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Maxim Hot 100 2009

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    100. Deanna Russo Beware: This knockout Knight Rider babe's hobbies include Filipino martial arts. "You can take somebody out with two bamboo sticks, or if they have a gun, disarm them in half a second."

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    99. Melissa Rycroft After having her heart broken by some douche on the The Bachelor, this former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader rebounded with a crowd-pleasing stint on Dancing With the Stars, proving that getting dumped can be a great career move.
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    98. Rebecca Mader This carrot-topped Brit made time travel worth watching this season on ABC's Lost as the feisty and ultimately doomed Charlotte Lewis.

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    97. Marisa Tomei We were psyched to see My Cousin Vinny's unlikely Oscar winner play a stripper in The Wrestler. We pray that her upcoming role in The Night Job, about an ex-con forced into framing a friend, is just as revealing.

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    96. Olivia Munn The host of G4TV's nerdtastic Attack of the Show has perked up many a joystick with her on-air high jinks. Isn't it great when hot and hilarious go hand in hand?
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    95. Padma Lakshmi The adorably edible host of Top Chef is a feast for the eyes--and the spicy dish that makes watching Bravo's hit cooking show totally appetizing.
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    94. Yvonne Strahovski This awesome Aussie from Chuck is set to star in The Canyon. "I've got muscles. I'm not a girly-girl," she says. We'll spot you at the gym!
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    93. Michelle Obama He may be dealing with two wars, an economic meltdown, and a rapidly graying dome, but at least our Commander in Chief gets to come home to the hottest First Lady in the history of these United States. (Sorry, Martha Washington!)
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    92. Joanna Krupa She may be blonde and Polish, but it only takes one of her to change a lightbulb--as well as to create mind-blowingly sexy ad campaigns for the likes of Ed Hardy and PETA.
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    91. Chelsea Handler From her start on Girls Behaving Badly to hosting Chelsea Lately on E!, this funny girl makes every man, woman, and midget piddle their pants.
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    90. Roselyn Sanchez The Without a Trace actress is not only beautiful; she will also beat a chick down. "I have no real life experience with girl-fights, but I think I'd be good at it," she says. "I'd kick any girl's ass." Mee-yowch!
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    89. Jamie Chung Though Jamie got her start on Real World: San Diego, she has since spread her wings playing sorority girls on the TV show Greek, and come October, in the slasher flick Sorority Row. Kappa Hubba Hubba!
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    88. Diane Kruger This trilingual model turned actress is about to star in Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Basterds. "It is not as fun as people think to shoot love scenes. You feel vulnerable," she says. Don't worry, Diane. You can rehearse with us.
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    87. Summer Glau As a made-of-metal cyborg in Fox's Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Summer epitomizes the definition of "stone cold fox."
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    86. Ali Campoverdi Ali went from appearing in our pages in lingerie in 2004 to serving as an assistant to a deputy chief of staff. You're welcome, Barack!
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    85. Michelle Trachtenberg This ex-Buffy babe is giving Leighton and Blake serious eye candy competition on Gossip Girl. Um, not that we've ever watched it!
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    84. Minka Kelly She's the gorgeous cheerleader fond of dating star athletes on Friday Night Lights, and now life is beginning to imitate art--Minka's new beau is Yankees captain/lucky bastard Derek Jeter.
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    83. Whitney Port Although The Hills brought Whitney fame, the 24- year-old fashionista really stepped into the spotlight with her spin-off series, The City, where she sucked face with an Australian. If she can make out here, she can make out anywhere!
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    82. Emma Watson Harry Potter's Hermione set the Internet ablaze just by turning 18 and completely incinerated it by stating she'd do a nude scene for director Bernardo Bertolucci. (We're already working on the script, Bernardo.)
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    81. Heidi Montag Reality show villainess and douchebag-dater Heidi tends to have haters on her back, yet she's now on the their backs-literally-with her clothing line, Heidiwood.
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    80. Jamie Gunns This mind-blowing Brit graced the cover of Maxim's swimsuit issue, strutted runways across the globe in lingerie, and says she likes a man with a belly. Apparently, she's our dream girl.
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    79. Jaime King The Sin City stunner will be reprising her role as twin hookers, Goldie and Wendy, in the film's sequel next year. We're already buttering our popcorn!
