TV sitcom fans know that 2017 has been a stellar year for actresses with familiar faces taking on new roles and some that are fresh on the scene. Whether you like comedy, drama, Sci-Fi or Romance, there is a show for you to sit back, warm up the popcorn and watch. Netflix has been blessing Marvel Comic fans with shows in the past year like Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and Daredevil to name a few and you better believe we've included some of the gorgeous women from those universes.
But we also added an actress that you never thought was Canadian, the actress in the White House that married women across the world loved to hate and another entry that met her man on an internet dating site.
Whether you are here to check out the beautiful faces on some of the top TV shows or you're looking for a new show to start watching, here are the top gorgeous actresses on television.
Don't believe us? We've even tracked down some of their most unforgettable outfits and photos to really help hammer home just how beautiful these women are.
15 Gotham - Natalie Alyn Lind
Natalie Alyn Lind is only 17 years old and has already landed a DC Comic role as Silver St. Cloud in the show Gotham. She plays the fun role of being a socialite and hostess running parties for wealthy people. Silver St. Cloud likes her job so much that she eventually becomes an event planner.
In real life, Natalie Alyn Lind seems to like Vancouver, Canada. Last fall she participated in some retail therapy with a friend and posted an Instagram photo of the two with the city of Vancouver in the background. She wrote on her page “keep falling deeper and deeper in love with this beautiful city… & my adventure buddy.” For all the fans, her mother played the character Deb in the tv show One Tree Hill, and her name is Barbara Alyn Woods.
Natalie was also recently spotted in a photo of a cast reading for the upcoming X-Men movie called Gifted, so it's clear her future is bright!
14 Emerald City - Adria Arjona
If you are an Emerald City fan, you know Adria Arjona as the character Dorothy Gale. Dorothy is the Kansas City nurse that has a goal of meeting a Wizard to get back home which is a theme we all remember in The Wizard of Oz.
Do you think you know everything about Adria Arjona? Here are a few interesting facts you might not have known about her:
She is half Puerto Rican and Guatemalan. She spent her childhood on a tour bus with her father that used to be a musician.
Adrian Arjona left home at the age of 18 to pursue a career as an actress.
Although she was new to acting her biggest goal was to land a role on the HBO show True Detective, which she achieved.
Ready for the impressive fact that tops the list! Adria Arjona declined the first invitation to attend an audition for Emerald City. We're sure glad she changed her mind.
13 Riverdale – Madelaine Petsch
Madelaine Petsch is a relatively new actress that was born in the sunny city of Los Angeles. When she was a little girl, she was a theater class student for about two years and even lived in South Africa for almost a decade before she started her acting career. Before starring in Riverdale, Madelaine played in The Hive and a TV series called Instant Mom. Since you probably don’t know much about Madelaine Petsch behind the scenes, here are a few interesting facts:
In 2014 she used to date pop singer Aaron Carter, but he eventually moved on, and now Madelaine is single.
She is the complete opposite of her character Cheryl Blossom. While Cheryl is tough and considered feisty to some fans, after meaning girl scenes Madeline likes to give hugs and apologize for her mean on-screen behavior.
Madelaine would prefer that her character stays single and as a happy independent woman which says a lot about the kind of person Petsch is in real life.
12 Pretty Little Liars – Shay Mitchell
Did you know Shay Mitchell is Canadian? The Mississauga native is well-known for playing Emily Fields in Pretty Little Liars. She is also half Scottish and Filipino. Also when she was around the age of 10 she spent time living in West Vancouver. Shay Mitchell signed to an international modeling agency as a teenager, and her friends named her Shay-Lo because she is a Jennifer Lopez fan. If you thought Toronto rapper Drake was the only ‘famous Canadian’ to appear in Degrassi High, Shay also played in the show too.
She landed the role of Spencer Hastings on Pretty Little Liars as the “jock girl” out of the group of ladies. Outside of work, Shay Mitchell has a lifestyle YouTube channel, and if she decided to walk away from acting, she could be an amazing photographer. Her Instagram page has photos of interesting places she has traveled to and filtered snapshots of her and her friends.
