There are so very many awesome things about the CW post-apocalyptic sci-fi show The 100, but everyone knows one of the best parts is the cast. Like many beloved shows, it's the people that really make the story come to life. It's an added bonus when the female members of the cast are great to look at. And in the case of The 100, this could not be truer.
The show's main protagonist is Clarke Griffin, who's played by Eliza Taylor. Paige Turco, Marie Avgeropoulos, Lindsey Morgan, Chelsey Reist, Alycia Debnam-Carey, and Erica Cerra also have (or had) major roles throughout the show's four seasons, and the number of sexy guest stars who've been a part of the story is outrageous. This gives us plenty to work with for this list, which will feature all of these lovely ladies. Sometimes, as hot as they are traipsing through the woods on this mission or that, it's nice to see them out of character. They are real people, after all, so let's take a moment and look at them that way.
In the following 17 images, you'll see the women of The 100 not like you're accustomed to seeing them: in their everyday clothes, as models, or in candid shots that make them seem more real than ever.
17 Alycia on the Beach
She plays the tough-as-nails Lexa, Commander of the Woods Clan, but in real life, she doesn't look so scary. In fact, she looks quite appealing. Alycia Debnam-Carey, 23, is an actress from Sydney, Australia who found herself playing this character on The 100 who fell in love with Clarke Griffin (Eliza Taylor), and collectively, they became known as "Clexa." Fans were pretty bummed when Lexa was killed off, but she was killed off heroically sacrificing herself to get her lover Clarke to safety after telling Clarke that she would always be with her in spirit. I know a few people who would rather be with her on the beach than in spirit, though -- she looks pretty good in a bikini, something we never got to see Lexa in.
16 A Tomboy No More
Lindsey Morgan is a babe! I mean, we knew she was super pretty and has a good body and all that, but her tomboyish character of Raven Reyes on The 100 never really shows off her assets like Lindsey does in this photo. Raven is also a character, like Harper, that's been around since the very beginning, albeit in a much bigger role. She was sent to Earth not as a delinquent but as a mechanic, but her true mission was to find her lover, Finn Collins, who was literally her boy-next-door growing up. Raven is tough and is often seen fixing machinery of one sort or another and never looking like... well, this. Lindsey Morgan is a 27-year-old actress and owes her beauty to a unique blend of Irish and Hispanic heritages, and I think we can all agree that she's drop-dead gorgeous.
15 Double-Edged Sword
Can you tell who this is? She's a far cry from her usual super-creepy A.L.I.E. or the more normal-looking Becca, A.L.I.E.'s creator. But even Becca never looks as hot as the actress who portrays her and her creepy creation, Erica Cerra, does here. The 37-year-old Canadian actress likened the situation of The 100 to the classic book Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, in that there are a bunch of kids left to their own devices, and it doesn't always turn out pretty. Erica had the unique challenge of portraying the emotionless A.L.I.E., a sentient of artificial intelligence, as well as Becca, an intelligent scientist who was the indirect cause of the nuclear apocalypse that wiped out most of mankind in 2052. Now that is a lot for an actress to take on!
14 The Life of the Party
I just love it when stars love Instagram -- their pictures are usually so much fun! And Eliza's do not disappoint. She really does look like the life of the party in the above photos. An interesting fact about the woman behind The 100's starring female, Clarke Griffin, is that she's one of three Australian cast members on the show (the other two being Bob Morley, who plays Bellamy Blake, and Alycia Debnam-Carey). Eliza is close friends with a lot of her cast mates and even has a matching tattoo with one of them; she and Jarod Joseph, who plays Nathan Miller, have matching arrow tattoos on their fingers. We'll have to see if we can spot that if we look really close during the next episode we watch!
13 Chelsey Looks Like a Lot of Fun!
This is definitely a look The 100 fans are not used to seeing Chelsey Reist in. She looks more like she's at some New Year's Eve hotel party or something than she does her character of Harper McIntyre, who's been a recurring character since season one. It's currently unknown if Harper is dead or alive, but she was one of the original delinquents sent to Earth and has been in a relationship with Monty since season three. She's played by 30-year-old Canadian actress Chelsey Reist, who -- let's be honest -- looks like a lot of fun. Definitely more fun than Harper does.
