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30 Hot Female Athletes Who Should Try Their Hands At Acting

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I like attractive, athletic women. I also enjoy a wide range of movies and TV shows. My taste in movies includes everything from action movies to romantic comedies to horror films. Some of my favorite shows on TV right now include Person of Interest, the Big Bang Theory, Elementary, Modern Family, Revenge and the Blacklist. I also watch a variety of sports, and I am always paying attention to the sports world.

So which female athletes would I like to see on the big and/or small screen? I have put together a list of 20 female athletes (some of whom no longer play or compete) that I would enjoy seeing as actresses. Some make the list because they are fun to look at while others make the list because they are attractive and they seem to have a personality that would lend itself to acting.

Here’s the breakdown by sport:

Tennis: 8

Golf: 2

MMA: 2

Soccer: 1

Track & Field: 1

Beach Volleyball: 1

Gymnastics: 1

Skiing: 1

Surfing: 1

Softball: 1

Snowboarding: 1

This is only a list of 20 women, so there are definitely some female athletes missing and not every sport is represented. There are a lot of attractive female athletes from various sports and countries, and I couldn't include all of them. Some sports have more than 20 good-looking females competitors themselves. My apologies if your favorite female athlete is not included in my list.

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30. Laila Ali – Boxing

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Laila is a retired boxer and the daughter of boxing legend Muhammand Ali. She has already done some acting and had a movie recently come out on Sept. 5, 2014—“Falcon Rising” – where she plays Cindy Chapman. Here’s to hoping she continues her acting career.

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29. Hope Solo – Soccer

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Hope plays goalkeeper for the US Women’s soccer team and is a two-time Olympic gold medalist. She has a habit of speaking her mind and has gotten into some trouble off the field—she has been charged with two counts of misdemeanor domestic violence in the assault of her sister and 17-year old nephew, which if true is horrible. But, she will get her day in court—her trial is set for November. If she’s innocent, she should try to parlay her celebrity into some acting roles.

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28. Lolo Jones – Olympian

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While at LSU, Jones won three NCAA titles and received 11 All-American honors, but so far she has failed to find that kind of success in the Olympics. She is best known for being a track-and-field athlete, but she also tried her hand at bobsled in the Olympics this past February. It has been announced she will join the cast of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars for their fall season. This probably means we’ll see more of Lolo on the small (and possibly big) screen.

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27. Stacy Keibler – Wrestler

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Stacy is a former wrestler who is now a model and actress. She hasn’t been in any major movies and has had some small roles on TV shows, but the former girlfriend of George Clooney is gorgeous and deserves to continue her acting career.

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26. Lindsey Vonn – Olympian

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Vonn is an American alpine skier and she is the current girlfriend of Tiger Woods. Vonn is pretty successful in her own right, but she does have a flair for the dramatic. That, along with being a pretty blonde, may help her if she decides to try her hand at acting.

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25. Stephanie Rice – Swimmer

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Rice is an Australian swimmer who won three gold medals at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. She already does public speaking so acting in front of a camera probably wouldn’t make her nervous.

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24. Skylar Diggins – Basketball

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Skylar plays for the WNBA team the Tulsa Shock, after being drafted third overall in the 2013 WNBA Draft. She’s already done some swimsuit modeling for Sports Illustrated so she’s probably not all that shy. Plus she’s very pretty—just as rapper Drake would agree (pictured with her, above, at the 2014 ESPYS).

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23. Danica Patrick – Auto Racing Driver

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Danica can be a bit whiny at times, but overall she’s not that bad. She’s sexy in those Go Daddy commercials and has some great photo shoots under her belt. She clearly doesn’t have a problem saying what’s on her mind. It would be great if she got a chance to really act.

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22. Anna Kournikova – Tennis

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Anna is a retired Russian tennis player and although she clearly had talent, she was known more for her looks and photo shoots than winning on the court. She had a bit role in “Me, Myself and Irene” back in 2000. It’s time she did some acting again—maybe some small parts on sitcoms.

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21. Summer Rae - Wrestling

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Her real name is Danielle Moinet and she is a professional wrestler, model and former member of the Chicago Bliss of the Legends Football League. Summer Rae is her ring name for WWE. The only acting credits on her IMDB page are wrestling related. Maybe one day she’ll get to try out her acting chops for real.

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20. Torah Bright - Snowboarding

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Torah Bright is an Australian snowboarder and she is an Olympic gold medalist (2010). Bright also won Australia’s first medal at the Sochi Winter Olympics when she won silver in the women’s half-pipe.

