One fun thing about AfterEllen.com is that we love celebrities who love us back. They’re always shouting us and our readers out on Twitter and Facebook and expressing sincere gratitude when they rank in our annual AfterEllen Hot 100. (Vote now!) Tina Fey even told Conan O’Brien about us when she ranked seventh in the 2006 Hot 100 (the shout-out earned her the top spot the next year!). So it’s no surprise that celebs want to cast their own votes in our poll. Below are some of our favorite entertainers’ Hot 100 picks.
The Good Wife‘s Jill Flint chose: Kate Winslet and Helen Mirren.
Lip Service‘s Heather Peace:
I don’t really have crushes anymore. Hmm. Can I have Gabriella Sabatini in her hey day? I also used to have a very heavy crush on the blonde actress who was in the first few series of Ally McBeal. Not Portia de Rossi, the one before that with the very strong jawline! I was very young before you ask.
Finding Bigfoot‘s Ranae Holland chose: Kate Winslet, Rachel Weisz, Emily Blunt, and Ellen Page (“To throw in an American”).
Chelsea Lately‘s Fortune Feimster:
The Good Wife‘s Archie Panjabi chose: Emmy Rossum.
The Voice‘s Vicci Martinez chose: Katy Perry and Zooey Deschanel.
JD Samson chose: Venus X and Lauren Flax.
Julie Ann Bee (Sea of Bees) chose: Kaya Scodelario from Skins.
Sheetal Sheth says:
Rachel Maddow — Her genius and charm is constant. She studies. Worked hard and with the absolute best of them. I could listen to her for hours and I do.
Joan Rivers — A legend. Broke so many barriers and in my opinion, still doesn’t get the respect she so deserves. Love and admire her so much.
Sandra Bullock — In addition to being so talented, she is a tenacious producer extraordinaire. Wicked sense of humor.
Tina Fey — Made it all happen and is still as loyal as they come. Esp. love her and Amy Poehler together. Stays true and continues to push the bar for all.
Janet Jackson — Talk about fierce. Grew up with her and found ‘my sexy’ in her music. ‘That’s the Way Love Goes’ is still one of my all time favorites.
Kathryn Bigelow — Kicks ass in a old boy’s club that still has a long way to go in offering the same respect to women. Steadfast and passionate.
Madhuri Dixit — Bollywood legend that personifies grace and talent. And damn, can she dance.
Viola Davis — Perseveres. Her artistry has always been about the work being the most important. Need more Viola’s out there.
Katharine Hepburn — How she lived in her days…just listen to her speak. I dare you to not be inspired.
Gloria Steinem — Insert all encompassing adjective here. Meeting her has been a wish of mine from the 1st time I ever saw her speak.
Cate Blanchett — The kind of actress I would love to be. Melts into every character. Theater is a part of her soul.
Jane Fonda — “What would Jane do?”‘ I often say that to myself. Need I say more?
Mariska Hargitay — Mesmerizing. Can’t get enough of her. I have had many an SVU marathon.
Lynette Woodard — Wrote a letter to her when I was a kid. Was in awe of her on the court. She changed women’s basketball and I have been a fan for life.
Oh, Sheetal! We approve!