The 50 Hottest Women Alive!

Updated: May 16, 2010 11:42 IST

Going right to the top of the Maxim Hot 100 list for 2010 is pop star Katy Perry. The magazine crowned the 'Hot And Cold' singer with the coveted spot for her sexiness and talent, reports aceshowbiz. Explaining the reason behind choosing Perry, 25, the publication said: "Katy looks unbelievable in a bikini and she is the one who taught you how to skateboard and whistle".

The 50 Hottest Women Alive!
I Kissed A Girl hitmaker Katy Perry - who is engaged to Russell Brand, narrowly beat Victoria's Secret model Brooklyn Decker and Avatar actress Zoe Saldana into second and third place respectively on the Maxim "Hot 100" list. Here's a look at the Top 50 women on the list.
The 50 Hottest Women Alive!
Moon Bloodgood: American actress and model Moon Bloodgood features at No. 50. (Photo Courtesy: Maxim)
The 50 Hottest Women Alive!
Alice Eve: A British actor Alice Eve starred in television dramas including the BBC's The Rotters' Club, Poirot and Hawking, as well as the film Stage Beauty. (Photo Courtesy: Maxim)
The 50 Hottest Women Alive!
Emma Stone: American actress Emma Stone was noticed for her role in the comedy The House Bunny.
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Emmy Rossum: Actress and singer-songwriter Emmanuelle Grey Rossum was noticed in the blockbuster film The Day After Tomorrow and The Phantom of the Opera (2004) for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe. She has since starred in Poseidon (2006), Dragonball: Evolution (2009) and Dare (2009).
The 50 Hottest Women Alive!
Sofia Vergara: In 2008, Colombian actress, model, and entrepreneur Sofia Vergara was ranked number 62 on Maxim magazine's "Hot 100" list.
The 50 Hottest Women Alive!
Rachel Bilson: Rachel Sarah Bilson became known for playing Summer Roberts on the drama series The OC and went on to make her film debut in The Last Kiss.
The 50 Hottest Women Alive!
Julianne Hough: Julianne Hough an American professional ballroom dancer and country singer, is known for being a two-time winner of ABC's Dancing with the Stars.
The 50 Hottest Women Alive!
Stephanie Pratt: Actress Stephanie Lynn Pratt is known best for her role as a cast member on MTV's The Hills.
The 50 Hottest Women Alive!
Jordana Brewster Brewster, daughter of Maria João a former Sports Illustrated swimsuit model from Brazil, is known best for her role as a cast member on MTV's The Hills.
The 50 Hottest Women Alive!
Anna Faris: Anna Kay Faris of Scary Movie fame is known mostly for her comic roles.
The 50 Hottest Women Alive!
Katie Cassidy: Katherine Evelyn Anita "Katie" Cassidy-Benedon is an American actress who has performed in the The CW TV series Melrose Place, and the films Black Christmas to name a few.
The 50 Hottest Women Alive!
Dania Ramirez: Dominican TV film actress Dania Ramirez played female antagonist Callisto in X-Men: The Last Stand.
The 50 Hottest Women Alive!
Malin Akerman: Swedish Canadian film actress and model Malin Akerman of 27 Dresses fame was in the news for her shoot for Arena. (Photo Courtesy: Maxim)
The 50 Hottest Women Alive!
Angelina Jolie: No words are needed to describe 'Lara Croft' Angelina Jolie, who is in news for Every move She Makes.
The 50 Hottest Women Alive!
Joanna Krupa: Polish-American model and actress Joanna Krupa has appeared on the covers of ENVY, FHM, Personal, Inside Sport and Maxim. She was voted German Maxim's Model of the Year 2004-2005 and has also appeared twice on the cover of Playboy.
The 50 Hottest Women Alive!
Rachelle Leah: She is an American model and television personality.
The 50 Hottest Women Alive!
Jennifer Love Hewitt: Jennifer Love Hewitt's appearance has always been the subject of much media attention. She has been lauded as one of the most attractive women in the industry by Maxim. She was named the sexiest woman in the world in 1999.
The 50 Hottest Women Alive!
Jessica Alba: Jessica Alba is considered a sex symbol and often generates a lot of attention for her hot looks. She is a regular on the Maxim "Hot 100" list and was also voted number 1 on AskMen.com's list of "99 Most Desirable Women" in 2006, as well as "Sexiest Woman in the World" by FHM in 2007.
The 50 Hottest Women Alive!
January Jones: January Kristen Jones is most famous for her role as Betty Draper on the TV show Mad Men.
The 50 Hottest Women Alive!
Jessica Biel: Named as the "Sexiest Woman Alive" in 2005 by Esquire magazine, actress and model Jessica Biel is a must on any glam list.
The 50 Hottest Women Alive!
Hayden Leslie Panettiere: Actress and singer Hayden Leslie Panettiere got fame at the age of eleven with her portrayal of Sheryl Yoast in Remember the Titans
The 50 Hottest Women Alive!
Ashley Greene: TV actress Ashley Michele Greene is best known for her role in Twilight film series.
The 50 Hottest Women Alive!
Kaley Cuoco: Kaley Christine Cuoco is an American TV actress. She is best known for her roles as Bridget Hennessy on the sitcom 8 Simple Rules, Brandy Harrington on Brandy & Mr Whiskers, Billie Jenkins .
The 50 Hottest Women Alive!
Hilary Duff: Actress and singer Hilary Erhard Duff became well known after playing the title role in the television series Lizzie McGuire. She has also done a few films like the successful Cheaper by the Dozen (2003), The Lizzie McGuire Movie, and A Cinderella Story.
The 50 Hottest Women Alive!
Eliza Dushku: Eliza Patricia Dushku is best known for her role as Faith in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
