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The 15 Sexiest Characters In TV History
Palm Beach Post ^ | 2/2007 | Kevin Thompson

Posted on 02/20/2007 3:26:20 PM PST by pissant

What makes someone sexy?

It could be their eyes. Their legs. Or the way they talk. Or smile.

TV certainly has had its share of hot characters who have made our hearts skip a beat. With the most romantic day of the year rapidly approaching (that would be Valentine's Day), now's the perfect time for my list of the 15 sexiest characters in TV history.

After checking out the list, tell me if you liked it, hated it or wanted other people on it. I'd love hearing from ya...

1. Mary Ann Summers (Gilligan's Island) Why her? Ginger, Schminger! Mary Ann (Dawn Wells) was the cute one! OK, so the sweet farm girl from Kansas was modeled after Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. Whatever. With her aw-shucks charm and girl-next-door appeal, Mary Ann was adorable, sexy and the kind of woman you wouldn't mind being stranded on an island with.

Her sexiest feature: A smile that could light up a nighttime sky.

2. Sonny Crockett (Miami Vice) Why him? No TV detective was cooler or oozed as much silky charm. Whether he was busting skanky hookers or blasting evil drug lords, Sonny (Don Johnson) was always hotter than South Beach in August. Plus Miami's sexiest vice cop made the T-shirt worn under Armani jacket style the hip look of the MTV '80s.

His sexiest feature: The rugged designer stubble.

3. Lily Manning (Once and Again) Why her? The luminous Sela Ward proved that being a 40ish soccer mom doesn't mean you still can't be vivacious, attractive and wonderfully desirable.

Her sexiest feature: A girlish quality that belied her wisdom and life experience.

4. David Starsky (Starsky & Hutch) Why him? He tore around the mean L.A. streets in a red Ford Torino that had a large white stripe painted on the side. Starksy (Paul Michael Glaser) chased pimps, dope dealers and muggers in a cool leather jacket with his collar always turned up. He had really curly hair.

His sexiest feature: The slight bow-legged limp that gave Starsky a super fly 'tude.

5. Jeannie (I Dream of Jeannie) Why her? Jeannie (Barbara Eden) was a remarkably well-preserved, 2,000-year-old, smokin' hot genie who wanted nothing more than to please her "massss-terrrrr." That about says it all, doesn't it?

Her sexiest feature: The eyes and how they blinked.

6. Wonder Woman (Wonder Woman) Why her? Lynda Carter was a crimefighting bombshell you couldn't ignore mostly because of that eye-catching costume, her invisible plane and that voluptuous frame.

Her sexiest feature: That voluptuous frame.

7. Rey Curtis (Law & Order) Why him? Because he's one of the prettiest men on earth. New York City homicide detectives aren't supposed to be that pretty. But by-the-book Rey (Benjamin Bratt) was. When you can make Julia Roberts (Bratt's ex) look ordinary, well, that's saying something.

His sexiest feature: It's a tie between the deep olive skin and the lean physique.

8. Thelma Evans (Good Times) Why her? Thelma (Bernadette Stanis) was a stone, cold fox. Yes, I'm using '70s lingo, people. Can you dig it? I sure don't know who big bro J.J. (Jimmie Walker) thought he was looking at when he kept calling Thelma ugly.

Her sexiest feature: She was bootylicious before some chick named Beyonce was even born.

9. Mr. Roarke (Fantasy Island) Why him? That smooth accent. The crisp white suit. The way he purred, "I am Mr. Roarke, your host." His sexiest feature: The purring accent -- especially when Ricardo Montalban was purring "Corinthian leather" in those old Chrysler Cordoba car commercials.

10. Kelly Garrett (Charlie's Angels) Why her? She was better looking than toothy Jill (Farrah Fawcett-Majors) and just as smart as brainy Sabrina (Kate Jackson). The bottom line: Kelly (Jaclyn Smith) was the most heavenly angel of them all.

Her sexiest feature: The shiny hair that belonged in a V05 commercial.

11. Jonathan Rollins (L.A. Law) Why him? As an arrogant attorney, Blair Underwood knew how to demand your attention and keep it. When you're model handsome and have oodles of charisma to spare, you can do that sort of thing with ease.

His sexiest feature: Those pearly whites are so bright, you need shades to look at 'em.

