Over the years, TV and film have produced the county’s most loved couples. Here we look at which onscreen romances have the chemistry to not only sizzle but set the place alight? Whether appearing on the big or small screen, here’s the countdown for the 15 best super couples ever.
15. Mr & Mrs Smith
All marriages can have competing agendas, but in ‘Mr & Mrs Smith’ (2005) Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are sexy assassins with a hit to carry out – on each other.
14. Scott & Charlene
Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan first came to our attention playing love’s young dream in the 80’s Australian soap ‘Neighbours’. Twenty million viewers in the UK watched the wedding and sang along to Angry Anderson’s ‘Suddenly’.
13. Jack Twist and Ennis Del Mar
12. Ken & Deirdre Barlow
William Roache and Anne Kirkbride’s on-screen romance has survived 23 years of ‘Coronation Street’, its own spin-off series and more drama than most couples can hope to see in at least ten lifetimes.
11. Mulder & Scully
The real mystery that 90’s American TV series ‘X-Files’ held at its heart concerned not life out there but the relationship between Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny.
10. Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker
‘Bonnie and Clyde’ (1967) paired a sultry Faye Dunaway with superstar Warren Beatty to create a truly sexy crime caper.
9. Han Solo and Princess Leia
8. Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson
7. Jack Dawson & Rose DeWitt Bukater
The brief but passionate affair of Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in ‘Titanic’ (1997) burnt strong until the icy waters extinguished it once and for all.
6. Emma & Dexter
You can trace the relationship of Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess by seeing them on the same day each year from their first date. What a difference ‘One Day’ (2011) can make!
5. Harry Morgan & Slim Browning
4. Edward Lewis & Vivian Ward
3. Sandy & Danny
2. Harry Burns & Sally Albright
True love never does run smoothly. Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal were made for each other in ‘When Harry Met Sally’ (1989) but they fear sex may spoil their friendship. Will they? Won’t they? Thankfully they do.
1. Rick Blaine & Ilsa Lund
Bogart makes his second appearance in this list thanks to his co-starring with Ingrid Bergman in the classic ‘Casablanca’ (1942). If ever there was proof that love conquers world-weary cynicism – and true love will run its course – here it is.
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