2. Lesley Ann-Brandt as Naevia

Just because we don’t agree with the idea of slavery doesn’t mean it’s completely reprehensible. For lurid entertainment purposes, the slave girls of Spartacus justify the whole beck-and-call philosophy of servitude. Such obedience forces Lesley Ann-Brandt—as Lucretia’s (Lucy Lawless) favorite virginal slave, Naevia—to disrobe and ride the pony whenever she is ordered to. Ann-Brandt gives us a younger Salli Richardson/Vanessa Williams vibe, beautiful actresses who weren't too high-end for nudity. Sadly, though, she fell back from renewing her contract, allowing Cynthia Addai-Robinson to pick up the role. Win, win.