12. Seven of Nine (Star Trek: Voyager) Why her? C'mon...you've seen the eye-popping Borg getup the curvy Seven of Nine wore. It was so tight it looked like it was painted on. How Jeri Ryan managed to breathe in that costume remains one of the world's most perplexing mysteries.

Her sexiest feature: Her robotic manner. I'm kidding.

13. Theo Kojak (Kojak) Why him? It takes an incredibly sexy man (that's you, Telly Savalas!) to make sucking on a lollipop and cracking, "Who loves ya, baby?" look cool.

His sexiest feature: The chrome dome under that hip fedora.

14. Sydney Bristow (Alias) Why her? You've seen Jennifer Garner slinking around in a fetching teddy like a Victoria's Secret supermodel, right? Well, when you can do that and kick bad guy butt with authority, you're beyond hot.

Her sexiest feature: The pouty mouth that won't quit.

15. Dana Scully (The X-Files) Why her? Sure, Scully (Gillian Anderson) wore drab pantsuits as a dedicated FBI agent in search of "the truth." But there's nothing sexier than a woman with a brain who can, well, perform autopsies, handle a firearm and stare down liver-eating mutants without blinking.

Her sexiest feature: See Jennifer Garner.


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To: dynoman

Yes, that is good. :o)


151 posted on 02/20/2007 4:42:42 PM PST by pissant
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To: RockinRight

No, but his fellow cabbie wasn't bad in Taxi, the redhead.


152 posted on 02/20/2007 4:44:11 PM PST by pissant
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To: RockinRight

Her best feature is that huge mouth.


153 posted on 02/20/2007 4:44:39 PM PST by pissant
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To: RockinRight

Yep, Teri Garr.


154 posted on 02/20/2007 4:44:57 PM PST by pissant
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To: Frank_Discussion

Teri hatcher?


155 posted on 02/20/2007 4:46:27 PM PST by pissant
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To: pissant
Not Childs; Stiles:

Too generic? :O)

156 posted on 02/20/2007 4:47:01 PM PST by jdm
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To: TheSpottedOwl

Drew Carey??? Aye carumba. LOL


157 posted on 02/20/2007 4:47:05 PM PST by pissant
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To: pissant
I'm a big fan of Kristen Kruek.


And Kristen Bell.


It is so hard to choose, but Kristen Bell is on the better show.
158 posted on 02/20/2007 4:47:27 PM PST by Mr. Blonde (Like I always say, there's no "I" in team. There's a "me" though, if you jumble it up.)
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To: ml/nj

No wonder. She was 15. LOL


159 posted on 02/20/2007 4:47:57 PM PST by pissant
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To: RockinRight

Well the older I get the better older women look to me. Thank goodness it works that way. But I do not know if they are related.


160 posted on 02/20/2007 4:48:58 PM PST by pissant
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To: GSWarrior

MBB is a fine looking woman. But Emma Peel has no equal.


161 posted on 02/20/2007 4:50:01 PM PST by pissant
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To: Billthedrill

I agree!


162 posted on 02/20/2007 4:50:41 PM PST by pissant
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To: jdm

No, she looks good.


163 posted on 02/20/2007 4:51:29 PM PST by pissant
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To: All

oh yes they do!!!! Vincent D'Onofrio, only he's so liberal. sigh. what a waste of a man!
Other than him...has my man Letaka ever been on TV??? omg. He makes my heart beat faster.


164 posted on 02/20/2007 4:51:52 PM PST by Shimmer128 (~Well behaved women rarely make history~)
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To: GOP_Raider

Hey Raider if you were around Thursday evening between 5pm est to 7pm est you could see my first episode on Voyager on SPIKE TV


165 posted on 02/20/2007 4:51:59 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: pissant

I know what you mean. When I was 18, even women who were 35 looked really, really old. Now that I'm early 30s, women who are 30-40 can easily look hot. Some even as old as late 40s. I wonder how that does work. It's bizarre.


166 posted on 02/20/2007 4:52:12 PM PST by jdm
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To: pissant

I was a youngun, but I really liked Barbara Babcock (Grace) and Veronica Hamel (Joyce) both on Hill Street Blues. Can't argue with Diane Rigg.


167 posted on 02/20/2007 4:53:35 PM PST by carolinalivin
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To: SevenofNine
12. Seven of Nine (Star Trek: Voyager) Why her? C'mon...you've seen the eye-popping Borg getup the curvy Seven of Nine wore. It was so tight it looked like it was painted on. How Jeri Ryan managed to breathe in that costume remains one of the world's most perplexing mysteries.

