He plays the surly mean guy on his hit singing competition show "The X Factor," but that doesn't stop the girls from flocking to him. Whether it be his sartorial penchant for deep-V tees or estimated $329 million net worth, Cowell has a certain way with his ladies -- especially Carmen Electra, the most recent celebrity to be linked to him.

Here, we go through the 53-year-old media mogul's girlfriends past and rumored present who have likely had the privilege of hearing "that was ab-suh-lutely fan-tahstic" on a daily basis.

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  • Paula Hamilton

    The former model said she lost her virginity to Simon Cowell at age 16. They met while students at the boarding school Licensed Victuallers School.

  • Sinitta

    Simon Cowell's long, on-and-off love affair with the pop singer started in the mid-'80s and continues today. The pair were<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/30/simon-cowell-saves-9-passengers-yacht_n_1844435.html"> yachting together</a> in ritzy St. Tropez this past August.

  • Jackie St. Clair

    The "X Factor" judge and former model remain ultra friendly -- with St. Clair even befriending Cowell's other girlfriends.

  • Terri Seymour

    Simon Cowell dated the stunning British "Extra" correspondent for seven years -- his longest relationship -- between 2001 and 2008. The pair reportedly parted ways because of Cowell's refusal to commit. He did, however, commit to a $5 million parting gift to Seymour in the form of a mansion.

  • Danni Minogue

    Among the most shocking revelations from Tom Bower's unauthorized biography of Simon Cowell, entitled "Sweet Revenge: The Intimate Life of Simon Cowell," was that he had slept with his U.K. "X Factor" co-judge.

  • Mezhgan Hussainy

    Simon Cowell pulled a surprise move when proposed to the "American Idol" makeup artist in 2010. Alas, they split just one year later, with Cowell admitting that<a href="http://www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00047150.html#ixzz2CKU97GMT"> theirs was a complicated relationship</a>. "We have had a break from each other, and we are still incredibly close," Cowell said. "I'm vulnerable. It's not on, it's not off, it's somewhere in the middle. I don't know if I will ever get married, but I am happy."

  • Carmen Electra

    Are they or aren't they? The 40-year-old "Baywatch" actress was sly when <a href="http://www.accesshollywood.com/carmen-electra-dishes-on-simon-cowell-dating-rumors_article_72161">quizzed by Billy Bush about her recent outings with Cowell </a>on "Access Hollywood." "Maybe," she said. “He’s so cute. He’s adorable, he’s actually a sweetheart. I really like him, I think he’s very cool.”

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