The Hottest Girls on Primetime TV

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List Criteria: 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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    age 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

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    age 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

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    age 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

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    age 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

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    age 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

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    age 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

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    age 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

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    age 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

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    age 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

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    age 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

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    age 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

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    age 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

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    age 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

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    Jennifer Morrison is a television producer.

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    age 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

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    age 27 Katrina Bowden is an American actress best known for playing Cerie on the NBC sitcom 30 Rock.

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    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

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    age 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

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    age 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

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    age 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

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    age 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

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    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

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    age 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:

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    age 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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    age 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

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    age 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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    age 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

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    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

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    age 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

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    age 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

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    age 43 Alyssa Milano is an actress and a film producer.

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    age 29 Kat Dennings is an American actress.

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    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

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    age 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

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    age 32 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

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    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

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    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

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    age 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

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    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

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    age 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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    age 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,

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    age 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

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    41 Elizabeth Casey is an actor.

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    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

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    age 40 Christina Rene Hendricks is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Joan Harris in the AMC television series Mad Men, for which she has been nominated for five Emmy Awards. A poll of

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    age 37 Stana Katic is a Canadian-American film and television actress of Croatian Serb descent. She plays Detective Kate Beckett on the ABC series Castle.

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    age 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.

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