“Oh, those marvelous metal men!” But what about history’s metal women? Too long have history’s ladytrons stood in the shadows of their robo-brothers. Here’s a look at the great women robots:
* Robot precision experts or nympho golems? According to Greek myth, Hephaestus, god of fire and ugly, had two female assistants made entirely of gold.
* Rosie, the Jetsons’ live-in maid, set the standard for wide-framed, house-cleaning sassbots for years to come.
* Vickie, the robo-daughter from ’80s sitcom “Small Wonder.” The role effectively killed the career of child actress Tiffany Brissette.
* Roll, the quizzically named female counterpart to video game icon Megaman.
* The mojo-susceptible Fembots from the first “Austin Powers,” led by Internet download queen Cindy Margolis.
* April, the girlfriendbot who battled Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
* Elita-1, Optimus Prime’s girlfriend from “Transformers.” Yeah, apparently Transformers have gender. And sex. God, what do they transform into when they have sex?
* Anime goddess Motoko Kusanagi from “Ghost in the Shell.” She did in 1995 what Carrie-Anne Moss got credit for in “The Matrix.”
* The T-X, the Terminator who most recently tried to kill John Connor. A leather-suited Kristanna Loken could stalk me any day.
* Crushinator, the glamorous trash-compacting robot from “Futurama.”
* Lindsay Wagner from “The Bionic Woman.” True, she’s a cyborg. But come on – cyborgs aren’t cool?
* “Kill Bill” reminded us that Daryl Hannah is cool, but Hannah never kicked more ass than in 1982’s “Blade Runner.” She played Pris, the raccoon-makeup android.
* The Borg Queen and Seven of Nine from “Star Trek.” Nothing sexier than the word “Borg.”
* And of course, Olivia Newton-John.