Now that you’ve seen and digested the 66 women who we believe to be the most overrated for 2011, it’s time to bring to light some women we feel are vastly under-appreciated.
Remember how last year we said that Yvonne Strahovski, Chelsea Staub (now Kane), Jessica Szohr, and Selena Gomez were underrated and needed more attention? Apparently you heard us as these ladies seem to be finally getting more love. (And who are we to argue with The Biebs?)
Unfortunately a lot of the ladies we tried to help out in 2010 didn’t get more attention, and well, we give up. We’ve moved on. But hey we tried. Perhaps, just maybe, on some of them we were just… wrong. But we didn’t give up on all of them, as you will see.
Even though a majority of these women didn’t make it on to the various sexy lady lists of Maxim, FHM, and AskMen, if we were to make our own world’s hottest, sexiest, or most desirable list these ladies would be in line for serious consideration. Perhaps next year, with this little bit of assistance from us, this sexy batch of women will get the recognition that they deserve.
Note: Click on each lady’s photo to see even more of why we love them.
66 Bridget Moynahan (2010 Rank: 46)
We pretty much feel obligated to have Bridget on this list every year because, frankly, we think that in her own way she’s every bit as sexy as the mother of Tom Brady’s other child. Many forget that Bridget was also a model before heading into the acting biz. Perhaps had she stuck to that line of work we wouldn’t be relying on the success of Battle: Los Angeles to remind men everywhere of her unrecognized hotness.
65 Carla Gugino (2010 Rank: 27)
What does a girl have to do to be viewed as a sexpot these days? Whatever it is, Carla apparently isn’t doing it so here she is again on this list. Perhaps not enough people have seen her performances in movies like Sin City and are clouded by her roles in kiddie movies like SpyKids and Race to Witch Mountain. Whatever the reason, at age 39 she’s still bringing it like women almost half her age. The clock’s a-tickin’ though…
64 Heather Morris (2010 Rank: Unranked)
No, we don’t watch Glee. And yes, we are not real thrilled with Dianna Agron and especially Lea Michelle, but the show isn’t totally devoid of women we like as 24 year-old Heather is definitely someone we can get behind. Perhaps that’s because she isn’t always out self-promoting. That or we just think she’s sexier than the other two. One of those things.
63 Sarah Shahi (2010 Rank: 15)
The 31 year-old former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader finally landed a regular role starring in the legal drama Fairly Legal on USA Network (which might explain her #24 ranking on Maxim’s Hot 100, the first time she’s been on the list since 2006), but even so, we’re hoping for even more exposure this year and look forward to the day Sarah lands a lead role in a movie so a wider audience can discover just how sexy this woman is.
62 Aly Michalka (2010 Rank: 28)
If we had written this three or four months ago there’s a very good chance that Aly would have appeared at or near the top of this list. Thankfully, some Hollywood exec, even if it was at the CW, finally figured out that 22 year-old Aly is just dripping with sex appeal. Maybe next year she’ll take her rightful place on more than one of the lists of sexiest women in the world (Maxim: #66). And if not, then guess what list she WILL be on again in 2012?
61 Selita Ebanks (2010 Rank: Unranked)
28 year-old Selita is rarely the first name mentioned when discussing Victoria’s Secret supermodels. Heck, she’s rarely the second, third, or fourth name mentioned. Perhaps it’s because she doesn’t appear quite as often as some of the others, but when it comes to the beauty these women possess Selita is right there near the top of the class.
60 Claire Danes (2010 Rank: 30)
32 year-old Claire reappears on this list because we feel that strongly about her sex appeal far outweighing the amount of recognition she receives. That being said, with just one movie and one TV miniseries on her resume over the past two-plus years we’re starting to understand the reasons for her going unrecognized. The next 12 months will decide whether she’s still relevant or just a fond memory.
59 Amanda Righetti (2010 Rank: 32)
Roles on The Mentalist, North Shore, The O.C. and the reboot of Friday the 13th apparently didn’t get the public’s attention as Amanda is still being left off all the sexiest women in the world lists. We dare you to go watch the movie Angel Blade (warning: old, bad movie, use fast forward, very relevant to your interests) and then come back and tell us she shouldn’t be on every one of those lists.
