The women of “CSI”: who’s the hottest?

When I did a post on women who were turning 50 in 2008,
I was dismayed to find few previous AfterEllen.com mentions of one of
those women, Marg Helgenberger.

As it turns out, we have not
been too attentive of CSI, in general. I have to confess, I
don’t watch any of the CSI shows regularly. I thought it was
because of the goriness, but my love of all things Dexter sort
of blew that theory out of the water. I have, however, always been appreciative
of the CSI casting directors’ taste in women. Despite the fact
that they let my favorite
investigator go
.

Now, research has confirmed that, indeed, the women of CSI

are hot. Duh. I won’t go into the particulars of the survey because,
frankly, it’s lame. But, in one of the questions, researchers asked
men which of three CSI women they’d most like to romance: Calleigh
Duquesne (Emily Procter) of CSI: Miami, Catherine Willows
(Marg Helgenberger) of the original CSI or Stella Bonasera
(Melina Kanakaredes) of CSI: New York.

The results? Calleigh/Emily
won, with 37 percent of the vote.

Next was Catherine/Marg with
34 percent.

Bonasera/Kanakaredes was third
with 27 percent.

Well, OK. Although I personally
have never seen the attraction of Kanakaredes (I’m a little afraid of
her hair), I can live with the ranking. But why just those three? I
can think of four other hot women on the various incarnations of
CSI
— and I’m not even a die-hard fan. Sofia Curtis (Louise Lombard),
for example.

Or the very epitome of hotness,
Alexx Woods (Khandi Alexander).

And what about Linsday Monroe
(Anna Belknap)?

Wendy Simms (Liz Vassey)
deserves a spot, too, although I’m not crazy about Simms. I liked Vassey
better on The Tick. (Although she should’ve been American
Maid, not Captain Liberty. The real Tick knew nothing of this Captain
Liberty person. But I digress.)

Of course, no research is as
valid as what we do right here at AfterEllen.com. So
let’s do a study of our own. Who’s the hottest woman of CSI?
Which one would you like to be with in, you know, that special way?

Oh, and Sara Sidle is not
eligible. That just wouldn’t be fair.

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