We all know the classic Hollywood hotties. From the historically famous Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn to the modern day beauties of Beyonce Knowles and Angelina Jolie, we all know who we’re going to find on the covers of the hottest magazines. These are the popularized women that get men excited and make women green with envy, these are the women that become role models to younger generations (whether they wanted the responsibility or not).
All these women, from the adorable Amys (Adams, Smart, Schumer) to the gorgeous Zoes (Saldana, Kravitz, Boyle), are so typically seen in leading roles in movies, covers of magazines, and interviews with talk show celebrities that we’ve really just become accustomed to them. Sure, they’re mega hot… but be honest, do they really get you all that excited anymore? Do you really look at pictures of them still with the same awe and gusto as you did when they were first discovered? Half the appeal of a new, hot celebrity is the initial realization of their beauty!
So let’s shine a light on some of the sexy celebs that have slipped just under your radar- not famous enough to be on the cover of Sports Illustrated, but sexy enough to keep you gawking for awhile. But beware! Once you set your eyes on these beauties, the commonly published eye candy will seem like fodder. We’re not trying to ruin classic beauties like Kate Upton and Sofia Vergara- just expand your palette! Here are fifteen Hollywood hotties you’re missing out on.
15. Evangeline Lilly
There’s no doubt that you’ve got to recognize Evangeline Lilly from something! If you’re a science fiction nerd, you probably know her as Kate from Lost; if fantasy movies are more your cup of tea, you’ll certainly recognize her as Tauriel from The Hobbit film franchise; and if you’re into action movies, you’ve got to know her as Hope Van Dyne from the hilarious Ant-Man movie. Evangeline hasn’t had a quiet acting career by any stretch, but her roles have kept her in fairly strong female roles that aren’t put in a ton of sexual situations- good for you, honey. A woman doesn’t have to be naked to be sexy! But this is fairly strange, considering her modeling career which preceded her acting career was just a bunch of scantily clad shots showing off this gorgeous body! If you’re looking for some sexy and scandalous shots of Evangeline, you don’t have to hunt long to find them.
14. Lyndsy Fonseca
Here’s an actress you might not be able to recognize by name- but we bet you wish you could. This stunning beauty, the Oakland-native Lyndsy Fonseca, hasn’t had an incredibly prolific career, perhaps because she’s only a mediocre actress, but we certainly want to see her around more. If you’re able to recognize her from anything, you’ll be able to place her in Kick-Ass, Nikita, Agent Carter, How I Met Your Mother, or Hot Tub Time Machine, but even those roles are hard to remember. She’s still acting and has plenty of great credentials behind her, including being runner ups in international competitions for acting, modeling, and dancing, but she just hasn’t seemed to earn the aplomb her hot bod seems to merit. But don’t fear! All you have to do is check out some of her work to find steamy and sexy scenes that’ll have you forgetting your old celebrity crushes.
13. Naya Rivera
Remember this cute and innocent sweet heart? Probably not from this picture! Naya Rivera really got her start on the campy and corny television series The Bernie Mac Show where she played a friend of the comedian’s daughter Vanessa. She then went on to garner further attention as a lead on the show Glee as Santana Lopez, one of the cheerleaders that always treats the Glee club with disdain and contempt. These days she’s wasting her time acting on Devious Maids, but fortunately for us she’s taking more of her time to shoot spreads like this one for Rolling Stone Magazine that reveal just how much she’s grown up. Naya isn’t a kid anymore and surely wants the world to know- just because she has an adorable baby face doesn’t mean she’s so pure and innocent. Though she’s settled down with a hubby and kid, we all sure hope Naya makes a return to the screen frequently in the future.
12. Emmanuelle Chriqui
Can we just take a second and admire? Like, damn. Not all models can rock a simple, relaxed shoot in a bikini like this.
Emmanuelle Chriqui is probably not a name you recognize (hell, you might not even be able to pronounce it), but you should familiarize yourself with this stunning actress. Her most popular role is, unfortunately, in Adam Sandler’s horribly offensive and barely funny movie You Don’t Mess With the Zohan, followed up by her appearance in the horror flick Wrong Turn. So maybe, for good reason, you don’t recognize this lovely woman- her track record isn’t exactly indicative of an Oscar-winning career or anything. However, her career is taking a turn for the better with upcoming works like Super Troopers 2 and an interesting film called Omphalos. So maybe you haven’t seen a whole lot out of her… but you will and you’ll thank us for the heads up.
