#1 Estella Warren #2 Mena Suvari - The American Beauty alum, up 21 places from last year, gets points for shaving her head for the upcoming Hemingway adaptation Garden of Eden and still looking hot. #3 Kim Smith - If you think the way she looks in a bikini is amazing, get this: Kim has also hit a hole in one! #4 Christina Aguilera - This gorgeous pop superstar burst onto the scene as a teenager with the hit song "Genie In A Bottle," and, several years (and chart-toppers) later, made a splash as a coach on NBC's The Voice. #5 Shannon Elizabeth - Since wowing the world in American Pie, Shannon has beens showing up everywhere from That '70s Show to Dancing With the Stars, even the cover of our June issue! #6 Gisele Bundchen #7 Amanda Peet - Stars opposite Mulder and Scully in The X-Files: I Want to Believe;appeared in chick flicks like A Lot Like Love and Something's Gotta Give; fired off a couple of topless rounds in The Whole Nine Yards; just saw requests for "Amanda Peet topless" increase by 22,000 percent on Google. #8 Jessica Alba - She played a stripper in Sin City, had an unforgettable shower scene in Machete, and then the ever-hot knockout did the universe a favor by reprising her roles in the sequels for both. #9 Thandie Newton - As Makemba in the hospital drama E.R. and in the films Interview With the Vampire, Jefferson in Paris, Gridlock'd, Beloved, Mission: Impossible II, The Truth About Charlie, and earlier this year opposite Vin Diesel in The Chronicles of Riddick. #13 Reese Witherspoon - The gorgeous actress has most recently starred in This Means War, Water For Elephants, and Walk the Line. #14 Susan Ward #15 Penelope Cruz - Fast with her six shooters and long with her legs, Penelope Cruz is the type of cowgirl we wouldn't mind getting lassoed by. In Bandidas, Penelope Cruz is a chap-tastic bank robbing beauty stealing to save her town. We promise not to tell anyone. #16 Charisma Carpenter #17 Lucy Liu - This kick ass (we mean this literally; haven't you ever seen Charlie's Angels?!) New Yorker is currently on the TV show Elementary. #18 Jodi Lyn O'Keefe #19 Kate Hudson - Gone are the days when this former Tommy Hilfiger model was seen as just Goldie Hawn’s spawn. With an Oscar nod for Almost Famous and upcoming A-list flicks including Fool’s Gold, this sexy free spirit has proved she has more than just great genes. #20 Amy Smart - Growing up, this 31-year-old modeled and was the only girl on her Little League team. She’s kept the versatility as an actor, playing the good girl in Varsity Blues and the bad girl who has lent her voice to TV’s demented Robot Chicken. Now, that’s range! #24 Tara Reid - V is for Vicki…and Virgin: Tara launched her career as Vicki in American Pie by playing hard to get with her sex-craved boyfriend. And who could blame him? After she finally gave in, she broke it off before college. We were nearly as heartbroken as Kevin until she turned up even hotter in American Pie 2. But for the sake of the third-generation Stifler in American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile, we can only hope the newest Pie girls have learned from Vicky's mistakes. #30 Jessica Biel - Best known for her role as Mary Camden on 7th Heaven, this gorgeous actress has also starred in films like Total Recall, The Truth About Emanuel, and Hitchcock. #34 Leslie Bibb - Talladega Nights proved she’s as funny as she is sexy. This summer finds her in Iron Man and the grisly film adaptation of the Clive Barker story Midnight Meat Train. #36 Laura Prepon #37 Jordana Brewster - This remarkably good-looking Ivy Leaguer (she graduated from Yale) is the sexy star of the Fast and Furious franchise. #40 Kirsten Dunst #43 Jessica Simpson - Our long national nightmare is over—Jessica Simpson is her own woman again. America's newest redhead gives you a primer on pickup lines, what she wants in a man, and how to kiss her. #58 Tamala Jones #63 Britney Spears - Britney Spears was an icon before the age of 18. We've watched her crush it year after year after year at the MTV VMAs, can recall her belly button like the back of our hands, and will probably never, ever get her songs out of our heads. #66 Anna Kournikova - Before