Our users have literally voted in their thousands, the polls have closed and the votes have been counted and verified and we bring to you TVandFilmReview’s Top 50 Most Beautiful Women on US TV!
There was very little criteria, each actress had to be currently appearing on a US TV drama or comedy and we limited it to a maximum of two actresses per show. The rest was down to you!
Less chat and more results you say……….here we go!
Fans of CBS show The Mentalist will be well aware of the talents of Amanda Righetti and the 29 year old has certainly earned her place amongst the women on the list. A decade ago Righetti was playing Hailey in The OC and has appeared in a number of films on route to The Mentalist including Friday the 13th and Role Models. Beautiful and talented, it should come as no shock to find that (unfortunately for all the men in the world) Righetti is already happily married. We can dream I suppose…
One of the new girls to our screens this TV season, playing the delightfully nerdy Felicity in new hit show Arrow. Not only does this Canadian actress know her way around computers, she has that wonderful talent of being able to take off her glasses and let down her hair to transform into a blonde bombshell! The only problem for us ‘geek’ types is not knowing which version of Miss Rickards we prefer…..
Do you ever wonder where Dexter’s son Harrison is all this time that his dad is out killing the bad guys? Well more often than not, he is locked up with Aimee Garcia who plays the resident nanny on Dexter. Lucky kid! Gacia has also been a recurring character on this seasons new CBS drama – Vegas as well as bagging a role in the upcoming Robocop film. One of Garcia’s earliest film roles came over 10 years with an equally young Zooey Deschanel in the Jennifer Aniston film The Good Girl.
Starring as Kandi in hit sitcom Two and a Half Men has gained April Bowlby huge popularity and opened many doors for the 32 year old actress who has gone on to become a regular in Drop Dead Diva and smash hit films such as errr….The Slammin Salmon with Michael Clarke Duncan and Cobie Smulders? It sounds like a classic! Film choices aside, Bowlby continues to impress and we hope she has a long successful career on our TV. Long live the Bowlby!
Everyone wishes they had a secretary like Sarah Rafferty right? Portraying the delightful Donna Paulsen in Suits for the last two seasons, Rafferty has certainly won the hearts of many! A career which until Suits, had consisted of single episode appearances in multiple shows along with a sprinkling of films including….wait for it…….Soccer Dog: European Cup! A film about a dog that plays soccer, yes really! We are glad you chose the path of a legal secretary Sarah!
The stunning Alona Tal has the distinction of being the only Israeli that made our top 50 and she is fully deserving of her place. Currently starring in The CW show ‘Cult’ alongside Robert Knepper, we predict big things for Tal and the year is already off to a good start after starring in Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe thriller Broken City. Previous roles include a recurring slot in Supernatural and a role with wrestler Bill Goldberg in the 2007 film Half Past Dead 2…..it’s a classic. Honest.
Dating Vampire Diaries hunky co-star Ian Somerhalder will have won her no fans from the legions of women hoping he would pick them. Men are somewhat less picky about these things and still recognize that Dobrev is indeed one of the most beautiful women on US TV. Bulgarian born Dobrev appeared last year in the critically acclaimed The Perks of Being A Wallflower and has also appeared alongside Amanda Seyfried and Liam Neeson in erotic thriller Chloe……yip go and buy it now!
How I Met Your Mother provided Lyndsey Fonseca her first big breakthrough as Ted’s future daughter and she continues to play this role whilst juggling her other commitments which currently consist of playing Alexandra in Nikita and promoting the upcoming Kick Ass 2 after reprising her role from the first film. Although technically married, men can rejoice in the news that Fonseca has recently filed for divorce and will be on the lookout for a new squeeze…get in line!
ABC’s Nashville has been one of the few success stories for network dramas this season and some of the credit for that can fall to newcomer Clare Bowen whose portrayal of Scarlett O’Connor has been one of the highlights of the show and watching her chemistry with Gunnar (Sam Palladio) grow on a weekly basis. The 23 year old Aussie beauty has previously had parts in native films The Clinic and Not Suitable for Children.
Acting, dancing, singing and looking gorgeous are all things that appear to come naturally to Glee newcomer Melissa Benoist. She undoubtedly plays the most interesting of all the new characters on the hit show as troubled teen Marley Rose. Keen spotters will have recognised this cute 24 year old from her small roles in Homeland, Blue Bloods, The Good Wife and Law and Order.
