastlane promo, even though she wasn’t featured in the pay-per-view special. Still, she’ll go down in Fastlane history as making the 2016 preview the hottest ever, probably drawing a couple thousand extra viewers to tune in. She shared this photo from behind the scenes (literally) as the camera slowly pans up on her rocking body. Insert peach emoji here.
10 Style Icon
Before entering the WWE and becoming The Red Queen, Natalie was an actress and fitness model. She also has a B.A. in Business Management and managed a handful of fellow female wrestlers. It’s clear that Eva Marie is driven and passionate, and that is hella fine. In mid 2016 she launched her fashion brand, NEM Fashion, created to empower women to feel and look their best. Men and women can both be happy that we can finally replicate Eva Marie’s sexy look (think bodysuits, dresses, and classic aviator sunnies). Plus a portion of all sales made by NEM Fashion go to the NEM Foundation, a nonprofit also founded by Eva Marie which encourages women all around the world to cultivate entrepreneurship and self-care. While so many female celebrities are in the news for cat fights and nasty insults, it’s hot to see Eva Marie support other women.
9 Friends With Benefits
There’s a phenomenon called the Cheerleader Effect where people tend to look more attractive while in groups. It’s also been called the Ugly Friend Effect, normally used when a girl becomes hotter around less attractive friends. In the case of Eva Marie, when she gets with the girls her hotness level (already teetering off the record) goes through the roof. Add bikinis to that equation and you’ve got a recipe for fire. In Fall 2016 Eva posted a photo of her and gal pal Maryse Ouellet while the two were on vacation with their hubbies (Jonathan Coyle and The Miz) in the Bahamas. It’s currently the top liked photo for that location on Instagram, and for good reason. A gang of iguanas crawl around the white sand beach behind Eva and Maryse as they lounge on their backs, smiling (no duck faces). The girls sport the same French braid hair style and brown swim suits. Have you ever wanted to be a lizard so badly in your life? This same Cheerleader Effect takes place on Total Divas, with co-stars the Bella Twins, Natalya, Naomi, and Alicia Fox.
8 Morning Wood
“Rise and shine,” she says. No it’s not a dream, it’s just another morning with Eva Marie. Sure, it’s obvious Marie didn’t #WokeUpLikeThis but she pokes fun at the caption adding #HahhaYeaRight. She’s a woman with a sense of humor who also embraces her physical beauty. Double score. After getting glammed up by makeup and hair stylist Jose Martinez, Eva has us seeing all red in her silk kimono, and nothing else. Somehow the look is both sexy and innocent— a combination only epic beauties can pull off. For many WWE Superstars, it’s one or the other, veering on aggressive sex appeal a la China or Juvenile ponytails in the style of Bayley. Eva’s risqué bedroom photo works thanks to her classic beauty, amaaaazing boobs, and attitude of self-love. We should all send our thank you’s to GEA Photography in Los Angeles for snapping this look at the beginning of November.
7 Happy Holidays
Eva Marie goes all out for the holidays, from Christmas to birthdays and even Easter and the Fourth of July. This shows something key in her personality that connects directly to her hotness scale; it shows she likes to have fun. Holidays mean dressing up, being with friends and family, cooking good food, and being playful. This Halloween Eva shared a photo of her painted Dia de Los Muertos face, half beauty half skeleton. Even with a partially decaying face, Marie is gorgeous. Last Christmas her Instagram followers went weak at the knees to a photo of Eva blowing a kiss to the camera in a skimpy Santa number. With one photo she turned Mrs. Claus into a MILF you think about on Christmas Eve.
6 Spicy Genes
Eva Marie was born to parents Josie and Barry Nelson. Her mother is Mexican and her father Italian, which put together is a gene jackpot (see Marie’s olive skin and big eyes). She’s still very close with her parents, visiting them as often as possible and always has great heart-to-hearts with both. On a Total Divas episode from 2015 we saw the rents visiting during a particularly hard time between Eva and her husband, when the WWE star admitted to not wanting children with Jonathan. “You have to be honest with each other and express how you’re feeling,” her mother said. Her father reiterated saying she has to talk to her husband. “You’ll work it out, you always have,” he ends. Seeing The Red Queen around her family puts her WWE character into perspective. We see a softer side to the heel, and can’t help but want to be the son-in-law to such badass parents. When Eva is around her family it also brings to light that commitment, morals, and patience matter to her. On Instagram the love continues with posts that feature her and her dad cooking together, or posing with mom on her wedding day.
