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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    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 Elephant. Agron made her television debut appearing as Jessica Grant in CSI: NY in 2006. From 2006 to 2007, ...more

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    • Age: age 29
    • Birthplace: Georgia, Savannah, USA
    • Profession: Film Producer, Model, Screenwriter, Actor, Singer, + more
    • Credits: Glee, I Am Number Four, Burlesque, The Family, The Romantics, + more
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    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 Sameen Shaw on the CBS crime drama Person of Interest. She has also appeared as the main female role in Life, and ...more

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    • Age: age 35
    • Birthplace: Euless, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Model, Actor, Cheerleader
    • Credits: Old School, Person of Interest, Rush Hour 3, Life, The L Word, + more
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    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 garnered her wider recognition. She starred in the blockbuster film The Day After Tomorrow and received critical ...more

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    • Age: age 29
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Songwriter, Actor, Singer
    • Credits: Mystic River, The Day After Tomorrow, Shameless, The Phantom of the Opera, Beautiful Creatures, + more
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    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: Retaliation, and John Wick. She currently plays Barbara "Bobbi" Morse on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..more

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    • Age: age 32
    • Birthplace: USA, Toledo, Ohio
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: Friday Night Lights, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Red Dawn, Legion, John Wick, + more
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    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 Wilmer on the NBC television series Heroes, and starred in The CW television series Reaper. She stars as Officer ...more

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    • Age: age 33
    • Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
    • Profession: Model, Actor
    • Credits: Catwoman, Reaper, Stick It, Rookie Blue, Life as We Know It, + more
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    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 Strong, the 2011 thriller The Roommate, the 2011 romantic-comedy Monte Carlo, and the comedies The Oranges ...more

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    • Age: age 29
    • Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Model, Actor, Singer
    • Credits: Gossip Girl, Date Night, That's My Boy, The Roommate, Country Strong, + more
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    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 which she achieved recognition. The series is the longest-running series that ever aired on The WB channel ...more

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    • Age: age 33
    • Birthplace: USA, Minnesota, Ely
    • Profession: Film Producer, Model, Actor, Singer
    • Credits: Blade: Trinity, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Illusionist, Total Recall, Valentine's Day, + more
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    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 starred in movies such as Snow White: The Fairest of Them All, Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, ...more

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    • Age: age 33
    • Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada
    • Profession: Film Producer, Actor
    • Credits: Smallville, Beauty & the Beast, EuroTrip, Law & Order: LA, Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, + more
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    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.more

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    • Age: age 33
    • Birthplace: USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Profession: Model, Actor
    • Credits: The Walking Dead, Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj, Death Race 2, Death Race 3: Inferno, Casanova, + more
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    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 series Zoey 101 and Victorious. She has made appearances in several theatrical releases, including ...more

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    • Age: age 22
    • Birthplace: USA, Florida, Hollywood
    • Profession: Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Voice acting, Dancer
    • Credits: Victorious, Zoey 101, Fun Size, Unknown, The Garden, + more
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    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 Dog, Heard played her first leading role in All the Boys Love Mandy Lane and appeared in The CW ...more

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    • Age: age 29
    • Birthplace: Austin, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Model, Actor
    • Credits: Zombieland, Friday Night Lights, Pineapple Express, Alpha Dog, Drive Angry, + more
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    Kat Dennings is an American actress.more

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    • Age: age 29
    • Birthplace: USA, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: Thor, Thor: The Dark World, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, 2 Broke Girls, Big Momma's House 2, + more
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    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 professionally. Born in Oklahoma City, Munn spent her childhood in Tokyo and Oklahoma City among other ...more

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    • Age: age 35
    • Birthplace: USA, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City
    • Profession: Television presenter, Comedian, Model, Author, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Iron Man 2, The Newsroom, Magic Mike, Date Night, Deliver Us from Evil, + more
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    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 Captain America: The Winter Soldier.more

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    • Age: age 29
    • Birthplace: Port Perry, Canada
    • Profession: Ballet Dancer, Actor, Photographer
    • Credits: Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Revenge, The Ring Two, Brothers & Sisters, Everwood, + more
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    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 Calling and Dollhouse. She is also known for her roles in films, including True Lies, The New Guy, Bring ...more

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    • Age: age 35
    • Birthplace: USA, Massachusetts, Watertown
    • Profession: Businessperson, Television producer, Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Dollhouse, Bring It On, True Lies, + more
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    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 came to prominence after being cast in the Disney Channel television series Wizards of Waverly Place. She ...more

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    • Age: age 23
    • Birthplace: Texas, USA, Grand Prairie
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Actor, Music artist, Voice acting, Singer, + more
    • Credits: The Muppets, Hotel Transylvania, Wizards of Waverly Place, Spring Breakers, Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over, + more
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    Alyssa Milano is an actress and a film producer.more

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    • Age: age 43
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, Bensonhurst, New York
    • Profession: Businessperson, Television producer, Actor, Singer
    • Credits: Charmed, Commando, Fear, Melrose Place, Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure, + more
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    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 "Alex" Udinov on The CW's hit show Nikita.more

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    • Age: age 28
    • Birthplace: Oakland, California, USA
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: Kick-Ass, Desperate Housewives, Nikita, Hot Tub Time Machine, Kick-Ass 2, + more
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    Jana Kramer
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    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 the single "Why Ya Wanna", from her self-titled debut album for Elektra Records.more

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    • Age: age 32
    • Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Detroit
    • Profession: Actor, Singer
    • Credits: One Tree Hill, Click, Prom Night, Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis, Blue Demon, + more
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    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 also known for her film roles in John Tucker Must Die, The Hitcher, and The Narrows. Since January 2014, ...more

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    • Age: age 33
    • Birthplace: Pasadena, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Spokesperson, Television director, Actor
    • Credits: One Tree Hill, National Lampoon's Van Wilder, John Tucker Must Die, Chicago P.D., Stay Alive, + more
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