Hot off the back of playing Anne Boleyn in The Tudors and a small role in Captain America: The First Avenger, Natalie Dormer is currently appearing in Game of Thrones as Margaery Tyrell and wife to be of King Joffrey! A keen (and very good) poker player only enhances our love for Dormer who has three films coming out this year in The Counselor, A Long Way From Home and Rush alongside Chris Hemswoth in the Formula 1 biography film about Niki Lauda and James Hunt.
Deborah Ann Woll was an unknown before HBO’s True Blood came long in 2008, with a back catalogue consisting of sporadic episodes in ER and CSI before landing her big break in the Vampire drama. Last year Woll made an appearance in Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan film Ruby Sparks however it is her performances in True Blood that continues to lure men into wishing they were bitten by her!
We will forgive Jessica Pare for falling for Don Drapers charm in Mad Men given Drapers ‘legendary’ status amongst male viewers of the show. Pare has been a series regular since season five and has been a welcome addition to the cast, not only is she jaw droppingly pretty but she plays the role of Megan Draper perfectly and who can forget her performance of “Zou Bisou Bisou”! Past performances include comedy film starring John Cho and Seth Meyers See This Movie and getting naked in Hot Tub Time Machine.
It’s worrying to think that up until the last couple of years, nobody had really heard of the beautiful Brandi Burkhardt until she landed a role in drama Hart of Dixie alongside Rachel Bilson. Sporadic appearances in TV shows and low budget films was about it for the 33 year old unless you include her role as mermaid Siren in the NBC daytime soap ‘Passions’. We welcome you with open arms to our TV screens Brandi and hope you won’t be leaving anytime soon.
Modern Family can get credit for a lot of good things, and one of the top ones has to be for introducing us to the wonderful Sarah Hyland who takes the role of Haley Dunphy in the ABC sitcom. The 22 year old Manhattan girl has had her fair share of films lately as well including starring alongside Glee’s Chris Colfer in Struck by Lightning which was released earlier this year in the States. With Modern Family showing no signs of slowing down, we can rejoice that Hyland will remain on our screens for a while yet.
Currently playing the part of Gabriela Dawson on NBC fire-fighting drama Chicago Fire, Monica Raymund is a relative newcomer to TV at only 26 years old, although can already include notable roles in Lie to Me and The Good Wife amongst her filmography and most recently appeared on the big screen in Richard Gere drama film Arbitrage. Raymunds work as a beautiful paramedic on Chicago Fire surely has a bunch of men faking unconsciousness in the hope for some mouth to mouth.
After three full seasons of playing ‘loveable beautiful bitch’ Santana Lopez on Glee, there is no doubt she has won a legion of fans for her portrayal of one of the shows best loved characters. Recent interviews have indicated Rivera’s eagerness to move into the films and we don’t think there will be anyone that will have an issue with viewing her on the big screen. She stars in independent film ‘Home’ which is released in the US later this year.
Before securing a lead role as Skye in CW show Cult Jessica Lucas is probably best known for TV roles in Melrose Place and ‘Edgemont’ although the talented actress also has a number of high grossing films under her belt including She’s The Man, Cloverfield and the upcoming ‘Evil Dead’ remake starring Jane Levy. We are hoping Cult is renewed and the wonderful Lucas is on our screens for a long time to come.
Although currently playing Officer Kono Kalakaua in the CBS remake of Hawii Five-0, Grace Park is probably still best known for her portrayal as Lt. Sharon Valerii in Battlestar Galactica. Believe it or not, this American born Canadian actress will turn 40 next year and will no doubt still have Hawaii Five-0 viewers’ hearts fluttering for many more years. Park made her film debut in 2000 Jet Li film Romeo Must Die.
Before landing the lead role in Pretty Little Liars as Aria Montgomery, the perfect little Lucy Hale was best known for appearing in Privileged which was sadly cancelled after a couple of seasons. How I Met Your Mother fans may also have noticed that Hale pops up early in season two as Robin Scherbatsky’s younger sister Katie. Interestingly, her film credits also include Scream 4 which amazingly stars 5 of our top 50 women in the movie.
