10. Mila Kunis
Chances are that you are very familiar with the very gorgeous Ms. Kunis from her long-running role on That 70s Show as the very gorgeous Jackie, but what you may not be aware of is that Kunis still plays a main character on a currently running sitcom – she provides the voice of Meg on Family Guy. Yes, that Meg, the unattractive, dumpy, continually-put-upon, borderline personality Meg. We’ve never considered voice acting to be even mildly comparable to acting in front of a camera or on a stage, but this kind of makes of rethink our position.
Seriously, look at that picture and tell us you can imagine somebody with those looks convincingly voicing a character like Meg! Kunis deserves an Oscar or a Grammy or a Tony or whatever the hell it is they give to hot voice actors these days.
9. Mackenzie Rosman
Pulling together a couple of different thematic threads on our list is Mackenzie Rosman. Like the Olsens – grew up before our eyes on a family show (in Rosman’s case, her character went from starting elementary school to completing high school over the course of the run of 7th Heaven.) Like Vanessa Hudgens, she successfully managed to upgrade her image nearly overnight when a candid and … shall we say … womanly self-pic of herself vamping in a bra and panties hit the Intertubes early this year… and just happened, shockingly, to coincide with her 18th birthday.
The transition from child star to young starlet can be a trying time for both starlet and fan, and it’s very convenient and really much easier on everybody when the younger starlets give us such an official go-ahead to start leering at them. Hats off to Mackenzie and Vanessa for streamlining the process!
8. Laura Vandervoort
Oh, to be the casting director for Smallville, to be sitting in the planning room when your writers tell you that they think it’s time to introduce Supergirl into the show, and do you think you could go out and run the auditions for this part? We’re going to need somebody blond, blue-eyed, all-American, perfectly in shape, young and hot. Hey, remember, don’t forget the hot part, since this girl is going to be playing a superhuman. Spare no expense, casting director, and leave no stone unturned until you find the perfect Supergirl.
We hope that casting director got a raise, because they chose quite wisely in Laura Vandervoort. By the way, you can add Vandervoort to the ever-lengthening list of blazing hotties with an early-career connection to Disney pap – she starred alongside Caroline Rhea and Robert Carradine in a 2000 Disney Channel original movie entitled Mom’s Got A Date With A Vampire, and that puts Disney at a 6.5 to 4 advantage over Nickelodeon.
7. Arielle Kebbel
UGO has the technology to read your mind. Fortunately for you, we only use this technology for parlor tricks, because man, you would be SO screwed if we were actually malicious with this power. But if you don’t believe us, let us prove it to you – when you just clicked that link that said “Arielle Kebbel” you thought “Who the hell is that?” and then when you actually came to this page and looked at that picture, you thought – well, unfortunately, we can’t publish that thought. But we fully agree with you.
Miss Kebbel hasn’t got her career fully started yet – to date, her highest-profile role has been a starring turn in The Grudge 2, in which she got herself killed by yet another one of those humorless long-haired Japanese ghost-children. Somebody’s really got to reel those kids in.
6. Emily Browning
A Series Of Unfortunate Events turned out to be a surprisingly quiet performer at the box office, but that certainly couldn’t have been due to Emily Browning’s turn in the lead role of Violet Baudelaire. While she was adorably winning in that movie, Browning has grown up quickly and has become nothing short of dazzling at 19 (but don’t take our word for it, just look at her!)
Browning took a couple of years off after Series to finish up high school, and she’ll next be starring with fellow underexposed hottie Arielle Kebbel in The Uninvited. With such double-barreled lusciousness headlining that flick, we’ll make an effort to see that one even if it turns out to be a feature-length treatment of that wretched Alanis Morrissette song.
5. Megan Fox
You know those muscle-car magazines that feature sensational yet deeply incongruous babes draped alluringly over the hood of a tricked-out Mustang, clearly in an effort to corner the market on all male eyeballs by presenting the two things that no man can resist? So did the casting directors for last summer’s Transformers, clearly . And wisely, they’ve already got her under contract for the next two installments in the franchise – so get ready for future summers of hot Megan & machine action.
