Why She Makes Our List: Yes, she plays a shapeshifter on the show and she’s been making out with fellow shapeshifter Sam Merlotte (likes shifting into a dog), but we like her. She just seems unassuming and sultry.
Character: Luna Garza is a shapeshifter who was married to (now deceased) Shreveport werewolf pack leader Marcus Bozeman. She and Marcus have a young daughter, Emma. Luna left Marcus and wound up involved with Sam Merlotte. Luna is a shapeshifter with a twist: She’s a “skinwalker,” meaning she can shift into anything — including humans.
Background: If actress Janina Gavankar looks familiar, she should: Gavankar is Ms. Dewey! Yes, that’s right: Gavankar is the actress who portrayed Ms. Dewey in the Microsoft viral marketing campaign launched back in 2006. Gavankar has appeared in several television series, including ‘The L Word,’ ‘The League’ and ABC’s short-lived series ‘The Gates,’ among others.
Why She Makes Our List: She’s the star and let’s face it, Anna aka Sooki has shown us the most (literally). It seems like every other episode, Sooki is naked and making out with either vampire Bill Compton or vampire Eric Northman. What’s not hot about that?
Character: Sookie Stackhouse is a life-long resident of Bon Temps, and she’s got some unusual abilities. Sookie is a telepath — she can read minds, and sometimes this gets a little noisy. She’s also part fairy, and her fae qualities attract vampires to her like bees to honey. Sookie is one lucky lady: She’s hooked up with vampires Bill Compton and Eric Northman, and she definitely has serious chemistry with super-hot werewolf Alcide Herveaux.
Background: Actress Anna Paquin was an Oscar winner before she was 12 years old, having taken home a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for her role in the 1993 drama ‘The Piano.’ Paquin has portrayed Sookie Stackhouse on ‘True Blood’ from the beginning, and she’s married to her co-star, Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton).