#1. CATE BLANCHETT

Claim to fame: Blanchett is the most recognizable name on this list, and with good reason. Her impressive filmography, which includes The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Aviator, The Lord of the Rings trilogy and the upcoming thriller Hanna, is only exceeded by her haunting, timeless sex appeal. It's no wonder the Academy Award-winner is one of the most prolific, and finest, actresses working today.