A decade that saw a number of fantastic films released, no matter what type of film you are a fan of, you can be assured that an amazing movie from it came out in the 2000’s. In fact, it was highlighted by movies like The Dark Knight, The Lord of the Rings franchise, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Almost Famous, American Psycho, and far too many more to list here. With so many quality films released, it required a huge number of actresses that were able to be a major part of at least one film of note. However, since then, many of those ladies have largely been lost to the sands of time by the masses. Realizing that is what inspired us to put together this list of the twenty steamiest photos of forgotten 2000’s movie stars.
When it comes to the photos we’ve chosen, the only prerequisite was that one of the female stars of movies that came out in the 2000’s prior to 2010 can be seen and looks great. That means that the inclusion of people not involved with the film scene will have zero effect on the placement of a photograph on this list. For the purposes of this list, we are counting anyone who starred in at least one notable film, no matter if it was released by a major studio or not. It also doesn’t matter if the film was a big hit on its original release or has become a cult hit since. So, without any further ado, let’s get to the list.
20 Franka Potente – Blow/The Bourne Identity
A perfect example of what giving a great performance in a breakout movie can do for the career of a young actress, the second film Franka Potente appeared in made her recognizable around the world. The star of the 1998 film Run Lola Run, the movie showed her character trying to find cash to save her boyfriend in three realities that were different only due to the choices she makes. Given major roles in North American films like Blow and The Bourne Identity in the first half of the 2000’s, she was briefly a star in that area of the world before mostly fading away again. Seen here in a shot where she looks like she is perfectly at home in her own skin, that is a hugely attractive quality, and she looks great in most other ways here too.
19 Devon Aoki - 2 Fast 2 Furious/Sin City
The daughter of a jewelry designer, that may have helped Devon Aoki have an eye for what made her look good, which is something she would need in her career as a model. Big enough in that industry that she replaced Naomi Campbell as the face of Versace, she would then make the jump to the acting world. Most memorable in 2 Fast 2 Furious, D.E.B.S., and Sin City, in the latter movie, she was totally wicked as Miho, one of the deadliest people in a world filled to the brim with bloodthirsty criminals. Unfortunately, her career trajectory would take a nosedive once the 2010’s began and her only acting roles since have been in music videos. The focus of this photo that proves what made her a world-class model, seeing her unzipping the front of her one-piece clothing and giving us a look at her midriff and cleavage is a marvelous thing.
18 Lacey Chabert – Not Another Teen Movie/Mean Girls
The star of a TV series for more than half of the nineties, Lacey Chabert was a pivotal part of the success of the primetime drama series Party of Five where she and her co-stars tackled tragic topics. After that, she seemed to have a desire to make people smile and chuckle for a while which led to roles in movies like Not Another Teen Movie, Daddy Day Care, and most notably, Mean Girls. Seeming to act constantly in the years since then, she appeared in ten projects in the year 2016 alone but they did little to raise her profile and neither did the things she’d appeared in for years at that point. A beautiful woman with a large chest, alluring hips, and a splendid face, this photo of Lacey taken for publication in Maxim managed to draw attention to all of those things and her other great attributes.
17 Martine McCutcheon – Love Actually
One of the most popular movies around since it came out, Love Actually was a hit in countries far and wide and has become appointment viewing for millions of people each and every Christmas season. Starring many celebrities, including the likes of Alan Rickman, Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, Colin Firth, Emma Thompson, and more, it also relied on the skills of several relatively unknown actors. Martine McCutcheon was one of those people, and she was relied on to play a pivotal character that had to be liked by audiences. Eventually, she won an MTV Movie Award for her efforts. Yet, in the years since, her international profile faltered very quickly and only a few people think of her when not directly watching the film. Posing for this shot after dropping a lot of weight, the shot is tantalizing, to say the least, based on the view of her legs and cleavage.
16 Sienna Miller – Factory Girl/G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra
Nominated for the BAFTA Rising Star Award in 2008, by then, they’d seriously missed the boat since Sienna Miller had already crafted a notable career. First coming to prominence when she appeared in Layer Cake alongside Daniel Craig, the movie was dripping with style, and she played a small but important part in its success. Able to land the lead role in Factory Girl after that, the movie as a whole was poorly received but her performance was lauded far and wide. From there, she would star in other movies like Interview and The Edge of Love before landing the female lead in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, a movie with a huge budget. This photo, where it seems like she might not be wearing anything but a shirt, is enough to earn its placement on this list. Also, the sultry look on her face is great.
15 Elisha Cuthbert – The Girl Next Door/House Of Wax
One of the leads in the hugely popular series, 24, for years on end, that series introduced the world to Elisha Cuthbert, and it is safe to say that people liked what they were seeing out of her. Able to get small roles in movies like Old School and Love Actually quickly thereafter, she then landed lead roles in the films The Girl Next Door and House of Wax. But then, her cinema prospects dwindled. Since then, she did gain some fans with her role in the cult show Happy Endings but otherwise has been jumping around the TV and Hollywood scenes without any major success. Pictured here in a bikini and a see-through shirt, we’re delighted to see so much of her figure and enjoy seeing her seduce the camera and viewer of this shot with her eyes.