This lovely lady is actress Tasya Teles, who plays Echo, a royal guard for the Ice Nation on The 100. She's been a part of the cast since season two, and, this year, can also be seen in the movie The Perfect Pickup and in an episode of Prison Break: Resurrection. The Canadian Tasya is originally from Toronto but mostly grew up in Vancouver. She was born to a Brazilian father and Ukrainian mother and studied theater at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. Although The 100 is her biggest/longest role yet, Tasya has been a part of many other projects since her first role in 2013 like Rogue, Intruders, Witches of East End, and Supernatural.
11 Badass Beauty
Marie Avgeropoulos, the gorgeous Greek goddess, is one of the main characters on The 100 and has been around since the beginning of it all as Bellamy Blake's little sister Octavia, who falls in love with a Grounder. Octavia never felt like a real part of the Sky People since she lived her entire life hidden by her mother and brother due to the Ark's one-child policy that would get her mother floated if she were discovered. Thus, she embraced life on Earth in a different way than most of the others. In real life, Marie is 30, but she looks closer to her character's age of 23. Like many of her costars, she's also Canadian, hailing from Thunder Bay, Ontario. She does many of her own stunts on The 100, and since she's a total warrior, that's pretty impressive. She's beauty, brawn, and badass all in one petite little body.
10 Alycia the Aussie
There's no shortage of hot Alycia Debnam-Carey photos out there, and here's one more. This Aussie is actually better known for playing Kaitlyn in the 2014 film Into the Storm than she is for playing the Commander Lexa on The 100. The other bigger role in her acting career thus far besides those two is Alicia Clark on Fear the Walking Dead, which is premiering its third season on AMC on June 4th. Interestingly, besides fictional film and television shows, Alycia has also dabbled in reality television; in 2013, she partook in the television documentary series Next Stop Hollywood, in which she and other Aussie acting hopefuls battled the ups and downs of trying to win roles in Hollywood during the United States pilot season. Looks like it worked out well for Alycia!
9 Hippie Chick
The beautiful Lindsey Morgan earns her second spot on this list with this candid, summery photo in which she looks super happy. Glowing in the sunlight in what looks to be California or some other place in the Southern United States, Lindsey wears barely anything and looks awesome doing it. Her see-through, knit lace top (if you can call it a top) and matching white shorts are fun, frisky, and flirty, and they show off her glowing golden skin. She almost looks a bit hippie-like with the headband and fringed bag. Like all her other looks (tomboy, sexy, casual), she rocks this one as well. It's much preferred to the puffy coats, plaid shirts, and raggedy jeans we're used to seeing her wear as Raven Reyes on The 100 (but really, she looks hot in anything).
8 Marie and Eliza: Besties!
On The 100, actresses Eliza Taylor and Marie Avgeropoulos play the characters of Clarke Griffin and Octavia Blake. In this photo, it would seem that they were besties, but that's not true in their storyline. Both Clarke and Octavia have been important characters since day one of the show, and in the first season, they were pretty good friends. But a lot has happened since season one, and the two have disagreed about a lot of important things, such as torturing a Grounder to save Finn Collins. Octavia essentially ended their friendship upon learning that Clarke and Lexa were aware of the bombing at Mount Weather but left without telling anyone. However, neither seems to wish the other ill will, and Clarke even saved Octavia's life at one point. Plus, she has a thing with her brother, Bellamy. In real life, the two seem pretty close, though, at least judging by these photos.
7 Clexa Lives On
They played lovers Clarke and Lexa ("Clexa") on The 100, and both characters were strong-willed leaders willing to do what it takes. It makes sense, then, that Eliza Taylor and Alycia Debnam-Carey have a lot in common and a lot to bond over, thus are good friends in real life. In this pretty picture, the besties look both ravishing and a bit silly. It's what we love about them, and it's nice to see them looking not so serious for once. But no matter how serious they were (and come on, their situation kind of called for it), Clexa remains one of the most popular relationships of the show despite the fact that Lexa is gone (dead on The 100, and gone to film Fear the Walking Dead in real life). Still, there are rumors that Clexa could make a comeback -- and in a completely believable way. Stay tuned!
