Hollywood's 10 Sexiest Australians

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Simon Baker leads our list of the sexiest Aussies in Hollywood.

7.) Hugh Jackman

Why You Know Him: Let's see . . . this year he's hosted the Academy Awards, been named Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine, and had a number-one movie at the box office with X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

What Makes Him So Sexy: We know that we haven't always been so kind to Mr. Jackman (See 10 Men Sexier Than Hugh Jackman), but he's won us over this year. He's a triple threat, which means we can spend the night dancing in his arms before he sings us off to sleep at night. Of course, we also didn't mind those abs of adamantium that he was rockin' in Wolverine. (What? We're allowed to be shallow every once in a while.)

LoveStage: Married to actress Deborra-Lee Furness. The couple have two adopted children, a son Oscar Maximillian and Ava Eliot.

8.) Anna Torv

Why You Know Her: She stars opposite Joshua Jackson as FBI agent Olivia Dunham on Fox's Fringe.

What Makes Her So Sexy: A lot of the celebs on this list are sexy because of their passion—whether it's real or just portrayed in a character. Anna Torv is the exact opposite. Her character on Fringe is a cool, calm agent investigating the unexplained. Yes, she can win any fight she's in, but she also struggles to hide her feelings and her love under that collected exterior. In real life, Torv is just the opposite. She's the sweet girl-next-door who fell in love with a co-worker and eloped after a short engagement. Brains, beauty, and spontaneity! Where can we get one of those?

LoveStage: Married to actor Mark Valley, her Fringe co-star, since December 2008. 

9.) Eric Bana 

Why You Know Him: Appears as Nero, the villian of J.J. Abraham's re-imagining of Star Trek.

What Makes Him So Sexy: Bana is a bit of a chameleon when it comes to acting, and that's why we want to see more. He can easily slip into roles as varied as King Henry VIII in The Other Boleyn Girl or a Romulan seeking revenge in Star Trek.  He always keeps us guessing (a little mystery is always good in a man). Of course, his strong chin, cupid lips, and piercingly dark eyes don't hurt either.

LoveStage: Married. Bana and his wife Rebecca Gleeson have two children, a son, Klaus, and daughter, Sophia.

10.) Rachel Griffiths

Why You Know Her: She stars as eldest daughter Sarah Walker on ABC's Brothers and Sisters.

What Makes Her So Sexy: Griffiths is never afraid to put herself out there as an actress. Anyone who's seen her in Six Feet Under knows that she's up for anything—from a realistically rough sex scene to an emotionally devastating confrontation with those she loves. We love that Rachel balances that fearlessness with a normal, balanced family life that includes marriage and kids. Also, she has amazing breasts. 

LoveStage: Married. Rachel and her husband, artist Andrew Taylor, are expecting their third child. The couple already has two children, a son Banjo Patrick and a daughter Adelaide Rose.

Is there an Aussie actor that we left off the list? Tell us who makes your heart skip a beat (and why) in the comments below.  Get your comments in by May 26th for a chance to win a season 8 of the Australian hit McLeod's Daughters on DVD.