#1 Candice Swanepoel - Already one of the top-earning models in the world, the impossibly leggy, blue-eyed beauty was spotted at 15 and quickly established herself among the elite, appearing on countless magazine covers, and strutting the runway as Victoria's Secret's alpha Angel. That last gig saw her decked out in the bejeweled "Royal Fantasy Bra". And now, the South African model has been named the world's most desirable woman, topping our 2014 Hot 100 List.
For the record, the reggae-loving beach babe calls Rihanna and Beyonce her personal number ones, and while those are worthy picks, we feel pretty confident we made the right choice. #2 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. #3 Katy Perry - This gorgeous pop star from California is best known for her hits "I Kissed A Girl," "Teenage Dream," and "Wide Awake." Oh, and she's our 2010 Hot 100 list topper. #4 Irina Shayk - This Russian model sure knows how to rock a bikini; she's been heating up the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition since 2007, including a 2011 turn on the cover. But it was her 2014 July/August Maxim cover that brought us to our knees. #5 Jennifer Lawrence - This Oscar-winning actress is the star of The Hunger Games, Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle, and Winter's Bone. #6 Zooey Deschanel - Before Zooey starred in the surprise indie hit (500) Days of Summer; she had already placed No. 95 on our 2008 Hot 100 list, and was known for her parts in movies like Yes Man and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. But even though she's gained notoriety with her hit sitcom New Girl, to us she will always be Santa's hottest helper in Elf. Browse sexy photos and hot pics of Zooey Deschanel. #7 Alessandra Ambrosio - If fellow Victoria’s Secret model Gisele Bündchen proved anything, it’s that there must be something sexy in the water of Brazil. While her engagement to some fashion dude is heartbreaking, it’s good to know that Alessandra’s beauty remains eternal. #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 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. #10 Cara Delevigne - This sexy Brit has been blessing us with her Victoria's Secret shoots since 2012, and is also an actress, appearing in movies Anna Karenina and The Face of An Angel. #11 Rihanna - This Barbadian beauty’s vaguely S & M-themed video for “Umbrella...ella...ella” made us want to be her “fella...ella...ella” (sorry). Seriously, can someone get that song out of our heads? #12 Kate Upton - She gave a whole new meaning to the words string bikini on the cover of the most recent SI Swimsuit Edition. Have you seen her online SoBe staring contest? We were never so happy to lose a competition in our lives. #13 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. #14 Olivia Wilde - This model turned actress proved her skills in films like Tron: Legacy, The Change-Up, and In Time. She's also our 2009 Hot 100 List Topper. #15 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. #16 Brooklyn Decker - This fiery Victoria’s Secret model makes even our female staff stop and stare. We think it’s time to crown a new world supermodel. Sorry, Gisele! Let’s go, Brooklyn! #17 Laura Vandervoort - With TV roles on shows like Smallville, V, and Bitten, this Canadian beauty is a definite showstopper. #18 Samantha Hoopes - This buxom blonde graced the Internet with her beauty through Instagram, and the universe rewarded her by turning her into a supermodel. She went from posting selfies to appearing in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition, and we couldn't be happier about it. #19 Selena Gomez - We're not the only ones who sit around pretending Selena is our girlfriend and not Justin Bieber's-right? #20 Kaley Cuoco - This gorgeous blonde actress maintained her fame from childhood by playing Penny on the recent comedic TV show The Big Bang Theory. #21 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. #22 Margot Robbie - As far as we're concerned, Australian actress Margot Robbie should have appeared in every frame of The Wolf of Wall Street. #23 Miranda Kerr - The first Australian Victoria's Secret Angel, Miranda strutted her stuff on the runway just two months after giving birth. Women must love her for that. #24 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. #25 Miley Cyrus - Our 2013 Hot 100 #1 went from screaming tween fans to an edgy adulthood. Working as a successful singer, model, and actress, we still can't believe that she's related to the man who coined "Achy Breaky Heart." #26 Hayden Panettiere - What’s the one thing sexier than a hot high school cheerleader with superpowers (Heroes)? A hot high school chick who shows a dorky valedictorian the night of his life in I Love You, Beth Cooper. #27 Emma Stone - A super-beautiful Hollywood starlet with actual acting chops? A natural blonde who dyes her hair red? Emma Stone is just one hot mass of contradictions, and we love every one of them. We also love that she's going to be in a Spider-Man movie, which is why we're writing this in our Green Goblin Underoos. #28 Vanessa Hudgens - Disney's High School Musical was the squeaky-clean launch pad for this beauty's career, but she's since graduated to edgier, sexier roles in flicks like Spring Breakers and Machete Kills. This brunette stunner also has an accomplished solo act with her albums V (2006), and Identified (2008). #29 Zoe Saldana - The scorchingly sexy Avatar star had dudes the world over learning to say, “Damn, she’s hot,” in perfect Na’vi. Until the 31-year-old Jersey native fires our nerd-loins again in the upcoming Star Trek sequel, catch her next month in Takers. #30 Sophia Bush - We first took notice