Hey, SevenofNine... you made the list! :o)

168 posted on 02/20/2007 4:54:09 PM PST by nutmeg (National Security trumps everything else.)
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To: Mr. Blonde
I like the Kruck girl, reminds me of a young Lena Olin who is still beyond delicious.


169 posted on 02/20/2007 4:55:04 PM PST by pissant
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To: nutmeg

I notice

I disagree with Rey Curtis to me Lennie was hot he is wisecracker also those bedroom eyes


170 posted on 02/20/2007 4:55:33 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: dfwgator

Don't see many imports from Japan do you?


171 posted on 02/20/2007 4:55:55 PM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .u)
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To: jdm

A gift from God. :o)


172 posted on 02/20/2007 4:56:15 PM PST by pissant
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To: carolinalivin

I've never seen a single episode of that show. Is it still on?


173 posted on 02/20/2007 4:56:49 PM PST by pissant
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To: Shimmer128
oh yes they do!!!! Vincent D'Onofrio, only he's so liberal. sigh. what a waste of a man!

no kidding ~ esp since fainting over Kerry's loss.
Still...those L&O Criminal Intent reruns are pretty darn good.
But he doesn't look well lately ~ maybe that's why the new cast?

174 posted on 02/20/2007 5:01:26 PM PST by b9 ("America is great because America is good." ~ Duncan Hunter)
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To: doodlelady

Heeheehee, he sure is a good looking older gentleman :-D


175 posted on 02/20/2007 5:03:20 PM PST by TheSpottedOwl (Are those coyotes I hear, or is Hillary singing again?)
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To: SevenofNine
Hey Raider if you were around Thursday evening between 5pm est to 7pm est you could see my first episode on Voyager on SPIKE TV

Damn, I'm always the last one to find out everything!

176 posted on 02/20/2007 5:04:10 PM PST by GOP_Raider (Hated by all NFL fans since 1990.)
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To: pissant
Honey West, Emma Peel, Granny Clampett...the 60s were ripe with TV babes.

Speaking of which, is there ANYONE out there who can explain the appeal of Roseanne Barr's old show? What a bunch of fat, trashy losers. At least the Bundy's were funny (and I thought Peggy was kind of hot in a trailer trash sort of way).

177 posted on 02/20/2007 5:06:32 PM PST by Clemenza (NO to Rudy in 2008! New York's Values are NOT America's Values!)
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To: TheSpottedOwl
Heeheehee, he sure is a good looking older gentleman :-D

When our daughter was eight, she had a huge crush on Clint Eastwood.
She couldn't comprehend anything wrong with pining over a man in his 60's.

178 posted on 02/20/2007 5:07:08 PM PST by b9 ("America is great because America is good." ~ Duncan Hunter)
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To: pissant

Hey now, he's a sweetheart!


179 posted on 02/20/2007 5:07:55 PM PST by TheSpottedOwl (Are those coyotes I hear, or is Hillary singing again?)
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To: Clemenza

Don't forget the 1970s. Policewoman, Daisy Duke, and Stephanie Powers.

I never watched Rosanne.


180 posted on 02/20/2007 5:08:51 PM PST by pissant
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To: pissant

Of today's TV babes, I love Mariska Hargitay. She's even more beautiful in person.


181 posted on 02/20/2007 5:10:33 PM PST by Clemenza (NO to Rudy in 2008! New York's Values are NOT America's Values!)
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To: pissant
I don't know. I went to a web site to get the names correct and they have a lot of stuff there. It was a pioneering show with a big cast and lots of different stories going on.

Grace came to the station when her Sgt. beau (be careful out there) wanted to end the relationship because she was too much of a woman (wore him out in bed). She met him in the roll call room and flashed him opening her rain coat and said this is whatr your missing. She was not in the top 15 lookers, but the attitude the actreess displayed on the show, made her sexy.

Hamel was a striking brunette and the bedroom scenes with her and the Lt. had a sexy feel about her. She was always in a towel or bathtub and that didn't hurt,.