58 Arielle Kebbel (2010 Rank: 62)
26 year-old Arielle still hasn’t gotten the attention we think she deserves. We were hoping more mainstream roles would head her way last year and perhaps her current gig on the TV show Life Unexpected is just the ticket she needs to take her career to the next level and get men everywhere to recognize her for the beauty that she is.
57 Ana Hickmann (2010 Rank: Unranked)
When it comes to being a sexy model from Brazil it’s pretty easy to get lost in the shuffle. That being said, 30 year-old Ana really deserves more attention because there hasn’t been a photo shoot in which she’s appeared that she didn’t melt the camera with her beauty. Also of note, she was once listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as “The model with the longest legs” so she’s got that going for her as well.
56 Rashida Jones (2010 Rank: Unranked)
Quincy Jones’ 35 year-old daughter has carved out quite a career for herself and now finds herself a part of the superb comedy Parks and Recreation after a stint on The Office. Perhaps getting back on TV on regular basis will be just what it takes for the men of the world to notice just how sexy Quincy’s daughter has turned out.
55 Gretchen Mol (2010 Rank: Unranked)
At one point in her career Gretchen Mol seemed destined for superstardom. She had the face, the body, the style, but then things kind of slowed down for her. Now the 38 year-old is back, appearing on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and we’re putting her on this list as a sort of a lifetime achievement award for hotness. Nice to have you back, Gretchen.
54 Adrianne Palicki (2010 Rank: 38)
Oh, if only NBC had picked up Wonder Woman Adrianne could finally have gotten her due as a hottie in her own right, instead of being one of the other girls who appeared on Friday Night Lights with Minka Kelly. We and every comic book geek in the world are still holding out hope that Adrianne’s foray into super-heroism manages to get picked up by another network.
53 Rooney Mara (2010 Rank: Unranked)
The great-granddaughter of both the Pittsburgh Steelers founder and the New York Giants founder first garnered our attention in the reboot of A Nightmare on Elm Street and piqued our curiosity even more with her role in The Social Network but it’s Rooney’s upcoming coming starring role as the the title character in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo that we expect to put the men everywhere on notice.
52 Katie Cassidy (2010 Rank: 52)
24 year-old Katie also appears on this list for a second year in a row. She did Melrose Place, Gossip Girl, and is set to appear in a romantic comedy with Selena Gomez and Leighton Meester, none of which are shows that any self-respecting man would ever admit to watching. Therefore it is our duty to remind the males of the world of her existence and hope that some day we’ll get to see her in a role that properly shows off her her sexy skills.
51 Zoe Kravitz (2010 Rank: Unranked)
Who would have guessed that the daughter of Lisa Bonet (oh, and Lenny Kravitz) would turn out to be sexy? WE WOULD! And we haven’t been disappointed. Now that the 22 year-old Zoe has turned her role on the TV series Californication into roles on the big screen like X-Men: First Class, we expect everyone else to enjoy this sexy celebrity offspring as much as we do.
50 Rebecca Mader (2010 Rank: Unranked)
Evangeline Lilly may be the one Lost girl everyone lusts after the most (with good reason), but 34 year-old Rebecca is also quite worthy of our attention as this photo of her in a bikini will attest. Plus what can we say, we have a soft spot for redheads with British accents.
49 Gabrielle Union (2010 Rank: Unranked)
38 year-old Gabrielle has been wowing us for years with her looks and her acting, but for some reason is rarely mentioned when it comes to the sexiest actresses working today. That’s an error we’d like to correct today. Now if we could just do something about her not having appeared in a movie since 2008.
48 Jessica Lowndes (2010 Rank: Unranked)
Last year we had a different Jessica from the TV show 90210 on this list (Jessica Stroup) and we’re here to admit that we may have chosen the wrong one. Now we’re convinced that this is the Jessica from that show that is destined to light up our screens for many years to come. And at just 22 years of age she has more than enough time to make that happen.
47 Lyndsy Fonseca (2010 Rank: Unranked)
24 year-old Lyndsy made a few waves with her appearance in the movie Kick-Ass, and alerted the world to her existence on Desperate Housewives, but it’s her starring role in the CW TV series Nikita that really got our attention. Now if she can just parlay that into a feature film or a role on a more watched TV station then the rest of the men of the world can see what they’ve been missing.