Celebrities share their Hot 100 Picks


Voting for this year’s AfterEllen Hot 100 may be over, but we still wanted to find out who some of our favorite women think is deserving of being on our list. Here’s a hint: Some of the women they chose made the list, some didn’t.

Kate Moennig

“I think I’m going to go the classic route and go Charlotte Rampling. Just thinking of someone off-the-beaten path, someone who is bold, like Viola Davis. I’m going to go with Viola Davis. That’s my pick.”

Marlene King

“1.) Angelina Jolie. 2 – 5.) Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell.”

Brea Grant

“I’ve been watching a lot of American Horror Story lately so Sarah Paulson would be on my list. And one of my favorite shows is Scandal so Kerry Washington has to be up there.”

Tatiana Maslany

“Oof. Awesome question. Penelope Cruz has to be on the top of my list. Marion Cottilard, Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Jennifer Lawrence, Olivia Thirlby, Karen O, Nicki Minaj, young Gena Rowlands — though she’s still hot.”

Fortune Feimster

“1.) Rihanna – She’s like the Angelina Jolie of lesbian crushes. She just oozes sexuality. And as a bonus, her songs make you want to dance up in da club! 2.) Kate Upton – People keep saying she’s big for a model. To that I say, “HOW DARE YOU!?” She’s gorgeous. Either lay off her or lay on her. You know what I mean. 3.) Selena Gomez – I feel very dirty for putting her on my list because it still feels like she’s 14 but I’m pretty sure she’s legal now. And she’s single. Holler! 4.) Mila Kunis – Duh. 5.) Jennifer Lawrence – She doesn’t seem to take herself too seriously and I like that. Not to mention, she tripped at the Oscars so she’s clumsy. I wouldn’t be mad if she fell onto my bed.”

Tiphany Adams

“1.) Natalie Portman: Very talented actor & amazingly beautiful. 2.) Katherine Moennig: Great actress and who didn’t love her in The L Word. 3.) Emma Watson: Amazing actress and her new haircut is extremely sexy. She followed her instincts by cutting her hair off regardless of people’s opinions. I dig that.”

Kelly Rowland

Kerry Washington and Gabrielle Union.”

Kirsten Vangsness

“I say four-way tie between Paget Brewster, Rachel Nichols, Jayne Atkinson and AJ Cook because not only are they each crazy hot but I have been around them so much and part of hotness to me is strength, kindness and razor sharp humor which they each have.”

Melissa Ferrick

“I’m going with Emily Wells because she is musically original — a touring mad woman. True to her head and heart, she nails what I believe it takes to be an artist these days.”

The results of the 2013 AfterEllen Hot 100 will be posted next week.