Americans seem to have a soft-spot for sheilas and blokes from the land down under. Sure, Nicole Kidman's Australia flopped at the box office, but that hasn't stopped a wave of talented actors and actresses from popping up on our favorite TV shows and in blockbuster movies. Maybe it's the accents, or the fun-loving attitude that draws us in, but we think it might be the ridiculous hotness of these actors that keeps us coming back for more. So without further ado, here's YourTango's take on the sexiest Aussie actors and actresses working in Hollywood today.
1.) Simon Baker
Why You Know Him: Baker cracks cases as the charming Patrick Jane on CBS's hit drama The Mentalist.
What Makes Him So Sexy: It's no surprise that The Mentalist was 2008's biggest new TV series. Anyone who saw Baker seduce Anne Hathaway in The Devil Wears Prada knows that the 39-year-old actor is a good-looking charmer. Add a head of blonde curls, a mischievous smile, and soulful eyes and you'll see how easy it is to spend hours daydreaming about him.
LoveStage: Married to Australian actress Rebecca Rigg. They have 3 children: Stella Breeze, Claude Blue, and Harry Friday.
2.) Yvonne Strahovski
Why You Know Her: She stars opposite Zachary Levi as Agent Sarah Walker on NBC's beloved (but low-rated) spy comedy, Chuck.
What Makes Her So Sexy: There's nothing sexier than a woman who can kick some serious ass. Agent Walker has saved Chuck's neck more times than we can count, but it's the chemistry between Strahovski and her co-star that really lets this star shine. Oh, and she's one of Maxim's 100 Hottest Women of 2009. If that's not enough for you, then we don't know what is.
3.) Alex O'Loughlin
Why You Know Him: He starred as a vampire/private investigator Mick St. John on the dearly departed Moonlight.
What Makes Him So Sexy: We're a sucker for actors who play vampires, and Alex is no exception. That he's filled with smoldering desires he couldn't bring himself to fulfill made us only want his Moonlight character more. We can't help feel like some of that danger spills into real life, where Alex sports six tattoos including a tramp stamp across his lower back. Off-screen, Alex is an absolute gentleman who doesn't comment on past loves or the status of his relationships. Dangerous and caring? Delish.