14. Cheryl Ladd
Notable projects: Charlie’s Angels (TV series, 1977-1981), Permanent Midnight (1998)
Give Cheryl Ladd some credit—she had a steep hill to climb in order to earn her bombshell reputation. In 1977, right when the ABC series Charlie’s Angels was hitting its stride, breakout star Farrah Fawcett exited stage right, leaving a gaping hole in the show’s trinity of sexy co-stars. Ladd bravely stepped in to pick up Fawcett’s slack…and remained on the hugely popular TV classic until its 1981 closing. Salute Miss Cheryl, and then tip your hats to the legendary beauty for also giving birth to a fetching offspring, horror movie frequenter Jordan Ladd.