5. Avril Lavigne
Combining supermodel good looks and a punk rock attitude was sheer genius. It may not have been Avril herself who came up with the concept, but she certainly brought it home. You never got the sense that she was accessible and she never promised to give you anything; quite the opposite, in fact. But you had a suspicion that your profound sense of sarcasm would win her over, and you knew deep down she realized her badassness was a front, just as it was for you and everyone else. -Ben Westhoff
Let's just get this out of the way: Beyonce's body, whether movie-star slim or pregnant, is bangin'. With its roller coaster curves and waist-to-hip ratio, it's the prototype that Kim Kardashian showed to her plastic surgeon. But you have to be born with what makes Queen B so sexy. Skin gleaming like it's made of gold, eyes sparkling, she gives off such electricity you can't help but be riveted, even when she's not doing the "Uh-oh" dance. We always felt sorry for those other two girls in Destiny's Child -- what were their names again? -Rebecca Haithcoat
Forget the so-called punk goddesses of today. Debbie Harry was able to get herself into the hearts of punk boys and girls despite entering the world of rock at a relatively advanced age, her early 30s. She's aged rather gracefully, but her peak was clearly during her days with Blondie. More than just a pretty face and a great body, Harry set you on fire with her voice and demeanor; it's tempting to think of her as a sex kitten, but she was actually a Playboy bunny, and, you know, they're both pretty hot as far as animals go. -Nicholas Pell
See also: An Interview With Debbie Freaking Harry!