They’re sexy, they’re sassy, and they’re stealing our hearts! For all those beaus (and ladies who can appreciate a good-lookin’ woman) out there, it won’t come as a shock that people on TV are pretty. Like, really really pretty. I’m not sure if they have a special factory for all of the actors/actresses we see on our screens each week – but if they do, well done. From post-apocalyptic shows on the CW to gals in glossy spandex on WWE, entertainment has so many attractive people. In honor of the those looking for something to catch their eye as they sit curled up on the couch, or nestled in bed, we’ve rustled up our top 25 sexiest women on television in 2015. You’re welcome in advance. Of course there are a plethora of smokin’ hot women in entertainment – and how I judge hotness, might be different from someone else’s standards, but that’s the beauty of it. Pun intended.
So how hot is too hot? Let’s face it, there’s no such thing. The majority of us love watching television, and politics aside – we not only tune into our latest obsession for the captivating stories and dynamic characters but we also tune in for a little eye candy. Yep, we are all guilty of judging a book by its cover, and in this case it’s expected. There’s no doubt about it these women in TV are muy caliente!
25. Christian Serratos, The Walking Dead
Christian Serratos came onto the scene back in the Twilight days, yes, we’d like to forget those traumatizing times as well, but luckily she has become widely known for starring on AMC’s cult phenomenon The Walking Dead. Her character Rosita Espinosa is one of those tough gals, who can really pull off the camouflage and work boots.
24. Chloe Bennet, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
You can’t go wrong when you mix comic books and beautifully-strong woman and put her on TV for us to watch each week. Chloe Bennet shakes us to the core, and it’s not just because she plays Daisy “Skye” Johnson, a superhuman who has teamed up with an elite spy organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D. in order to save the world from evil. Bennet has a musical background, and can pretty much knock you down a few pegs thanks to her spy-tastic training for the show. And who wouldn’t want to be smacked around by Bennet?
23. Minka Kelly, Man Seeking Woman
Minka Kelly never goes out of style; she’s just one of those talents in Hollywood that will always have a gorgeous soul. This sexy starlet bounces around from show to movie to show, but she remains one of the most smokin’ hot ladies in the industry, and for good reason. Last year she appeared on an episode of Man Seeking Woman and even with those bangs we were reminded why we fell in love with her in the first place.
22. Aja Naomi King, How to Get Away with Murder
Aja Naomi King is best known for her role as Michaela Pratt, the sexually deprived law student who stars alongside Viola Davis in ABC’s new hit series How to Get Away with Murder. The legal drama might present King in a somewhat timid and reserved manner, but her character is that perfect mixture of subtly sexy and uptight manner that the best of us fall victim to.
21. Darby Stanchfield, Scandal
This fiery redhead is taking names on the ABC series Scandal. No really, she will take your name and hunt you down. Then she’ll help Olivia Pope shut you up, but that’s besides the point. From scandalous romps in the District Attorney’s office to helping TV’s favorite fictional President run the nation, Darby Stanchfield has that gorgeous glow about her… and we’re not just talking about her strawberry locks.
20. Priyanka Chopra, Quantico
It seems the world has heart-eyes for Priyanka Chopra. The Indian actress recently won a People’s Choice Award for her portrayal of Alex Parrish on the action-packed, mind-bender that is ABC’s Quantico. Chopra plays a somewhat guarded FBI recruit who is accused of executing a terror attack on New York City’s Grand Central Station. Needless to say, her no-holds barred approach to finding out who framed her lands her on our list of sexy ladies who know how to keep secrets (on TV, of course.)
19. Shay Mitchell, Pretty Little Liars
A confident straight woman playing a gay character on TV is what’s right with the world. Not only is Shay Mitchell drop dead gorgeous, she always has a stellar social media presence, interacting with fans on Twitter, Snapchatting her latest escapades and making fun videos on YouTube. She quickly rose to fame after landing the role of Emily Fields on the hit show Pretty Little Liars, and we’ve all been obsessed with her ever since. She’s that overly attractive but down to Earth gal all the guys want to date and the girls want to be BFF’s with.