The 50 Hottest Women Alive!
Danica Patrick: Danica Sue Patrick is an American auto racing driver.
The 50 Hottest Women Alive!
Nicole Scherzinger: Lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls, Nicole Scherzinger is an American pop/R&B singer, songwriter, dancer and occasional actress.
The 50 Hottest Women Alive!
Arianny Celeste: American glamour model and Ring Girl for Ultimate Fighting Championship events has appeared on the cover of international magazines like Sports Illustrated and Maxim to name a few.
The 50 Hottest Women Alive!
Mila Kunis: American actress Mila Kunis is known for her role as Rachel Jansen in the 2008 movie Forgetting Sarah Marshall. She also featured on the cover of men's magazine Complex.
The 50 Hottest Women Alive!
Milla Jovovich: Model, actress, musician and fashion designer Milla Jovovich has appeared in a number of science fiction and action films.
The 50 Hottest Women Alive!
Olivia Wilde: American actress Olivia Wilde began acting in the early 2000s, and has since appeared in a number of film and television series and her most famous roles include The O.C. and The Black Donnellys. She currently portrays Dr Remy Thirteen Hadley in the TV drama House.
The 50 Hottest Women Alive!
Bar Refaeli: Israeli model and actress Bar Refaeli, known for her modelling work and her relationship with American actor Leonardo DiCaprio, was the cover model of the 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
The 50 Hottest Women Alive!
Christina Aguilera: Four time Grammy winner Christina Aguilera, who was ranked number 53 on their list of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time by Rolling Stones, is at Number 20 on the Maxim Hot 100 list for 2010. She is one of the most successful recording artists of the decade, selling more than 43 million records worldwide.
The 50 Hottest Women Alive!
Leighton Meester: Singer-songwriter and fashion model Leighton Marissa Meester, best known for her role as Blair Waldorf in Gossip Girl, is at Number 17. (Photo Courtesy: GQ)
The 50 Hottest Women Alive!
Selita Ebanks: Selita Ebanks is a Caymanian fashion model and is best known for her work with Victoria's Secret. She was a Victoria's Secret Angel from 2005-2008. The Number 16 spot belongs to her.
The 50 Hottest Women Alive!
Amanda Bynes: American actress, comedienne, fashion designer, singer, and voice actor Amanda Laura Bynes has appeared in several successful television series (All That and The Amanda Show) in the mid to late 1990s and early 2000s. She is at Number 15. (Photo Courtesy: Maxim)
The 50 Hottest Women Alive!
Scarlett Johansson: At number 14 is the beautifu blonde bombshell Scarlett Johannsson. The face of D&G and Louis Vuitton, there are few ho would dispute her right to be on the Maxim Hot 100 list. (Photo Courtesy: Louis Vuitton)
The 50 Hottest Women Alive!
Amber Heard: Amber Laura Heard, best known for her role as Greta Matthews on the CW television show Hidden Palms and for sultry GQ cover shoot, is at Number 13.
The 50 Hottest Women Alive!
Audrina Patridge: American actress Audrina Cathleen Patridge is known as one of the original primary cast members on the MTV reality show The Hills and has also appeared in Sorority Row and Into The Blue 2. She is at Number 12.
The 50 Hottest Women Alive!
Eva Mendes: Actress Eva Mendes, known for her roles in films like 2 Fast 2 Furious, Hitch, We Own the Night and The Spirit is at Number 11. (Photo Courtesy: Calvin Klein)
The 50 Hottest Women Alive!
Marisa Miller: American model Marisa Lee Miller best known for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues, and her work for lingerie retailer Victoria's Secret, comes 10th on the Maxim Hot 100 list.
The 50 Hottest Women Alive!
Kim Kardashian: American celebutante, socialite, model, actress, and television personality Kim Kardashian barely managed to make it into the Top 10.
The 50 Hottest Women Alive!
Olivia Munn: American actress, model, and television personality Olivia Munn is at Number 8. (Photo Courtesy: Playboy)
The 50 Hottest Women Alive!
Elisabetta Canalis: Italian model and actress Canalis has done minor roles in films like Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo and Virgin Territory. She is currently dating Hollywood hunk George Clooney. She comes in at Number 7.
The 50 Hottest Women Alive!
Rihanna: Double Grammy winner, Rihanna known for her style statements, sits pretty at Number 6.
The 50 Hottest Women Alive!
Megan Fox: It seems the Transformers girl has now become a regular on every glamour list and she is here too at Number 5.
The 50 Hottest Women Alive!
Blake Lively: American actress Blake Lively, seen on the famous TV series Gossip Girl, appears at number 4.
The 50 Hottest Women Alive!
Zoe Saldana: The Avatar girl comes in at number 3 on the list. (Photo Courtesy: Details Magazine)
The 50 Hottest Women Alive!
Brooklyn Decker: Perry has narrowly beaten Victoria's Secret model Brooklyn Decker.
The 50 Hottest Women Alive!
Katy Perry: Going right to the top of the Maxim Hot 100 list for 2010 is pop star Katy Perry. The magazine crowned the 'Hot And Cold' singer with the coveted spot for her sexiness and talent, reports aceshowbiz. Explaining the reason behind choosing Perry, 25, the publication said: "Katy looks unbelievable in a bikini and she is the one who taught you how to skateboard and whistle". (Photo courtesy: PictureGroup/MTV)

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