20 Sexiest Jewish Women Of 2011

Festival of Lights, festival of Jewish women–we think it’s hardly a stretch to use the beginning of Hanukkah as a reason to roll out a “Best Of” collection for the sexiest Jewish women of 2011. Hardly. You won’t find any gorgeous olive-skinned Israeli women here, rather 20 Jewish American celebrities you probably know, including actresses, comediennes, musicians and models. And as for the “…of 2011,”–we applied a vague qualification standard, requiring that each woman have been reasonably active in her respective craft over the last year. That means no Amanda Bynes, who both retired and un-retired this year. And below each actress’s image we’ve listed where you most likely saw the gal this past year. L’chaim!

20. Alyson Hannigan–Actress


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How I Met Your Mother

19. Mia Kirshner–Actress


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“The Vampire Diaries”

18. Lea Michele–Actress/Singer


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Glee

17. Jenny Lewis–Musician


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One half of the band Jenny and Johnny

16. Emmy Rossum–Actress


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Shameless

15. Dianna Agron–Actress/Singer


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Glee

14. Ginnifer Goodwin–Actress


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Big Love

13. Jamie-Lynn Sigler–Actress


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Reruns of “Entourage” and “The Sopranos

12. Natalie Portman–Actress


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Thor

11. Elizabeth Banks–Actress


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30 Rock

10. Nikki Reed–Actress


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Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1

9. Evan Rachel Wood–Actress


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The Ides of March

8. Emmanuelle Chriqui–Actress


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Thundercats

7. Kat Dennings–Actress


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2 Broke Girls

6. Michelle Trachtenberg–Actress

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Weeds

5. Rashida Jones–Actress


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The Office

4. Scarlett Johansson–Actress


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We Bought a Zoo

3.  Bar Refaeli–Model


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On the pages of various magazines.

2. Alison Brie–Actress


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Community

1. Mila Kunis–Actress


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