He first stole my heart as a handsome, somewhat jerky (although we would later discover he only had the best intentions) castaway on Lost. So his
traumatic dramatic exit off the show left a rather large heroic-intentions sized hole in my heart. And then he was cast on this little show called The Vampire Diaries, and I said to myself, "I will watch this show because Ian's on it ANDIJUSTCANTHANDLEHIMNOTBEINGINMYLIFEANYMORE." And darn it, if his snarky, bad-ass vampire alter-ego, Damon didn't win me over. Forget lame, sparkly, somewhat whipped vampires, Ian's character is as bad as they come, but it's the little moments when he allows Damon's humanity to show through that you realize what a brilliant actor he is. Oh, and it's that smirk, always the smirk, that'll melt straight through your petticoats. This week, I salute your face, Ian Somerhalder, for redeeming the vampire genre and just being all-around pretty nice to look at.