Who’s the fairest of them all? According to Industry analyst James Ulmer, it’s the Pretty Woman with the (sometimes) long, curly red locks. A Georgia peach by the name of Julia Fiona Roberts tops Ulmer’s Y2K list of the 200 hottest actors and actresses in show business. His roster is due out in book form, titled “James Ulmer’s Hollywood Hot List: The Complete Guide to Star Power,” in the fall.
The only other woman to crack the Top 20 is the recently single Meg Ryan, who clocks in at No. 8.
Occupying the No. 2 through No. 7 spots between Roberts and Ryan are Hollywood heavy-hitters Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise, Mel Gibson, Bruce Willis, John Travolta and Brad Pitt. Leonardo DiCaprio and Will Smith round out the Top 10.
Among Ulmer’s criteria in determining the Hot List are bankability, professionalism, willingness to travel and promote, acting talent, acting range and career management.
And who’s at the bottom of Ulmer’s list?
Helena Bonham Carter is No. 191, followed by Halle Berry, Jean Reno, Vince Vaughan, Andy Garcia, Elisabeth Shue, Greg Kinnear, Geoffrey Rush, Ian McKellen and Steven Seagal.
Hot, hot, hot, indeed.