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List Rules Most beautiful women appearing in current prime time TV shows on a major US TV network.

The sexiest girls from current primetime network television, ranked by – yes – hotness. These women found an audience of enthusiastic men after starring on popular network TV programs, and have remained staples of magazine covers (particularly men's magazines or so-called "lad mags"), the late night talk show circuit and even major Hollywood films ever since. Blake Lively turned being the "Gossip Girl" into a career in blockbuster films, while Alison Brie appears frequently on talk shows and in alt-comedy circuits following her breakthrough role in "Community." Plus, she also appears on the basic cable drama "Mad Men." Not to mention "New Girl" star Zooey Deschanel, who has become the icon and standard-bearer for adorkable girls everywhere!

But who are the MOST attractive women to make their name on primetime television? It can be a challenging question when you consider not just how many beautiful TV actresses are out there, but how different and varied their styles and sensibilities are. Is there an intelligent way to put Sofia Vergara's beauty up against, say Dianna Agron? Or to truly compare "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" co-stars Sarah Michelle Gellar and Alyson Hannigan? Or to quantify the natural gifts of "2 Broke Girls" ingenue Kat Dennings? (No, not like that!) It's just going to be subjective. Hence, this list, determining the Ranker Community's overall picks for hottest primetime TV starlets. Have at it!

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Kaley Cuoco is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Hottest Girls on Primetime TV
Kaley Cuoco 30 - Kaley Christine Cuoco-Sweeting is an American actress, known for her roles as Bridget Hennessy on the ABC sitcom 8 Simple Rules, Billie Jenkins on the final season of the supernatural drama series ...more

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Elisha Cuthbert is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Hottest Girls on Primetime TV
Elisha Cuthbert 33 - Elisha Ann Cuthbert is a Canadian actress and model. She began her career as the host of the Canadian children's television series Popular Mechanics for Kids. Since then, her best known television ...more

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Nina Dobrev is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Hottest Girls on Primetime TV
Nina Dobrev 26 - Nina Dobrev is a Bulgarian Canadian actress and model. She played the role of Mia Jones, the single teenage mother, on Degrassi: The Next Generation, from the show's sixth to ninth season. Since 2009 ...more

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Jennifer Love Hewitt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Hottest Girls on Primetime TV
Jennifer Love Hewitt 36 - Jennifer Love Hewitt is an American actress, producer, author, television director and singer-songwriter. Hewitt began her acting career as a child by appearing in television commercials and the ...more

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Sofía Vergara is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Hottest Girls on Primetime TV
Sofía Vergara 43 - Sofía Margarita Vergara Vergara is a Colombian-American actress, comedienne, producer, television host, model and businesswoman. Vergara was widely known for co-hosting two television shows for ...more

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Rachel Bilson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Hottest Girls on Primetime TV
Rachel Bilson 34 - Rachel Sarah Bilson is an American actress. Bilson grew up in a California show business family, and made her television debut in 2003, subsequently becoming well known for playing Summer Roberts on ...more

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Cobie Smulders is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Hottest Girls on Primetime TV
Cobie Smulders 33 - Jacoba Francisca Maria "Cobie" Smulders-Killam is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her roles as Robin Scherbatsky on the television series How I Met Your Mother and Maria Hill in ...more

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Mila Kunis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Hottest Girls on Primetime TV
Mila Kunis 32 - Milena Markovna "Mila" Kunis is an American actress. In 1991, at the age of seven, she moved from the USSR to Los Angeles with her family. After being enrolled in acting classes as an ...more

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Laura Vandervoort is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Hottest Girls on Primetime TV
Laura Vandervoort 31 - Laura Dianne Vandervoort is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her roles as Sadie Harrison in the Canadian TV series Instant Star, Arla "The Bolt-Gun Killer" Cogan in the sci-fi crime ...more

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Katharine McPhee is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Hottest Girls on Primetime TV
Katharine McPhee 31 - Katharine Hope McPhee is an American pop singer, songwriter and actress. She gained fame as the runner-up on the fifth season of American Idol. Her self-titled debut album was released on RCA Records ...more

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Zooey Deschanel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Hottest Girls on Primetime TV
Zooey Deschanel 35 - Zooey Claire Deschanel is an American actress, singer-songwriter, and musician. In 1999, Deschanel made her film debut in Mumford, followed by her breakout role as Anita Miller in Cameron Crowe's 2000 ...more

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Minka Kelly is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Hottest Girls on Primetime TV
Minka Kelly 35 - Minka Dumont Kelly is an American actress. She is most known for her roles in the TV series Friday Night Lights, Parenthood, and Charlie's Angels. She is also known for her role in The Roommate. She ...more

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Hayden Panettiere is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Hottest Girls on Primetime TV
Hayden Panettiere 26 - Hayden Leslie Panettiere is an American actress, model, singer, and activist. She is known for her roles as cheerleader Claire Bennet on the NBC series Heroes and Juliette Barnes in the ABC musical ...more

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Olivia Wilde is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Hottest Girls on Primetime TV
Olivia Wilde 31 - Olivia Wilde is an American actress, producer, and model. She has appeared in several television series including The O.C., The Black Donnellys and House. She has appeared in the films Alpha Dog, The ...more

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Jennifer Morrison is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Hottest Girls on Primetime TV
Jennifer Morrison Jennifer Morrison is a television producer.