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    78. Danica Patrick As the first woman to win an IndyCar race, this sultry speed demon looks good both on and off the track. Hey, we'd let her change our tires if you know what we mean! Which we don't.
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    77. Stacy Keibler The former WWE diva kicked up her world-class legs on Dancing With the Stars, and last year was named the World's Hottest Athlete by InGameNow. (Michael Phelps now knows how losing feels.)
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    76. Cameron Richardson She can thank the rodents. After a slow start to her film career-Supercross, anyone?-Cameron hit the big time in Alvin and the Chipmunks (she also stars in its upcoming "Squeakquel," as well as Women in Trouble with fellow babe Carla Gugino).
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    75. Tricia Helfer Along with The Sopranos, Seinfeld, and Mr. Belvedere, Battlestar Galactica is one of the best shows ever made. While the series ended in March, Tricia Helfer's sexy Cylon number six will pop up once again in the upcoming movie Battlestar Galactica: The Plan.
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    74. Amanda Bynes The former tween queen has proven she can light up the big screen with the musical Hairspray, but right now she's content conquering your TV in ABC's Canned, the upcoming sitcom about a group of friends who are all fired from their jobs. Yeah, like that could ever happen!
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    73. Ashley Tisdale The acerbic secret weapon of the High School Musical franchise, Ashley cuts the cheesiness of the singing and dancing with some bitchy biting wit. She also has an extremely appropriately named album hitting shelves this month: Guilty Pleasures.
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    72. Camilla Belle Does anyone hot not have Brazilian blood? Camilla caused a storm after reports she was dating both Joe Jonas and Twilight hunk Robert Pattinson (we were so jealous). When not participating in tabloid love triangles, she makes movies (Push) and models for Vera Wang.
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    71. Gabrielle Union This small-town Nebraskan has proven she's got the stuff to play opposite Hollywood heavy hitters such as Will Smith and Terrence Howard. From her humble beginnings as a barely legal ingenue to becoming Tyler Perry's leading lady, rest assured that Ms. Union's gorgeous smile isn't going anywhere soon.
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    70. Maria Menounos Whether Maria's delivering real entertainment news on Access Hollywood or fake entertainment news in Tropic Thunder, one thing is certain-we have never missed John Tesh less.
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    69. Jennifer Morrison The gorgeous doctor from House M.D. (no, not Hugh Laurie!) is more than just a pretty face: She's also part nerd, as evidenced by her role in the geektastic J.J. Abrams' Star Trek movie. Resistance to her beauty is futile!
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    68. Ashley Greene In Twilight she played a spunky vampire sister. See her next in Skateland…or being pursued by psycho Twilight fans.
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    67. Emmy Rossum The former squeaky-clean star of The Phantom of the Opera and Poseidon got sexy and tough all at once in Dragonball: Evolution.
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    66. Emma Stone She's supernatural in Ghosts of Girlfriends Past as a woman haunting Matthew McConaughey and his hairless man-cleavage, but to us she'll always be Superbad's perfect high school girl.
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    65. Amanda Righetti We love remakes of horror movies because they are scarier and star sexier women, such as Amanda in the Friday the 13th reboot. See her not screaming on CBS's The Mentalist.
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    64. Diora Baird When you get the world's attention with an unforgettable topless scene in Wedding Crashers, what do you do next? Star in movies including Young People F*#@ing and Pornstar. Here's to fulfilled potential!
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    63. Milla Jovovich After watching her play Alice in the Resident Evil films, we couldn't help but wonder: Who would win in a fight between Alice and Angelina Jolie as Laura Croft? Answer: everyone.
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    62. Heidi Klum The Project Runway host has fragrance, clothing, and jewelry lines and an insane body. Heidi, you are truly Germany's finest export (yes, even better than zinc!).
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    61. Dania Ramirez The Dominican beauty and former Sopranos guest star appeared in Heroes as Maya Herrera, whose power consisted of poisoning people with her black tears. Not nice!
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    60. Carrie Underwood With her man-hatin' hit, "Before He Cheats," PETA's 2005 Sexiest Vegetarian Alive is the rare American Idol who sings with a set of cojones (sorry, Clay).
