Katie Holmes Named One of the Sexiest Women of Century for Topless Scene

Katie Holmes in "The Gift" Paramount/Courtesy Everett Collection

Katie Holmes has made history! GQ has just named the former girl next door one of the sexiest women of the 21st century — due in large part to her topless scene in the 2000 supernatural murder mystery The Gift.

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The magazine compares Holmes' role in director Sam Raimi's movie to her breakout role on The WB's Dawson's Creek. "She has the same Joey Potter tics: head tilts, shoulder shrugs up, lips chew down into a lopsided grin," writer Mark Lotto says of the TV role that made Holmes famous. "But then she takes off her top, revealing her un-Joey-Potter-like breasts — such exquisitely, precisely breast-like breasts, the breasts you would think of if someone said the word 'breasts.'"

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Lotto jokes that Holmes' ex-husband, Tom Cruise, likely watches the actress' nude scene when he's feeling nostalgic. "And every time topless Katie taunts [Greg Kinnear] with a 'F-ck you,' Tom feels as if she's talking to him, and he thinks some terribly Greg Kinnearish things."

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Holmes, 33, wasn't the only single star to make GQ's list; Britney Spears, Charlize Theron, Rashida Jones, Jennifer Lawrence and Connie Britton were also named some of the sexiest women of the 21st century. Beyonce appears on the magazine's February cover.

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