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Yvonne Strahovski is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Hottest Girls on Primetime TV
Yvonne Strahovski 33 - Yvonne Jaqueline Strzechowski, better known by the stage name Yvonne Strahovski, is an Australian actress. She is known for portraying CIA Agent Sarah Walker in the NBC television series Chuck, Hannah ...more

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Katrina Bowden is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Hottest Girls on Primetime TV
Katrina Bowden 27 - Katrina Bowden is an American actress best known for playing Cerie on the NBC sitcom 30 Rock.

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Sarah Michelle Gellar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Hottest Girls on Primetime TV
Sarah Michelle Gellar 38 - Sarah Michelle Prinze is an American actress and producer. After being spotted by an agent at the age of four in New York City, she made her acting debut in the made-for-TV movie An Invasion of ...more

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Adrianne Palicki is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Hottest Girls on Primetime TV
Adrianne Palicki 32 - Adrianne Palicki is an American actress best known for her roles as Tyra Collette in the television series Friday Night Lights and supporting roles in the films Legion, Red Dawn, G.I. Joe: ...more

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Kristen Bell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Hottest Girls on Primetime TV
Kristen Bell 35 - Kristen Anne Bell is an American actress and singer. In 2001, she made her Broadway debut as Becky Thatcher in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. She gained critical acclaim as the title character on the ...more

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Alison Brie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Hottest Girls on Primetime TV
Alison Brie 33 - Alison Brie Schermerhorn, known professionally as Alison Brie, is an American actress. She is known for portraying Annie Edison on the NBC / Yahoo sitcom Community and Trudy Campbell on the AMC drama ...more

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Dianna Agron is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Hottest Girls on Primetime TV
Dianna Agron 29 - Dianna Elise Agron is an American actress, singer, dancer and director. Other ventures include directing a music video, and producing, writing and directing an unreleased short film A Fuchsia ...more

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Emmy Rossum is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Hottest Girls on Primetime TV
Emmy Rossum 29 - Emmanuelle Grey "Emmy" Rossum is an American actress and singer-songwriter. She has starred in movies including Songcatcher, An American Rhapsody, and Passionada. Her role in Mystic River ...more

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Jessica Biel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Hottest Girls on Primetime TV
Jessica Biel 33 - Jessica Claire Timberlake is an American actress. Biel began her career as a vocalist appearing in musical productions until she was cast as Mary Camden in the family-drama series 7th Heaven, for ...more

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Kristin Kreuk is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Hottest Girls on Primetime TV
Kristin Kreuk 33 - Kristin Laura Kreuk is a Canadian actress, known for her roles as Lana Lang in the Superman-inspired television series Smallville and as Laurel Yeung in the Canadian teen drama Edgemont. She has also ...more

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Sarah Shahi is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Hottest Girls on Primetime TV
Sarah Shahi 35 - Aahoo Jahansouz "Sarah" Shahi is an American television actress and former NFL Cheerleader. She played Kate Reed in the USA Network legal drama Fairly Legal in 2011–12 and currently stars as ...more

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Lauren Cohan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Hottest Girls on Primetime TV
Lauren Cohan 33 - Lauren Cohan is an American-born English actress, best known for her role as Maggie Greene in The Walking Dead and for her recurring roles on The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, and Chuck.

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Missy Peregrym is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Hottest Girls on Primetime TV
Missy Peregrym 33 - Melissa "Missy" Peregrym is a Canadian actress and former fashion model. She made her feature film debut in the 2006 gymnastics comedy drama Stick It, and played recurring role as Candice ...more

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Victoria Justice is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Hottest Girls on Primetime TV
Victoria Justice 22 - Victoria Dawn Justice is an American actress and singer-songwriter. She debuted as an actress at the age of 10 and has since appeared in several films and television series including the Nickelodeon ...more

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Olivia Munn is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Hottest Girls on Primetime TV
Olivia Munn 35 - Lisa Olivia Munn is an American actress, model, television personality and author. She began her career being credited as Lisa Munn. Since 2006, she has been using the name Olivia Munn personally and ...more

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Eliza Dushku is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Hottest Girls on Primetime TV
Eliza Dushku 35 - Eliza Patricia Dushku is an American actress known for her television roles, including starring as Faith on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spinoff series Angel. She starred in two Fox series, Tru ...more

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Leighton Meester is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Hottest Girls on Primetime TV
Leighton Meester 29 - Leighton Marissa Meester is an American actress and singer. Meester starred as Blair Waldorf on The CW's teen drama series Gossip Girl. She has also appeared in the 2010 country drama film Country ...more

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Alyssa Milano is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Hottest Girls on Primetime TV
Alyssa Milano 43 - Alyssa Milano is an actress and a film producer.

