The Hottest Leading Ladies of 2013

When the guys and gals of Punch Drunk Critics are sitting around the fictional water cooler (where our Rocky Hadadi always forgets to buy paper cups), our chats often turn to how hot this actress is, or how hot this actor was in some random movie. It's what we do, and I'd be lying if I said a good chunk of our readership wasn't folks coming to check out whatever hot pics we put up every chance we get. But now we're at the end of the year, my favorite time of year as a movie geek, and while the coming days will be filled with lists of our top films (like my best overlooked movies of 2013), it's also a good time to reflect on the sexiest leading ladies.

To that end, this list isn't just who was hottest in general. These are the leading ladies who really got my engine revving in a starring role. If I didn't do that then my list would be topped by Ali Larter every single year, but she didn't do jack sh*t in 2013 so she ain't here. But is Cameron Diaz for The Counselor? Yeah, definitely. Would she ever be one of my top draft picks normally? Hell no.

Some are smokin', some are quirky, some are a little dangerous, but these are my picks for the sexiest leading ladies of 2013. Enjoy! (Note: Meagan Good would have made this list for Anchorman 2 but there are no good photos! Come on, man! She had Ron Burgundy actin' a fool! More than usual.)

Gemma Arterton- Byzantium 

Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Benson- Spring Breakers

Rosario Dawson- Trance

Juno Temple- The Brass Teapot

Adrianne Palick- G.I. Joe: Retaliation

Greta Gerwig- Frances Ha

Gwyneth Paltrow- Iron Man 3

Isla Fisher- Now You See Me

Emma Watson- The Bling Ring

Antje Traue- Man of Steel

Jennifer Aniston- We're the Millers

Alexa Vega- Machete Kills

Adele Exarchopoulos- Blue is the Warmest Color

Melissa De Sousa- The Best Man Holiday

Jena Malone- The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Jennifer Lawrence- American Hustle

Amy Adams- American Hustle

Veerle Baetens- The Broken Circle Breakdown

Manuela Martelli- Il Futuro

Cameron Diaz and Penelope Cruz- The Counselor