Remember The Hottest Girls of 'The O.C.' 10 Years Later - Maxim

Remember The Hottest Girls of 'The O.C.' 10 Years Later

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Mischa Barton and Rachel Bilson...damn. 

Mischa Barton and Rachel Bilson...damn. 

The O.C., which went off the air 10 years ago this week, was much more than just a Fox primetime soap.

Yes, the slickly-produced and amusingly self-aware series trailed the exploits of a group of privileged Southern California teens, often to dramatic and hyperbolic effect. 

Remember when Marissa freaked out and threw a lawn chair in the pool, when she made out with Olivia Wilde or when she shot Trey to that cringe-inducing Imogen Heap soundtrack?

Mmm... watchasay!?

But the hit series, which lasted from 2003 to 2007, captured something special in the zeitgeist, reflecting the popularity and wealth-fueled fantasies of young people across the country. 

Soon, every girl in every high school across the country was side-parting their hair like Marissa and bitching about their stepdads or adopting Summer-worthy upspeak. 

Ew, Chino!

Above, revisit scorching Maxim photo shoots of the girls who defined a generation: Mischa Barton (Marissa) and Rachel Bilson (Summer).

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