Cigar Hunter: Smoking hot famous women smoking cigars [SLIDESHOW]

Sometimes a cigar isn’t just a cigar.

Let’s not pretend here: There’s something sexy about beautiful women who like cigars. There just is.

It’s not the same with cigarettes. Society has moved past the satin allure of Lauren Bacall and gone straight to the sandpaper voices of Patty & Selma Simpson at the Springfield DMV.

But cigars? Marketers take note: Gorgeous females — especially famous ones — have always had power over men, and in some cases they’re powerful enough to make us switch cigar brands. Maybe.

Cigar Hunter will return next week with more commentary, interviews and analysis, but this should hold you until then.

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  • Tall, slender model. Long, slender cigar. It's been 15 years since Claudia Schiffer graced the 'Cigar Aficionado' cover smoking a Cohiba. Feels like just yesterday.
  • Yes, Dita Von Teese is a weird, freakish throwback to burlesque. And yes, her marriage to Marilyn Manson was creepy. And yes, she's made such classic films as 'Naked and Helpless' and 'Tickle Party: Volume 2.' But she's gorgeous and looks classy with a cigar. Case closed.
  • Lauren Hutton has been on the cover of Vogue magazine 26 times, far more than anyone else. They never put a shot like this on the cover, though.
  • This is Sharon Stone before she famously crossed her legs in 'Basic Instinct.' Is that an Ashton label?
  • 'When Salma Hayek feels under a lot of pressure, she smokes a cigar,' World Entertainment News Network reports.
  • Some of Aisha Tyler's jokes aren't really all that funny -- or maybe I'm just getting old -- but with the remains of that panatela in her hand, I'll be charmed by just about anything she wants to tell me.
  • Admit it: You can finally see how a 25-year-old Ashton Kutcher fell for a 41-year-old Demi Moore nearly 10 years ago. Demi is seen with Montecristo Joyitas on a regular basis.
  • Who doesn't like Heidi Klum? Nobody. Guys, when you sneak three minutes of 'America's Next Top Model,' just because Heidi is there, you're not fooling anyone. And hey -- she's on the market since her split with Seal this year. I bet the divorce settlement hinges on who gets to keep the humidor.
  • Jennifer Lopez has been photographed smoking Fuentes, Padrons, Cohibas -- the list is endless. She's the real deal, or at least she was between her breakup with Ben Affleck and the 2008 birth of her twins.
  • Bar Refaeli made a splash on the cover of the 2009 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. The Montecristo No. 4 just might be the best-selling Cuban cigar in the world. She can smoke them: She's from Israel.

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