11 Jessica Jones – Kristen Ritter
Do you have Netflix? If you aren’t on the Jessica Jones bandwagon, you need to jump right on. It is an adaptation of the Marvel Comic story that was brought to Netflix and will eventually lead to a The Defenders mini-series. Krysten Ritter plays Jessica Jones as the brilliant entrepreneur that opens up a detective agency. What makes the show even more interesting is it was filmed in Hell’s Kitchen, located in Mid-Manhattan.
Most people would think Krysten Ritter is a city girl because of the roles she plays, but she is raised on a farm in a town called Shickshinny in Pennsylvania. In an interview with Philadelphia Style magazine, she described her young self as being "tall, gawky, awkward, and skinny." Unlike most top actresses, on Instagram Krysten seems to have a normal life and often shares photos of her dog, friends and offset moments with cast members.
10 Luke Cage – Rosario Dawson
Rosario Dawson showed us she had acting skills when starred in Denzel Washington's movie He Got Game as Lala Bonilla. She played the scandalous girlfriend of a famous University basketball player named Jesus Shuttlesworth that ended up drafted into the NBA.
Rosario also played an incredible role as Claire Temple, the love interest, and friend of Luke Cage. If you haven’t watched the show, it is about a former convict that has mutant powers after a sabotaged experiment while he was in prison. He tries to get his life together while living in Harlem and deals with demons in his past along the way of life.
Throughout her career, Rosario has dated a few of the top entertainers. The list includes Colin Farrell, Andre 3000, Jason Lewis, Jay Z, and Cris Judd. She has also been a successful actress to be selected to play in more comic shows like Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and The Defenders.
9 Jessica Jones – Rachael Taylor
Rachael Taylor is a model and actress from the sunny island of Australia. She has starred in See No Evil (2006), Transformers (2007), Grey’s Anatomy (2011), and now in Jessica Jones. In Jessica Jones she plays Trish Walker, a model turned radio host who is best friends and an adopted sister of Jessica on the show.
There are talks that in the second season of this show, Trish Walker and Jessica Jones will have more scenes together and we sure you wouldn't mind that. Trish will be there Jessica to get through the trauma in her past that only a good friend and sister can help with. The show is expected to eventually air next year.
While there is not much gossip online about Rachael, she has been open with sharing photos of her boyfriend Luke Baines on her Instagram.
8 Shots Fired – Sanaa Lathan
If you want to see the themes of racism explored, you might want to watch Sanaa Lathan in the new TV series Shots Fired. It is about a white man that gets shot by an African-American police officer but also follows the storyline of police who forget about the murder of a black teenager.
Looking at Sanaa Lathan in the above photo should be at least one reason to check out the outstanding series.
Understandably, she's been linked to being in relationships with several prominent celebrities including rapper French Montana, Fast and Furious actor Tyrese Gibson, Shemar Moore, Colin Kaepernick and Terrell Owens, but she is currently single.
When many radio personalities interview Sanaa, they ask her why she is still single because she is good looking and talented. She only says she has just not met the right man yet. Let's hope she finds a good man soon.
7 The Walking Dead - Christian Serratos
The lovely Christian Serratos plays the character of Rosita Espinosa in The Walking Dead. Christian is more than a beautiful actress on the show. Her character is a strong survivor who is dating Abraham. According to the Daily Star, there is a theory that “Rosita will be killed off as actress Christian Serratos recently announced she was pregnant – though this doesn't confirm anything.”
She was also on the Nickelodeon show Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide as Suzie Crabgrass and in The Twilight Saga as Angela Weber.
If you don’t know a lot about Christian, she is half Mexican and Italian. She used to be a figure skater and was close to competing in the Olympics. She has a love for animals and is an avid PETA supporter. Interested in her love life? She has been linked to David Boyd, the lead singer of the rock group New Politics.
6 Scream Queens – Emma Roberts
Roberts is no stranger to showing off some skin when out on the town and in a recent interview with Teen Vogue Emma talked about a near wardrobe malfunction. She was at a premiere for her movie The Blackcoat’s Daughter while wearing a sheer dress with fragile sleeves that kept moving all over the place. She stated, "My sleeve almost fell off and completely exposed my body," she told the magazine of the look below. "But I had nipple covers on in case that happened."
