06/20/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Olivia Wilde Talks About Being Maxim's #1

Until recently, dual Irish-American citizen Olivia Wilde had been known mainly for her sultry roles on screens big and small--such seductively mixed-up characters as Alex Kelly, Mischa Barton's lesbian love interest on The O.C., doomed femme fatale Thirteen (aka Dr. Remy Hadley) on House, and the haughty Princess Inanna, opposite Jack Black in next month's zany hunter-gatherer comedy, Year One.

But now the 25-year-old Wilde has gone from sultry to flat-out hot: She's Numero Uno--in other words the absolute most smokin', stunning, sizzling--on Maxim's brand new Hot 100 List (and that's up from her No. 61 ranking just a few years ago). Wilde took a break from filming Disney sci-fi thriller TRON 2.0--she stars alongside Garrett Hedlund and Jeff Bridges--to talk to The Daily Beast.

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