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    59. Ana Ivanovic The winner of last year's French Open is such a hero in her native Serbia that she was put on a postage stamp. Show your love and lick it.
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    58. Miranda Kerr This tasty Aussie is Victoria's Secret's first-ever Angel from Down Under. We couldn't believe Hugh Jackman never earned his wings, either!
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    57. Audrina Patridge We hope her departure from The Hills doesn't affect her fake friendship with Heidi and Lauren.Up next: movie roles (Sorority Row) and her own reality show.
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    56. Amber Heard The Pineapple Express hottie has six(!) films coming out this year. But don't think the blonde beauty has a problem with her workload. "I've been working so hard to get to this point," she told us, "I'll be damned if I’m going to complain!"
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    55. Christina Milian The singer-actress' latest album, Elope, features A-list guests such as Kayne West. Catch her in smooching Matthew McConaughey in Ghosts of Girlfriends Past. "It was a decent kiss," she recently lied to us.
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    54. Rachel Bilson As rich-girl-next-door Summer, she made The O.C. worth watching. See her upcoming indie romance Waiting for Forever. And try to forget she's engaged to Hayden Christensen.
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    53. Kim Kardashian The curvy princess of reality TV regularly updates her Web site with posts and pictures of recent shopping trips and other daily activities. It's just like your Aunt Helen's blog, only without the glazed ham recipes or photos of your uncle pantless. Here’s hoping she breaks out the video camera again in the near future.
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    51. Sienna Miller The hottest Factory Girl since Laverne has us shaking with anticipation over her role of the Baroness in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.
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    50. Taylor Swift This singer-songwriter is richer (see her No. 1 album Fearless) and tall (six feet!) and has said she doesn't want anyone "picturing me naked." You can't always get what you want, Taylor.
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    49. Freida Pinto You met her in Slumdog Millionaire, and now she's got a bunch of new flicks in the works. We can't wait to see more of her. And, yes, that's our final answer.
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    48. Arielle Kebbel Cute-as-a-button Arielle made waves in the scary-as- hell movies The Uninvited and The Grudge 2. Next up, Mardi Gras, in which she shows us her…talents.
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    47. Katie Cassidy The star of Black Christmas and the miniseries murderfest Harper's Island isn’t just a scream queen. She'll be the next-gen Amanda on the CW's Melrose Place remake.
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    46. Nicole Scherzinger From her rocking voice to her deadly curves to her insanely hot moves, this Pussycat Doll is a triple threat. Meow!
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    45. Fergie After proving she offered Black Eyed Peas more than just lady lumps with her smashtastic solo album, The Dutchess, Fergie has reunited with the boys on this month's The E.N.D.
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    44. Avril Lavigne Her "Girlfriend" video is tied with "The Evolution of Dance" as the most watched clip on YouTube. Seriously, "The Evolution of Dance," people?
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    43. Elisha Cuthbert The world's hottest hockey fan has an NHL star (Calgary's Dion Phaneuf) on her arm and a kick-ass role on her résumé now that she's returned to 24 as Kim Bauer, the daughter of Dick Cheney's favorite one-man terrorist wrecking crew.
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    42. Nikki Reed We've wanted this sexy Twilight star to sink her teeth into us since her days on The O.C. Beware of the next Twilight installment, coming this November.
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    41. Nadine Velazquez Nadine will hit the big screen next year in the comedy All's Fair in Love, but in the meantime she continues dirtying up our thoughts as a motel maid on My Name Is Earl.
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    40. Lily Allen The biting lyrics from Lily's albums, Alright, Still and It's Not Me, It's You, have proved she's the most outspoken Brit crooner since the Gallagher brothers.
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    39. Anna Faris She served as E's love interest in Entourage and played Seth Rogen's girlfriend in the twisted comedy Observe and Report. Maybe we do have a shot with her!
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    38. Charlize Theron The supersexy superstar appears next in The Road, based on the depressing book by Cormac McCarthy. Here's to hoping they add a much-needed volleyball, pizza-party scene.
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    37. Cameron Diaz The former Elite Model gets style points for kicking Justin Timberlake to the curb in 2007. Forbes named her Hollywood's highest-paid actress in 2008. Hot and rich-just our type!
