40. Kristen Bell
Who is she? Best known for her roles in ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall’ and ‘Couples Retreat’
Why Kristen made the list: – Funny and hot, what more can you ask for? This Detroit, Michigan native knows all about hard-work and has proven that she’ll do whatever it takes to land a role. Finding her niche in the comedy world, Kristen has had great success in ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall’ and of course her last project with Vince Vaughn and Malin Ackerman, Couples Retreat.
39. Lea Michele
Who is she? One of the breakout stars of the Fox hit ‘Glee’.
Why Lea made the list: Lea Michele has proven you can take a slushy in the face and still sing your ass off. Moving from the lights Broadway to the craziness of Hollywood has been a seamless transition for Lea. Based on her powerhouse vocals and strong presence on any stage, she has been nominated for both a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award, to be given out in early 2010.
38. Jessica Biel
Who is she: This actress is best known for her work on ‘7th Heaven’ and ‘Blue Powder’.
Why Jessica made the list: If you’ve seen Jessica’s most recent film, ‘Blue Powder’ and her breakout part on ‘7th Heaven’, then you’ll know what I mean when I say, boy has Mary Camden grown up sexy. 2009 proved a success for this young actress, playing a stripper, securing her name on a few different projects and attaching Justin Timberlake to her arm. I don’t know if it is possible to see more of her in 2010, but we’d certainly like to try.
37. Emile de Ravin
Who is she: Emilie is best known for her portrayal of Claire on ‘Lost’.
Why Emilie made the list: This Aussie certainly knows how to work it. After getting her start as a ballet dancer, de Ravin quickly moved on to pursuing acting, which payed out big when she got cast on ‘Lost’. Newly divorced and set to star in ‘Remember Me’ alongside heartthrob Robert Pattinson, you can bet Emilie will be on many lists to come.
36. Summer Glau
Who is she? Summer is best known for her work on ‘Firefly’ and ‘Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles’.
Why Summer made the list: Gun slinging, intelligent and hot are only a few words describing why Summer Glau deserves her spot at number 37. After breaking onto the scene in ‘Firefly’, she went on to appear on several different tv shows, including CSI, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and The 4400. You can catch her next on yet another Joss Whedon project, ‘Dollhouse’.
35. Charlize Theron
Who is she? Charlize Theron is a South African actress best known for her roles in ‘North Country’ and ‘The Road’.
Why Charlize made the list: Charlize Theron is one of those rare individuals who doesn’t care what she looks like. Theron is known for being an actress that is willing to cross all lines, forsaking her appearance in order to get the work done. But that isn’t the only thing she stands up for. There is a list about a mile long of all the rights campaigns Charlize is involved with. Instead of focusing on the politics of things, let’s focus on the fact that she’s hot, smart, and cares about the world she lives in. That certainly qualifies her for our list!
34. Katie Featherston
Who is she? You may not know her name yet, but you know her face. Katie had a huge breakout success by playing the lead role in ‘Paranormal Activity’.
Why Katie made the list: Katie Featherston might be hot, but she is probably the only girl on this list I wouldn’t want to see standing over my bed. In just one year, Katie went from an actress waiting tables at Bucca di Beppos to starring in a film that grossed over $100 Million to date. And she did it all by running around in shorty shorts and tank top in the hit horror/thriller, ‘Paranormal Activity’. This film and Katie took the country by storm, solidifying her as one of the best new actresses of the year. This Texas born hottie just recently signed with an agency, so you can bet we’ll be seeing her around.
33. Ashley Greene
Who is she?: Ashley is best known for her role as Alice in ‘The Twilight Saga’.
Why Ashley made the list: Ashley Greene is being called one of the breakout stars of 2009, and one of the ones to watch in 2010. Well with a body like hers, we won’t have any trouble paying attention. This hottie just got into the acting biz a few years ago, starting work as a model. She’s been featured in several magazines, including GQ and Maxim. Who are we to deny her a place on our list?
32. Alessandra Ambrosio
Who is she? This Brazilian super model is best known for her work with Victoria’s Secret
Why Alessandra made the list: Alessandra is beautiful, exotic, and usually lacking clothing. If those aren’t 3 good reasons, then I don’t know what would be. This beautiful model got her start at the age of 15 and thirteen years later, she’s still going strong. She is close friends with Gisele Bundchen and Ana Beatriz Barros, who are also from Brazil. Now that is a girl’s night out I’d like to witness.
31. Anna Paquin
Who is she? Former child star and current actress on ‘True Blood’.
Why Anna made the list: Anna has made smart choices in her career. By 11, she had won her first Oscar, and by 18 she was cast in the blockbuster hit trilogy, X-Men. Anna’s most recent gig, for which she earned a Golden Globe award, is playing the buxom blonde, Sookie Stackhouse on HBO’s ‘True Blood’. Every week, Paquin gets into trouble with her on and off screen boyfriend Stephen Moyer, and frequently, that trouble involves her clothes being ripped off. How lucky for us.