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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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#1, far and away...


1 posted on 02/20/2007 3:26:23 PM PST by pissant
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To: pissant

Screw that. Post the pics of the new Fox News babe!


2 posted on 02/20/2007 3:30:26 PM PST by lormand (Michael Wiener - the tough talking populist moron, who claims to be a Conservative)
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To: pissant
Nah, Mary Tyler Moore has nothing on:


3 posted on 02/20/2007 3:31:48 PM PST by Zeroisanumber (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: lormand

That thread disappeared, darn it!


4 posted on 02/20/2007 3:31:49 PM PST by pissant
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To: Zeroisanumber

I missed that TV show, apparently.


5 posted on 02/20/2007 3:32:19 PM PST by pissant
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To: pissant

In Before The David Hasselhoff Pix!


6 posted on 02/20/2007 3:32:47 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: pissant
Image and video hosting by TinyPic
7 posted on 02/20/2007 3:33:07 PM PST by cripplecreek (Peace without victory is a temporary illusion.)
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To: martin_fierro

Lets say a little prayer it never shows up...


8 posted on 02/20/2007 3:33:27 PM PST by pissant
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To: cripplecreek

Elmer Fudd thought so, anyway.


9 posted on 02/20/2007 3:33:51 PM PST by pissant
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To: pissant
Disappeared?

That was the single greatest thread today!

10 posted on 02/20/2007 3:34:08 PM PST by lormand (Michael Wiener - the tough talking populist moron, who claims to be a Conservative)
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To: pissant
None of the above.

Ann Coulter, Laura Ingraham, Michele Malkin.

And no, not Hannity. Men just don't belong on a list of the most sexy.

11 posted on 02/20/2007 3:34:39 PM PST by groanup (Limited government is the answer. What's the question?)
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To: lormand

Try to find it now...


12 posted on 02/20/2007 3:34:43 PM PST by pissant
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To: lormand
No, it was like the single greatest thread ever.
13 posted on 02/20/2007 3:35:03 PM PST by jdm
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To: groanup

They certainly don't, unless its me.


14 posted on 02/20/2007 3:35:08 PM PST by pissant
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To: pissant
I missed that TV show, apparently.

Battlestar Galactica, best show on TV.

15 posted on 02/20/2007 3:35:40 PM PST by Zeroisanumber (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: pissant

Well there are exceptions. What, you're so ugly you're cute? ;>)


16 posted on 02/20/2007 3:36:25 PM PST by groanup (Limited government is the answer. What's the question?)
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To: pissant
Diana Rigg...nice. But I guess the author has forgotten Sherilyn Fenn in "Twin Peaks"...

17 posted on 02/20/2007 3:36:26 PM PST by snarks_when_bored
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To: pissant
Can't find it either.

I suspect that this thread will go to the bit bucket too.

18 posted on 02/20/2007 3:36:37 PM PST by lormand (Michael Wiener - the tough talking populist moron, who claims to be a Conservative)
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To: pissant

19 posted on 02/20/2007 3:36:44 PM PST by Fierce Allegiance (I love pissing off liberals, both democrat and republican.)
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To: cripplecreek

lol

seek help.


20 posted on 02/20/2007 3:37:03 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Zeroisanumber

I missed that entirely. In fact, my TV show viewing since 1978 is pretty slim


21 posted on 02/20/2007 3:37:33 PM PST by pissant
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To: lormand

yeah, that was a good one.


22 posted on 02/20/2007 3:37:34 PM PST by Fierce Allegiance (I love pissing off liberals, both democrat and republican.)
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To: snarks_when_bored

That is nice. Not Diana Rigg, but something lovely.


23 posted on 02/20/2007 3:38:10 PM PST by pissant
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To: martin_fierro
seek help.

The shrink said the same thing.
24 posted on 02/20/2007 3:38:41 PM PST by cripplecreek (Peace without victory is a temporary illusion.)
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To: groanup

Too sexy for my clothes. LOL


25 posted on 02/20/2007 3:38:53 PM PST by pissant
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To: pissant

The Sci-Fi channel started a re-imagined series in 2004. They're on to season 3 now.