of actress Sophia Bush in 2003 as star of the long-running drama One Tree Hill. Since then, she's appeared in movies like John Tucker Must Die, The Hitcher, and The Narrows, and the TV drama Chicago P.D. #31 Lea Michele - Gaze upon the owner of Glee's sexiest pair of vocal cords. Now stop. You're starting to drool. #32 Lake Bell - This leggy actress made us laugh in films like What Happens in Vegas, It's Complicated, In a World..., and Mr. Peabody & Sherman. #33 Ashley Tisdale - Probably most famous for her role of Sharpay in the High School Musical series, Tisdale has also appeared in non-children's roles in Sons of Anarchy, Raising Hope, Hellcats, Scary Movie V...and the cover of Maxim. #34 Alyssa Milano - Alyssa Milano has come a long way since playing alongside Tony Danza in Who's The Boss?. Transitioning into a successful adult actress and growing up to become a major babe, Alyssa is now just as well known for her role on ABC's sultry drama Mistresses, playing a cheating wife having an affair with her boss. #35 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. #36 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. #37 Nina Agdal - Commercial and swimsuit model Nina Agdal has been on our minds since we first saw her in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue as "Rookie of the Year." We're looking forward to seeing more of the Danish beauty (hopefully in some hot beach shots) this summer! #38 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. #39 Gina Carano - After finding success as a mixed martial artist and fitness model, this talented lady was bitten by the acting bug, appearing in such action flicks such as Haywire, Fast & Furious 6, and In the Blood. #40 Demi Lovato - Singer and actress Demi Lovato is a household name with Disney's Camp Rock movies and the hit show Sonny with a Chance, as well as a spot as judge on The X Factor. In 2008, she released her first album, Don't Forget, and she released two more in 2009 and 2011. #41 Lauren Cohan - This gorgeous but tough English actress played a 500-year-old vampire in Vampire Diaries and followed it up by slaying zombies in AMC's Walking Dead. In short, don't mess with her. #42 Ronda Rousey - Say hello to the No. 1 pound-for-pound female MMA fighter in the world. #43 Kate Beckinsale - This beautiful Brit has starred in Total Recall, Underworld, and Contraband. #44 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. #45 Lacey Chabert - This brunette beauty got her start playing Claudia Salinger on the '90s TV drama Party of Five, but she was equally memorable in the role of Gretchen Wieners in Mean Girls. #46 Kellie Pickler - Kellie Pickler is one of the few American Idol contestants to stay on the country's mind. Since Idol, she's released four albums, rocked it on Dancing With the Stars, and celebrated the troops in Maxim's Military Issue. #47 Kendall Jenner - We all know this babe from her (in)famous family's reality show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, but as a professional model in her own right, it seems safe to say that Jenner has a bright future ahead of her. #48 Paula Patton - This sexy actress has been an silver screen staple ever since her debut in the ever-popular Hitch. Since then, we've watched Patton in Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, 2 Guns, and Law & Order: SVU. #49 Emilia Clarke - his beautiful English actress is best known for playing queen Daenerys "Stormborn" Targaryen on HBO's Game of Thrones. #50 Stana Katic - Over the years, you've probably seen sexy Stana Katic in television shows like Alias, The Shield, JAG, The Closer, 24, and Heroes. She was also Morgenstern in The Spirit and Sofia in For Lovers Only. #51 Emily VanCamp - This gorgeous actress is the star of ABC's hit show Revenge. #52 Jordana Brewster - This remarkably good-looking Ivy Leaguer (she graduated from Yale) is the sexy star of the Fast and Furious franchise. #53 Nina Dobrev - This gorgeous Canadian actress is most known for her work on the small screen, particularly as a hot high schooler in Degrassi and a vampire-loving teen in The Vampire Diaries. She also starred in the coming-of-age film The Perks of Being a Wallflower. #54 Sofia Vergara - This sexy Colombian gets us right where it's important - the funny bone - thanks to her role on ABC's Modern Family. #55 Lily Aldridge - We look forward to every holiday season so we can watch this Victoria's Secret angel strut her stuff at the company's annual, televised, fashion show. This 5'9" goddess has also taken her good DNA and talents to the pages of Sports Illustrated and campaigns for Levi and J.Crew. #56 Carrie Underwood - From American Idol winner to multi-platinum recording artist, this country singer/songwriter/total hottie is our kind of girl. #57 Morena Baccarin - Brazilian native Morena Baccarin, a graduate of the Juilliard School, is the ideal combination of beauty and brains. She has starred in various television series including Homeland, Medium, and The Good Wife. #58 Miesha Tate - This sexy UFC fighter may look sweet, but watch out boys! She packs a mean punch. #59 Arianny Celeste - This UFC Octagon girl got her big break after answering a 2006 casting call. With her experiences in MMA the past several years, Arianny has become a fixture at UFC events and a diehard follower of the sport. #60 Sarah Dumont - She first got our attention with Don Jon, and has since appeared in TV shows including Mixology, Oh, You Pretty Things!, and Friends with Better Lives. #61 Amber Heard - Starting with small roles in movies like Alpha Dog, Pineapple Express, and The Informers, Heard quickly transitioned to much bigger roles like sexy spy Miss San Antonio in Machete Kills.