14 Monica Keena - Freddy Vs. Jason
A classical beauty that exists in a world decades divorced from the era in which that was in higher demand, Monica Keena found a lot of success despite that. Given a recurring role on Dawson’s Creek and cast as one of the stars of the cult series Undeclared, she was wonderful in each role but that doesn’t mean anything when it comes to this list. Thankfully, she won the role of the main protagonist in the horror crossover film Freddy vs. Jason which makes it so she qualifies for a list like this one. Pictured laying on her back here, she has a little bit of an odd look on her face but the view of her cleavage and stomach that we get easily overcomes that.
13 Michael Michele – Ali/How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days/ Dark Blue
Perhaps the person on this list with the most distinctive look, Michael Michele has one of the most expressive faces out there. Able to land recurring roles in shows like Central Park West, ER, and Homicide: Life on the Street in the past, that doesn’t mean that she only found success in that medium. In fact, during the early 2000’s, she was able to land lead roles in three movies that showed the range of her acting skills. Cast in one of the main roles in the biopic Ali where she showed off her dramatic chops, she also turned heads in Dark Blue where she was a bada*s on top of the romantic comedy How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. Typically dressed to the nines, it is rare to see her dressed down like this and that is a shame as it is a good look on her since it offers people the chance to appreciate her fit frame.
12 Diane Kruger - Inglourious Basterds/Troy
We’re just going to say it. Diane Kruger is such a cut above when it comes to the looks department that she could stand out among almost any group. Cast as Helen in the historical drama Troy, her character was the basis for a massive war, and you have to be crazy hot and lovable for that many lives to be put in danger for your affections. Fortunately, for that film, this actress is so hot that we buy that concept. Also an integral part of Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, whenever she appeared, the screen lit up. We would love to watch her do her thing on screen a lot more often but her career is nowhere near what it once was and more often than not, we forget to even miss her. Then you look at a shot of her like this one where we see much of her, and we remember what we are missing all over again.
11 Julia Stiles – Save The Last Dance/Mona Lisa Smile/The Bourne Franchise
One of the stars of 10 Things I Hate About You, one of the most beloved teen movies of all time, it was a role that earned Julia Stiles a legion of fans overnight because they related and loved her character. Given several lead roles in other movies, as a result, her work was also cherished in films like Save the Last Dance, Mona Lisa Smile, and The Bourne franchise. We wish things remained that bright but her only notable work since then was a one-season arc in the show Dexter and a supporting role in the movie Silver Linings Playbook. Looking like the epitome of class and charm here, we adore seeing her nude back, and we never knew just how much we enjoyed her derriere as well.
10 Lynn Collins - X-Men Origins: Wolverine
An actress that proves that appearing in a derided film can be the kiss of death, Lynn Collins has everything someone would need in order to become a huge star. At one time seemingly on the precipice of becoming a big thing in the movie industry, she received roles in potential blockbusters including X-Men Origins: Wolverine from 2009 and later, on John Carter. Unfortunately for her career, neither film was well-received by fans and while the former film did pretty well at the box office, it still underperformed based on expectations. That is really too bad as she has clear acting skills and is a talented person. At least we can look at a photo of this one where she is wearing skintight pants; thus, revealing how toned her rear end is, much to our delight.
9 Jennifer Connelly – A Beautiful Mind/Requiem For A Dream/Dark Water
If you were a child of the eighties, there is a good chance that you grew up having a thing for Jennifer Connelly for years on end as she had the spotlight and looked incredible in it. A part of many magnificent movies that came out prior to the 2000’s, like Labyrinth, The Rocketeer, and Dark City to name only a few, she proved herself to have acting chops and immense charisma. Arguably reaching her zenith in the early 2000’s, she was a part of Requiem for a Dream, A Beautiful Mind, Hulk, and Dark Water before 2005 was over. Wearing nothing but a bra from the waist up in this image, that allows the viewer to check out her large chest, and that is fantasy fodder for us.
8 Estella Warren - Planet Of The Apes
If you are unaware of the career of Estella Warren, then you’ve been missing out since there is no doubt that she is an extremely impressive person. A former athlete that competed in synchronized swimming, she competed on behalf of Canada at the 1996 Summer Olympics on top of being a three-time national champion. On top of that, she also made a living as a model including appearing in the pages of magazines like Sports Illustrated, Vanity Fair, and was a part of campaigns for Victoria’s Secret. Then, she tried her hand at acting, and unfortunately, her success there were was short-lived quite possibly because she starred in the much-maligned remake film, Planet of the Apes. Seen here in a gorgeous shot, it makes it obvious why she was a successful model, as seeing her looking like she is in the midst of peeling off her top drives us wild.