When she isn’t avoiding zombies in AMC’s The Walking Dead, the talented Miss Kinney can be found in the recording studio, having released her debut EP Blue Toothbrush in 2011 which is actually quite catchy. Fans of The Walking Dead will already have heard a sample of her voice this season, as Hershel’s daughter led the survivors in a prison sing song. Look out for the 27 year old in upcoming drama film ‘Concussion’ released later this year.
We couldn’t have a TV poll on the most beautiful women on TV without of course featuring one of the first ladies of television – Sarah Chalke! Known to most as Dr Elliot Reid from Scrubs, known to some as Stella Zinman from How I Met Your Mother or known in the future as Polly in sitcom How to Live with your Parents which premieres soon. The only tragedy here is how Chalke didn’t make it higher in the list.
After appearing in Canadian TV show Vampire High over 10 years ago, Meghan Ory took a while to settle down, appearing in numerous cameo roles and failed pilots before finally landing the part of Red Riding Hood in ABC’s hit fantasy series Once Upon A Time where she has gone on to become a series regular to the delight of all the men of fictional town Storybrooke. Hurrah!
Previous to bagging the role of Gloria on the immensely popular ABC sitcom Modern Family, Vergara had made a name for herself in big screen features including Four Brothers, Grilled and Soul Plane. After being introduced fully to the world via Modern Family, the talented Vergara has since had roles in The Smurfs, Puss in Boots and Machete Kills. At 40 years old, Vergara is one of the more mature ladies in our poll however we don’t think that is going to out anyone off admiring her talent.
With very little previous acting work, Hannah Simone managed to bag the role of Cece on Fox sitcom New Girl and boy are we glad she did! She is the perfect love interest for Schmidt and the two have great on screen chemistry together and not to mention, she is smoking hot! London born Simone’s previous experience includes modelling and presenting, but with New Girl being renewed for a third season, we can expect to see her on our screens for a little longer at least.
Although Kristen Bell qualifies for the list through current show House of Lies, there is no doubt this 32 year old beauty is best known for her role as Veronica Mars from 2004-2007 which has recently gained media attention once more in the light of the Kickstarter campaign for a film which looks like it is going to happen. Parts in Heroes, Deadwood and Gossip Girl over the year’s cements Bells place with TV fans of all tastes as surely nobody can dislike Kristen Bell can they?
24. AnnaSophia Robb – The Carrie Diaries
At the grand old age of just 19, the beautiful American/Scottish AnnaSophia Robb is the youngest lady to make our prestigious list but the young actress deserves her high placing with performances as a one armed surfer in 2010 film Soul Surfer and currently as a young Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City prequel TV series ‘The Carrie Diaries’ on The CW. Her performances haven’t gone un-noticed either after recently landing the lead female role as Wendy in the upcoming Peter Pan film. Welcome to our lives AnnaSophia!
What else does Rashida Jones have to accomplish in her life? She currently stars in Parks and Recs which is one of TVs most popular sitcoms, she has featured in a Muppets movie, she has dated Spiderman himself Tobey Maguire and had a thing with Barack Obama’s speechwriter! Jones has previously starred in Chapelle’s Show and The Office and now after featuring high on our list of beautiful women, there is surely nothing left for her to achieve….
If you are fortunate enough to have caught Pretty Little Liars, then you will not have missed Ashley Benson in the lead role as Hanna Marin which looks set to continue to the delight of its many fans. Previous roles include Eastwick, Supernatural and Zoey 101 and Benson has recently been starring in Spring Breakers alongside fellow beauties Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez. Keep an eye out for her in thriller ‘Paranoia’ released later this year with Gary Oldman and Harrison Ford.
Out of all the beautiful women in our list, Trieste Kelly Dunn’s character in Banshee must be one of the unluckiest. Not only does the deputy get attacked and have her childhood home burnt down, she appears to be the only one on the show yet to get any action! With the show being renewed we hope the beautiful and talented Trieste has better fortune next year. Keep an eye out for upcoming film ‘Loves Her Gun’ if you want to get your fix of Trieste in between seasons.
Unfortunately for Jessica Lowndes fans, it appears 90210 is coming to an end this season which in theory means that the picturesque Lowndes won’t be on screens anymore!! We are sure she will have plenty offers of the small and big screen variety. Film back catalogue consists of mainly low budget horrors and TV movies however recent experience as Adrianna in the Beverly Hills series will stand her good stead. Please somebody offer her regular work, it doesn’t bear thinking of the alternative!
