11. Eliza Dushku
Her butchy turn as a former gymnast-turned-cheerleader in Bring It On (2000) gave chain wallets a good name, but Eliza’s role as Faith on Buffy the Vampire Slayer — with all of her swagger and deadly, seductive skill — firmly cemented her role as a lesbian icon.
12. Scarlett Johansson
Her ample curves may invoke the pinup girls of the 1940s, but Johansson’s unbridled carnality places her firmly in the 21st century. Whether she’s wrecking homes (Match Point), taking it on the run (The Island) or inadvertently breaking hearts (Lost in Translation), she does it all with a slow-burn sexiness that would make Marilyn Monroe proud. And maybe just a little bit jealous. Why do so many red-blooded lesbians love her? Because she’s all girl.
13. Piper Perabo
Whether she’s falling in love with Lena Headey (No. 4) in Imagine Me & You, or dancing on a bar in Coyote Ugly, Piper embodies the vulnerable but sexy girl next door. It’s almost enough to make you forget her disastrous jump off the roof with a falcon in Lost and Delirious.
14. Kate Walsh
The 39-year-old redhead first caught our attention playing Sandra Oh’s lover in Under the Tuscan Sun, then captured our hearts on Grey’s Anatomy as the sexy ex-wife with a heart of gold. Why does she have such a large lesbian fan base? Kate said it best herself: "I guess the chicks just dig me!”
15. Keira Knightley
The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise may have made Keira an international star, but the Oscar-nominated British actress was a hit with lesbians long before that. Why? Four words: Bend It Like Beckham. We just won’t mention that other word (Domino).