Hottest CSI Actresses From The Entire Franchise

By Rick Gonzales | Published

Hottest Actresses from the Entire CSI Franchise

The CSI franchise is comprised of five television series. The original, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, premiered in 2000 and ran for 15 seasons. CSI: Miami came next in 2002, with CSI’s New York, Cyber, and Vegas rounding out the five.

Throughout the entire franchise, fans have been blessed to not only see some great television but actresses who made watching the series a complete pleasure.

We are going to take a look at some of the hottest actresses in the franchise. With this list we are not looking at guest stars, but those who were regulars at one point or another. Here are some of the CSI hotties.

10. Anna Belknap

Anna Belknap joined CSI: NY in season 2 as Detective Lindsay Monroe, sticking with the series until its 9th and final season. The beauty’s arrival in season 2 did not go over well with the other detectives, especially Detective Danny Messer (Carmine Giovinazzo). He immediately resents her as she took the place of Messer’s best friend, Detective Aiden Burn (Vanessa Ferlito). Eventually, though, Messer and the rest of the crew warm up to her.

9. Eva LaRue

Before Eva LaRue became a hottie detective on CSI: Miami, she was a hottie doctor on the long-running soap opera, All My Children. As Natalia Boa Vista, LaRue joined the series in season 4 as a recurring character before grabbing the role full-time beginning in season 5. Although Boa Vista was found to be the lab mole reporting back to the FBI, she eventually became a big part of the CSI team.

8. Marg Helgenberger

Marg Helgenberger is no stranger to television. Her career began with the soap opera, Ryan’s Hope. She was a series regular on China Beach and has been seen on numerous other shows before she joined CSI: Crime Scene Investigation when the series premiered in 2000. Catherine Willows was a former showgirl before she became one of the nation’s top blood-splatter analysts. To make her character even more believable, the beautiful Helgenberger visited the Clark County Coroner’s Office to view autopsies as they were being performed.

7. Louise Lombard

London, England-born hottie Louise Lombard was introduced as crime scene investigator Sofia Curtis in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’s fifth season. Curtis wanted to become a detective and, in fact, had qualified to be one, but her paperwork was pulled by the sheriff who decided her skills were better used in the lab. Lombard lasted three full seasons before returning for one episode in season 8 and another in season 11.

6. Sela Ward

Actress Sela Ward might best be known as Teddy Reed in Sisters, an NBC drama that ran for 5 seasons, but her role as Jo Danville was also a big notch on her resume. Danville came on board the CSI: NY team in season 7 as the new Assistant Director. Her no-nonsense approach coupled with her vast knowledge made her a force to be reckoned with. It didn’t hurt that she was very easy on the eyes.

5. Melina Kanakaredes

Melina Kanakaredes played Detective Stella Bonasera for the first 6 seasons of CSI: NY. She is the Assistant CSI Supervisor who has a problem holding her tongue. She oftentimes speaks before she thinks, which typically ends up causing problems and generating complaints from suspected criminals. Kanakaredes was well prepared to continue on with CSI: NY but CBS was not willing to give in to her contract demands forcing her to leave the show.

4. Elisabeth Harnois

Beauty Elisabeth Harnois joined CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in season 11 and remained with the series until its season 15 series finale. Her character, Morgan Brody, comes to CSI from the LA PD Scientific Investigation Division and makes her presence felt almost immediately. It was during her initial appearance that Brody’s abilities came into play as she helped the team track down a serial killer.

3. Emily Procter

Emily Procter played Detective Calleigh Duquesne for the entire 10 seasons of CSI: Miami. It was her best friend Jorja Fox, who starred as Sara Sidle in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (See Below) who convinced Procter to audition for the spin-off.

Thankfully the hot Procter listened and nailed the role of Detective Duquesne. On top of her role on CSI, Procter has been seen in features like Jerry Maguire, and Big Momma’s House 2 along with the TV shows Friends, Just Shoot Me!, and The West Wing.

2. Jorja Fox

As Sara Sidle, actress Jorja Fox appeared in each of the original series, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation for the first seven seasons. The gorgeous Fox departed the series during the eighth season but after departing the main cast, Fox continued to make guest appearances. It wasn’t until the series’ eleventh season that Fox returned as a full-time cast member. She continued on until the series finale, then moved over to the spin-off series, CSI: Vegas for its first season.

1. Elisabeth Shue

Hottie Elisabeth Shue has done it all on both the big and small screens. Her first feature film role came as Ali Mills in the hit film, The Karate Kid and from there her career took off. She joined the cast of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in season 12 which lasted until the season 15 series finale.  Shue took the place of Marg Helgenberger as the blood splatter expert when Helgenberger left the series.