18. Naomi Knight, Total Divas
Naomi is a professional wrestler, dancer, singer and model. She’s one of WWE’s divas and man, does she know how to work a crowd. She first fell on the scene in the third season of NXT, and quickly became a name that not only sassed her rivals but became one of those super villainous ladies you rooted for at every match. She might be married, but that won’t keep us from acknowledging her red hot presence.
17. Hayley Atwell, Marvel’s Agent Carter
If the British accent didn’t melt you immediately, then the fact that she plays an agent at the SSR should. The series takes place in 1946 and you will not be complaining. Though the character doesn’t show much skin, Atwell’s beauty cannot be contained as she plays the sharp-witted Peggy Carter on Marvel’s Agent Carter.
16. Alexandra Breckenridge, The Walking Dead
From playing a steamy maid on the first installment of American Horror Story to stabbing bad guys during a zombie apocalypse on AMC’s The Walking Dead, Alexandra Breckenridge is one to watch. Not only does she have stellar acting chops but she’s an absolute delight to watch in just about everything she does. Whether she’s playing a blonde babe on TWD or a redhead on AHS, she makes the list every time.
15. Mariska Hargitay, Law and Order: SVU
Everyone loves Detective Olivia Benson! Whether it’s acknowledging the chemistry between her and on-screen partner Christopher Meloni, you can’t think of Law and Order: SVU without thinking of Mariska Hargitay and the way she holds a gun. So confident. So badass. This actress defies the notion that beautiful people age out of Hollywood – uh, hello, have you seen Hargitay lately? She’s hotter than ever, and that’s not changing any time soon, so suck that La La Land machine.
14. Connie Britton, Nashville
You may know this unforgettable face from Friday Night Lights, or maybe American Horror Story, but this cutie can be seen these days singing and slinging in the ABC series Nashville. Connie Britton plays Rayna James, a country singer/songwriter who is trying to maintain her place as “Queen of Country” in the heart of Nashville, and boy is it a bumpy ride. From younger blood, to trouble in paradise, Britton does an excellent job on keeping us engaged and hanging on her ever southern twang tinged word.
13. Adrianne Palicki, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
There’s something so enthralling about a woman who drops bodies for a living. Well, Adrianne Palicki can take down 12 grown men without breaking a sweat; her character that is. Palicki plays Bobbi Morse, who investigates strange occurrences around the globe with a secret organization called S.H.I.E.L.D. Known for breaking hearts, and bones, Palicki also starred in corresponding Marvel movies where her character was needed. But the TV is where Bobbi Morse originates for me. This starlet got her claim to fame by starring on the series Friday Night Lights, but I’ll always know her as the unstoppable Bobbi Morse.
12. Natalie Dormer, Game of Thrones
Who doesn’t love Game of Thrones? Monsters that’s who! Or people who haven’t seen Natalie Dormer as Queen Margaery Tyrell in the widely popular show based off the best-selling books by George R.R. Martin. Dormer really looks at home on that throne and rightfully so, her beauty and stance rivals many in period pieces across the entertainment bracket.
11. Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
Gina Rodriguez broke onto the scene with her role in the CW’s comedy series Jane the Virgin. The show is not only funny, but it’s smart and one of those you’ll find yourself watching 22 episodes in one sitting because Rodriguez is just that good. Now, if you’re thinking that watching a show about a woman being accidentally artificially inseminated isn’t you’re cup of tea, trust me, give it a chance. Although the premise raises an eyebrow, Rodriguez is absolutely magnetizing on the small screen and her performance is not one to be missed.
10. Nina Dobrev, The Vampire Diaries
This Canadian actress got her start in a little series called Degrassi: The Next Generation, but fans really started to take notice when she took on the role of Elena Gilbert in The Vampire Diaries. The CW really struck gold with Nina Dobrev, casting a stunning leading lady to star opposite hunks like Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley. Dobrev plays a charming, often naive character for the first few seasons but quickly grows into a fearless lady due to a whirlwind of supernatural obstacles and upheavals.
