#1 Eva Longoria - In addition to memorable roles on The Young and the Restless and Desperate Housewives, this brunette babe has also starred in films including Harsh Times and Over Her Dead Body, and was the winner of our Hot 100 for two consecutive years, in 2005 and 2006, as well as the title of 2014 Woman of the Year. #2 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. #3 Lindsay Lohan - Whether she's making cameos in rehab or premiering her privates to paparazzi, Lindsay knows how to keep her name in the headlines. Allegations and photos of cocaine use (Maybe it was Flonase… It is allergy season) have circled the web, but it all smacks of guerrilla PR for her role as an out-of-control teen in Georgia Rule. Sounds like an easy paycheck.
#4 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. #5 Stacy Keibler - This striking American actress, model, and retired professional wrestler is one of the few people we hope will someday kick our asses. #6 Scarlett Johansson - Perched high atop the A-list, this dangerously curvy bombshell (and possessor of Hollywood’s most luscious lips) has the acting chops to back up her mind-melting hotness. We’ve watched her in indie films (Lost in Translation, Match Point). We’ve watched her in chick flicks (The Nanny Diaries, The Other Boleyn Girl). Truth is, we’d rapturously watch her sort her recycling. But first we’ll be in line for her most guy-friendly project yet, the noirish, Frank Miller–directed The Spirit. #7 Cameron Diaz - The super-smiley, super-leggy model turned actress had her breakout role in 1994's The Mask, and ever since she's left us laughing in movies like There's Something About Mary, The Sweetest Thing, Bad Teacher, and Sex Tape.
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#8 Kate Bosworth - She’s only 25, but this generation’s Lois Lane is already established as one of Hollywood’s brightest stars. As for being one of the sexiest, we’ll let this photo do the talking. We can’t wait to see Kate in the upcoming Laundry Warrior, the tale of an Asian assassin. #9 Keira Knightley - It’s easy to dismiss her as just a pretty face—unless you see her act. The talented Brit can handle the highbrow (she received a Best Actress nod for Pride & Prejudice) and movies inspired by a theme park ride (the Pirates of the Caribbean series). Jolly good show! #10 Christina Milian - At 5'2", Milian may be teeny, but she packs a double-threat punch in the form of pop star (three albums since 2001) and actress on the CW’s Eight Days a Week and flicks like Be Cool. #11 Kristen Bell - The Veronica Mars cutie has come a long way since her gumshoe days. Catch her as a burlesque dancer later this year in the aptly titled Burlesque. #12 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. #13 Kelly Monaco - Before Kelly Monaco taught us the joys of salsa twirling in incredibly skimpy outfits on Dancing With the Stars, we thought merengue was something you put on a cake. With her dancing days behind her, you can catch her every day on General Hospital. (Hooray! Another reason to call in sick to work!) #14 Rachel Bilson - The girl who turns The O.C.'s white beaches into glass will smelt the silver screen when she stars with Zach Braff and Rachel McAdams in this fall's The Last Kiss, a remake of the Italian romantic comedy L'Ultimo Bacio. Belissima! #15 Vanessa Minnillo - “I’ve had to learn that you can’t please all the people all the time,” the outrageously gorgeous Entertainment Tonight correspondent, MTV VJ, and better half of singer Nick Lachey confided to us when she appeared on our October 2006 cover. Which was weird, because we’ve always found Vanessa entirely satisfactory! #16 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. #17 Rachel McAdams - Known for her role in Mean Girls, this stellar actress has morphed roles in films such as The Notebook, Midnight in Paris, and Sherlock Holmes. #18 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. #19 Jamie-Lynn Sigler - She worked in musicals before landing the dream role as a Jersey Mob boss’ daughter. Sadly, Jamie-Lynn’s six-season Sopranos run is over. But just as Baywatch begat Baywatch Nights and Baywatch Hawaii, we demand a Meadow spin-off. Whaddya say, David Chase? #20 Eva Green - After going medieval in last year's Kingdom of Heaven, this sexy French import is the newest Bond girl. What more can you ask for in a woman? No, we don't know if she knows how to cook. #21 Mischa Barton - ou might have wept like a baby when she was killed off The O.C., but our January 2008 cover girl couldn't have been more enthusiastic. "I was on the set yelling, 'More blood!'" she told us. Starring roles in three upcoming movies confirm that Mischa has successfully made the leap to the big screen. #22 Mariah Carey - One hit record made the world forget about her Glitter-fueled meltdown, but the best thing about The Emancipation of Mimi is that it freed Mariah from having to wear so many pesky clothes at award shows. #23 Kristin Cavallari - Life can be hard even if you’re rich and beautiful. That’s why we supported Kristin’s move to The Hills last year, and why we stand by her through every sexy catfight. #24 Kate Moss - For years Kate Moss has been considered the consummate supermodel, appearing on countless magazine covers. So what if a little videotaped drug fun put her on the front page of the paper, too? We're sure Kate didn't enjoy doing cocaine—she just wanted to see how it smelled. #25 Charlize Theron - When a woman is this mind-bogglingly beautiful, we're more than willing to overlook the fact that she's eerily good at playing a serial killer, an assassin, and now an evil queen in this month's Snow White and the Huntsman.