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19. Agnieszka Radwanska - Tennis

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Agnieszka Radwanska is a Polish professional tennis player. In July 2012, Radwanska achieved a career-high singles ranking of no. 2 in the world.

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18. Sally Fitzgibbons - Surfing

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Sally Fitzgibbons is an Australian professional surfer on the Association of Surfing Professionals World Tour.

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17. Victoria Azarenka - Tennis

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Victoria Azarenka is a Belarusian professional tennis player. She is a former world no. 1 who has won two Australian Open single titles (2012 and 2013) and was the first Belarusian player to a grand slam singles title. Azarenka also won a bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

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16. Jenn Brown - Softball

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Most people know Jenn Brown as a TV personality on ESPN, but she makes this list for being hot and because she played four years on the Florida Gators softball team, captaining the team in her senior year.

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15. Maria Kirilenko - Tennis

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Maria Kirilenko is a Russian professional tennis player and is engaged to Russian hockey player Alex Ovechkin.

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14. Ronda Rousey - UFC

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Ronda Rousey is an American mixed martial artist who is the first and current UFC women’s bantamweight champion. It seems I’ll get my wish to see Rousey test her acting chops — she is slated to appear in the seventh installment of the Fast and The Furious franchise.

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13. Paula Creamer - Golf

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Paula Creamer is an American professional golfer on the LPGA Tour. She has been ranked as high as no. 2 in the Women’s World Golf Rankings.

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12. Julia Mancuso - Skiing

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Julia Mancuso is a World Cup alpine ski racer with the U.S. ski team. She won a gold medal in the giant slalom at the 2006 Winter Olympics, the silver medal in the both downhill and combined at the 2010 Winter Olympics, and added a bronze medal in the super combined at the Sochi games.

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11. Nastia Liukin - Gymnastics

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Nastia Liukin, whose real name is Anastasia Valeryevna Liukin, is a retired American gymnast. Liukin was the 2008 Olympic individual all-around champion.

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10. Marketa Slukova - Beach Volleyball

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Marketa Slukova is a Czech beach volleyball player and is one of the few things I remember about the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Women like Slukova is why watching beach volleyball is so much fun.

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9. Caroline Wozniacki - Tennis

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Caroline Wozniacki is a Danish professional tennis player who is a former World no. 1 on the WTA Tour. I know Caroline’s accent isn’t the sexiest, but she is incredibly good-looking and seems to have a really fun personality. I would really enjoy seeing he in the right role in a movie or on TV show.

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8. Daniela Hantuchova - Tennis

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Daniela Hantuchova is a Slovak tennis player who turned professional in 1999. Hantuchova had her big breakthrough year in 2002 when she won her first WTA tournament, the Indian Wells Masters, defeating Martina Hingis.

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7. Sabine Lisicki - Tennis

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Sabine Lisicki is a German tennis player who turned professional in 2006. She is gorgeous, has a great smile and seems to have a fun personality. The way she graciously handled losing at the Wimbledon final was amazing. I would love to see Lisicki try her hand at acting.

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6. Michelle Jenneke - Track & Field

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Michelle Jenneke is an Australian hurdler who won a silver medal in the 100 meter hurdles at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics. She seems to have the type of personality that would allow her to have fun if she were to try acting.

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5. Ana Ivanovic - Tennis

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Ana Ivanovic is a Serbian tennis player who was ranked no. 1 in the world in 2008. She was also the runner-up in the 2008 Australian Open.

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4. Alex Morgan - Soccer

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Alex Morgan is an American soccer player and Olympic gold medalist. Alex is gorgeous and seems to have a sense of humor, based on her Halloween costumes. I would love to see her in a comedy of some kind.

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3. Maria Sharapova - Tennis

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Maria Sharapova is a Russian professional tennis player who has won four Grand Slam singles titles. She seems to have a great sense of humor (her impressions are fantastic) and she is unbelievably hot.

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2. Gina Carano - MMA

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Gina Carano is a former mixed martial artist who is now an actress, so I’m cheating a bit by putting her on the list. Carano needs to be on this list though -- she is gorgeous. I hope she continues her acting career.

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1. Natalie Gulbis - Golf

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Natalie Gulbis is an American professional golfer. I was actually lucky enough to meet her one year at the CVS Caremark Charity Classic, and I would go see any movie that she decides to be a part of.