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See her in: Slumdog Millionaire
Thigh-rubbingly wondrous Indian/Mangalorean ex-model who, thankfully for the plot of Danny Boyle's ace class-struggle fairytale, is a bit scatty about her mobile phone.
Unsexy fact: She once appeared in an advert for Skoda.
See her in: Star Trek, Avatar
Hurrah for Uhura! The New Jersey-born ballet prodigy was snapped up by JJ despite her admission that she hadn't even seen the original series. You may also remember her as the pirate-woman in Curse Of The Black Pearl. Then again, you may - like us - have repressed the memory... Should also be cute to see a CGI Zoe do kissy-kissy as Sam Worthington's lady-interest in Avatar.
Unsexy fact: She worked as a Burger King cashier in the mid-1990s.
See her in:The Year One, TR2N (soon!)
House's bisexual enigma Dr Hadley is shedding her stethoscope for, umm, loincloth-inspired finery as an uppity ancient-world princess alongside Jack Black and Michael Cera. Then, she's the main girl in TR2N - which, as we keep saying, might get finished this year. Sigh...
Unsexy fact: She's a big Obama supporter/campaigner (see below vid).
See her in: Watchmen
Swedish ex-model who, after carving out a mini-career in light comedy (The Heartbreak Kid, Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle) is set to go stellar (to Mars with Doctor Manhattan) as spandex vigilante Silk Spectre. Well, as long as those nice people at Fox say it's okay...
Unsexy fact: She married Italian musician Roberto Zincone on June 20th, 2007.
See her in: The Girlfriend Experience, Babysitters (Over 18s Only)
Postmodern porn star who shook up the skin-biz with an aggressive, anything-goes style. Could Grey's high IQ and passion for movie history make her the first actress to successfully cross the adult-mainstream divide? Steven Soderbergh thinks so ("She's very comfortable with sexual situations.")
Unsexy fact: She took her surname from Oscar Wilde novel The Portrait Of Dorian Gray. But didn't spell it properly.
See her in: Lesbian Vampire Killers
After earning her acting spurs with the usual Spooks and Bill bit-parts, the specialist cake-sounding Ukrainian is embracing Eastern-European type as a lezzer-vampire. Or maybe the killer of lezzer-vampires. Whatever. We're sure her range can cover both.
Unsexy fact: She plays piano to Grade 5 standard.
See her in: Terminator: Salvation, Street Fighter: The Legend Of Chun-Li
Slowly, slowly rising in profile since, er, tearing it up in 2005 Paul Walker vehicle Eight Below. Low-key roles in both 2009 flicks, but expect ironically claret-splattered glamour-mag shoots and Harry Potter character-name jokes.
Unsexy fact: She's been engaged to long-faced actor Eric Balfour since 2005. But the couple have yet to set a wedding date.
See her in: Street Fighter: The Legend Of Chun-Li
Smallville fans already know her. Hollywood is about to be acquainted - courtesy of a hopefully well-choreographed Spinning Bird Kick. And, ideally, that bendy-over fireball thing...
Unsexy fact: She's a model for Neutrogena.
See her in:Inglourious Basterds
Cesar Award-winning French fancy who, despite looking not that much like Uma Thurman, has been chosen by QT to play his Nazi-fighter.
Unsexy fact: She was discovered by Gerard Depardieu.
See her in:Star Trek, GI Joe: Rise Of Cobra
After bobbing around on the edge of the ring, the Alias star has waded in with a double whammy of A List-nudging 2009 roles - a chaste Starfleet cadet (sensible space-hair) and multi-blackbelted soldieress Shana 'Scarlett' O'Hara (strikingly impractical work clothes).
Unsexy fact: She's having a house custom-built in Mexico.
See her in: Crank 2: High Voltage
Sure, she's been around for ages but we really, really hope this is the year Amy kicks into the next gear - propelled by the sheer lunatic ludicrosity of her reprise as The Stat's pulse-quickener.
Unsexy fact: Her mum is Serbian.