#26 Cindy Crawford - After spending her 20s taped to walls in millions of teenagers' bedrooms across the country and her 30s as a living embodiment of the term "supermodel," Cindy Crawford enters her 40s with a better body than most 30-year-olds. Make that most 20-year-olds. #27 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.
#28 Mandy Moore - Mandy released her first album at age 15, but has since gone from pop tart to movie star, with roles in Walk to Remember and American Dreamz. You can catch her over the holiday in License to Wed as she and The Office's John Krasinski take on Robin Williams as a wedding pre-crashing priest. Guess this holy turn is penance for Patch Adams. And Toys. Oh, and RV. OK, pretty much anything that might make a Robin Williams box set. #29 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. #30 Uma Thurman - As Mia Wallace in Pulp Fiction, she made OD'ing sexy. As Black Mamba in Kill Bill, she made revenge terrifying. As a jilted woman with superpowers in My Super Ex-Girlfriend, Uma's gonna make you think twice about dumping anyone ever again. #31 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! #32 Veronica Varekova - Veronica is from the Czech Republic, homeland of fellow hotties Petra Nemcova and Paulina Porizkova. Whatever's in the water there, hurry up and bottle it already! #33 Natalie Portman - She was a hot queen in Star Wars, a hot ballerina in Black Swan, and a hot scientist in Thor. Just when you thought there were no hot stereotypes left for her to take on, she becomes a hot mom. If we’d known that the newly crowned Oscar winner would end up with a ballet dancer, we would’ve seriously reevaluated our high school extracurricular activities. #34 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. #35 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. #36 Fergie - Whether she’s fronting the Black Eyed Peas or singing solo, this "Fergalicious" babe always gets the job done. #37 Emmanuelle Chriqui - As Sloan on Entourage, this hottie saves us from broverdosing. Heat factor: She’s continuing her premium cable domination on Showtime’s The Borgias. #38 Paris Hilton - You've seen her on TV, heard her on the radio, and read about her in the tabloids. This heiress is a successful business woman and total hottie. #39 Nadine Velazquez - Nadine will hit the big screen next year in the comedy All’s Fair in Love, but in the meantime she continues dirtying up our thoughts as a motel maid on My Name Is Earl. #40 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. #41 Daniella Alonso - This New York native has made her mark in movies like The Hills Have Eyes II, and on TV shows including Revolution, Friday Night Lights, and My Generation. #42 Sienna Miller - This Layer Cake and Factory Girl starlet will play one third of a love triangle (with Keira Knightley and Cillian Murphy) in The Edge of Love and, in a completely different vein, the Baroness in 2009’s G.I. Joe movie. By the way, did you know Sienna won $75,000 from British tabloids that violated her privacy by running photos from a movie nude scene? #43 Gabrielle Union - This sultry actress has starred in movies including Bring It On, Bad Boys II, Think Like a Man (and the sequel, Think Like a Man Too), as well as the BET show Being Mary Jane. #44 Kelly Ripa - What makes Live! With Regis and Kelly the right way to start your day? Hearing Reege complain and seeing what low-cut top sassy Kelly is wearing. Reverse those two things and you’ve tuned into a nightmare. #45 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. #46 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. #47 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. #48 Nicolette Sheridan - When it comes to this Desperate Housewife, there's some good news and bad news. The good news? She finally got rid of her pesky Eurotrash fiancé. The bad news? She got back together with Michael Bolton. #49 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. #50 Sarah Silverman - Who says swearing isn't ladylike? Coming out of Sarah's mouth, those hurt words are like sweet, sweet nothings. #51 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.