11. Thandie Newton
Those of you that frequently fall victim to HBO’s many addictive cable series are likely familiar with this lovely woman. Thandie Newton stars in the smash hit Westworld as the surprisingly sentient park host Maeve, the brothel manager. However, Thandie’s hitting 45 and she’s not exactly new to the scene. She’s actually been acting for a long time- we bet you had no idea that this stunning woman was around and acting for decades before you realized just how hot she was. Thandie’s been acting since the early nineties and some of her biggest roles have been in The Pursuit of Happiness, Crash, and 2012, though none of these roles can be considered her sexiest. Though Westworld may be her most scandalous role (as far as nude scenes go), she’s always been one to keep audiences turned on in movies like Mission Impossible 2, The Chronicles of Riddick, and Interview With a Vampire.
10. Ellen Page
Okay, we all know Ellen Page. Most of us recognize the darling actress from her breakout role in Juno, the independent film about a teenager who gets knocked up and the drama that ensues. But seriously, Ellen is so much more than that. Not only did she accrue vast amounts of further success in films like Inception, the X-Men franchise, Hardcandy, and Tallulah, but she’s done a lot of growing up and doesn’t have the body of a teenager anymore. Ellen does a good job of staying out of the spotlight, as she doesn’t really care for the paparazzi and moreso enjoys the simple and quiet life of an actor (whatever that is), but she’s fine as all hell and audiences should savor every risque moment they get with her. Luckily for us, Ellen is still an incredibly busy actress and has five movies set to come out this year- so we should have plenty of times to glimpse this sexy goddess.
9. Kat Von D
You might not recognize Kat by name, but you probably recognize her by face- or, should we instead say, you’d recognize her by body? Katherine von Drachenberg is pretty much only famous because of her iconic inkings that run up and down the length of her body. She’s not really an actress as much as she is a celebrity personality; she’s a producer and star of LA Ink and also spent time flaunting her ink on Miami Ink before she got all her fame. Live action, some of her tattoos are admittedly a bit too much. But in some of her modeling shots, where we get to see her body as the canvas of art that she intended it to be? Damn, this woman is flat out gorgeous. Kat Von D can turn anyone’s head when she’s treated as the piece of living art that she intends herself to be.
8. Lake Bell
Lake Bell isn’t exactly the most famous celeb out there, though she’s had plenty of work. She’s usually only a lead in movies that are fairly niche or independent, like In a World…, and Man Up, though she’s actually starred in a lot of more famous films like What Happens in Vegas, No Escape, and No Strings Attached. She actually seems to make most of her money guest starring in television series, so she’s bound to pop up in some fan favorites like New Girl, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, and Children’s Hospital. But her career record aside, Lake Bell is a total stunner and, lucky for us, she is absolutely and completely unafraid to strip down for the camera. If she’s your type of lady (and why wouldn’t she be?), it wouldn’t take long for you to find some hot pictures of Lake Bell hard at work.
7. Malin Akerman
You may be able to recognize Malin Akerman from some of her work, though her fifteen minutes of fame seem to have come and gone already. Her top roles were in The Proposal, Watchmen, 27 Dresses, and Couples Retreat and, though she’s still acting today, her career seems to have plateaued post-2012 (her tanking role in Rock of Ages may have had something to do with that). She’s still doing a lot of work in television these days but if you’re looking for Malin at her sexiest, you might want to rewind a bit and revisit her super sexy role as The Silk Spectre (number two) or her girl-next-door sex appeal in her many chick flicks. Without a doubt, Malin Akerman is a stunner; she just may not enjoy posing in the near nude anymore! She keeps a quiet life these days in shows like Billions, Sin City Saints, Children’s Hospital, and The Comeback.