9. Jessica Parker Kennedy, Black Sails
Jessica Parker Kennedy struck gold (quite literally) with her gig on Starz’ pirate series Black Sails. Kennedy plays Max, a prostitute-turned-business owner on this riveting drama. As Kennedy bounces from bed to bed on the show, she maintains a sophistication to her, and her methods. I mean, Max can get information out of anyone on the island, and for good reason… she doesn’t come cheap. All in all Kennedy is a beautiful person, inside and out, and her Black Sails costumes reveal some cleave that will never make you leave.
8. Sarah Shahi, Person of Interest
From playing a smokin’ hot DJ on Showtime’s The L Word, to a narcissistic agent on Person of Interest, you can’t not put Sarah Shahi on a sexy women in TV list. That would just be sacrilegious! Shahi, who plays Sameen Shaw, is one agent you do not want to mess with. Her slight sociopathic tendencies make her that much more hotter, if you could believe it and rightfully so.
7. Lauren Cohan, The Walking Dead
The American-born British actress is best-known for her role as Maggie Greene on The Walking Dead. Although not an original member of Rick Grimes’ crew from day one, she has become a favorite amongst fans who often fear for her demise! Lauren Cohan’s short but trendy locks and ability to handle a weapon (on the show) has catapulted her to the top 10 of this list.
6. Kerry Washington, Scandal
There’s something extremely attractive about a woman who knows what she wants and does everything in her power to get it. After taking on the iconic role of Olivia Pope, professional “fixer” on ABC’s political drama Scandal, Kerry Washington has become one of those names you just swoon over when you hear it. I want to be here, you want to date her, it’s a win win. Washington not only takes her work extremely seriously, but entertains with ease and has the fashion sense of a goddess.
5. Alison Brie, Community
Sure Alison Brie has skyrocketed to Hollywood fame by starring alongside celebs such as Rebel Wilson and Anna Kendrick, but before she did films she was known as Annie Edison in the popular series Community. Brie not only shines on the screen but behind the scenes as well, where she worked at a non-profit child care agency. The leading lady can also be seen lending her voice to Diane Nguyen, a character on the 90s hit sitcom BoJack Horseman. Brie is funny, flirty, and sexy.
4. Eliza Taylor, The 100
This Australian actress might be the lesser-known (but not for long) of the bunch, but trust me – she’s a diamond in the rough and she should 100 percent be on your radar. Clarke Griffin, her TV counterpart on the hit CW show The 100, takes no prisoners! In a post-apocalyptic world, her character quickly develops leadership skills that are often matched with her inability to look bad covered in mud, blood, and tears. Legit, this woman doesn’t have an ugly angle. Taylor’s tenacious work ethic makes her bold, beautiful and unbelievably talented on-screen.
3. Melissa Fumero, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
You know how people say a girl’s personality makes her that much hotter, well, this might not be the case for Melissa Fumero and her Brooklyn Nine-Nine portrayal of Amy Santiago. Unfortunately the character of Amy is a bit overbearing, and quirky for most, but have no fear, Fumero rocks a pant suit like a champ. No really, how does she pull it off with such ease? This alluring actress has got even the best of us wrapped around her funny finger, and sure, we’re more than okay with it.
2. Sophia Bush, Chicago P.D.
Can you say swoon-worthy? I’m pretty sure Sophia Bush is all of our Women Crush Wednesday. Famous for her role on the WB (now CW) series One Tree Hill, this hottie ditched the drama for a police badge, and damn she’s good at this fictional cop thing. From her trademark raspy voice, to that unmistakable mole on her cheek (it’s sexy, we swear), Bush lands high on our list.
1. Emmy Rossum, Shameless
From scintillating sex scenes to heartbreaking moments, Emmy Rossum is known for her gritty, and downright dirty portrayal of Fiona Gallagher on Showtime’s uncensored series Shameless. Rossum doesn’t hold anything back and isn’t afraid to go topless, or really get into those emotionally taxing scenes Shameless is well-known for. When she’s not being hailed as an acclaimed actress, you can find Rossum singing/songwriting… maybe she’ll serenade us with a song once she finds out she’s number one. She’s number one. Woohoo!