#62 Emily Ratajkowski - You may know this English babe from her controversial (but extremely sexy) performance in Robin Thicke’s "Blurred Lines" music video. #63 Summer Glau - With her long locks and natural beauty, this Arrow star's got it going on. #64 Melissa Rauch - From standup comedian to The Big Bang Theory star, this blonde beauty lives for the laughs. #65 Kerry Washington - The gorgeous Scandal star is TV royalty and a girl of our dreams. #66 Bar Paly - Paly began modeling at 17 and quickly transitioned to Israeli TV, the launching pad for all human/hyena monster movie starlets. She also steals the opening scene of The Ruins... and pays for it dearly. Her character fared somewhat better in 2013's Pain And Gain, in which she starred alongside Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. #67 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. #68 Dylan Penn - As the spawn of Sean Penn and Robin Wright, it was predetermined that Dylan Penn would be gorgeous. With her modeling contract, we can't wait to see more of this babe. #69 Danielle Fishel - Star of the Disney favorite Boy Meets World and Maxim's April 2013 cover girl, Danielle Fishel is coming back into our lives with the spin-off Girl Meets World, once again reminding us why we could never get "Topanga" off our minds. #70 Kacey Musgraves - This southern belle sang her way into our hearts on the fifth season of Nashville Star. Now she's got her own solo album and has been nominated for numerous Grammy Awards. We'd let her sing us to sleep, that's for sure. #71 Hannah Davis - Hannah Davis has appeared in places like the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition and Victoria's Secret Catalogue, making quite a name for herself in the modeling world. #72 Liz Hernandez - This former radio VJ is currently one of the correspondents on Access Hollywood. #73 - This singing starlet is the UK’s hottest It Girl. Whether she's acting in movies like 50 Shades of Grey or topping the charts, Rita is always fierce. #74 Jill Wagner - This sexy model, actress, and TV personality appeared on MTV's Punk'd and Teen Wolf before hosting the super-hilarious game show Wipeout. #75 Rocsi Diaz - This sultry Southern belle is best known for her hosting gig on BET's 106 & Park. Now you can now catch her every weeknight on the hit pop culture news show Entertainment Tonight. #76 Jaimie Alexander - Once she caught our eye on TV shows like Nurse Jackie, Bones, and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, we guessed it would be only a matter of time before Jaimie Alexander made a splash on the big screen. And lucky for us, she did as a beautiful Asgardian goddess in the epic blockbuster Thor.
#77 Allison Williams - Hot Yale alum Allison Williams has been on the TV scene since 2004 when she appeared on American Dreams. Now, we secretly enjoy watching her break hearts and whine about it on the HBO series, Girls. #78 Anna Paquin - The blood and guts are fine and all, but what keeps us tuning in to True Blood is the weekly dose of this cutie’s naughty bits. #79 Ana Ivanovic - This Serbian tennis star has us wishing we were a little bit more athletic. This beauty ranked #1 worldwide in women's tennis in 2008, and was included in a Time list of the 100 greatest players of all time. #80 Alexandra Daddario - Alexandra Daddario has been all over TV and film, but with her performance in HBO's True Detective this beauty got on just about everyone's radar. #81 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. #82 Lana Del Rey - We can always count on this singer for our eye and ear candy. With hauntingly beautiful singles like "Video Games," "Summertime Sadness," and "Young And Beautiful," Lana Del Rey is a constant fixture on our playlists. #83 Eva Marie - This professional wrestler and fashion model pins down viewers on E!'s series Total Divas. She says a little prayer each time she wrestles, she's a fan of the Kardashian clan, and she insists that being a Diva is a 24/7 job. #84 Gal Gadot -
This former Miss Israel gained fame from our "Women of Israel Defense Forces" photo shoot. The result: a part in Fast and Furious, which then led her to roles in The Beautiful Life and Fast Five.