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    36. Hayden Panettiere What's the one thing sexier than a hot high school cheerleader with superpowers (Heroes)? A hot high school chick who shows a dorky valedictorian the night of his life in I Love You, Beth Cooper.
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    35. Anna Kournikova The tennis temptress ditched that racket in 2003 to focus on more worthwhile spectator sports like modeling and occasionally breaking up with Enrique Iglesias.
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    34. Scarlett Johansson Last year she married Ryan Reynolds; this year she starred in He's Just Not That Into You. But this 24-year-old with the smoky voice and smoking body is already making amends by signing on to play Black Widow in Iron Man 2. Bring on the Spandex!
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    33. Blake Lively We've never seen The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and have yet to watch Gossip Girl with the sound on, but with the upcoming New York, I Love You, TV's reigning all-American blonde is finally starring in something we may actually want to see.
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    32. Ciara Ciara put out her first album in three years with Fantasy Ride. The time away only made her naughtier, as demonstrated by the "Love Sex Magic" video and her lap dancing Justin Timberlake. Where's a bouncer when you need one?
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    31. Hilary Duff She may be back in studio recording a new, sure-tobe- platinum album, but Hilary isn't content just serenading the tween crowd. That's why she'll be playing machine-gun-wielding badass Bonnie Parker in the indie film The Story of Bonnie and Clyde.
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    30. Penélope Cruz The smoldering Academy Award winner makes us want to shout things surrounded by upside-down exclamation points.
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    29. Zoe Saldana The New Jersey native earns her sexy stripes playing every fanboy's fantasy, the communicative Lieutenant Uhura in Star Trek. She's come a long way since being nominated for "Best Kiss" with the future Mr. Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon, at the 2003 MTV Movie Awards.
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    28. Danneel Harris She's chosen roles as a hell-raiser on One Tree Hill, a fierce cheerleader in Fired Up, and, next, a girlfriend gone wild in Mardi Gras. We like the pattern we're seeing.
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    27. Vanessa Hudgens Presenting the doe-eyed, perfectly proportioned, exquisitely multi-ethnic reason all three High School Musical films have found their way to our Netflix cue. For her next act, Vanessa vamps in the teen musical Bandslam, rocking into theaters next month.
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    26. Angelina Jolie She didn't take home Best Actress honors for Changeling (or Best Tattooed Assassin for Wanted), and now Angelina is pissed. It's why she signed on to replace Tom Cruise (seriously) in Salt, the story of a CIA agent accused of being a spy.
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    25. Julianne Hough The hot-stepping Dancing With the Stars hottie has moved on to country singing. Bust out the rhinestones and belt buckles!
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    24. Eva Mendes From her bare-assed PETA campaign to her photo shoot for Vogue Italia and her Calvin Klein perfume commercial that was too hot for the U.S., the sultry star of five upcoming flicks is having a hard time keeping her clothes on these days. [Insert grin here.]
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    23. Lindsay Lohan No list of beauty would be complete without LiLo. You'll soon be able to catch the sex icon in Labor Pains, a comedy in which she pretends to be preggers. We're hoping it's not ours.
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    22. Kate Beckinsale In the Underworld series she's made several male childhood fantasies come to life (statuesque woman in leather would be plenty, but she also hunts werewolves). Next Kate takes on even bigger game: Everybody's Fine, opposite Robert De Niro.
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    21. AnnaLynne McCord She's seduced men on Nip/Tuck, played a teen queen on the new 90210, and starred in Fired Up. Now prepare to gawk at the Southern belle in her next projects, Slaughter and Amexica. Ready?
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    20. Moon Bloodgood The former Laker Girl has emerged as the hottest thing known to man in Terminator Salvation. "I like to think I'm multifaceted. Sexy, but approachable." So that means you're dropping the restraining order?
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    19. Chan Marshall The prolific indie crooner best known as Cat Power reworked her rebellious past and became the "Face of Chanel." With her music featured in everything from jewelry ads to movie soundtracks, Cat owns your ears this year.
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    18. Marisa Miller This California dream took the world by sexy storm last year when she burst on the scene as the first all-American supermodel since the heyday of Brinkley, Crawford, and Turlington. God bless the U.S.A.!
