Taylor Schilling seemingly came out of nowhere when she starred in the Nicholas Sparks adaptation of The Lucky One. She starred alongside Zac Efron, and the two of them heated up in a way that we hadn’t seen before. We really didn’t think Nicholas Sparks had it in him. She may have heated things up then, but ever since the movie, she's been all over Hollywood making us see just what an amazing talent she is. She's been on the popular hit TV show Orange is the New Black for the past four years and has four movies in post-production. In the next year, we'll see her in The Philosophy of Phil, Fam-i-ly, The Public and The Titan. The girl has certainly been busy, and we can’t wait to see her back up on the big screen again.
She had her acting debut in a movie called Dark Matter and then spent some time on a TV series called Mercy. It was then that she was plucked out of obscurity and put in The Lucky One. It was the best decision she ever made because audiences adored her, and it put her on a whole new level in Hollywood. You may think that you've seen the best of Schilling on screen, but you would be dead wrong. She's a stunner to be sure, and we have some of the best photos that prove that this actress is hot AF!
15 Green with Envy
Schilling is sexy as hell in this photo and we can't help but stare at her. She has some daring cleavage going on in this photo. She's a classy girl who makes modeling look really easy. We love the casual pose with the seductive gaze that she has in her eyes. She starred in the TV series Mercy as a Nurse during the Iraq War. She auditioned for the role via videotape that she sent to the producers of the show. The creators and producers were so impressed with the actress that they flew her out to Los Angeles to meet them in person. Executive Producer Liz Heldens said, “She just blew the doors off the audition.” The show, however, didn’t have staying power and was only on for the one season. It was two years later that Schilling got the role in The Lucky One.
14 A Seduction Scene
This is kind of a fun picture because we can see that Schilling is trying to pull off a seduction scene, but she’s also trying to have some fun with it. She has an incredible body, and that smile just sets the tone for the photo. In order for her to prepare for her role on Mercy, she actually spent some time in real emergency rooms so that she'd know what it really took to be a nurse. It was in New York as well, so she must have seen some pretty crazy things while there. The medical field seems to interest the actress, though. “I am very interested in Ayurvedic medicine and hope to explore it more someday. I only have a very superficial understanding of the whole thing right now. But learning what my body type is has shifted my whole self-care regime a bit, and I feel better because of it.”
13 Elegant Style
A great photo of this sexy jailbird is one for the books -- a great photo that shows her classy side as well. She's always poised and perfect when she's out in the media. She’s not the kind of girl that you'll ever see in a bad situation. There she is showing off that long blonde hair and those great eyes. We're always envious of the goodies that actors get to have while on set, but Schilling said that sugar and goodies don’t even faze her. Maybe that’s how she keeps her body so perfect. “Honestly, all the sweets and bad stuff on set don't really call to me because I'm working so much. I've trained myself to stay away from sugar.” We’re not sure that we would have the same restraint that she does.
12 Sexy Moves
We love this because it shows off Schilling's cool side, which is part of what makes her hot AF! We get to see her sexy moves in action for this shot. She's doing a little strip tease for Laura Prepon. They're obviously bonded on the show as lovers, but they're true friends in real life. It’s amazing all the great relationships that develop while on set. Schilling is all about having good manners, and that's certainly something that everyone needs in today’s society. “I don't like it when people don't hold the door. I don't know; that really bugs me... I guess I like manners.” Great advice and true in many ways. Didn’t we tell you that she was one classy babe? And she’s hot AF, too!
11 Au Naturel
She's au naturel in this photo but is looking as beautiful as ever. She is chilling with her friend Lauren and it looks like she is even getting a foot rub. This girl doesn’t need to worry about makeup; she’s a natural beauty who shines no matter what. It’s a casual look that makes her appear oh-so-relaxed. She likes to keep her body feeling fit and healthy, and we couldn’t agree more. “I started doing yoga in college, so that's just become a staple of a self-care routine for my mind and my body. My body craves it at this point, so I do it two to three times a week, sometimes more. I practice Vinyasa style yoga and sometimes mix it up.” Everyone’s body is different, and you've got to learn what works best for your own body type, and Shilling seems to know what’s up.
10 Rolling Stones
Taylor Schilling and her costar from Orange is the New Black were asked to do the cover for Rolling Stone magazine. They killed it as you can obviously see in this picture. The two have spent a lot of time kissing each other on the show, so you can imagine just how close they've become. Schilling is insanely sexy in the photo even though she's just wearing a simple tank top with shorts. Schilling has really been forced to think outside of the box with her role on the TV series. She's a prisoner, of course, and not only has she been beaten up, but she also has to maintain relationships with the opposite sex. She pulls it off with flying colors, however, and has never looked better while doing it. “As an actor, what I'm finding is that I really like the extremes. I think that's really fun to play with.”
9 Artsy Look
We love this black-and-white photo of Taylor Schilling because it’s as if she's been taken completely unaware. There's that innocence there, and we get a great angle on that stunning face of hers. She's a beauty with blonde hair and blue eyes. She may not be showing off a lot of skin, but she doesn’t need to in order to be considered a true hottie. She's a firm believer in self-care and staying in tune with one’s self. It’s the only way to truly know yourself. “Life is so much easier when I allow myself to be myself and go with the flow, whatever that looks like on a given day. If I can get quiet enough to truly check-in with myself, I usually end up on the right track.” It’s probably something we should all start to do in order to begin the day right and to stay away from stress.