5 Kiss The Chef
Is there anything as sexy as a woman who knows how to work the grill? It’s debatable, but Eva Marie’s cooking skills are a total turn on. We love how she balances vegetables with donuts, and can see that the saying ‘bodies are made in the kitchen’ has never been more true. She eats, and isn’t ashamed of it, which is beyond attractive. Eva Marie shows off her cooking skills frequently on her Instagram, prepping food, slow cooking, or heating up the grill for one of her favorites— ribs. In many of her shots, she’s in the kitchen either with her hubby, dad, or eating breakfast with her puppy on the couch. Plus, she cooks just about everything, from mouthwatering shrimp to mini tacos, apple pie, breakfast hot pockets, pizza dip, and chocolate strawberries. Every step of the process from the chopping to the eating is hot as hell. Seasoning brand Flavor God and nutrition supplement Skinny Bunny Tea have capitalized on her kitchen appeal, and many of Eva’s videos include their products. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert, we get all kinds of hungry in the kitchen with Eva Marie.
4 Home Run
A photo like this could have a Dodgers fan chanting “Beat L.A.” A self-proclaimed San Francisco Giants follower, Eva Marie grew up in a house with three brothers, going to games with her dad. Born and raised in the Bay Area (#EastBayKid), it’s clear that our WWE queen doesn’t waste a second on sharing her baseball allegiance, rocking cut up black and orange Giants tops during her workout, or #22 Will Clark jerseys (her favorite player of all time). Women are often scoffed at as sports fans, thought to only enjoy the game for the male athletes playing. Eva Marie is 100 percent in it for the game, attending spring training with her dad and saying it was a personal life goal to throw a pitch at the AT&T Park. Although I can’t explain the science behind it, women who are into sports are hot. Ab-so-lutely hot. Marie also gets a lot of flack from fans and haters when she reps her team, but we love that she doesn’t back down from backing the Boys from the Bay.
3 Teeny Weeny String Bikini
When Louis Réard invented the bikini, he must have been envisioning Eva Marie (although it was more than 60 years ago). But it’s true, the girl knows how to rock a two piece. We love a woman that loves her body, and Eva Marie isn’t shy about flaunting what she works so hard for. She even has the body to make a one piece look as sexy as a G-string (See: Eva Marie’s Baywatch slow-motion video. It’s worth digging through the feed for). That, my friends, is true uncontrollable sex appeal. The swim clad look is becoming somewhat of a calling card for her Instagram, with many followers flocking to her page thanks to a peak at a swimming photo shoot. In the spectrum of hotness, it’s a simple correlation: tight ass body in a bikini = sexy. But it also calls for a spot on the list.
2 Sweat Baby, Sweat
Just keep climbing through life, don't let challenges knock you down and make you feel defeated. The only thing that can defeat yourself is you, as long as you're willing to put in the work, anything is possible. My schedule is crazy and I'm constantly bouncing around and traveling but I don't let that keep me from staying in shape. - Remember that no matter how slow your progress is, progress is still progress and you're way ahead of everyone who refuses to even take that first step. Tomorrow when you wake up tell yourself "today I'm going to put my best foot forward and give myself 100% effort." I hope you all had a great day ❤️😘 - 🎥: @joshpeterman10 SnapChat: 👻 AllRedEva
Out of all the Divas in WWE history, Eva Marie may have the hardest, most feminine body to date. Strong arms, ripped abs, and hips too. She takes pride in her strength without losing a full womanly form. Her workouts look intense, judging from the sweaty montages she posts on Instagram and films live for Snap Chat. In this sequence Eva ditches all red for all black, opting for a tight top and leggings. She climbs rope, does kettle bells, cardio, rings, squats, and medicine ball abs. Hair back in a bun, she’s glowing and determined. There’s more than a dozen other workout videos and gym selfies on her Instagram account and each one feels like you just chugged a bottle of pre-workout. She’s strong, fierce, and fit as hell. For being in her 30s, she’s got a better body than younger Superstars like Paige, who’s almost 10 years younger.
1 Bad Girl
A little #BTS from today 💁#Repost @sienree ・・・ Got to work on this flawless babe @natalieevamarie today! What a sweetheart! Can't wait to see the images from @joshryanphotos 😘 Makeup by @bookjanelle Hair by me using @paulmitchellus Styling by @lisabae and @bexhfox #hairbysienree #evamarie #totaldivas #natalieevamarie #celestineagency #hairstylist #allredeverything
There’s a lot of WWE fans that absolutely loathe Eva Marie, but that’s because she’s so damn good at being bad. The haters like to boo, say she’s bad in the ring and seem the network made a huge mistake bringing her up from NXT to SmackDown Live, but the best heels in WWE history were the ones we couldn’t stop trying to tear down. When the Flame-Haired Femme Fatal enters the ring the crowd goes ape. In this photo Eva Marie embraces her inner rebel, going for tight, torn up jeans and leather spikes. Regrammed from hair stylist Sienree, the shot brings us back to why we love the bad girl Eva Marie. Her viciousness in the ring is completely unique to the Women's roster. And as we know from the all stars of wrestling, verbal strength is more than half the battle and being hated is the first step to being loved.