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Sexiest actresses of 2005

Compiled by Jack Foley

FOR the first time in our history (and for some extra festive spice), we have decided to compile a list of our 10 sexiest actresses of 2005.

10) Amber Valletta

Amber Valletta in Hitch

Films: Hitch, Transporter 2
Sizzle factor: Amber provided such an alluring presence in Will Smith’s charming romantic comedy Hitch that it was difficult not to fall for her kooky charms. Indeed, she shone so brightly alongside Kevin James that she managed to trump Eva Mendes for sheer sexiness.

Read our interview l Hitch review

9) Kelly Reilly

Kelly Reilly in Mrs Henderson Presents

Films: Mrs Henderson Presents, The Libertine, Pride & Prejudice
Sizzle factor: It was a big year for British actress, Kelly Reilly, with three notable roles in the above films. It was in Mrs Henderson Presents that she really shone, though, appearing as one of the nude performers at The Windmill Theatre. She was excellent alongside Dame Judi Dench and Bob Hoskins.

Read our feature l Hitch review

8) Naomi Watts

Naomi Watts in King Kong

Films: King Kong, We Don’t Live Here Anymore
Sizzle factor: Having made a name for herself in films like 21 Grams, Watts cemented her reputation as an actress of great talent in another brooding indie drama, We Don’t Live Here Anymore, as an adulterous wife. But she was luminous in King Kong, prompting a certain ape to swoon in the process.

Naomi Watts interview l King Kong review l We Don’t Live Here Anymore review

7) Cameron Diaz

In Her Shoes, Cameron Diaz

Films: In Her Shoes
Sizzle factor: She may have started off by playing a complete bitch alongside Toni Collette in Curtis Hanson’s excellent In Her Shoes but she certainly knew how to be seductive – whether seducing her sister’s lover by wearing next to nothing at the door, or posing seductively in a bikini to send the retirement community she comes to stay in perilously close to heart attacks!

Cameron Diaz interview l In Her Shoes review

6) Uma Thurman

Films: The Producers, Be Cool
Sizzle factor: Having got all bloody in Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill, Thurman decided to get back to her sexy roots in two films during 2005. The first was the disappointing Be Cool, in which she still managed to sizzle in a bikini and on the dancefloor with John Travolta. The second was The Producers, in which she sang, danced and took our breath away. Little wonder that Nathan Lane was forced to retort after her sexy entrance in The Producers: “I can certainly promise, my dear, that even though we are sitting, we are still giving you a standing ovation!”

The Producers review l Be Cool review

5) Jessica Simpson

The Dukes of Hazzard, Jessica Simpson

Films: The Dukes of Hazzard
Sizzle factor: The film itself may have been a dismal affair but Jessica Simpson at least did her best when trying to keep her wayward brothers out of trouble. This included posing in pink bikinis or stripping off whenever the opportunity allowed. But it was the video to the single that accompanied the film that really, really set pulses racing – namely, These Boots Were Made For Walking.

Dukes of Hazzard review

4) Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson in The Island

Films: The Island, In Good Company
Sizzle factor: The Island may have flopped but it didn’t really deserve that fate. Both Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson provided some nice chemistry, while director Michael Bay demonstrated just as much flair for making Johansson look alluring as he did for the big explosions and stuff. Scarlett fared much better in the superior In Good Company – one of IndieLondon’s films of the year.

Scarlett Johansson interview l The Island review l In Good Company review

3) Michelle Monaghan

Bridget Moynahan in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Films: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Sizzle factor: There were so many cool things about Shane Black’s return, not least of which was the breakthrough performance of Michelle Monaghan. As Robert Downey Jnr’s love interest she provided a sexy presence, particularly when dressed up in a skimpy Santa Claus outfit. Indeed, her performance proved so incendiary that Tom Cruise quickly enlisted her for Mission Impossible III, which explodes into cinemas in May 2006. It’ll offer another fine opportunity to catch up with Bridget.

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang review

2) Jessica Alba

Into The Blue, Jessica Alba

Films: Sin City, Into The Blue, Fantastic Four
Sizzle factor: It was truly a busy year for Jessica Alba, with prominent roles in three major fims. But whether swinging a lassoo as a cowgirl stripper in Sin City, diving for deep sea treasure in a bikini in Into The Blue, or merely using her energy force to do good in Fantastic Four, there’s no doubting that Miss Alba provided an intoxicating presence. It remains to be seen how her career develops as she gets older but her work in Rodriguez’s groundbreaking Sin City certainly suggests she is far more than just a pretty face.

Jessica Alba interview l Sin City review l Fantastic Four review l Interview l Into The Blue review

1) Angelina Jolie

Mr & Mrs Smith, Angelina Jolie

Films: Alexander, Mr & Mrs Smith
Sizzle factor: Okay, so Alexander sucked but at least Jolie took things seriously and was generally considered to be the best thing in it. But she really lived up to her sexy status in Mr & Mrs Smith, in which the chemistry between her and Brad Pitt truly sizzled. Director Doug Liman seemed to have fun putting two of the world’s most attractive stars through their paces and never missed an opportunity to allow Jolie to vamp it up. The result was truly incendiary – so much so that Pitt is now dating her in real life. You really can’t blame him.

Mr & Mrs Smith review l Alexander review l Angelina Jolie interview

Have your say – or cast a vote

  1. Howdy guys. What about Jessica Biel? Or Rosario Dawson? Be nice to get some pictures on the site of both ;o)

    Mario    Dec 30    #