#1 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. #2 Shania Twain #3 Kristanna Loken - This gorgeous, 5'11" former model honed her acting chops on such lowbrow fare as Mortal Kombat: Conquest and Aliens in the Family, but thankfully, justice has been served on the most delectable platter, as she now gets to kick Arnold’s ass in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. #5 Jennifer Lopez - With a body that could heat the entire world, this feisty Latina makes us feel no shame in singing "Let's Get Loud" in the shower or enjoying an American Idol marathon. Well, until our dad catches us and gives us that "I've made a terrible mistake" look. #6 Gisele Bundchen #8 Shakira - This Colombian pop singer has been rocking the charts since the '90s and has since catapulted her career to the small screen with her guest judging spot on the hit reality show The Voice. #9 Elisha Cuthbert - This Canadian bombshell made a noteworthy appearance in Old School, fulfilled the adolescent fantasies of every man in America in The Girl Next Door, and continued to make us laugh in the ABC show Happy Endings. But no matter how big she gets, to us she'll always be Kim Bauer from 24. #10 t.A.T.u. - Spit-swappin' Russian dolls Julia Volkova and Lena Katina caused a big storm in 2002 with their debut album, 200 KM/H in the Wrong Lane, featuring the smash hit, "All the Things She Said." They've continued to make international headlines for their faux-lesbian antics and oft-banned videos. Their follow-up album, however, looks like a flop. #11 Jennifer Garner - This brown-haired beauty has come a long way from her role as Sydney Bristow on Alias, turning herself into one of Hollywood's more diverse leading ladies. After small roles in films like Pearl Harbor and Catch Me If You Can, Jennifer quickly garnered (see what we did there?) marquee billing in Daredevil, Juno, and the nutsack-shriveling Ghosts of Girlfriends Past. She's stars in the comedy The Invention of Lying, playing Ricky Gervais' love interest. No wonder she had morning sickness every day during filming. #12 Sarah Wynter - This saucy Aussie keeps us coming back each week for more, in Fox’s intense dramatic series 24. #13 Christina Applegate - You grew up knowing Christina as Kelly Bundy, the slutty daughter of high-school football star Al "Did-he-ever-tell-you-he-threw-four-touchdowns-in-one-game?" Bundy on Married...With Children. She's graduated to larger roles, first as sexy anchor Veronica Corningstone in Anchorman, and more recently returning to TV with a starring role on ABC's Samantha Who? Watch her prove that lending only her voice to Alvin & the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (in theaters now), makes it worth seeing. #14 Kelly Hu - On the small screen in Sunset Beach, Nash Bridges, and Martial Law, and heating up the big screen in the movies Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan, The Doors, Surf Ninjas, No Way Back, The Scorpion King, Cradle 2 the Grave, X2: X-Men United, and Underclassman. Keep an eye out for her in The Shanghai Kid. #16 Kate Beckinsale - This beautiful Brit has starred in Total Recall, Underworld, and Contraband. #17 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 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. #21 Ashanti - After splattering the undead in last year’s Resident Evil: Extinction, this feisty, Grammy-winning beauty is back to her day job: splattering hearts on her fourth album of lovelorn R & B, The Declaration. You can also see her in our June issue. #23 Monica Bellucci - With steamy shirtless roles in Bram Stoker's Dracula and Irreversible, Mon's never shied away from showing off the goods. So excuse us for being more than optimistic as she brings a hooker-turned-heroine to life on the Shoot 'Em Up DVD. The movie's only 90 minutes long, but you'll have to pay for the full two hours. #25 Heidi Klum - The Project Runway host has fragrance, clothing, and jewelry lines and an insane body. Heidi, you are truly Germany’s finest export (yes, even better than zinc!). #26 Halle Berry - She caught our attention playing good girl to Robin Givens’ bad girl in Boomerang. She sizzled in The Rich Man’s Wife, conquered Warren Beatty in Bullworth, and won numerous awards, including a Golden Globe for best actress in a TV movie, for playing screen legend Dorothy Dandridge on HBO. She shows off her beautiful curves all over TV as a Revlon model and blows us away as Storm in the X-Men. #27 Kelly Clarkson - The original American Idol is still the best. Admit it, you know every word to "Since U Been Gone." It's OK. We won't tell. #28 Rachel Nichols - The New York City native got her start modeling then quickly transitioned