26 posted on 02/20/2007 3:39:17 PM PST by Zeroisanumber (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: pissant
12. Seven of Nine (Star Trek: Voyager)

I call her Two of Two,

27 posted on 02/20/2007 3:39:32 PM PST by GSWarrior
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To: Fierce Allegiance
I preferred Samantha Stevens


28 posted on 02/20/2007 3:40:01 PM PST by pissant
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To: cripplecreek

LOL.


29 posted on 02/20/2007 3:40:12 PM PST by SIDENET (Do I really need a sarcasm tag?)
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To: pissant

No brainer.

30 posted on 02/20/2007 3:40:23 PM PST by gate2wire
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To: Zeroisanumber

There's a sci fi channel?


31 posted on 02/20/2007 3:41:02 PM PST by pissant
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To: GSWarrior

I think I know who that is. The politicians wife, right?


32 posted on 02/20/2007 3:41:34 PM PST by pissant
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To: pissant

Good call, and my first thought. We're showing our age Pissa'


33 posted on 02/20/2007 3:41:44 PM PST by j_tull (Massachusetts, the Gay State. Once the leader of the American Revolution, now leading its demise.)
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To: gate2wire

She looks pretty generic in my book


34 posted on 02/20/2007 3:42:09 PM PST by pissant
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To: pissant


35 posted on 02/20/2007 3:42:33 PM PST by JohnSheppard
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To: pissant

Lenny Briscoe ~ (the late Jerry Orbach)
:::sigh::: I miss 'im
confident, funny, sexy

John Doe, Lincoln Burrows ~ Dominic Purcell
wish we could hear his real Aussie accent


36 posted on 02/20/2007 3:42:46 PM PST by b9 ("America is great because America is good." ~ Duncan Hunter)
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To: j_tull

The Avengers and listening to Jethro Tull. Old farts.


37 posted on 02/20/2007 3:42:50 PM PST by pissant
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There's a sci fi channel?

Yeah, it's a basic cable channel. They specialize in one or two good series and a whole slew of crappy made for tv monster movies.

38 posted on 02/20/2007 3:42:52 PM PST by Zeroisanumber (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: pissant

Sexiest cartoon character ever, Ann Margrock on The Flintstones.

39 posted on 02/20/2007 3:43:26 PM PST by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Championship U)
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To: pissant

I'll take generic every day.


40 posted on 02/20/2007 3:43:40 PM PST by gate2wire
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To: doodlelady

I've heard of Lenny Bruce, does that count?


41 posted on 02/20/2007 3:44:06 PM PST by pissant
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To: dfwgator

I thought Veronica from the Archies was good.


42 posted on 02/20/2007 3:44:41 PM PST by pissant
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To: dfwgator

Betty Rubble was OK but she was no Judy Jetson.


43 posted on 02/20/2007 3:44:49 PM PST by cripplecreek (Peace without victory is a temporary illusion.)
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To: pissant
This is one strange list. Kojak? Sela Ward? Mr. Rourke? Why not Tattoo? Where's Eva Longoria, voted "Sexiest TV Star of All Time"? Where's Elizabeth Montgomery, Sexiest TV Mom?
44 posted on 02/20/2007 3:45:22 PM PST by x
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To: Zeroisanumber

LOL.


45 posted on 02/20/2007 3:45:36 PM PST by pissant
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To: pissant

Where's Bailey Quarters?


46 posted on 02/20/2007 3:45:45 PM PST by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Championship U)
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To: pissant

Ellie Mae Clampett?

47 posted on 02/20/2007 3:45:49 PM PST by SIDENET (No votes for RINOs.)
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To: pissant

Amanda Tapping, Claudia Black
48 posted on 02/20/2007 3:45:52 PM PST by JohnSheppard
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To: pissant

Not a recurrent character,but....Roberta Lincoln (Teri Garr),Star Trek 1966

49 posted on 02/20/2007 3:47:22 PM PST by Gay State Conservative ("The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism."-Karl Marx)
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To: gate2wire

Yeah, what is wrong with generic? LOL.


50 posted on 02/20/2007 3:47:36 PM PST by jdm
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