Rank last year: 8
It’s hard to believe we met Dr. Arizona Robbins just three years ago. Maybe it’s because we were struck by Jessica Capshaw’s enigmatic and sexy persona on The L Word only a short time before, and couldn’t get her out of our consciousness. The 34-year-old blonde renewed our hopes in Grey’s Anatomy and Callie’s love life, stealing her heart (and ours) when we needed it most. For that, we thank series creator Shonda Rimes, but mostly Ms. Capshaw herself, who plays one of the most captivating lesbian characters ever seen on primetime television.