#85 Lisalla Montenegro - This breathtakingly beautiful Brazilian model walked right off the runaway and straight into our hearts. #86 Victoria Justice - This multi-talented babe has starred in movies Fun Size, The First Time, and the sitcom Victorious. She's also got four albums under her belt already and shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. #87 Sage Erickson - Top-ranked pro surfer Sage Erickson is far from you're ordinary, everyday beach bunnie. #88 A.J. Cook - From her role as Mary Lisbon in The Virgin Suicides to playing Jennifer "JJ" Jareau in Criminal Minds, this blonde bombshell always steals the scene. #89 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. #90 Ireland Baldwin - Not only is this model drop dead gorgeous, but she's also Alec Baldwin's daughter! She's been making a name for herself on her own, however, appearing in Vogue and Elle for her modeling career. #91 Taylor Momsen - Singer and actress Taylor Momsen has been on the scene for years, starring in How The Grinch Stole Christmas and Gossip Girl as a child and teen. She's also the singer and rhythm guitarist for the band, The Pretty Reckless. Rock on. #92 Rebecca Mader - This English bombshell is most known for her roles in TV shows All My Children, Lost, Fringe, and Once Upon a Time. #93 Noureen DeWulf - Not only is this Boston University grad super smart, but she's got a starring role on FX's Anger Management and an ever-growing list of acting credits to boot. #94 Jessica Parker Kennedy - This Canadian brunette is known for appearances in a variety of TV series and movies, including 50/50, Smallville, 90210, and Black Sails. #95 Lydia Hearst - This bombshell does it all. She writes, acts, models, plays instruments, and even speaks French. She's put on great performances in numerous movies, but is best known as a coach on the modeling reality TV show The Face. #96 Iggy Azalea - This Aussie rapper is one of hip hop's greatest imports. Azalea released her first album, The New Classic, in 2014. #97 Lili Simmons - The Banshee star appeared in Maxim in 2013, and she's been on our minds ever since thanks to additional roles in True Detective and Hawaii Five-0. #98 Beth Ostrosky Stern - Beth Ostrosky Stern is a model, actress, and television host, but she is probably best known for being the wife of controversial "King of All Media," Howard Stern. #99 Caity Lotz - You probably know the actress, dancer, singer and model best as Officer Kirsten Landry on MTV's Death Valley. #100 Rebecca Garcia - You voted this gorgeous Southern belle as the winner of Maxim's 2014 Hometown Hotties competition - and it's easy to see why.
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 2014 make up a roster so undeniably breathtaking you may get light-headed just reading it.
Candice Swanepoel Scarlett Johansson Katy Perry Irina Shayk Jennifer Lawrence Zooey Deschanel Alessandra Ambrosio Jessica Alba Mila Kunis Cara Delevigne Rihanna Kate Upton Eva Longoria Olivia Wilde Christina Aguilera Brooklyn Decker Laura Vandervoort Samantha Hoopes Selena Gomez Kaley Cuoco Beyonce Margot Robbie Miranda Kerr Charlize Theron Miley Cyrus Hayden Panettiere Emma Stone Vanessa Hudgens Zoe Saldana Sophia Bush Lea Michele Lake Bell Ashley Tisdale Alyssa Milano Jennifer Love Hewitt Jennifer Lopez Nina Agdal Shakira Gina Carano Demi Lovato Lauren Cohan Ronda Rousey Kate Beckinsale Avril Lavigne Lacey Chabert Kellie Pickler Kendall Jenner Paula Patton Emilia Clarke Stana Katic Emily VanCamp Jordana Brewster Nina Dobrev Sofia Vergara Lily Aldridge Carrie Underwood Morena Baccarin Miesha Tate Arianny Celeste Sarah Dumont Amber Heard Emily Ratajkowski Summer Glau Melissa Rauch Kerry Washington Bar Paly Sarah Shahi Dylan Penn Danielle Fishel Kacey Musgraves Hannah Davis Liz Hernandez Jill Wagner Rocsi Diaz Jaimie Alexander Allison Williams Anna Paquin Ana Ivanovic Alexandra Daddario Gabrielle Union Lana Del Rey Eva Marie Gal Gadot Lisalla Montenegro Victoria Justice Sage Erickson A.J. Cook Joanna Krupa Ireland Baldwin Taylor Momsen Rebecca Mader Noureen DeWulf Jessica Parker Kennedy Lydia Hearst Iggy Azalea Lili Simmons Beth Ostrosky Stern Caity Lotz Rebecca Garcia