To all of the men that are reading this article wishing that you can get a chance to date, Emma, she got engaged last November to Evan Peters.
5 Big Little Lies – Zoe Kravitz
The beautiful Zoe Kravitz is the daughter of two of the most beautiful entertainers from the 90s; Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet. We all know Lenny Kravitz as the psychedelic alternative rock artist, and her mother was Denise Huxtable on the TV sitcom The Cosby Show. Most people remember Zoe as Angel Salvadore in the Marvel Comic movie X-Men: First Class.
In Big Little Lies, she plays the character of Bonnie Carlson, Nathan’s second wife that teaches yoga and makes handmade jewelry. Bonnie is disliked by some in her neighborhood because of her flirty dancing moves at a birthday party for a young child. In a recent episode, she was made up to look like Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady and sings Elvis’ song “Don’t.” The song was such a famous melody on the show that is available for sale on iTunes and is a feature song on the TV shows soundtrack.
4 24: Legacy - Anna Diop
Anna Diop was born and raised in the African country of Senegal and moved to the United States with her parents at the age of six. One of the highlights of her career is being on Oprah's show called Greenleaf which aired in 2016, but she also plays the role of Nicole Carter on 24: Legacy.
Her character is a nurse and wife of a hero named Eric Carter. On the show, Anna enjoys acting in a storyline with dramatic scenes of terrorism. She admitted in an interview with FOX KIDY that, “It spoke to this idea of home-grown terrorist, and it’s frightening and unfortunately, something that exists and to counter that in our show, we have a hero in Eric Carter, and we have these everyday heroes in Nicole Carter and Andy Shalowitz that works in CTU.”
While the show is full of dramatic moments, we wouldn't blame you if you catch yourself staring at Diop's good looks!
3 Daredevil - Deborah Ann Woll
Deborah Ann Woll is half Irish and German and was born in Brooklyn, New York. Before she became famous, she played the piano and attended dance classes. Unlike other actresses, she participated in the University of South Carolina’s School of Theatre where she found her special man while looking through online dating profiles on Match. She told GLAMOR celebs, “I'm shy, and I'd always had trouble meeting boys. When I opened my Match account, I'd done a few guest spots but wasn't on True Blood yet, and I wanted to find someone grounded.”
Deborah landed a role on True Blood (2008) as a feisty vampire named Jessica Hamby.
On Daredevil, Deborah plays Karen Page, a mysterious character that starts out as an innocent, naïve woman that eventually gets into trouble.
If you haven’t checked out her Instagram page, you might enjoy it if you are into art. Deborah shows her fans love by adding posts of artwork that they draw of her Daredevil character.
2 Scandal - Kerry Washington
The TV show Scandal changed the way that people looked at race, the White House and politics. No one was expecting a woman like Olivia Pope to help U.S. President Fitzgerald Grant erase embarrassing moments out of existence but at the same time become his lover while his wife Mellie quietly suffered in heartbreak on the sidelines.
Kerry Washington is one of the most famous African-American actresses on the scene, and she consistently brings us great episodes to talk about. If you think the show is the only scandal in her career, when she first started dating her NFL player husband Nnamdi Asomugha, she kept the relationship a secret right before the two were about to get married.
Other than Kerry Washington’s drama filled lifestyle on the show Scandal, Huck, Mellie Grant, Abby, Rowan and Jake Ballard have fans watching new seasons every year.
1 Powerless – Vanessa Hudgens
Vanessa Hudgens brings us another favorite show as Emily Locke, the fresh student, and optimist, in Powerless. Fans have been following her adventures in Charm City as a Research and Development director at a company called Wayne Security. The company only sells products for people with subhuman powers to defend themselves during battles with supervillains. On ACCESS Hollywood, she mentioned that if she could have one superpower, she would want the ability to teleport to avoid waiting in airports.
Vanessa’s Instagram page is entertaining. She admitted on The Late Late Show With James Corden that she is obsessed with Soul Cycle, which is a bicycling class that is trending with celebrities in Los Angeles. She recently went to Maui and had the strength to exercise on a paddleboard in the middle of the ocean, so clearly, the classes are working for her!