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Emily VanCamp is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Hottest Girls on Primetime TV
Emily VanCamp 29 - Emily Irene VanCamp is a Canadian actress, known for her lead roles on the WB series Everwood, ABC series Brothers & Sisters, the ABC drama series Revenge and as Agent 13 / Sharon Carter in ...more

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Selena Gomez is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Hottest Girls on Primetime TV
Selena Gomez 23 - Selena Marie Gomez is an American actress and singer. Born and raised in Grand Prairie, Texas, she was first featured on the children's series Barney & Friends in the early 2000s. In 2007, Gomez ...more

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Kat Dennings is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Hottest Girls on Primetime TV
Kat Dennings 29 - Kat Dennings is an American actress.

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Amber Heard is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Hottest Girls on Primetime TV
Amber Heard 29 - Amber Laura Heard is an American actress and model. Heard made her film debut in acclaimed sports drama Friday Night Lights, starring Billy Bob Thornton. After small roles in North Country and Alpha ...more

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Lyndsy Fonseca is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Hottest Girls on Primetime TV
Lyndsy Fonseca 28 - Lyndsy Marie Fonseca is an American actress. She is known for portraying Colleen Carlton on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless, Ted's daughter on How I Met Your Mother, and Alexandra ...more

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Jana Kramer is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Hottest Girls on Primetime TV
Jana Kramer 33 - Jana Rae Kramer is an American actress and country music singer. She is best known for her role as Alex Dupre on the television series One Tree Hill. Kramer began a country music career in 2012 with ...more

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Sophia Bush is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Hottest Girls on Primetime TV
Sophia Bush 33 - Sophia Anna Bush is an American actress, director, spokesperson, and activist. She starred in The WB/CW television series One Tree Hill, in which she portrayed Brooke Davis from 2003 to 2012. She is ...more

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Jennifer Aniston is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Hottest Girls on Primetime TV
Jennifer Aniston 46 - Jennifer Joanna Aniston is an American actress, director, producer, and businesswoman. She is the daughter of actor John Aniston and actress Nancy Dow. Aniston gained worldwide recognition for ...more

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Emilia Clarke is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Hottest Girls on Primetime TV
Emilia Clarke 28 - Emilia Clarke is an English actress, best known for her role as Daenerys Targaryen in the HBO series Game of Thrones, for which she received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress ...more

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Sarah Carter is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Hottest Girls on Primetime TV
Sarah Carter 35 - Sarah Sanguin Carter is a Canadian actress best known for her role as Maggie in the TNT science fiction series Falling Skies.

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Grace Park is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Hottest Girls on Primetime TV
Grace Park 41 - Grace Park is an American-born Canadian actress. She gained recognition as Sharon "Boomer" Valerii and Sharon "Athena" Agathon on Battlestar Galactica, as well as Shannon Ng in the ...more

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Maria Menounos is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Hottest Girls on Primetime TV
Maria Menounos 37 - Maria Menounos is an American actress, journalist, TV hostess, and occasional professional wrestling personality. She is known in the United States for her appearances as a TV correspondent for Today, ...more

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Elizabeth Banks is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Hottest Girls on Primetime TV
Elizabeth Banks 41 - Elizabeth Casey is an actor.

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Catherine Bell is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Hottest Girls on Primetime TV
Catherine Bell 47 - Catherine Lisa Bell is a British American actress known for her role of Lieutenant Colonel Sarah MacKenzie of the television series JAG from 1997 to 2005, Denise Sherwood of the series Army Wives from ...more

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Emmanuelle Chriqui is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Hottest Girls on Primetime TV
Emmanuelle Chriqui 38 - Emmanuelle Sophie Anne Chriqui is a Canadian film and television actress. She is known for her performance on HBO's Entourage as Sloan McQuewick, as well as Dalia, the love interest of Adam Sandler's ...more

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Erica Durance is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Hottest Girls on Primetime TV
Erica Durance 37 - Erica Durance is a Canadian actress. She is perhaps best known for her role as Lois Lane in the WB/CW series Smallville. In 2012, Durance began starring in the medical drama series Saving Hope, as Dr. ...more

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A. J. Cook is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Hottest Girls on Primetime TV
A. J. Cook 37 - Andrea Joy "A. J." Cook is a Canadian actress known for her role as Supervisory Special Agent Jennifer "JJ" Jareau in the CBS crime drama Criminal Minds. She has also appeared in ...more