What do you get if you cross Kate Middleton and Lara Croft? Camilla Luddington is the answer after portraying both of them recently. After appearing as the Duchess in William and Kate and having roles in Californication and True Blood, Luddington last year landed the role of Dr Josephine Wilson in long running hit series Grey’s Anatomy. After landing the Lara Croft ‘voice and body’ role in the new Tomb Raider game, Luddington is firmly here to stay! Hallelujah!
With only bit part roles in 90210 and Fringe as notable appearances, in 2011 she landed the part of Rachel Zane in hit legal drama Suits and has made an impact on every male viewer since! As viewers of the show bicker over whether they prefer ‘Rachel or Donna’, many might not know that she appeared on game show Deal of no Deal back in 2007. As long as Markle stays on our screens for a long time, we say “Deal!”
A Top 50 list wouldn’t be complete without Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks! Although many would say that a couple of notable assets assist her high placing in these sort of lists, there is no getting away from the fact that Hendricks is drop dead beautiful. The 37 year old, first gained exposure playing Saffron in cult classic TV show Firefly although these days in better known for playing the fiery and seductive Joan Harris on AMC’s Mad Men.
A place in our top 16 in a well-deserved reward for Emily VanCamp who has certainly paid her TV dues after long stints on Everwood and Brothers and Sisters and currently appearing on Revenge since 2011 and gaining rave reviews for her performance as Emily Thorne. To top off a great couple of years for VanCamp she has landed a role in the upcoming Captain America film next year. Gorgeous and successful is a dangerous combination for someone of VanCamp’s level and we love it!
Having previously had roles as Kaitlin in The OC and Agnes in Gossip Girl, Willa Holland is currently gracing our screens as Oliver Queens gorgeous younger sister Thea in Arrow. Although her character plays a somewhat rebellious teenage schoolgirl, male viewers can feel slightly less guilty in knowing that Willa is in fact 21 years young. Arrow has been renewed for a second season so you can look forward to seeing alot more of Willa Holland in the future.
Our second entry on the list courtesy of AMC’s The Walking Dead and this time it is for Hershel’s other daughter Maggie played by the gorgeous Lauren Cohan. Early film credits include Heath Ledger film Casanova and Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj before landing recurring roles in Supernatural, Chuck and The Vampire Diaries before finally joining up as a regular cast member of The Walking Dead. We can only hope she doesn’t get killed off soon!
I think even the most hardcore of How I Met Your Mother fans will admit that the show has long gone past its sell by date, however one of the redeeming benefits of its ongoing presence is that Cobie Smulders remains a weekly presence on our screens as Robin Scherbatsky. With a performance in last year’s Avengers film and the upcoming Captain America sequel, it looks as if we will be seeing a lot more of Smulders in the near future.
12. Shanae Grimes – 90210
You may not have heard of ‘Degrassi: The Next Generation’ however this Canadian teen series was where the cute Shanae Grimes made her debut playing Darcy Edwards for 4 seasons before being cast as aspiring actress Annie Wilson in 90210 which is sadly coming to a close at the end of the current season. So what next for Shanae Grimes? Not only is she beautiful but talented and now open to offers of work, I can’t imagine it will be difficult for her to jump straight back into our lives with a new project soon. Our lives would be a little bit worse without her!
At only 23, Jane Levy has her best years still to come and it looks like 2013 is going to be one of them as she stars in the remake of ‘The Evil Dead’ and continues her role as Tessa in popular sitcom Suburgatory. Previous credits include Shameless and 2012 film Fun Size. Narrowly missing out on a place in our top ten, Levy can take comfort that she is the highest placing red head on our list! That has to be worth shouting about surely…
Since finishing runner up on the fifth season of American Idol, the beautiful Katharine McPhee has come on leaps and bounds and has gone from having hit singles and albums, to starring in films You May Not Kiss The Bride and Shark Night 3D to landing the lead role of Karen Cartwright in NBC musical drama Smash that is currently working its way through its second season. Unfortunately it looks like it may struggle to get renewed however we are sure McPhee will have no problem securing more work.
