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Katherine Heigl
TV's hottest doctor will get your heart beating!
With a Johnny Knoxville film in the can and a TV drama coming soon, the former Roswell star's ship has officially landed.
Katherine Heigl is all wrong for Hollywood: She was raised a Mormon, not a red-string-wearing Kabbalah lover. She loves to knit (“It’s getting out of hand because I’m about to start knitting outfits for my damn dogs!”) She hates the L.A. “Scene.” And she’ll never, ever be accused of pulling a Mary-Kate (“Doughnuts, spaghetti, whatever- I just want to eat.”) Luckily, the 26-year-old has enough naughty-blonde voluptuousness going on to fuel forest fires. And Tinseltown can’t say no to that.

Signed to a modeling contract at age 9, the New Canaan, CT, native started out shilling for kid- friendly Cheerios and Sears before segueing into and acting career. She nabbed her first starring role in 1994's My Father, the Hero, and by age 20, had landed a lead role on TV’s Roswell. She’ll next be seen in this winter’s medical drama Grey’s Anatomy on ABC and the upcoming comedy film The Ringer, where she stars opposite Johnny Knoxville. “Johnny was constantly fucking with everybody on the set”, Katherine says. “He took a cattle prod to the executive producer’s thigh. Of course he was aiming for something else….”

With all her upcoming projects, is there anything more Katherine could do to up her visibility? “Maybe I should do a sex tape,” she says with a laugh. “I mean, hey, look what it did for Paris Hilton!”

We like this girl.

Let’s travel back to your childhood. How has being officially beautiful since age 9 warped your fragile young mind?

I don’t look in the mirror every morning and say, “Wow, baby, you’re something else!” But here’s the run-down - and I hope this doesn’t come across as ridiculous: When people treat you a certain way for most of your life because of the way you look, you don’t think about it much. It’s just the way it is. But, let me tell you, I got made fun of like you wouldn’t believe all though middle school because I developed late and was flatter then a fucking wall. I got stuff like, “Were you out late last night? ‘Cause you’ve got some bug bites.” Then after I had done Under Siege 2 when I was 16, I cane back all developed and everybody thought that I’d had breast implants. I thought that was so funny, so I’d wear really tight body suits and be like, "No, no, don’t bump the breast, you might pop it!” They didn’t know if I was kidding or not.

Speaking of Under Siege 2, did that super-letch Steven Seagal notice your 16-year-old chest?

My mother was with me and she was very, “Do not fuck with my daughter.” Steven had six bodyguards on the set and he made everyone on the project wear a badge. The one they made for my mother said, “Nancy Don’t Fuck With Me Heigl.”