5. Sarah Shahi
With an Iranian father, a Spanish mother and a Texas childhood, The L Word's Sarah Shahi is one of the finest examples (and we do mean finest) of multiculturalism we can think of. Shahi is not only a kick-ass hottie, she can kick your ass — she holds a brown belt in karate. Sarah's mother discouraged body self-consciousness in her daughter early on, saying, "Your boob is the same as your hand." Thanks, Mom.