One of the older cast members, Paige Turco, plays Clarke's mother, Dr. Abby Griffin. Like Clarke, she's been a main character since the pilot episode of The 100. She's the definition of M.I.L.F., is she not? Paige began her acting career in the soap operas Guiding Light and All My Children after an ankle injury ruined her dream of becoming a professional ballerina. At the age of 52 (she just had her birthday May 17!), Paige definitely doesn't look it. Some of her other big roles include those on the shows Person of Interest, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, Big Shots, The Agency, Party of Five, NYPD Blue, and American Gothic. Next up, she'll play main character Elizabeth Marshall in the 2017 television movie Separated at Birth.
5 Blonde Bombshell
The blonde bombshell that's at the center of The 100 is none other than Eliza Taylor, also known as Clarke Griffin. She goes by many names on the show, and some of her aliases and titles include Princess, Prisoner 319, Klark kom Skaikru (Clarke of the Sky People), Wanheda (Commander of Death), Mountain Slayer, Skaikru Ambassador, Fleimkepa (Flamekeeper), and Commander (by Becca). In real life, she was born Eliza Jane Taylor, and she's an Aussie like her buddy Alycia Debnam-Carey. Although growing up she aspired to become a marine biologist, Eliza wound up in Hollywood instead (interestingly, The 100 is her first American production). And we're sure glad she did because it's hard to picture anyone else as the tough but caring Clarke Griffin.
4 The Tibetan Doll
Aussie actress Dichen Lachman has one of the most unique faces in Hollywood. She's beautiful, but her look is so unique it begs the question of her heritage. Dichen, who played a warrior and Lexa's mentor, Anya, is of Tibetan and Australian ancestries. She was born in Kathmandu, Nepal, but moved to Australia at the age of seven. Dichen (pronounced "dee-ken") has a slew of famous shows under her belt that she's had a relatively large part in like Supergirl, The Last Ship, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Shameless, King & Maxwell, Last Resort, Neighbours, Being Human, and perhaps most famously, Dollhouse, starring Eliza Dushku. She had the part of Anya in the first two seasons of The 100 but was killed by a guard at Camp Jaha when he shot her.
3 Hot Stuff
That Erica Cerra sure knows how to work the camera! Maybe that's because being in front of the camera has been her life's passion so she's gotten very good at it. By the time she was eight years old, she knew she wanted to be an actress. Most little girls do at one point or another, but Erica really made it happen for herself. She started out doing numerous commercials before taking a break from acting and returning to it in her early twenties. At that time, she dedicated herself wholly to the art of theater and studied under some big names like Larry Moss and Gina Chiarelli, who are top acting coaches. To name a few of her films and shows other than The 100, Erica has appeared in the 2017 Power Rangers movie, iZombie, Rush, Eureka, Smallville, The L Word, Battlestar Galactica, Warehouse 13, The 4400, Blade: Trinity, and several others.
2 A Georgia Peach
Once again, we have the lovely and talented Lindsey Morgan -- or Raven Reyes in the world of The 100. She's a Georgia Peach, having been born in the Southern state of Georgia, although she doesn't seem much like the typical Southern Belle. Maybe that's because she was raised in Houston, Texas, which is not generally considered the deep South. Lindsey says she would love to one day be able to play the DC Comics heroine Barbara Gordon/Batgirl in a movie. If you can believe it, her family was "mortified" that their daughter chose to leave college to pursue an acting career in Los Angeles. Some fun facts about Lindsey Morgan include the fact that she can't fake cry, she still has four baby teeth that just won't fall out, and she's very close to her fellow cast members on The 100: Eliza Taylor, Bob Morley, Ricky Whittle, and Devon Bostick.
1 Greek Goddess
And the number one hottest girl on our list? Without a doubt, that would be Marie Avgeropoulos/Octavia Blake. It might surprise some people to know that in her real life, Marie is not "into the sci-fi genre" even though she's made a name for herself acting in a sci-fi series. Then again, most super-hot girls are not into the "nerdy" stuff like science fiction anyway. Either way, Marie had this to say about The 100 and its likeness to other sci-fi works: "A lot of people have been saying The 100 reminds them of Lord of the Flies, Lost, and Battlestar Galactica, and all of those titles have been very successful and interesting to watch. Anytime anyone refers to any of those great shows, I'm flattered." Since there are just way too many hot photos of Marie to choose from, I've chosen just a few of them to represent the many.
Sources: imdb.com, wikia.com