182 posted on 02/20/2007 5:11:04 PM PST by carolinalivin
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To: TheSpottedOwl

He may be. I've never watched. But he struck me as a Chris Farley type. LOL


183 posted on 02/20/2007 5:11:06 PM PST by pissant
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To: GOP_Raider

Yeah SPIKE TV had it they already show all Kes episodes already I hate her


184 posted on 02/20/2007 5:11:11 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: Clemenza

She's a prize winner in the looks dept.


185 posted on 02/20/2007 5:11:37 PM PST by pissant
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To: Fierce Allegiance
It weren't the eyes, hoss. . .

186 posted on 02/20/2007 5:12:22 PM PST by William Terrell (Individuals can exist without government but government can't exist without individuals.)
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To: carolinalivin

Thanks for the recap. LOL


187 posted on 02/20/2007 5:12:23 PM PST by pissant
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To: Clemenza
is there ANYONE out there who can explain the appeal of Roseanne Barr's old show?

I dunno ~ I kinda like how she'd keep refilling the Cheerios box with generic brand.

John Goodman was rather sexy in a longsuffering hubby sorta way.

188 posted on 02/20/2007 5:12:56 PM PST by b9 ("America is great because America is good." ~ Duncan Hunter)
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To: pissant

Remember when Hathaway the Dyke ran for Congress? Buddy Epsen recorded these great ads saying that "Miss Jane Hathaway is REEAAALLLLL LIBERAL!"


189 posted on 02/20/2007 5:13:28 PM PST by Clemenza (NO to Rudy in 2008! New York's Values are NOT America's Values!)
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To: doodlelady
John Goodman is a great actor. For me, he will ALWAYS be Walter Sobchek:


190 posted on 02/20/2007 5:15:09 PM PST by Clemenza (NO to Rudy in 2008! New York's Values are NOT America's Values!)
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To: Clemenza

That's rich. I vaguely remember that.


191 posted on 02/20/2007 5:15:39 PM PST by pissant
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To: Clemenza

OMG totally. You mark it 8, you're looking at a world of pain!


192 posted on 02/20/2007 5:16:11 PM PST by lawgirl (She comes on like thunder and she's more right than rain)
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To: doodlelady

If we talking real people my top pick is Rummy at number one close second VP Dick Cheney


193 posted on 02/20/2007 5:16:43 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: doodlelady

If we talking real people my top pick is Rummy at number one close second VP Dick Cheney


194 posted on 02/20/2007 5:16:44 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: doodlelady

Oh Lordy, I had a crush on Clint Eastwood too! We still try and catch his movies. I still think he's hot back in the day. It's terrible, I've been racking my brain trying to remember who else I had a crush on, but I remember drooling over John Travolta in Welcome Back Kotter. He's still good looking. Bruce Willis is very good looking, only because if my bf shaved his noggin, they'd look alike :)


195 posted on 02/20/2007 5:16:52 PM PST by TheSpottedOwl (Are those coyotes I hear, or is Hillary singing again?)
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To: pissant
You can't beat Ryan or T'pol for bodies, and they are very hot indeed. But if you look at Rigg and the ones I'm referring to, their attitude, personality, intelligence, and such made them sexy. Look at some of the bods posted here, that don't seem as sexy. Example, I never found Barbara Eden sexy and I'm easy.

In my sinnin days, before I remarried, I had some relationships with some great ladies. A hot bod may get you through the night, but if you want to judge someone you need more time and someone who can carry on a conversation in the morning and thereafter.

Your post pushed some buttons for me and I don't know why.

196 posted on 02/20/2007 5:18:38 PM PST by carolinalivin
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To: SevenofNine

yumm...you have good taste!


197 posted on 02/20/2007 5:19:00 PM PST by b9 ("America is great because America is good." ~ Duncan Hunter)
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To: pissant
Ever see Romeo is Bleeding? Lena was hot in that flick.

Fantasy: Me, Lena Olin, Madeline Stowe, and a pitcher of sangria. Giggedy Giggedy!

198 posted on 02/20/2007 5:19:51 PM PST by Clemenza (NO to Rudy in 2008! New York's Values are NOT America's Values!)
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To: TheSpottedOwl

Bruce Willis in Die Hard.
Oh my.


199 posted on 02/20/2007 5:20:26 PM PST by b9 ("America is great because America is good." ~ Duncan Hunter)
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To: pissant

Seriously...my vote would be for Catherine Bell.


200 posted on 02/20/2007 5:20:33 PM PST by NittanyLion
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