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1. Mila Kunis – Max Payne
Because you can’t kill ghoulish bad guys in khaki, Mila Kunis brought out the leather when it was time to bring out the big guns.
2. Kate Beckinsale – Underworld Awakening
No, it’s not just because her movie is about to drop. It’s because her leather catsuit-corset combo fits her like a glove. Perhaps ironically, Kate’s hands are the only part of her body below the neck not covered in skin-tight leather.
3. Carrie Anne Moss – The Matrix
You don’t always have to show skin to be sexy in leather. You just need to be handy with a variety of weapons and spout new-age philosophy from time to time. And so we come to Trinity: Sometimes she saved us, sometimes she confused us, but mostly she just aroused us.
4. Kristanna Loken – Terminator: Rise of the Muchines
In the future, hot chicks will be clad entirely in red leather. And, apparently, they will want you dead.
5. Malin Akerman – Watchmen
Because wearing leather isn’t really about subtlety, we love the yellow on Malin Akerman.
Malin Akerman, who was named one of Variety’s “10 Actors to Watch” in 2007, has since been tearing up Hollywood with her beauty, charisma and moxie. The Swedish-Canadian actress, best known for her sharp comedic timing and cover-girl good looks, has also wowed audiences with her touching dramatic performances. Akerman recently starred alongside Ryan Phillippe and Taylor Kitsch in Steven Silver’s The Bang Bang Club, a drama based on the true-life experiences of four combat photographers capturing the fnal days of South African apartheid.
Akerman also appeared in The Romantics, directed by Galt Niederhoffer, and the 2010 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award winner Happythankyoumoreplease. In The Romantics, Akerman shared the screen with co-stars Katie Holmes, Anna Paquin, Josh Duhamel, Adam Brody and Elijah Wood. She joined Kate Mara, Zoe Kazan and Josh Radnor in Radnor’s directorialdebut Happythankyoumoreplease. As Annie, a woman struggling with alopecia, Akerman gives “one of the most genuine and heartfelt performances from this year” (Erik Davis, Fandango).
She can also be seen in Sebastian Gutierrez’s fun and sexy Elektra Luxx, which premiered in March 2010 at the SXSW Festival, and Aaron Harvey’s Catch .44, alongside Bruce Willis and Forest Whitaker.
In October 2009, Akerman starred in the Peter Billingsley-directed hit comedy Couples Retreat, opposite Vince Vaughn, Kristen Bell, Jason Bateman and Jon Favreau. In March of the same year, she co-starred as the “strong, yet vulnerable” (Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier) Laurie Jupiter / Silk Spectre II in Zack Snyder’s blockbuster Watchmen, which opened at No. 1 with more than $50 million in box-offce sales. For her role in the flm, she was nominated for a Teen Choice Award.
In 2008, Akerman starred in the hit romantic comedy 27 Dresses, with Katherine Heigl, James Marsden and Edward Burns, under the direction of Anne Fletcher. Akerman joined Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds, and reunited with Fletcher, on the romantic comedy The Proposal, which also topped the box offce after its debut and grossed more than $100 million to date.
In 2007, Akerman could be seen alongside Ben Stiller in the slapstick comedy The Heartbreak Kid, directed by the Farrelly brothers. She is often remembered for her delightful portrayal of wacky nutjob Lila in this cult classic. Akerman’s other credits include Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, The Brothers Solomon and The Utopian Society.
Despite her wide-ranging experience with feature flms, Akerman is also no stranger to the small screen. Her breakthrough came in 2005 on the HBO series The Comeback, which starred Lisa Kudrow as a washed-up sitcom actress. Akerman gained the attention of both critics and audiences for her role as Juna Millken, a popular model / musician who befriends Kudrow’s character as she tries to resuscitate her career. Akerman most recently costarred in the second season of Adult Swim’s Childrens Hospital -a hilarious medical-drama parody. She also had a memorable recurring role on the third season of HBO’s hit series Entourage. She was most recently seen in a special episode of How I Met Your Mother.
Born in Stockholm, Sweden, Akerman moved to Toronto, Canada, at the age of two. By age fve, she had already begun to model and act in television commercials, and at 17, she won the Ford Supermodel of Canada Search. After attending college as a psychology major, Akerman relocated to California to focus on acting. It was there where Akerman met her drummer husband, Roberto, while performing as the lead singer of the alternative rock band The Petalstones.
Born: Malin Maria Akerman
Birth Date: May 12, 1978
Birth Place: Stockholm, Sweden
Height: 5′ 8″ (1,73 m)
Malin Akerman was born in Stockholm, Sweden and raised in Toronto, Canada. Her mother, Pia (Sundström), is a model and aerobics instructor, and her father, Magnus Åkerman, is an insurance broker. They moved to Toronto when she was age 2. At age 5, she began appearing in TV commercials. Her parents divorced when she was 6 and her father returned to Sweden.
At age 17, she won the Canadian title of Ford Supermodel. This enabled her to spend 3 years as a catwalk model in Europe. She decided to become a child psychologist and enrolled in York University but she was offered a guest role in Earth: Final Conflict (1997) so she turned her attention back to acting. She moved to Los Angeles in 2001 and won roles in both TV and film. Her breakthrough role came when she was cast as Silk Spectre II in Watchmen (2009).
Malin Akerman is fast becoming one of the industry’s busiest young actresses. She was most recently seen starring as Laurie Jupiter, aka Silk Spectre II, in the Warner Bros. comic-book adventure Watchmen. Last year, she starred in the hit romantic comedy 27 Dresses, with Katherine Heigl, James Marsden and Edward Burns, under the direction of Anne Fletcher.
Akerman recently reunited with Fletcher to star with Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds in this past summer’s hit comedy The Proposal. In 2007, Akerman starred with Ben Stiller in the romantic comedy The Heartbreak Kid, directed by the Farrelly brothers. Her other film credits include Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle and The Brothers Solomon.
Born in Stockholm, Sweden, Akerman moved to Toronto with her family at the age of two and spent her youth in both Canada and Sweden. At age five, she began modeling and acting in television commercials. When she was 17, she won the Ford Models Supermodel of the World: Canada search, and began spending her summers modeling in Europe. While enjoying success as a model, Akerman ultimately decided to attend college and focus on her studies. She continued acting to pay her bills and landed an audition that brought her to Los Angeles, where she received offers from agents and managers.
Soon after, Akerman moved to Los Angeles and began landing roles in independent films, as well as guest roles in television series. Her breakthrough came in 2005 in the HBO series The Comeback, starring Lisa Kudrow. Akerman gained attention from both critics and audiences for her work on the show in the series regular role of Juna Millken. In addition, she recently had a memorable recurring role on the third season of the hit HBO series Entourage.
It didn’t take long for Lindsay Lohan’s replacement for the Linda Lovelace biopic, Inferno, to be announced. “We are casting Malin Akerman for the role of Linda Lovelace,” director Matthew Wilder tells E! News. “We are currently in negotiations and working out the legalities of bringing her on board.”
On Saturday, Wilder announced his decision to move away from Lohan in the lead part. Ultimately, the director said the issue came down to “the impossibility” of insuring the troubled actress “and some other issues.”
With Akerman in the part, Wilder believes the stalled project will get back on track with plans to shoot in the first quarter of 2011.
Lohan has been in and out of jail and rehab over the past year and is currently living at a sober living facility in Rancho Mirage, Calif.
“We have stuck by Lindsay very patiently for a long time with a lot of love and support,” Wilder said.