#52 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. #53 Moon Bloodgood - She braved Christian Bale’s tantrums on the set of Terminator Salvation, and now this ass-kicking action babe has five projects in the works. You go, Moon! #54 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!). #55 Vanessa Marcil - Most casino hosts look like Bill Belichick in drag, which is how we know that Vanessa's role on Las Vegas involves a whole lot of acting talent. #56 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. #57 Autumn Reeser - As sex-crazed nymph Taylor Townsend, she put the big O back into The O.C. Next the 26-year old from La Jolla, California appears in the big-screen crackup Palo Alto, costarring oversize thespian comedian Tom Arnold. Let’s pray she doesn’t drown in his flop sweat. #58 Joss Stone - At 16 this preternaturally gifted singer was compared to Janis Joplin. With over 7.5 million CDs sold, she coos on her third disc, “Bring me your sugar, and pour it all over me.” Only if you bring the vacuum, babe! #59 Jordana Brewster - This remarkably good-looking Ivy Leaguer (she graduated from Yale) is the sexy star of the Fast and Furious franchise. #60 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. #61 Joanna Krupa - Polish model and actress Joanna Krupa is a reality-television goddess. Aside from her stint on The Real Housewives of Miami, the blonde bombshell is known for her guest judge spot on Poland's Next Top Model and for competing on the ninth season of Dancing with the Stars. #62 Nicky Hilton - The "other" Hilton is kick-starting her own acting career, appearing with big sis Paris in National Lampoon's Pledge This!—where we pray the two play tickle-fighting sorority sisters. #63 Kelly Carlson - She earned a legion of devotees on FX’s edgy drama Nip/Tuck, but this accomplished equestrian is letting us see more of her on the big screen. Next she stars in the high-stakes gambling flick Player 5150—but no word yet on whether she loses her shirt. #64 Poppy Montgomery - The Unforgettable and Without a Trace star not only has the world’s awesomest name but also once told us, “Any guy who hits on me in a bar—even with a terrible line—I always think is sweet.” We have a chance! #65 Emilie de Ravin - This Lost cutie got off the island to star in Wes Craven's The Hills Have Eyes, where she was terrorized by a freakish family. That'll teach her to hang with the Jacksons. #66 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. #67 Evangeline Lilly - Says Lost’s resident sex symbol, “Every time I get a script, I go, ‘All right, where’s the Kate nudie scene?’ But it could be worse. They haven’t made me go skinny-dipping or have sex with six men on the island.” #68 Cinthia Moura - This Brazilian bombshell was so hot during our swimsuit spectacular, the water in the swimming pool kept evaporating. #69 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. #70 Leeann Tweeden - The sexiest damn part of The Best Damn Sports Show Period is so damn hot you can't keep your damn eyes off her. #71 Roselyn Sanchez - The Without a Trace actress is not only beautiful; she will also beat a chick down. "I have no real life experience with girl-fights, but I think I'd be good at it," she says. "I'd kick any girl's ass." Mee-yowch! #72 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. #73 Teri Hatcher - Barbara Walters was right! This Desperate Housewife really is one of the year's most fascinating people…You can't stop looking at her! #74 Michele Merkin - Foody Call host Michele is a second-generation hottie—her mom was a Victoria's Secret model. Way to keep up the family tradition! #75 Maggie Grace - Best known for playing Liam Neeson’s kidnapped daughter inTaken, gorgeous actress Maggie Grace has an impressive resume both on TV (Lost, Californication, The Following) and the big screen (Twilight, The Fog, Lockout). #76 April Scott - When it came time for the makers of The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning to find someone to fill the shorts of past Daisies Catherine Bach and Jessica Simpson, they turned to Ms. Scott (who’s a winner of 85 beauty pageants). Way to make a made-for-TV stinker watchable, April! #77 Ciara - With a hit record and the upcoming movie Rumble, she's on track to reach her ultimate goal: "to be a combination of Diddy and Oprah." Let's hope she's not talking physically. #78 Bree - A standout from our 2006 swimsuit special, this Guess girl enjoys sun, surfing, and learning about the law. Hello, Supreme Court vacancy! #79 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. #80 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. #81 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. #82 Vanessa Simmons - You've been a legendary rapper and found God. What do you do next? Father an absurdly hot daughter (whom you can check out on MTV's Run's House) with tremendous moral fiber. Great work again, Reverend Run. #83 Rachel Perry - For years Rachel hosted Maxim's Hot 100 specials on VH1, but now she hosts Strip Search. They should let her compete! #84 Amerie - Here's "1 Thing" you didn't know about this half-Korean, half-African-American singer—she was in First Daughter! #85 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. #86 Aubrey O'Day - Former lead singer of Danity Kane, the blonde songstress is also known for her successful solo career.
