50 Hottest TV Moms of All Time

by: Esteban On  Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Tags:  Beautiful Women   Entertainment   TV  

50 hottest tv moms of all time

Ah, TV moms. What’s not to love? Not only can they not take away your driving privileges, discover your stash of gentlemen’s reading material, or make you feel guilty for not calling enough. They also tend to be wiser, funnier, and more attractive than the general mom population. In fact, whereas the average dude might have had two or three friends with hot moms growing up, on TV at least 50% of moms are hot. And for some Freudian reason I dare not explore, this is awesome. So today we celebrate hot TV moms with this list of All-Stars. Why don’t you have a look—chances are your favorite TV mom made the list.

50. Barb Hendrickson (Big Love)

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Jeanne Tripplehorn might be a little past her prime at 49 years old, but she’s still above-average for a mom. Even a polygamous mom.

49. Jordan Sullivan (Scrubs)

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Christa Miller played the ex-wife, then the love interest, of the surly Dr. Cox on Scrubs—one of the longest running unfunny television comedies ever.

48. Kirsten Cohen (The OC)

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Kisten Cohen (Kelly Rowan) was pretty hot for an alcoholic mom of teenagers played by 30-year-old actors.

47. Claire Dunphy (Modern Family)

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Julie Bowen, aka Claire Dunphy, is just the first of two entries on this list from Emmy-winning comedy Modern Family. If you don’t know who the other entry is, then you might be living under a rock.

46. Charmaine Craine (United States of Tara)

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United States of Tara is a show about a woman with a multiple personalities. Charmaine Craine (Rosemarie Dewitt) isn’t that woman, but she is hot, and a mom, and on TV. So there you go.

45. Lacey Hamilton (Awkward)

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Leave it to MTV to cast 32-year-old Nikki Deloach as the mother of a 15 year old girl.

44. Lorelai Gilmore (Gilmore Girls)

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Lauren Graham had a pretty good run as the hottest mom on the WB.

43. Melissa Gold (Entourage)

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Though Melissa Gold (Perrey Reeves) was a character on Entourage, she could have been on Desperate Housewives. You know, because, as the wife of Ari Gold, she was desperate.

42. Lucy Ricardo (I Love Lucy)

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Lucile Ball was actually pretty good-looking when they weren’t trying to make her look silly.

41. Becky Katsopolis (Full House)

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Mrs. Uncle Jesse, played by Lori Loughlin, made every 12-year-old girl jealous back in the day.

40. Roxy LeBlanc (Army Wives)

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Roxy LeBlanc (Sally Pressman) may sound like a stripper name, but she’s really one of Lifetime’s Army Wives.

39. Pam Beesly (The Office)

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I think she changed her name to Halpert on the show, but I’ll always remember Jenna Fischer as Pam Beesly.

38. Kim Warner (Yes, Dear)

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A hottie like Jean Louisa Kelly didn’t deserve such a corny TV show or goofy co-star (Anthony Clark). But hey, life isn’t always fair.

37. Karen Van Der Beek (Californication)


Playing opposite a woman like Natascha McElhorne, it’s no wonder David Duchovny became a sex addict.

36. Niki Sander (Heroes)

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Ali Larter is hot, and on Heroes she plays a mom, which is great. But I never really understood all the fuss about her. So on my list she comes in at a respectable #36.

35. Christine Campbell (New Adventures of Old Christine)

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Elaine Benes never had a kid on Seinfeld, I guess because every guy she met was sponge-worthy. But the lovely Julia Louis-Dreyfus got to play a mom on New Adventures of Old Christine.

34. Cheryl Orenthal (According to Jim)

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This show was so dumb, I’m pretty sure Courtney Thorne-Smith was the only reason it lasted 8 seasons.

33. Clair Huxtable (The Cosby Show)

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Phylicia Rashad, aka Clair Huxtable, was a pretty foxy lady back in the day, don’t you think?

32. April Buchanon (Eastbound & Down)

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Katy Mixon plays Kenny Power’s baby mama, which makes her hilarious by association.

31. Nancy Botwin (Weeds)


The only thing more awesome than a hot TV mom (Mary-Louise Parker) is a hot TV mom who deals weed and gets naked all the time (thanks, Showtime).

30. Jenny MacArthur (The League)


A sitcom about wife and mother who’s as crazy about fantasy football as her husband? This character would probably seem kinda hot even if she were played by Betty White instead of Katie Aselton. (Though I’m very glad she is played by Katie Aselton.)

29. Samantha Stephens (Bewitched)

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There may have been two Darins, but there was only one Samantha, and that was Elizabeth Montgomery.

28. Janine Payne (House of Payne)

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The only thing that makes this Tyler Perry nonsense sufferable is the presence of the lovely Demitria McKinney.

27. Drita D'Avanzo (Mob Wives)

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At #27 we have our first reality TV mom, mob wife Drita D’Avanzo. She’s married to imprisoned mobster Lee D’Avanzo, with whom she has two daughters, Aleeya and Gizelle. And she’s hot.

26. Denise Huxtable (The Cosby Show)

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Denise Huxtable (Lisa Bonet) becomes a mother when she marries a Navy guy with a kid—played by That’s So Raven herself, Raven Simone.

25. Alicia Florrick (The Good Wife)

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The good wife? With Juliana Margulies, it’s more like the hot wife.

