"Desperate Housewives" star Eva Longoria is No. 1 on Maxim magazine's sixth annual Hot 100 list of the most successful women of the year in film, television, music, sports and fashion. She's seen here attending a party for "In Style" magazine, April 12, 2005, in Los Angeles.
Longoria, who ranked No. 91 on the magazine's 2004 list, said her selection for the top spot was "incredible." "This year has been amazing for me," the 30-year-old actress said in a statement.
Hollywood newcomer Evangeline Lilly, of the television show "Lost," is this year's No. 2. She's seen here arriving for the 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, Jan. 16, 2005, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Jennifer Garner, who stars in films and the television series "Alias," is No. 3. Here she poses for a portrait in Los Angeles, April 3, 2004.
Child actress turned starlet/pop star Lindsay Lohan is No. 4. She's seen here arriving for a benefit at Cartier jewellers in Beverly Hills, Calif., May 9, 2005.
"Sin City" star Jessica Alba is No. 5. Here she is seen posing during a photo session at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in New York, March 25, 2005.
"The O.C." resident Rachel Bilson is No. 6. Here she's seen arriving at The 57th Annual Writers Guild Awards, Feb. 19, 2005, in Hollywood, Calif.
Academy award winner Angelina Jolie is No. 7. Also known for her humanitarian work on behalf of the United Nations, she's seen here waiting for the start of a media conference at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Jan. 29, 2005.
Sometimes she's blonde, sometimes brunette, but Brittany Murphy, No. 8, is always a Maxim favorite. She's seen here at a press conference in New York, April 14, 2005.
Making her acting debut on the big screen this year, singer Jessica Simpson is No. 9 on the list. She's seen here arriving at the Costume Institute Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, May 2, 2005.
Former fashion model turned actress Sara Foster makes a "Big Bounce" onto the list, taking the No. 10 spot. She's seen here attending the New York premiere of "D.E.B.S.," March 21, 2005.
Adding acting to her resume with 2005's "Coach Carter," Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Ashanti comes in at No. 13 on the Top 100 list. She's seen here attending the 2005 FiFi Awards, April 7, 2005, in New York.
Girl about town turned entertainment player Paris Hilton ranks No. 20. She's seen here posing at a hotel in New York, April 28, 2005.
Former "Dawson's Creek" sweetheart Katie Holmes raised her profile in spring 2005 by pairing up with Tom Cruise. She makes her debut on the annual list in the No. 22 spot. She's seen here attending a concert to benefit VH1's Save The Music Foundation, April 11, 2005, in New York.
She may not be playing competitive tennis these days, but Russian athlete Anna Kournikova has always been known more for her looks than her play on the court, anyway. She volleys onto the list at No. 29. She's seen here attending the opening of an Adidas store in New York, May 7, 2005.
Being the edgiest of the teen pop stars earns Avril Lavigne the No. 36 spot. Here she's seen during an interview at MuchMusic in Toronto, Oct. 17, 2004.
Even when she won a worst actress Razzie award (for "Catwoman"), she had the good humor to show up and collect it. Newly single Halle Berry is No. 41 on this year's list. The Academy Award-winning actress is seen here attending the Oscars, Feb. 27, 2005, in Hollywood, Calif.
She's said goodbye to "Friends" and her marriage to Brad Pitt. Coming in at No. 88, Jennifer Aniston has been working on a string of movies in the past year. She's seen here at the ShoWest Awards, where she was named Female Star Of The Year, March 17, 2005, in Las Vegas.