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Hayden Panettiere

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Most people recognize Hayden Panettiere as the indestructible cheerleader on supernatural hit Heroes (2006 to 2010) or as the singing sexpot on her current TV gig, Nashville. But this alumnus of many magazine lists (PEOPLE’s Most Beautiful, FHM’s Sexiest Women and Forbes’ Celebrity Power 100) started working the camera long before she could even lift a pompom or carry a tune. Her mom, a former soap actress, started her in modeling and commercials at 8 months old. She’s hawked everything from Playskool toy trains and Hershey’s to lice shampoo. She followed in mom’s footsteps, appearing on One Life To Live from 1994-1997 and Guiding Light until 2000, while expanding her resume with voice work in A Bug’s Life and Dinosaur. As a tween, she became Hollywood’s go-to daughter (Remember The Titans, Ally McBeal and Joe Somebody) and completed her freshman year of high school in South Africa, where filmed the zebra-riding family film Racing Stripes. Returning to the U.S., she took on more teen-oriented roles (Ice Princess, Raising Helen), started partying with socialites like Paris Hilton and let her penchant for older men become public. She’s been linked to Laguna Beach’s Stephen Colletti, fellow hero Milo Ventimiglia, boxer Vladimir Klitschko. The Scream 4 actress broke her senior streak recently by hooking up with wide receiver Scotty McKnight. But don’t write her off as a stereotypical starlet. She is so dedicated to saving marine life around the world that she protested dolphin hunts in Japan to the point of that country issuing a warrant for her arrest.

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