7 Monica Bellucci – The Matrix Franchise/The Passion Of The Christ
Okay, let us be clear. Any claim that Monica Bellucci has been forgotten must be put in the context of the area of the world you are living in. For instance, if you are in a country where Italian cinema has a strong grasp on the film-watching audience, that will seem like a crazy claim. However, if you’re in North America, there are people that have never known her. As this website originates from the latter area, she absolutely qualifies for this list. Known here for her roles in the Matrix franchise and The Passion of the Christ, all of those movies did crazy big business but she has yet to have a hit here since then. Photographed in this shot of her seemingly in the process of shedding her dress, this image is incredible because that results in us having a mind-blowing view of her cleavage.
6 Freida Pinto - Slumdog Millionaire
When the movie Slumdog Millionaire came out in 2008 and became an International sensation, it made a star out of Freida Pinto, and it seemed like she came out of nowhere. Turns out, that was pretty close to being the case as prior to playing one of the main characters in that movie, she hadn’t acted in any major films or shows. Moving on to be a part of Rise of the Planet of the Apes which was a commercial and critical hit, it was a great sophomore effort but she followed it up with Immortals which was anything but. Since then, she has yet to appear in a hit film which has caused her to be forgotten by many. In this shot, we get to check out her fantastic legs, and this image is also incredible because she may or may not be wearing bottoms and it seems like she knows the effect this photo would have on viewers.
5 Erika Christensen – Traffic/The Perfect Score/Swimfan
If you were around when the Steven Soderbergh movie Traffic came out and saw it, you’ll likely remember how much you respected it as a marvelous work of art. On top of that, thoughts of the stunning performance given by Erika Christensen probably will come to mind as her work in it is among the best anyone has portrayed addiction on screen. Going on to star in Swimfan where she portrayed an obsessed lover we’d fear to be around and The Perfect Score where she proved capable of being very likable, her range was impressive. Unfortunately, in the years since, she has not been given the quality of roles she deserves aside from her run as one of the stars of Parenthood, a show that is long gone at this point. Wearing a dress in this image that puts her fantastic cleavage front and center, looking at any shot that gives a glimpse of her bountiful chest is an opportunity we cherish.
4 Moon Bloodgood - Terminator Salvation/Street Fighter: The Legend Of Chun-Li/Eight Below
A woman that, without a doubt, would be the hottest in the vast majority of rooms she enters, Moon Bloodgood became a Laker Girl at the age of seventeen and spent years as a model. Seemingly not one to rest on her laurels, she also became an actress and managed to land a number of roles in major film releases. One of the stars of Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, Eight Below, and Terminator Salvation, none of her biggest roles were as part of films that were particularly well-received. That is probably why she hasn’t appeared in any major projects since 2015, which has led to her being forgotten by most people that were aware of her at one time. Looking at this dazzling shot of her with her midriff exposed and her cleavage on display, that turn of events is difficult to fathom.
3 Eva Mendes –2 Fast 2 Furious/Hitch/Ghost Rider
When Training Day came out in 2001, there were two people in it that came to the forefront for good reason, Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke. But there was someone else turning heads too. Playing a supporting part in the film, it wasn’t meant to be a star-making vehicle for Eva Mendes but it served that purpose nevertheless. Going on to star in movies like 2 Fast 2 Furious, Hitch, Ghost Rider, and We Own the Night in the 2000’s, she was one of the biggest actresses of the era. However, since the beginning of this decade, she hasn’t starred in a huge hit movie and hasn’t acted on screen at all after the year 2014. Standing in this photo with her midriff exposed and the top of her lovely legs visible, we love any opportunity to check out those parts of her.
2 Isla Fisher – Wedding Crashers/Hot Rod/ Definitely, Maybe
We don’t know about you but when we saw Isla Fisher play one of the main parts in the hilarious movie Wedding Crashers, we were totally smitten. Quite possibly the funniest of anyone in the movie, she was able to make us cringe, smile, laugh, and fall for her all at the same time, which is an impressive feat that made us think she was going to be huge. Turns out, that wasn’t really the case since she hasn’t had another movie that made that kind of impact since. But at least Hot Rod and Definitely, Maybe have fiercely loyal followings. Laying on a soft-looking carpet here with a sultry look on her face, a tight dress on, and cleavage for days, our jaws hit the floor when we first came across this image because of those things.
1 Katherine Heigl – Knocked Up/ 27 Dresses/The Ugly Truth
Playing lead roles in films that came out in the 2000’s, like Knocked Up, 27 Dresses, and The Ugly Truth, for a short time, it seemed like she had the Midas touch when it came to romantic comedies. Then, Katherine Heigl spoke publicly about her disappointment in the portrayal of women in one of those films and blasted the writing of her Grey’s Anatomy character. Perceived as difficult to work with, as a result, it could be argued that she was just fighting for more substantial female roles but many seemed to see her as toxic during the fallout. No longer given the roles, she was cut out as a result of all the controversy. You’d be forgiven if you’d forgotten all about Katherine. Wearing a dress in this photo that could have been seen as quaint in many situations, that is not at all the case here as Katherine holds it open enough to show off her beautiful blue bra-and-panty set.