Jaime King

Effervescent model Jaime King parlayed the palpable personality of her fashion shots into a spin-off career in film and television beginning in 2001, when she was seen in small but memorable roles in Michael Bays' "Pearl Harbor" (2001) and Ted Demme's "Blow" (2001). King was used effectively in supporting roles in dark, stylized actioners like "Sin City" (2005) and "The Spirit" (2008) and in low-budget horror films, she was entrusted with the lead as a damsel in distress or sexy criminal on the run. King was also a natural in comedy, and in addition to supporting roles in low-brow hits like "White Chicks" (2004), maintained a steady presence in primetime with recurring roles on sitcoms including "The Class" (CBS, 2006-07). One of the more naturally talented and likable of the crop of the era's "actress-turned-models," King injected some much-needed personality into often one-dimensional supporting roles.