8 Messy Hair
Messy hair and a sexy bathing suit are all that we need to love the hell out of Taylor Schilling. She looks great in this cover shoot, looking casual with her hair in her face. The look is actually anything but casual because it radiates heat all over the place. Schilling decided to go after her graduate degree but then decided to drop out. It just didn’t feel right to her. Many people go through life doing things just because they think they should, and she didn’t want to live like that. “So often, we're expected to maintain some sort of standard that won't get you where you need to go. One of the most daring things I've done is drop out of graduate school. I had no job, but something inside me was saying, 'Go! Be in the world!' I had to listen to myself, and it worked out. I still think, 'Who was that girl?'”
7 Badass Babe
We love this photo because Schilling looks so badass in it. She looks like she can tackle any task in front of her. She's posed in a manner that's truly sexy. Blonde hair and all that glitter -- that pretty much sums up the look for one cool chick. She's had many roles in Hollywood, but regardless of the characters she plays, she's a strong woman in real life. You might be surprised to hear that Schilling is a pole dancer -- not in the stripper sense but for exercise. We think that’s truly hot AF! “I actually like pole dancing! It gives you so much confidence. I never thought I'd do it, but now, I'm really into it.” It’s definitely supposed to be a great form of exercise, so all the power to you girl.
6 Sexy in Black
A great photo that shows Schilling looking her finest, and she’s practically glowing. She's never looked more beautiful than she does in this outfit. The best part of the picture is her smile, which seems to light up her entire face. She’s one actress who has a fantastic smile, and she uses it often, which is great for us. You may not really know that Schilling has a huge love for architecture. She loves watching the shows about remodeling homes. “My guilty pleasure is I like to watch a lot of HGTV. I really like watching design shows about houses, like Extreme Homes. Like buying a bridge and turning it into a house or something like that. I really am interested in home design or something like that... architecture.” We would have to agree; those shows can get pretty addictive at times.
5 Lady in Black
She has a red-hot look that just draws us in, and that’s before the eye drops to her magnificent cleavage. She's one hot actress who's sure to be popular for a long time coming. She's stunning and glamorous, especially with those striking blue eyes and the flowing blonde hair. Blondes always look wonderful in black, and Schilling is no different. She's someone who really focuses on the good lessons in life. “I have learned to take the part of me that is very fearful and work on that. There is space for that in my life. I have learned to give myself a bit more freedom between 'action' and 'cut.' I come by all that fear honestly, like most humans have. I can't bring it with me to work, so in that way, the work feels quite liberating.”
4 The Vintage Beauty
The great thing about Taylor Schilling is that she looks great no matter what she’s doing. She could be glammed up for a night on the town or wearing pj’s, and she still looks like a total hottie. These close-ups are always great because they always have that vintage, artsy vibe to them. Her hair is short in this photo and curled to perfection. She had the opportunity of working with Ben Affleck in Argo, and she loved every minute of it. She thought that he was a talented director and writer. We can’t blame her, as he’s proven to be not only a hell of an actor but a great director as well. “I love Ben Affleck so much. He's an amazing director.” It’s just one of those great movies that stick with you over time and make you think about the issues at hand.
3 Red Lips
Taylor Schilling has some pretty incredible long legs. But those are nothing compared to that blonde hair and blood red lips. She looks amazing at this event wearing a snug dress. She looks relaxed, but she's on fire in this photo. Her hair is styled, and she has a look that just draws you to her. You can’t help but want to be next to her. There’s always research involved when it comes to making movies, but in the case of Orange is the New Black, Schilling didn’t feel the need to visit prison guards in the same way that she researched nurses in the emergency room. “I didn't spend a lot of time with prison guards, but my father was an assistant district attorney for a long time, so I was always hearing stories about prisoners and prison guards.”
2 Tattoo Love
There's just something about that tattoo and the positioning of it that are sexy as hell. Schilling is looking glamorous and offering up a little side-boob action. The tattoo is elegant because it’s small and discreet, but the area on the body is also incredibly sexy for tattoos. We're definitely loving this hot white dress that she's wearing; it goes well with her hair, and her smile is once again lighting up the day. She has some interesting insights when it comes to her career and what it means to be an actress. She believes that sometimes in life, you have to let go of mistakes. “There's nothing that's in an actor's control. I've learned at this point you do things and you let them go. There's no way to control the outcome. The only thing I have any sort of reign over is my own experience.”
1 Before and After
This is certainly a scandalous photo and one that we don't see every day with Schillings. But she has broken new ground since she started on the show and this is just one of many scandalous scenes she has taken part in on Orange is the New Black. She learned a lot while she was in University studying to be an actress; it certainly paid off for her -- that’s for sure. “I definitely felt by the time I got to grad school -- which was a great experience -- I was like, 'What's the difference between the teachers and the students? Why are the teachers, teachers if they want to be acting?' It didn't make sense to me anymore. It's not like you learn how to set a broken bone, and you get the stamp of approval.”
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