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12 Hottest Women of Genre TV

The Dirty Dozen of TV

By Tim Janson     January 04, 2010


The Dirty Dozen: 12 Hottest Women on TV
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People love to talk about the good old days.  Well if you are a fan of genre TV then these ARE the good old days!  Between broadcast and cable networks, there are an incredible variety of Sci-Fi, horror, action, and fantasy shows.  Still, producers aren’t stupid, they know that a good show can be made that much better by including a hot babe or two into the cast.  Call it their safety net.  It might not make a bad show good, but it can make a good show better!  With that in mind, we here at Mania would like to offer our list of the Top 12 hottest women in genre TV.  The only qualifier is that their show has to be on the air currently or been on within the past year…give or take…

12. 
Missy Peregrym - Reaper

When Reaper was cancelled in May of 2009, we not only lost one of the quirkiest shows on TV but we also lost our weekly dose of Missy Peregrym.  As Sam Oliver’s on-again, off-again girlfriend Andi,  Peregrym’s girl-next-door appeal was always a great reason to tune in.  Thankfully, Peregrym returns to TV in 2010 in a new police drama called “Copper” on ABC.

 

11.  Erica Cerra - Eureka

Like a lot of the women on the list, Cerra has pulled multiple duties in genre TV.  The Canadian born exotic beauty co-stars in “Eureka” as Deputy Jo Lupo and most recently had guest stints on “Reaper” and “Warehouse 13”. 

 

10.  Katerina Graham - The Vampire Diaries

The CW hit “The Vampire Diaries” gave us several possible choices for our list including Nina Dobrev and Candice Accola, but we decided to go with Katerina Graham and her hypnotic eyes.

 

9.  Katie Cassidy - Supernatural & Harpers Island

Cassidy is the daughter of 1970s pop icon David Cassidy.  Cassidy was the demoness Ruby during Season 3 of Supernatural before leaving the series to star in the new Melrose Place.  She also appeared in the short-lived 2009 horror/mystery series “Harper’s Island” and was about the only thing worth watching.

 

8.  Jennifer Love Hewitt - Ghost Whisperer

Jennifer Love Hewitt is a classical beauty with some of the most spectacular curves on TV.  As Melinda Gordon she helps ghosts pass on to the hereafter but one could not blame them if they wanted to stick around and gaze at Hewitt’s fantastic assets!

 

7.  Julie Benz -  Dexter

At 37, Benz is the oldest babe on the list but as they say, she’s not getting older, she’s getting better!  Benz first came to fame as Darla, the vampire who sired Angel on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”.  Most recently she’s played Rita, the ill-fated wife of serial killer Dexter Morgan.

 

6.  Bridget Regan - Legend of the Seeker

She is Kahlan Amnell, the Confessor, in the syndicated TV adaptation of Terry Goodkind’s “Sword of Truth” fantasy series.  Regan’s intoxicating blue eyes could melt ice and her body’s not too shabby either. 

 

5.  Eliza Dushku - Dollhouse

Dushku might as well be crowned as the queen of genre TV, starring or co-starring in no less than four shows: “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, “Angel”, “Tru Calling” and “Dollhouse”.  She’s not only hot but she’ll kick your ass as well!

 

4.  Hayden Panettiere -  Heroes

The main story arc of season one of “Heroeswas “Save the Cheerleader and save the world”.  Well, we’re certainly glad they saved Claire Bennett. With her All-American good looks she gives us something to cheer for each week on Heroes.

 

3.  Erica Durance - Smallville

Yes her portrayal as Lois Lane can sometimes be so annoying that we want to whip a chunk of Kryptonite at our TV screens, but we can overlook all of that for her spectacular body.  Superman may be the Man of Steel but Erica Durance has a body of steel!

 

2.  Laura Vandervoort - Smallville & V

Vandervoort is another vet of multiple genre shows, first appearing as Clark Kent’s cousin Kara, the future Supergirl before moving on to the re-imagined “V” series.             It seems playing an alien is in her blood.  Her beauty is definitely other-worldly!

 

1. Tricia Helfer  Battlestar Galactica

Helfer of course was the humanoid Cylon “Number Six” on Battlestar Galactica.  She was proof that this wasn’t your daddy’s “BSG”.  How hot is Helfer?  Hot enough to be Maxim’s calendar girl for 2005 and pose nude for playboy in February, 2007.  That makes her our choice for #1 hottest babe of genre TV!

 

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egoist 1/4/2010 1:35:43 AM

I liked her better on Firefly but, Morena Baccarin is still smokin on V. I can't really argue with any of those choices though.
 

redhairs99 1/4/2010 3:26:07 AM

All good choices, but I have to argue with the order a little.  Tricia Helfer is smokin' hot, but I'd give Erica Durance the top spot followed by our favorite sheriff's deputy, Erica Cerra.  Hmmm, didn't think about that until I typed it, but it's only a coincidence that I put both Erica's in the top two spots.

BTW, why is Sally Richardson in the series of photos with Erica Cerra?  Not that Sally isn't hot enough in her own right to be listed above, it just seemed a little odd to me.

#3 - Tricia Helfer
#4 - Eliza Dushku
#5 - Jennifer Love Hewitt

The others are really interchangeable.

karas1 1/4/2010 4:12:52 AM

Erica Cerra also did an episode of Sanctuary receintly.

Eliza Dushku appeared in Angel but you can hardly say she costarred.

Too bad there is that year long limit or I'd take you to task for forgetting Claudia Black.

Kara S

midwest216 1/4/2010 4:21:14 AM

Not real familiar with these shows outside of Dollhouse, but I think I would have added Summer Glau or the lady that played Sarah Connor to this list. Or how about the lady playing in Fringe as the female lead...her name I cant remember. Also lol, the lady playing Dr. Temperance Breenan on Bones. Other than that, this is a good list.

Mayhem101878 1/4/2010 5:49:12 AM

All good choices but I may have replaced Bridgit Regan with Summer Glau.

jedibanner 1/4/2010 5:57:37 AM

I would place Jennifer Love Hewitt instead of Eliza Dishku. I've never really found her that hot that Eliza...probably why I never watch any of her shows.

ddiaz28 1/4/2010 6:26:51 AM

No love for the ladies of Lost?  Evangeline Lilly should definitely be somewhere on this list.  Even Elizabeth Mitchell.  Although her character isn't overtly sexy, who can forget her role in Gia? 

And I agree about the lady who played Sarah Connor, otherwise known as Lena Heady.  =)  If Game of Thrones gets picked up by HBO she'll definitely end up on this list next year seeing as her character is extremely sexual in the books.  Although I read they had to use a body double in the pilot they filmed because she was pregnant when they shot it. 

ddiaz28 1/4/2010 6:28:29 AM

Thought of one more.  Even though I don't watch it, Chuck's Yvonne Strahovski could have made the cut.

goldeneyez 1/4/2010 6:31:35 AM

One of your pictures of Erica Cerra is actually of Salli Richardson-Whitfield, also from Eureka & for kids of the 90s Gargoyles fame, and also a pretty lady.

Wiseguy 1/4/2010 7:08:38 AM

Sandy Cheeks, hot and a martial arts expert

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