For the majority of people, the gorgeous Rachel Bilson will be forever known as Summer Roberts from The OC, however the Los Angeles girl is winning a new stream of fans for her current portrayal of Dr Zoe Hart in The CW’s Hart of Dixie. If you can’t get enough of Bilson, fear not – you can catch her on the big screen twice this year, in the comedies ‘Identity Thief’ and ‘The To Do List’ as well as her regular home on The CW, and who wouldn’t want more Rachel Bilson in their lives!
Who’s That Girl? It’s Jess…and after starring in hit sitcom New Girl, cute and quirky Zooey Deschanel has won herself a legion of followers to add to those she gained from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, (500) Days of Summer and Elf. She is undoubtedly one of TV and Films hottest properties at the moment and whether you are in the ‘love her’ or ‘hate her’ camp, there is no doubt that Zooey Deschanel will be hanging around for a long time and from our point of view, that can only be a good thing.
There is no doubt that the lovely Kat Dennings has somewhat of a cult following and her lofty position in this poll confirms that. Currently starring in sitcom 2 Broke Girls on CBS as Max, Dennings has also had roles in Thor, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, and The 40 Year Old Virgin amongst many others. There are a couple of big reasons Miss Dennings ticks all the boxes in what a guy might want in his perfect woman and we are sure she will be around for a long time to add to her portfolio.
Compared to a lot of the ladies that made our list, Kaley Cuoco could be considered a veteran of TV having had 3 seasons of 8 Simple Rules, a season of Charmed and currently on her 6th season of the massively popular The Big Bang Theory all before she has even hit her 28th birthday. Add to that the fact she has appeared in more than 25 films as well including little known gems such as Crimes of Fashion with Megan Fox and Cougar Club with Princess Leia herself Carrie Fisher! It must be a hard life for Kaley Cuoco being this talented and gorgeous!
Whether you know her as Kim Bauer from 24, Alex from Happy Endings or the schoolgirl that Luke Wilson sleeps with in Old School, there is no doubting that Elisha Cuthbert has been making males drool for over a decade now and is clearly reflected in her high placing in this poll. With current show Happy Endings looking like it will be cancelled, we are sure that lots of comedy scripts will be headed her way in recognition of the fact she is one of the best loved female sitcom characters on TV right now.
To say that Alison Brie has built up a bit of a male following over the last few years would be an understatement. You may know her as Annie from Community, Trudy from Mad Men or from one of her films including The Five Year Engagement, Scream 4 and ‘Save the Date’, there is no doubting that Brie has all males wrapped round her little finger and can currently do no wrong and we are very excited to see her this year in the film ‘Get a Job’ with Bryan Cranston and Anna Kendrick. A deserved placing in our top five.
Number three in our list goes to the beautiful Emilia Clarke and there is of little doubt that her role as Daenerys Targaryen in hit HBO show Game of Thrones has a big part to play in it. In fact her only acting credits before the show were for TV movie ‘Triassic Attack’ and on an episode of British TV series ‘Doctors’. Thankfully, Game of Thrones has allowed Emilia Clarke to blossom and you can catch her on the big screen as well as the small, with two films out this year in ‘Spike Island’ and ‘Dom Hemingway’.
Our runner up is none other than our favourite cheerleader Hayden Panettiere who is currently starring as singer Juliette Barnes in ABC’s Nashville which thankfully looks set to be renewed for a second season. After jumping into our lives in the form of Claire Bennett in Heroes and continuing to impress in films I Love you Beth Cooper and Scream 4 – there is no getting away from the fact that the pint sized babe that is Hayden Panettiere is most definitely one of the most beautiful women on TV at the moment.
Our winner and current goddess of US TV is the stunningly beautiful Yvonne Strahovski who can currently be seen as killer Hannah McKay in serial killer drama Dexter playing the title character’s love interest. Strahovski first made waves on US TV in NBC’s popular geek TV show Chuck where her kick ass performances and fascinating love story with Zachary Levi proved she was far more than just a pretty face. Strahovski certainly ticks all the boxes and covers most genres even including gaming providing the voice and likeness for Miranda Lawson in the Mass Effects series. The Australian has horror film ‘I, Frankenstein’ with Aaron Eckhart out on the big screen later in the year as well. Yvonne Strahovski has proven to be the people’s choice and we are proud to confirm her as the most beautiful woman on US TV.
Due to the success of this poll, we decided to run a Top 50 Hottest Men on US TV one as well! Check out the results here