6. Kerry Washington
Kerry Washington isn’t new news- or at least she shouldn’t be. Her career seems to have taken off in the last few years since she starred in the smash hit Django: Unchained, and with her sexy leading role as Olivia Pope in Scandal. Kerry doesn’t really see the need to bother herself with other work while working on the hit television show; perhaps that’s due to all the hard work she put into her career to get to the position she’s in today! She certainly earned where she’s at with all the secondary and tertiary characters she’s played in Ray, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, and Fantastic Four. If you don’t know any of her acting credits, you can at least see how much work she’s put into her body; she makes stunningly sexy look simple and classy, not easy feat for any woman. You want some scandalous shots out of Kerry, they aren’t too hard to find!
5. Noomi Rapace
Noomi Rapace seems to have already hit her stride in acting and lived her moment in the spotlight before it dulled out on her. Though you may not see her acting a ton these days, you’re bound to recognize her from the brief period of time when she was EVERYWHERE. In the span of a few years, she was a lead in a ton of high budget smash hits like Prometheus, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Then, suddenly, she seemed to disappear back into the ether of undiscovered actors like she’d never had her fifteen minutes of fame. Her career certainly slowed a bit- but she’s coming back with a force. This sexy, capable, independent hottie isn’t being talked out of show business and has four movies releasing this year alone, with more already on the horizon. She’s certainly got more and sexier roles coming up soon, so keep your eyes peeled.
4. Rashida Jones
When you think of Rashida Jones, we’re doubtful that the first word that comes to mind is “sexy.” After all, she is known for her sensational comedy acting! With roles in hits like Parks & Recreation, Angie Tribeca, and The Awesomes, Rashida is probably more familiar to you as a cute girl you’d like to date and bring home to mom before you think of her as someone you want to dive into the sheets with. Well think again, misters. This cunning, pliable, chestnut-haired sunfish is one of the sexiest gals out there and she seems to be this hot almost unknowingly. While other celebrities are out there spending all their time on looking sexy day in and day out, Rashida just stumbles into sexy and pulls it off perfectly. She looks like the type of woman that is able to laugh during sex and make it somehow even hotter. Rashida Jones is absolutely gorgeous and few women can hope to keep up with her.
3. Jena Malone
Jena Malone is one of those actresses that is in everything but you never seem to realize that it’s her. Jena got her start in acting decades ago back in 1996, her first big credit coming along with the Jodie Foster film Contact. Since then, she’s been killing this acting game in a way none of you could imagine. Some of her most popular film titles include Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Donnie Darko, Pride & Prejudice, Into the Wild, Sucker Punch, and The Hunger Games movies- and we’re convinced that Jena hasn’t even hit her famous stride yet! She’s a sensational actress and, better yet, she is absolutely stunning. She can pull of the girl-next-door look and she can rock the “sexy girl you could never hope to get” look. She’s absolutely stunning in every sense of the term and we can guarantee that she’ll be in more big titles soon enough.
2. Lizzy Caplan
Don’t recognize her name? Okay, that’s understandable… don’t recognize her face? Okay, what are you talking about? Lizzy Caplan is in so much and she’s absolutely stunning- how could you not remember seeing that face! She’s been acting since the late 90s but didn’t really get her start until her tragic role in the teen classic film Mean Girls as Janis Ian. Since then, she’s been everywhere in film and television, from the J.J. Abrams film Cloverfield to True Blood and New Girl to The League. What we love to see her in most is her most recent television series, which we hope is indicative of her true nature: Masters of Sex. The drama series about the researchers who kicked off the sexual revolution of the 1960s and onwards is absolutely complimentary to Lizzy’s sex appeal and we want to believe that she is just as sexy as her character is.
1. Nathalie Emmanuel
Last but absolutely and certainly not least is Nathalie Emmanuel. While you may not recognize her by name we sure hope you’re able to recognize her face and, just as importantly, her stunningly gorgeous body. Nathalie is most well known for her roles in Furious 7 as Ramsay, Game of Thrones as Missandei, and Maze Runner as Harriet. She is so absolutely stunning; you don’t have to see anything beyond her gorgeous curly hair, thick, long eyelashes, and full, delicious lips to know that she is a complete stunner- but it doesn’t hurt to know that she has a wicked hot body. Though you get to see a few nude shots of her in Game of Thrones, we urge you to look up her modeling repertoire- she is so gorgeous and beautiful that no one role could possibly communicate her potential. Fortunately, she’s only going to persist in some of our favorite roles of hers!