Those who regularly watch HBO's Boardwalk Empire (as you all should) know just how fiercely sexy actress Gretchen Mol is—as the scheming, Oedipal bad girl Gillian, she often uses seduction tactics and her hot body to get her way. And back when she played pin-up queen Bettie Page in the 2005 biopic The Notorious Bettie Page, Mol perfected that kind of physical manipulation.

Mostly clad in lingerie, Mol's interpretation of Bettie Page is a nicely controlled balancing act between provocative exhibitionism (whether it's with whips or mouth-gags) and small-town girl innocence (before her porno hustles, Page was just your average Tennessee girl).