#87 Jennifer Scholle - James Blake may never be the No. 1 tennis player, but his girl Jenny is a grand slam. Somewhere Roger Federer is crying. #88 Tila Tequila - MySpace's most popular girl is an electropop singer, yet somehow Tila got our attention without making a sound. #89 Tami - 2005 Hometown Hottie winner Tami reps the U.S. in the global quest to crown Miss Maxim. Looks like a worldbeater to us. #90 Chilli - After finding a new band mate on UPN, the "sexy" in TLC's CrazySexyCool is cursing out Usher, who cheated on her. Moron. #91 Kim Smith - If you think the way she looks in a bikini is amazing, get this: Kim has also hit a hole in one! #92 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. #93 Grace Park - This Canadian beauty first gained recognition on the TV show Battlestar Galactica, and continued to steam up the small screen in shows like The Border, Human Target, and American Dad. She also ranked #60 on our Hot 100 list in 2010. #94 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. #95 Tricia Helfer - Along with The Sopranos, Seinfeld, and Mr. Belvedere, Battlestar Galactica is one of the best shows ever made. While the series ended in March, Tricia Helfer’s sexy Cylon number six will pop up once again in the upcoming movie Battlestar Galactica: The Plan. #96 Bridget Moynahan - This former model turned Tom Brady arm candy will appear in the upcoming thriller Unknown, about five guys who wake up in a creepy warehouse and claw each other to death to win Bridget's hand. #97 FSU Cowgirls - Sick of college football fans whose outfits consist mostly of novelty body paint? Not when they look like these Florida State hotties. #98 Yunjin Kim - On Lost she plays Sun, a castaway with a filthy past. In real life the “Korean Julia Roberts” is a pretty woman looking for love: “People say, ‘You must have tons of guys surrounding you.’ Not true! Do I have to make the first move?” Hey, Yunjin, we’ve got food and water! #99 Jennifer Aniston - You get dumped and sit around the house eating Cheetos. She gets dumped and makes millions of dollars for starring in the upcoming The Break-Up. So not fair! #100 Natasha Bedingfield - Not only does Natasha have a hit record, Unwritten; she also has a world record, with her brother, Daniel, as the only siblings to each have a No. 1 single in the U.K. (He's not as cute, though.)
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 2006 make up a roster so undeniably breathtaking you may get light-headed just reading it.
Eva Longoria Jessica Alba Lindsay Lohan Angelina Jolie Stacy Keibler Scarlett Johansson Cameron Diaz Kate Bosworth Keira Knightley Christina Milian Kristen Bell Katherine Heigl Kelly Monaco Rachel Bilson Vanessa Minnillo Christina Aguilera Rachel McAdams Jessica Simpson Jamie-Lynn Sigler Eva Green Mischa Barton Mariah Carey Kristin Cavallari Kate Moss Charlize Theron Cindy Crawford Eva Mendes Mandy Moore Jennifer Love Hewitt Uma Thurman Emmanuelle Vaugier Veronica Varekova Natalie Portman Jaime Pressly Avril Lavigne Fergie Emmanuelle Chriqui Paris Hilton Nadine Velazquez Alicia Keys Daniella Alonso Sienna Miller Gabrielle Union Kelly Ripa Beyonce Rebecca Romijn Mila Kunis Nicolette Sheridan Brittany Murphy Sarah Silverman Naomi Watts Sara Foster Moon Bloodgood Heidi Klum Vanessa Marcil Jessica Biel Autumn Reeser Joss Stone Jordana Brewster Shakira Joanna Krupa Nicky Hilton Kelly Carlson Poppy Montgomery Emilie de Ravin Sarah Shahi Evangeline Lilly Cinthia Moura Kelly Clarkson Leeann Tweeden Roselyn Sanchez Anna Kournikova Teri Hatcher Michele Merkin Maggie Grace April Scott Ciara Bree Halle Berry Rachel Nichols Penelope Cruz Vanessa Simmons Rachel Perry Amerie Carmen Electra Aubrey O'Day Jennifer Scholle Tila Tequila Tami Chilli Kim Smith Elisha Cuthbert Grace Park Brooke Burke Tricia Helfer Bridget Moynahan FSU Cowgirls Yunjin Kim Jennifer Aniston Natasha Bedingfield