May 11, 2005
NEW YORK - Eva Longoria of ABC's "Desperate Housewives" tops Maxim magazine's sixth annual Hot 100 list of the most successful women of the year in film, television, music, sports and fashion.
Evangeline Lilly ("Lost") is in the No. 2 spot, followed by Jennifer Garner, Lindsay Lohan, Jessica Alba, Rachel Bilson ("The O.C."), Angelina Jolie, Brittany Murphy, Jessica Simpson and Sara Foster.
"These are the women whose names are on the lips of people the world over, whose careers are headed for the dizziest heights and whose looks will scorch the back off your retina," Maxim Editor-in-Chief Ed Needham said in a statement Tuesday.
Longoria, who ranked No. 91 on the 2004 list, said her selection for the top spot was "incredible."
"This year has been amazing for me," the 30-year-old actress said in a statement.
Tom Cruise's girlfriend, Katie Holmes, made her debut on the list at No. 22.
The Hot 100 also includes Ashanti (No. 13), Paris Hilton (No. 20), Anna Kournikova (No. 29), Avril Lavigne (No. 36), Halle Berry (No. 41) and Jennifer Aniston (No. 88).
Selections were made by the editors.