into acting, snagging roles in TV shows like Criminal Minds, Continuum, and Rush. #29 Rebecca Romijn - Whether it’s her blue skin in the X-Men movies or her gender confusion on Ugly Betty, Rebecca keeps looking for ways to make us forget about her swimsuit-model body—and keeps failing. #30 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. #31 Mya - Since releasing her debut album in 1998, Mya has morphed from sweet to supersexy. She slipped into a corset for "Lady Marmalade" and even less in the movie musical Chicago. She also had roles in Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, Shall We Dance, and Cursed. #32 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. #33 Kirsten Dunst #34 Sara Foster - We last saw this Malibu-born minx in D.E.B.S., where she played a girl-kissing secret agent in a schoolgirl outfit. We can only hope she's a victim of typecasting in her next movie, Dark Queen. #35 Carmen Electra - In your living room on the TV shows Singled Out, Baywatch, 'Til Death Do Us Part: Carmen + Dave, and Manhunt: The Search for America's Most Gorgeous Male Model. She also starred on the big screen in Scary Movie, Get Over It, Rent Control, Uptown Girls, My Boss's Daughter, Starsky & Hutch, and alongside MTV gal pal Jenny McCarthy in Dirty Love. #36 Genelle Frenoy - A Reebok model, this Ambercrombie hottie has scored roles playing Conan O’Brien’s boss and the Grim Reaper in skits on Late Night. #37 Brooke Burns - The two years Brooke spent jogging in the red one-piece on the Baywatch beaches saw a rise in injuries in young males—and probably some mullet-skulled ladies—requiring mouth-to-mouth. #38 Tyra Banks - Performing her supermodel duties on catwalks and in magazines worldwide. She made the leap to acting with appearances on TV's The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, which led to roles in the movies Higher Learning, Love Stinks, Love & Basketball, and Coyote Ugly. Her triumphant return to television came in the form of the UPN reality series America's Next Top Model. She now hosts The Tyra Banks Show. #39 Reese Witherspoon - The gorgeous actress has most recently starred in This Means War, Water For Elephants, and Walk the Line. #40 The Pussycat Dolls - Carmen Electra! Christina Aguilera and Applegate! They sing, they dance, they strip...and they're shimmying onto a stage near you! #41 Kristin Kreuk #42 Asia Argento - Something of a child prodigy, this Italian actress had appeared in 14 movies before she was 21. Will be appearing alongside Vin Diesel in the upcoming spy thriller XXX. #43 Angelina Jolie - She's starred in a wide array of movies, from Gone in Sixty Seconds to Kung Fu Panda, Girl Interrupted to Beowulf . Leave it to Jolie to turn a heinous mommy monster from an Old English epic poem into a MILF. #45 Sarah Michelle Gellar - This versatile starlet has gone from slaying bloodsuckers on Buffy the Vampire Slayer to playing Robin Williams' daughter on CBS' The Crazy Ones. With any luck, she'll be heating up primetime for a good long while. #46 Beyonce - Beyonce Knowles, a.k.a. Mrs. Shawn Carter, a.k.a. Sasha Fierce, or just simply Beyonce, first grabbed our attention as frontwoman of Destiny's Child, only to later go on to win five Grammys as a solo artist. She starred in films Austin Powers in Goldmember, Dreamgirls, Cadillac Records, and more. #54 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. #56 Salma Hayek - We’ve had a crush on this Mexican señorita and Hollywood power broker for years, but now she’s engaged to some beret-wearing French billionaire who we’re guessing is not at all obnoxious. #57 Adriana Lima - The definition of Brazilian bombshell has been a mainstay of Victoria's Secret for years. Exhibit A: Adriana Lima. #58 Naomi Watts - She captured our imagination in 2001's Mulholland Drive by participating in the best lesbian scene in cinematic history. Four years later she fell for an ape in King Kong, giving false hope to hairy, inarticulate men.
#59 Taryn Manning - Watch out! “I’m pretty good at kicking,” says the raspy-voiced Hustle & Flow star. “If somebody came after me, I’d just send a foot straight to their solar plexus.” #60 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. #61 Molly Sims - She caught our eye as a swimsuit model, then ditched the surf for Sin City as a star of TV’s sexed-up Las Vegas. And while that show might be ending soon, it just means she’ll have more time for movies like Steve Martin’s The Pink Panther 2 and Jim Carrey’s Yes Man. #62 Eva Mendes - In addition to steaming up the big screen in Training Day with Denzel Washington, this gorgeous Miami native has starred in Hitch, The Place Beyond the Pines, The Other Guys, and 2 Fast 2 Furious.
