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The Hottest Girls on Primetime TV

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!

Check out these female TV stars now!

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    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 Charmed and Penny on the CBS comedy series The Big Bang Theory for which she won a Critics' Choice ... more on Wikipedia

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    • Age: age 30
    • Birthplace: Camarillo, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Model, Actor, Voice acting, Singer, Presenter
    • Credits: The Big Bang Theory, Charmed, Hop, Virtuosity, Picture Perfect + 39 more
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    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 roles have been Kim Bauer on the Fox action-thriller series 24 and Alex Kerkovich on the ABC comedy series ... more on Wikipedia

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    • Age: age 33
    • Birthplace: Calgary, Canada
    • Profession: Model, Actor, Voice acting, Presenter
    • Credits: Love Actually, 24, Old School, The Girl Next Door, Happy Endings + 22 more
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    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 she has starred as Elena Gilbert on The CW's supernatural drama, The Vampire Diaries. more on Wikipedia

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    • Age: age 26
    • Birthplace: Sofia, Bulgaria
    • Profession: Gymnast, Model, Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: The Vampire Diaries, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Degrassi: The Next Generation, The Roommate, Away from Her + 17 more
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    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 Spanish-language television network Univisión in the late 1990s. Her first notable acting job in English was ... more on Wikipedia

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    • Age: age 43
    • Birthplace: Barranquilla, Colombia
    • Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Model, Actor, Voice acting + 1 more
    • Credits: Modern Family, The Smurfs, Four Brothers, Chef, Lords of Dogtown + 23 more
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    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 the prime-time drama series The O.C. Bilson made her film debut in the 2006 film The Last Kiss and ... more on Wikipedia

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    • Age: age 34
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: The O.C., Hart of Dixie, Jumper, The Last Kiss, The To Do List + 7 more
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    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 Disney Channel series Kids Incorporated. She rose to fame in teenage popular culture in her roles in the Fox ... more on Wikipedia

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    • Age: age 36
    • Birthplace: Waco, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Television director, Television producer, Singer-songwriter, Screenwriter, Author + 2 more
    • Credits: Criminal Minds, Tropic Thunder, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Can't Hardly Wait, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit + 42 more
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    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 semi-autobiographical film Almost Famous. Deschanel soon became known for her deadpan comedy and roles ... more on Wikipedia

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    • Age: age 35
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Television producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Model, Actor + 1 more
    • Credits: Almost Famous, New Girl, Elf, Weeds, (500) Days of Summer + 31 more
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    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 after-school activity, she was soon discovered by an agent. She appeared in several television series and commercials, ... more on Wikipedia

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    • Age: age 32
    • Birthplace: Chernivtsi, Ukraine
    • Profession: Model, Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: Family Guy, Black Swan, Oz the Great and Powerful, That '70s Show, Ted + 40 more
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    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 the Marvel Cinematic Universe. more on Wikipedia

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    • Age: age 33
    • Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada
    • Profession: Model, Actor
    • Credits: The Avengers, How I Met Your Mother, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Tru Calling + 9 more
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    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 on January 30, 2007, and debuted at number two on the Billboard 200, selling 381,000 copies. The album's ... more on Wikipedia

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    • Age: age 31
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Songwriter, Model, Actor, Singer
    • Credits: American Idol, Shark Night, Smash, The House Bunny, Scorpion + 6 more
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    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 drama series Nashville. A native of New York, she first appeared in a commercial at the age of 11 months. more on Wikipedia

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    • Age: age 26
    • Birthplace: Palisades, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Model, Actor, Voice acting, Singer
    • Credits: Remember the Titans, A Bug's Life, Heroes, Malcolm in the Middle, Scream 4 + 38 more
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    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 appeared in the 2013 film The Butler as Jackie Kennedy, and in the Fox TV series Almost Human. more on Wikipedia

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    • Age: age 35
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: Friday Night Lights, (500) Days of Summer, Just Go With It, The Butler, Almost Human + 11 more
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    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 series Haven, Kara Zor-El in the American TV series Smallville, and Lisa in the ABC science fiction series V. In ... more on Wikipedia

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    • Age: age 31
    • Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: Smallville, Ted, This Means War, V, The Lookout + 16 more
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    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 Death and Life of Bobby Z, Year One, Tron: Legacy, The Change-Up, In Time, People Like Us, Her, and has ... more on Wikipedia

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    • Age: age 31
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Producer, Model, Actor, Writer, Film Director
    • Credits: House, Tron: Legacy, The Girl Next Door, Alpha Dog, Cowboys & Aliens + 45 more
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    Jennifer Marie Morrison is an American actress, model and film producer. She is known for her roles as Emma Swan in the ABC adventure fantasy series Once Upon a Time and as Dr. Allison Cameron in House. She also portrayed Zoey Pierson, Ted Mosby's love interest on How I Met Your Mother. more on Wikipedia

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    • Age: age 36
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Model, Actor
    • Credits: Star Trek, Once Upon a Time, House, Warrior, Mr. & Mrs. Smith + 19 more
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    Katrina Bowden is an American actress best known for playing Cerie on the NBC sitcom 30 Rock. more on Wikipedia

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    • Age: age 27
    • Birthplace: Wyckoff, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: 30 Rock, American Reunion, Tucker & Dale vs. Evil, Sex Drive, Scary Movie 5 + 6 more
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    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 Mad Men. She has starred in films such as Scream 4, The Five-Year Engagement, The Lego Movie and Get ... more on Wikipedia

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    • Age: age 33
    • Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: Community, Scream 4, The Lego Movie, Engagement, Get Hard + 21 more
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    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 McKay in the Showtime series Dexter, for her role in the 2014 fantasy action film I, Frankenstein, and ... more on Wikipedia

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    • Age: age 33
    • Birthplace: Werrington Downs, Australia
    • Profession: Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: Dexter, Chuck, I, Frankenstein, Killer Elite + 14 more
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    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 Privacy. Gellar went on to appear in episodes of Spenser: For Hire and Crossbow and have small roles in films ... more on Wikipedia

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    • Age: age 38
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Television producer, Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Scream 2, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Cruel Intentions, The Grudge + 29 more
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    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 television series Veronica Mars from September 2004 to May 2007. She reprised the eponymous role in the ... more on Wikipedia

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    • Age: age 35
    • Birthplace: Huntington Woods, Michigan, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting, Singer
    • Credits: Frozen, Heroes, Gossip Girl, Veronica Mars, Forgetting Sarah Marshall + 41 more
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