24. Midge Pinciotti (That '70s Show)

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This former bond girl (A View to Kill) was sex symbol during the 1908s, and she made a pretty damn hot TV mom to Laura Prepon on That ’70s Show.

23. Debra Barone (Everybody Loves Raymond)

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We needed someone from Everybody Loves Raymond on this list, so I went with Patricia Heaton over Doris Roberts. (I think I made the right call.)

22. Betty Draper (Mad Men)

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I know a lot of people out there are big Betty Draper fans, and January Jones is fantastic, but in the pantheon of great TV moms, she’s just #22…so far.

21. Dr. Allison Blake (Eureka)

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Dr. Allison Blake: mother, scientist, SciFy Channel hottie. She was played by by Salli Richardson-Whitfield, who is the daughter of an African-American mother and an Irish-Italian father…hence the exotic beauty.

20. Claire Littleton (Lost)

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Claire Littleton (Emilie de Ravin) is the one who had the baby on the first season of Lost. I pretty much stopped watching after the second season, so for all I know the kid got eaten by that dinosaur thing that lived in the hatch.

19. Judy Michaels (Still Standing)

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I’d never even heard of this show before I starting researching this list. But I’ve always been a big fan of Jami Gertz and her impressive skill set. So here she is at #19.

18. Catherine Willows (CSI)

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I stopped keeping track of CSI when the guy who player Reese Witherspoon’s dad in Fear left was was replaced by Morpheus from The Matrix. But I always like Catherine Willows, that stripper-turned-cop played by Marg Helgenberger.

17. Monica Geller (Friends)

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At #17 we have the first of two consecutive moms from Friends. This one is a stretch, since Monica (Courteney Cox) is only a mother for half an episode—their adopted twins are born on the series finale—but hey, it counts.

16. Rachel Green (Friends)

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Oh Jennifer Aniston. Like there’s any way you would ever end up with Ross Geller.

15. Laura Petri (The Dick Van Dyke Show)

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Before she went on to star in her own groundbreaking TV series, Mary Tyler Moore played Dick Van Dyke’s wife (and the mother of his children) on the Dick Van Dyke Show.

14. Sarah Connors (The Sarah Connors Chronicles)

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Lena Headey has played a hot mom on two very different TV shows, now. First it was the short-lived Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Now it’s as Cersei Lannister on HBO’s Game of Thrones.

13. Lindsay Funke (Arrested Development)

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The gorgeous Mrs. Ellen Degeneres played Linsday Funke on the cult classic comedy Arrested Development, mother to Maybe and wife to never-nude Tobias Funke.

12. Charlotte York Goldenblatt (Sex and the City)

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Personally, I can’t stand this show. But Kristin David made one good-looking mom.

11. Angie Lopez (George Lopez)

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Here’s another terrible show with a ridiculously hot TV mom. As with Courtney Thorne-Smith, I’m pretty sure Constance Marie was the only reason this one lasted 6 seasons.

10. Joy Turner (My Name Is Earl)

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Jaime Pressly is a super babe in real life, so she made for a really hot TV mom on the short-lived but decent My Name Is Earl. Luckily, though the show is over, you can catch her in syndication.

9. Pamela Ewing (Dallas)

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You don’t think of Victoria Principle’s character, Pamela, as a mom. In fact, so many of her storylines on Dallas seemed to involved her not having kids. But eventually, Pamela did adopt, and her son is played by Jesse Metcalf on the 2012 revival—who just so happened to play a guy who had an affair with…

8. Gabrielle Solis (Desperate Housewives)

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Having never watched this show, I was unaware that Eva Longoria’s character even had kids. But apparently she did. So that puts this desperate housewife way up high on this list.

7. Margene Heffman (Big Love)

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Because she’s so good-looking, I’ll forgive Ginnifer Goodwin for spelling her name like that. I don’t know about Bill Paxton, but if I had multiple wives and one of them was this woman, she’d be go-to spouse for all the most important marital needs.

6. Susan Mayer (Desperate Housewives)

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Terri Hatcher higher than Eva Longoria? I know, I know. Controversial pick. But I’ve always been a big Terri Hatcher fan, and this kind of list is a subjective endeavor. Feel free to just swap the two in your head if you disagree.

5. Julie Cooper (The OC)

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Now that we’re into the top 5, determining the order is really just a matter of flipping a coin. So at #5 we have Julie Cooper from The OC, who was played by the ridiculously amazing Melinda Clarke.

4. Riley Parks (The Client List)

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Jennifer Love Hewitt as a mother of three who starts turning tricks at a massage parlor? How have I not watched this show.

Oh, right. It’s on Lifetime.

3. Quinn Fabray (Glee)

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Hey, it’s the 21st century, so why not put a teenage TV mom at #3? Dianna Agron certainly is hot.

2. Denise Sherwood (Army Wives)

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You’d think a woman as hot as Catherine Bell could manage to get on TV shows less-crappy than JAG and Army Wives. But really, when it comes down to it, I’m just glad she’s on TV at all.

1. Gloria Pritchett (Modern Family)

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When I set out to do this list, the first person who came to my mind for the top spot was Sofia Vergara. However, I thought to myself, no, surely in the history of television there is a mom hotter than Gloria Pritchett. But there’s not. So there you have it. Congratulations, Sofia.