According to Wikipedia, Megan Fox gets a tattoo whenever she “has a feeling about anything.” Megan Fox is twenty-two years of age, meaning she has been able to get inked for four years, and only has nine tattoos. So UGO is sorry to report that Megan Fox is obviously almost completely emotionally dead inside. Good thing, then, that on the outside Megan Fox is pretty damned alive.
4. Keira Knightley
You know you’re going to have a successful career in Hollywood when you get your first significant role based on the fact that people can’t tell you apart from Natalie Portman (Knightley played Queen Amidala’s decoy in The Phantom Menace .) It also helps when you’re hot enough for it to be believable that both Johnny Depp AND Orlando Bloom would compete for you in your breakout starring role ( Pirates of the Caribbean .) And if you want to get (tastefully) naked on the cover of Vanity Fair along with fellow young hottie Scarlett Johansson, well, sister, who are we to argue?
Knightley’s hotness seems simultaneously aristocratic and down-to-earth, allowing her to pull off the above-mentioned upper-class and royalty roles (along with parts in Pride and Prejudice and King Arthur ) while avoiding the off-putting brittleness that many actors bring to such parts. However, we’d love to see Knightley in some more laid-back roles like her turn in Bend It Like Beckham . A lady both this hot and this talented must not remain typecast! Unleash Keira’s hotness on all genres!
3. Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson is mostly known for exuding placid, sad-eyed beauty in critically acclaimed flicks like Ghost World, The Man Who Wasn’t There and Lost In Translation , but this girl gets around. She’s also appeared in a number of decidedly non-classic pictures like Eight Legged Freaks and – seriously, we wouldn’t joke about this – The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie .
It’s been said that the faces of all truly beautiful women tell a story, and if this is true, clearly the story that Johansson’s face tells is “I challenge you not to star at my lusciously ambrosial lips. Keep trying, sucker. Keep trying … oh, you lost.” According to the never-wrong Wikipedia, Johansson has been quoted as saying she doesn’t believe in monogamy, so take heart – your chances with her remain greater than 0 percent even after her reported May engagement to Ryan Reynolds, although we don’t have the computing power here at UGO to nail down the exact number.
2. Miley Cyrus
Disney delivers the knockout blow to Nickelodeon, finishing with a dominating streak of unanswered starlets that gives them a 7.5 to 4 win.
Back in April, Miss Hannah Montana was in a bit of a media imbroglio (that’s from an Italian word that means “dudes, are you f’n kidding me”) when she posed for some pictures with super-ultra-extra respected photographer Annie Leibovitz for super-ultra-extra-respected magazine Vanity Fair and it turned out that some of the shots were mildly sexualized! Can you believe it? How low can the media sink, pretending that the popular appeal of Miley Cyrus is in any way based on her looks, and not solely on her rich acting chops or her stunning musical performances of top-80 hits like “Pumpin’ Up the Party,” “If We Were A Movie” and her stellar rendition of “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree?”
We can’t speak for the rest of the world – who knows what’s going on in their ghoulish minds – but when we look at Miley Cyrus, we see only one thing. Potential. Great potential.
1. Hayden Panettiere
Students of hotness have long known that there are many classifications of hotness. There’s the “yeah, she’s pretty cute” hotness, the “wow, she’s amazing” hotness, and then the “dude, that’s just not FAIR” hotness. Ms. Hayden Panettiere is the quintessential example of this particular strain of hotness – from perfect goldilocks to winning smile to mischievous eyes to … well, you know, to all other parts that comprise the human body, Hayden has got it going on as throughly as it has ever been gotten in recent memory.
It’s been pointed out that Hayden’s character on Heroes , indestructible cheerleader Claire Bennet, bears somewhat of a thematic resemblance to Bruce Willis’s character from the movie Unbreakable. Let’s all take this moment to give thanks that we don’t live in the considerably less fun alternate universe where Bruce Willis was cast in the role of Claire Bennet, and congratulate Hayden Panettiere on being the hottest young thing on the screen today.