simply being superhot, Anna was a superhot tennis player. In fact, Anna ranked as high as No. 8 in singles and No. 1 in doubles. Now she watches Heroes while listening to Elton John and drinking diet soda... We can only assume. #68 Adriana Lima - The definition of Brazilian bombshell has been a mainstay of Victoria's Secret for years. Exhibit A: Adriana Lima. #70 Jaime King - This foxy former model may have stumbled a bit as she transitioned from fashion to acting (Happy Campers, Kitchen Confidential, or Pearl Harbor, anyone?), but she redeemed herself nicely as alluring twins Goldie and Wendy in Robert Rodriguez’s Sin City. #71 Leonor Varela - The Chilean import first gained U.S. attention as Cleopatra, the shrewd Egyptian queen who used her 18-year-old body make Julius Caesar's heart the consistency of an Orange Julius. Now she returns to Egyptian-themed material in the Hallmark Channel original The Curse of King Tut's Tomb, in which the cast must pay the ultimate price for getting broadcast on the chaste network. #78 Dominique Swain #79 Rosario Dawson #80 Eliza Dushku - Appearing in movies like Bring it On, City by the Sea, and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Dushku originally won our hearts when she appeared on Buffy the Vampire Slayer in 1998 as another smoldering slayer with a stake. #83 Sarah Wynter - This saucy Aussie keeps us coming back each week for more, in Fox’s intense dramatic series 24. #85 Kate Beckinsale - This beautiful Brit has starred in Total Recall, Underworld, and Contraband. #91 Cameron Richardson - Best known for her stint on the CBS drama Harper's Island, Richardson can also be found in Entourage, Murder in the First, and The Lottery. #93 Brittany Murphy - Britt caught her break playing the brainless Tai in the teen "comedy" Clueless and has since been unable to snap out her character's glassy-eyed blundering. In 8 Mile, she was the fuel that ignited Eminem's battle rhymes and has since starred in sugary true-love flicks like Uptown Girls. #99 Katherine Heigl - On Grey's Anatomy, Katherine plays Izzie Stevens, a sweet and virtuous young lady who likes to take a little time out from pressing medical emergencies to have sex with a coworker in a linen closet. That's certainly one way to deal with stress. #100 Jaime Pressly - This gorgeous girl is best known for her role as Joy Turner on the sitcom My Name is Earl, but she’s also graced the big screen in films such as Joe Dirt and I Love You, Man.
You voted, we counted, and the rest is super sexy history. From mind-bogglingly seductive supermodels to Hollywood,s most awe-inspiring actresses (with a bevy of beauties in between), the women of 2000 make up a roster so undeniably breathtaking you may get light-headed just reading it.
Estella Warren Mena Suvari Kim Smith Christina Aguilera Shannon Elizabeth Gisele Bundchen Amanda Peet Jessica Alba Thandie Newton Piper Parabo Rachael Leigh Cook Virginie Ledoyen Reese Witherspoon Susan Ward Penelope Cruz Charisma Carpenter Lucy Liu Jodi Lyn O'Keefe Kate Hudson Amy Smart Marley Shelton China Chow Izabella Miko Tara Reid Laetitia Casta Kristy Swanson Melissa Joan Hart Julia Stiles Nichole Robinson Jessica Biel Thora Birch Lee Lee Sobieski Yamila-Diaz Rahi Leslie Bibb Michael Michele Laura Prepon Jordana Brewster Ana Beatriz Barros Samantha Mathis Kirsten Dunst Aaliyah Melania Knauss Jessica Simpson Mia Kirshner Jenny McCarthy Vinessa Shaw Coco Lee Samantha Morton Connie Nielsen Alice Dodd Shri Appleby Maria Bello Jennifer O'Dell Ananda Lewis Esther Canadas Ana Paula Lemes Simone Mutherties Tamala Jones Robin Tunney Anna Friel Ehrinn Cummings Guilianna Ramirez Britney Spears Lori Heuring Brittany Daniel Anna Kournikova Alecia Elliott Adriana Lima Lorri Bagley Jaime King Leonor Varela Alicia Witt Charli Baltimore Hilary Swank Marla Sokoloff Portia de Rossi Foxy Brown Dominique Swain Rosario Dawson Eliza Dushku Tricia Vessey Radha Mitchell Sarah Wynter Chloe Sevigny Kate Beckinsale Rhona Mitra Georgianna Robertson Bijou Phillips Natalie Imbruglia Lisa Marie Cameron Richardson Lil' Kim Brittany Murphy Marisa Coughlan Sarah Polley Marika Domincyzx Mariah O'Brien Amber Valletta Katherine Heigl Jaime Pressly