The World's Hottest Woman

The sizzling-yet-mysterious—and newly crowned Maxim hottie—Olivia Wilde on beating Angelina, how she stays so damn hot (think spice rack), and who should’ve been No. 1 instead of her.

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Number 1

Olivia Wilde arrives at the 17th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar party on February 22, 2009 in West Hollywood.

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People's Choice

Wilde arrives at the 35th Annual People's Choice Awards January 7, 2009 in Los Angeles.

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House Calls

Wilde stars as "Thirteen" alongside Hugh Laurie in the medical drama House.

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Golden Goddess

Wilde poses on the red carpet at the 59th Primetime EMMY Awards on September 16, 2007.

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Alpha Female

Wilde stars alongside Emile Hirsch and Justin Timberlake in the film Alpha Dog.

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Wilde Child

Wilde plays bad girl Alex Kelly on The O.C.

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White Hot

Wilde arrives at 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on January 25, 2009 in Lost Angeles.