12 ACTRESSES YOU SHOULD KNOW BETTER

Tuesday, May 19 by

They’re not household names, but if there’s any justice in the world, they will be soon.  These twelve talented actresses are some of Screenjunkies’ picks to have a real future in this crazy, unforgiving business of show.  It doesn’t hurt their chances that they also happen to be easy on the eyes. 

Talent and beauty, folks!  Step right up!  

DIORA BAIRD
 

           

You might recognize Diora Baird from Wedding Crashers, or at least parts of her.  In fact, you probably wore out the pause button on your DVD remote trying to recognize her longer.  She made the beginning “weddings montage” a thing of beauty – all natural, of course…  

Where Else You’ve Seen Her:

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning

My Best Friend’s Girl

"Two and a Half Men"

 

LYNN COLLINS

          
Hi-Yo Silver Fox!  Not a bad role to snag when you’re fairl unknownLynn Collins showed a lot of potential in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and I’m quite certain I came to that conclusion on my own accord and not through her character’s influence.

Where Else You’ve Seen Her:

HBO’s "True Blood"

The Number 23

13 Going on 30

 

JUDY GREER

         
Judy Greer fumbled up and down the screen as George’s assistant, Kitty, in "Arrested Development," and played a ho high school guidance counselor in the (sadly) cancelled "Miss Guided."  Never has a plaid sweater vest looked so good.  

Where Else You’ve Seen Her:

Showtime’s "Californication"

"ER"

"House" (in the episode titled, "Here, Kitty")

 

CERINA VINCENT

          
In Cabin Fever, Cerina Vincent delivered the ultimate mindf*ck by shaving the skin off her legs in the bathtub.  On one hand, she was naked.  On the other hand, she had no skin on her legs.  Arousal is confusing! 

Where Else You’ve Seen Her:

"Two and a Half Men"

"Gary, Unmarried"

A ton of Straight to Video fare like Seven Mummies and Toxic

 

ANNA FRIEL

 

               

Come on, Anna Friel is adorable.  Not only in that “admire her fondly” way, but also in that– You know what, I can’t even say it.  She’s too adorable.  Look for her in this summer’s Land of the Lost.

Where Else You’ve Seen Her:

"Pushing Daisies"

Goal! and Goal II: Living the Dream

Timeline

 

STANA KATIC

           
In her latest gig, Stana Katic plays the sultry, flirtacious Detective Kate Beckett in the television show "Castle," giving Nathan Fillion a run for his money every week.  Insert your own “frisking” joke here.

Where Else You’ve Seen Her:

The Spirit

Quantum of Solace

"Heroes"

 

 

DANNEEL HARRIS

          
Danneel Harriss claim to fame might just be her role in Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, where she had sex with Kumar and a giant bag of weed.  When that happens you always wonder what the second date is going to be like.  Probably boring.

Where Else You’ve Seen Her:

Fired Up

Extreme Movie

"How I Met Your Mother"

 

PAULA PATTON
 

          
Paula Patton plays the victim in Denzel Washington’s murder case in the film Déjà Vu.  But she’s also not the victim because she’s still alive.  Listen, I don’t have time to explain the whole space-time continuum thing right now.  Go read Stephen Hawking after you ogle Paula.

Where Else You’ve Seen Her:

Hitch

Swing Vote

Mirrors

 

REBECCA HALL

          
If you took a second to remove your eyes from Scarlett Johansson in Vicky Christina Barcelona then you might have noticed that Rebecca Hall was standing next to her a lot of the time… and doing a fine job acting, to boot.  I swear it.  Look again.

Where Else You’ve Seen Her:

The Prestige

Frost/Nixon

Starter for Ten

 

ELLIE KEMPER 

       

Ellie Kemper is the cute new secretary Kelly on "The Office," whom could never replace Pam, but who… sort of replaced Pam.  She’s also done some pretty funny stuff with the Upright Citizens Brigade.  Checkout the video below that portrays how to not, not, NOT perform a certain sexual act. 

 

KRYSTEN RITTER

           
Krysten Ritter is currently Jesse’s landlord/girlfriend on "Breaking Bad."  It’s nice to know that a meth dealer can land a female with such classic beauty. 

Where Else You’ve Seen Her:

"Veronica Mars"

"Til Death"

And a handful of chick flicks like 27 Dresses & Confessions of a Shopaholic

 

KATRINA BOWDEN

          
As Cerie in "30 Rock," Katrina Bowden is always getting Liz Lemon’s goat with her sexy, sexy sex appeal, and as worthless an employee Cerie makes, we’re glad Lemon keeps her around.  Keep on acting like an airhead and wearing short skirts all you want.  We know it’s only one trick you’ve got in your actor-y bag of actor tricks.  (This is not an invite for the commenters to muse on what those tricks might be.  Yes it is.)

Where Else You’ve Seen Her:

Sex Drive

"One Life to Live"

"Law and Order: Special Victims Unit"

LET US KNOW WHOM ELSE YOU’D LIKE ON YOUR CASTING COUCH.  OR STANDING AT A SAFE, RESPECTFUL DISTANCE WHILE AUDITIONING.

– IAN SOBEL

OTHER JUNK YOU MIGHT LIKE:

       

5 Classic ‘Caught Masturbating’ Scenes


 

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