6. Amber Heard
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The 25-year-old out actress from Texas may be having the best year ever. She starred in the big budget action flick Drive Angry opposite Nicolas Cage, was named the new face of GUESS? and was cast as the star of NBC’s provocative new pilot The Playboy Club. Heard was active in equal rights campaigns, including the boycott of Target for its donation of funds to an anti-gay politician. She also chose a GLAAD event to be the place she officially discussed her sexuality on the record. A stunning beauty with acting chops and something to say, we couldn’t be more proud to have Heard in our top 10.