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    17. Britney Spears Call it a comeback! If there's one thing America loves more than a pop tart falling from the heavens, it's her ascendance back to sex symbol status from paparazzi punching bag. Hit us baby, one more time.
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    16. Gina Carano Gina went from bruisingly hot MMA fighter chick to bona fide TV star last year as "Crush" on American Gladiators. The undefeated ass-kicker returns to the cage later this year.
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    15. Katy Perry When the preacher's kid stormed the charts last summer with "I Kissed a Girl," she inspired girl-on-girl fantasies not seen since Cagney met Lacey. She's currently spreading her message of Sapphic love the world over with a cross-continental tour.
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    14. Christina Aguilera The hottest MILF in pop has big plans for her upcoming album. "The new material is a futuristic take on what is inspiring me. It's got a popart feel," she says. Fans of delicate harpsichord songs about the Renaissance should look elsewhere.
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    52. Beyoncé We want to hate her and her catchy "Single Ladies" song for getting our girlfriends obsessed with marriage, but we just can't. We blame those big brown eyes and insane curves.
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    13. Jessica Alba Even The Love Guru could do nothing to still our thumping hearts for this perennial hottie. We can't wait for her to put her serious pants on in the upcoming drama An Invisible Sign of My Own. And in 2010 we'll surely take our's off to watch her reprise her role as a stripper in Sin City 2.
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    12. Leighton Meester She played an ever-aloof virginal pop princess on Entourage, and a few nights later on Gossip Girl she's the vicious, love-to-hate-her Blair Waldorf. You vex us, Leighton.
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    11. Jessica Biel Jessica carved out a place in our dreams with an Oscar-worthy turn as a potential deli platter in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. She'll answer our special prayers again this year by playing a nympho in Nailed.
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    10. Jennifer Love Hewitt If you were finally getting over your 14-yearlong crush on JLH, we apologize for this picture, which will set your recovery back a good decade. Ever since she uttered her first, "Bailey!" on Party of Five, Love has been the object of many a man’s obsession.
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    9. Jordana Brewster No offense, Paul Walker, but this breathtaking daughter of a Brazilian swimsuit model and granddaughter of a Yale University president is the real reason the entire world went to see Fast & Furious. Paul! Wait. Come back. It's nothing personal!
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    8. Rihanna Pop's reigning princess has had a year of wild highs and lows, from two Grammy nods to a much-publicized altercation with R&B singer Chris Brown. But the Barbadian beauty-who picked up a don't-mess- with-me pistol tat after the incident—is poised to return stronger than ever.
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    7. Adriana Lima With apologies to Mrs. Tom Brady, it's Adriana who epitomizes the Brazilian bombshell- her killer curves, ridiculous sexiness, and adorable accent make this supermodel the hottest export from a nation stupid with smoking hot women.
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    6. Eliza Dushku On-screen in Fox's Dollhouse, she's a lethal hottie who can negotiate a hostage release or recover stolen art for the Greek government. Offscreen, she's the show's producer. Either way, you should stay on Eliza's good side.
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    5. Mila Kunis When the cast of Forgetting Sarah Marshall tapped the Ukraine-born Kunis to play Jason Segel's rebound, who could have predicted that she would throw of the entire premise of the movie? Mila's combination of exotic beauty and girl-next-door charm would make any sane man forget his ex in three seconds flat.
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    4. Malin Akerman In the dark world of Watchmen, Malin was tasked with one tough mission: distract moviegoers from Billy Crudup's 12-foot-long blue penis. She succeeded with flying colors--and a peelable latex costume. She's got four new flicks on her busy schedule.
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    3. Bar Refaeli If there's any evidence that the Middle East is a land of beauty and wonder-not just unending turbulence- Bar is it. The 24-year-old Israeli supermodel with the brain-blowing bod scorched the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue this year.
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    2. Megan Fox Seriously, do women get more painfully hot than this? Megan Fox has the face of an angel, a body so perfect that God may have carved it out of soap while in the shower, and sex appeal that could melt a unicorn's horn. Plus, we hear she smells like clouds!
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    1. Olivia Wilde We may not know a McDreamy from a McNugget, but when it comes to TV doctors, there is only one who makes our body temperature rise. The pulse-quickening internist played by Olivia Wilde on House, M.D. See more of Olivia Wilde!
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