The 2009 AfterEllen.com Hot 100: Women Over 40

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Jennifer Beals — the outspoken gay rights activist, mother, and actress who has played one of the hottest lesbians on TV for the last six years — was the top women over 40 on the 2009 AfterEllen.com Hot 100 (she’s 45). The rest of the women over 40 vary in age from 40 (Lucy Lui, Gillian Anderson, Jorja Fox) to 59 (Meryl Streep).

1. Jennifer Beals 2. Ellen DeGeneres 3. Lucy Lawless 4. Mariska Hargitay 5. Kate Walsh 6. Jodie Foster 7. Crystal Chappell 8. Mary-Louise Parker 9. Lucy Liu 10. Lauren Graham 11. Jorja Fox 12. Salma Hayek 13. Meryl Streep 14. Gillian Anderson 15. Michelle Obama 16. Halle Berry

Here are the next ten you voted for — the women over 40 who just missed making the Hot 100, ranging in age from 40 to 63. Most are actors, but one is a musician, and two are openly gay (noted with an asterisk).

17. Jennifer Aniston

18. Helen Mirren

19. Diane Lane

20. Sandra Bullock

21. Pam Grier

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