Eva Longoria on 'Desperate Housewives'
Longoria's Gabrielle Solis was the hottest of the hotties that lived on Wisteria Lane. Being a mother was largely secondary, since she was more interested in sleeping with the gardener and sparring with her husband. She may not have been particularly nurturing but she looked awfully good.
Sofia Vergara and Julie Bowen on 'Modern Family'
The Modern Family ladies have set a new bar for sitcom mom sexiness. Vergara's bombshell looks as Gloria are so distracting that a running joke in the first few seasons involved Ty Burrell's Phil not being able to keep his eyes off of her. And, he's married to Bowen's character... the really hot girl in college that never loses her touch in suburbia.
Keri Russell on 'The Americans'
Being a spy is inherently sexy, and Russell's Elizabeth very much embodies that. The Cold War Russian agent is a mother because her bosses stipulated it, but she does have some motherly instincts... even if it manifests itself in killing any threats to her family. As for sexiness, well, when her daughter (Holly Taylor) walks in on Elizabeth and her husband (Matthew Rys) during an intimate moment, let's just say that the compromising position was not missionary.
Phylicia Rashad on 'The Cosby Show'
Rashad's Claire Huxtable was a Renaissance woman. She was a lawyer out of the house and a devoted family woman inside it. She also knew how to keep things interesting with her doctor husband (Bill Cosby), signaling a desire to canoodle by putting on a smooth jazz album after the kids were in bed. Claire could even make Kenny G seem sexy.
Helen Hunt on 'Mad About You'
Jamie Buchanan, Hunt's character, didn't become a mother on the sitcom until the final seasons, but the actress never stopped being hot, even during the onscreen pregnancy. Before they had a child on the show, Jamie and her husband Paul (Paul Reiser) once tried out Viagra over a weekend sexual marathon. Lucky guy.
January Jones on 'Mad Men'
It's hard to imagine why John Hamm's Don Draper would have a wandering eye when he had Jones' Betty at home. Mrs. Draper was never a particularly good mother but she can rock a cocktail dress like nobody's business.
Mary Tyler Moore on 'The Dick Van Dyke Show'
For some, TV's sexy moms started with Carol Brady (Florence Henderson) and Shirley Partridge (Shirley Jones), but in the early '60s Moore's Capri pants-wearing Laura Petrie made television audiences drool. The character was supposed to be a former dancer and she apparently never lost that body even after childbirth.
Jennifer Aniston on 'Friends'
It's easy to forget that Aniston's Rachel Green was a mother over the final seasons of Friends. Hell, the show's writers seemed to forget it often enough. The character that spawned a hair style sensation lost none of her appeal even after having a baby with ex-boyfriend Ross (David Schwimmer). In fact, Rachel remains one of the sexiest TV characters ever created, no matter how you slice it.
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Connie Britton on 'Friday Night Lights'
Britton is all glitz and glamor in her current role on Nashville, but her down-home wife of a high school football coach on FNL was an earthy goddess. The New England born Britton gave Tami a Texas-sized dose of real world sexiness... and looked amazing in a pair of Levis.
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Lena Headey on 'Game of Thrones'
Heady was plenty sexy as Sarah Connor in The Sarah Connor Chronicles, but how can you argue with her as King Joffrey's brother-loving mother on GOT? Queen Cersei might feel obligated to love her children, but can have sex with whomever she pleases... no matter how taboo it might be. It may be good to be the king, but it's not too bad being the queen either.
Mary-Louise Parker on 'Weeds'
Okay, so Parker's Nancy Botwin is a drug dealer. That's not going to win her any "Mother of the Year" awards. But Nancy certainly looked lovely running her at-home business. Heck, she even developed a strain of pot called MILF. We might not want to trade lives with Nancy, but it sure was fun to watch from the outside looking in.
Lauren Graham on 'Gilmore Girls'
Lorelei Gilmore could talk circles around her suitors and trade quips with her teenaged daughter at the drop of a hat. She was also the hottest inhabitant of Stars Hollow and could pass for daughter Rory's older sister. Graham's Gilmore girl was all fresh-scrubbed sexiness and made us want to move to a small town if that's what the locals look like.
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Emilie de Ravin on 'Lost'
So what if de Ravin's Claire was planning on giving up baby Aaron for adoption? Or that she had a habit of losing the infant on the island and then screaming "Where's my baby?!" The character might have annoyed some fans, but de Ravin, the Australian actress who played her, is smoking hot.
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Emily Deschanel on 'Bones'
With Deschanel's Bones and David Boreanz's Booth as parents, their fictional infant Christine would almost be genetically guaranteed to be stunning. Playing a forensic scientist does not lend itself to being sexy, but Bones' straightforward approach to sex and clueless approach to her own good looks certainly does the trick.
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Bellamy Young on 'Scandal'
There have been some attractive First Ladies over the history of the country, but none hold a candle to Young's Mellie Grant. With her children normally off at boarding school, Mellie is normally concentrating on the affairs of state... like her husband's dalliance with Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington). Only in a Washington potboiler like Scandal could a man find himself trading off the gorgeous Young for the equally gorgeous Washington. Mellie might seem icy, but there's plenty of heat underneath.
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