Last week’s season finale of “Family Guy” reminded us that despite all the funny cutaways and memorable quotes, the one thing we still can’t wrap our heads around is that the smoking hot Mila Kunis is the voice of the very unsexy Meg Griffin.
It works the other way around as well. For instance, Kathleen Turner’s sultry voice is fitting for red-headed bombshell Jessica Rabbit, but the actress herself isn’t exactly a looker anymore. But that’s a much rarer case, you’ll see, given this list of six more sexy, hot, famous ladies who lent their pretty pipes to ugly animated characters.
Mila Kunis (Meg Griffin, “Family Guy”)
Mila has proven in films “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and “Black Swan” that she’s more than just an ordinary beauty, which is why playing someone whose biggest character trait is being ridiculed for her own repulsiveness feels so wrong.
Scarlett Johansson (Princess Mindy Neptune, “The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie”)
Compared to a lot of the other characters in the “SpongeBob SquarePants” universe, Princess Mindy is without a doubt one of the better looking underwater inhabitants. But between her sickly skin color and dorky attire, we’d rather fantasize about the real-life ScarJo as a mermaid instead.
Stacy “Fergie” Ferguson (Peppermint Patty, “The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show”)
Okay, so Fergie wasn’t even old enough to be considered a sex symbol when she recorded the voice of Peppermint Patty for the early ’80s Saturday morning cartoon, but we’re counting it, if only so we can make jokes about the Black Eyed Peas singer exploring her sexuality at a young age.
Brittany Murphy (Luanne Platter, “King of the Hill”)
Though the late Brittany Murphy actually did double duty on “King of the Hill” as the prepubescent Joseph Gribble, the actress is best known for voicing Hank Hill’s trailer-trash niece, Luanne. She’s supposed to be attractive within the context of the show, but we’d be lying if we said Mike Judge’s trademark visual style did his characters any favors in the looks department.
Isla Fisher (Beans, “Rango”)
Isla Fisher may be drop-dead gorgeous, but she’s also a little on the goofy side (you don’t marry Borat if you’re not), so we can understand why she’d want to do something as offbeat as voicing a talking desert iguana. Unfortunately, Beans is straight up creepy looking and has a name that only a fat, redneck truck driver could love.
Alyson Hannigan (Stacey Gibson, “King of the Hill”)
Stacey Gibson only appeared in a single episode of “King of the Hill,” but we couldn’t leave her off the list, considering she’s voiced by one of the most underrated beauties in the business. You won’t find Alyson Hannigan on the cover of any celebrity gossip magazines, but she’s still the star of many geek fantasies.
Linda Cardellini (Velma Dinkey, “Robot Chicken”)
The former “Freaks and Geeks” star definitely had us thinking twice about which of the Mystery Inc. gang’s female detectives was hotter in the live-action “Scooby-Doo” films, but in animated form, Velma Dinkey is every bit the homely nerd she’s always been. Being reminded of that via the unforgiving medium of Claymation only makes the comparison worse.