Credit: Quantrell D. Colbert/The CW ©2011 The CW Network, LLC Photo: Vampire Diaries Season 3, Episode 14: “Dangerous Liaisons”

We’d say they don’t make them like they used to, but the 1860s gave us the Salvatore brothers. Nonetheless, there’s something about those Original genes. It’s like each sibling was hotter than the next! Sure, most of them are dead, but with The Vampire Diaries spin-off, The Originals, coming, we thought we’d revisit the undeniably attractive family of vampires (and one witch).
Do you prefer the strong, silent type like Elijah (Daniel Gillies), or do you like your guys with a little snark, like Klaus (Joseph Morgan)? Perhaps you’re still mourning the loss of Kol (Nathaniel Buzolic) or Mikael (Sebastian Roché)? 

Which Original gets your human blood pumping the most? You could make the case for any of them, really.

Klaus is a sensitive artist underneath those sadistic insecurities — plus he has piercing blue eyes.
Elijah is so refined and elegant. And that hair!
What’s not to love about Rebekah? She’s a hot blonde with an acid tongue.
Sure, Kol was slightly unbalanced, but what a cutie!
Finn was a bit of a mama’s boy, but he’s got some old-world charm.
The ancient witch Esther looked damn good for her age.
Mikael was mean, but easy on the eyes.