#63 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. #65 Ali Larter - We believe all strippers are creatures of wonder and mystery, but none are as spectacular as Niki Sanders, the Webcam tease with a superhuman alter ego on Heroes. A woman as extraordinary as Ali can’t be confined to the small screen, however, which is why she’s starring later this year in Resident Evil: Extinction with Milla Jovovich. #66 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. #67 Rachel Perry - For years Rachel hosted Maxim's Hot 100 specials on VH1, but now she hosts Strip Search. They should let her compete! #72 Bianca Kajlich - Anybody who can handle David Spade’s grating comments on a daily basis is good people, and that’s just one reason we adore this 30-year-old Rules of Engagement star. Another reason? She’s a self-proclaimed “sports-playing freak.” Game on! #75 Alicia Keys - She placed at No. 77 on our 2008 Hot 100 list; sings the new Bond theme song with Jack White; also stars in The Secret Life of Bees, which didn't interest us until right... now. #76 Kim Smith - If you think the way she looks in a bikini is amazing, get this: Kim has also hit a hole in one! #79 Mila Kunis - Starting out as the hot (but kind of annoying) Jackie on That '70s Show, this Ukrainian goddess has since moved on to Hollywood blockbusters, starring in Ted, Black Swan, and Forgetting Sarah Marshall. #80 Sofia Vergara - This sexy Colombian gets us right where it's important - the funny bone - thanks to her role on ABC's Modern Family. #82 Brooke Burke - After playing a starchy carbohydrate in Burger King's Super Bowl commercial, Brooke will host CBS's reality show Rock Star: INXS this summer. #83 Sarah Shahi - Ever since she got us hot and bothered as Tony’s scorching seductress in The Sopranos, Sarah Shahi has been making her case as the small screen’s most lust-worthy star with roles on The L Word, Person of Interest, and Fairly Legal. #86 Rosario Dawson #88 Emmanuelle Vaugier - We can’t prove this sultry French-Canadian was named after the Skinemax babe who helped us through our awkward years. But you can’t prove she wasn’t! #92 Avril Lavigne - When she's not rocking out with her lingerie out in magazines (like ours), Avril is producing music, designing her own clothing line (Abbey Dawn), and trying her hand at some film work. #95 Jennifer Love Hewitt - This brunette beauty first entered our lives on the '90s TV drama Party of Five. Since then, she's become a Hollywood favorite with roles in I Know What You Did Last Summer, Can't Hardly Wait, and Heartbreakers, not to mention her stint as a raunchy masseuse on The Client List. She was also voted Maxim's hottest cover girl ever. #96 Sarah Silverman - Who says swearing isn't ladylike? Coming out of Sarah's mouth, those hurt words are like sweet, sweet nothings. #97 Jolene Blalock - The series regular as a Vulcan vixen on Star Trek: Enterprise gave a new meaning to the genre science fiction and fantasy. This knockout melts screens in the whodunit thriller Slow Burn, in which she may be concealing a dark secret. We're willing to frisk her to find out.
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 2003 make up a roster so undeniably breathtaking you may get light-headed just reading it.
Christina Aguilera Shania Twain Kristanna Loken Charlie's Angels Jennifer Lopez Gisele Bundchen Trista Rehn Shakira Elisha Cuthbert t.A.T.u. Jennifer Garner Sarah Wynter Christina Applegate Kelly Hu Gwen Stefani Kate Beckinsale Kate Hudson Pamela Anderson Megan Ewing Jessica Alba Ashanti Kelly Rowland Monica Bellucci Minki Van Der Westhuizen Heidi Klum Halle Berry Kelly Clarkson Rachel Nichols Rebecca Romijn Britney Spears Mya Brittany Murphy Kirsten Dunst Sara Foster Carmen Electra Genelle Frenoy Brooke Burns Tyra Banks Reese Witherspoon The Pussycat Dolls Kristin Kreuk Asia Argento Angelina Jolie Kylie Minogue Sarah Michelle Gellar Beyonce Erika Christensen LeAnn Rimes Katie Holmes Anne Marie Kortright Karen Carreno Denise Richards Natasha Malthe Tara Reid Maggie Gyllenhaal Salma Hayek Adriana Lima Naomi Watts Taryn Manning Jaime Pressly Molly Sims Eva Mendes Jessica Simpson Pink Ali Larter Leonor Varela Rachel Perry Paulina Rubio Laetitia Casta Yamila-Diaz Rahi Eve Bianca Kajlich Laura Harring Aisha Tyler Alicia Keys Kim Smith Leslie Bega Lisa Snowden Mila Kunis Sofia Vergara Nichole Robinson Brooke Burke Sarah Shahi Shannyn Sossamon Desiree Dymond Rosario Dawson Michelle Rodriguez Emmanuelle Vaugier Gabrielle Union Jennifer Sky K.D. Aubert Avril Lavigne Rachelle Weisz Shakara Ledard Jennifer Love Hewitt Sarah Silverman Jolene Blalock Cindy Taylor Norah Jones Malia Jones