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Stars reveal what's sexy

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  • Stars define sexy as confidence, style or small of wife's back
  • Paul Newman mentioned in same breath as chocolate
  • One likes hint of mystery, another Victoria's Secret lingerie
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( -- Eric Dane, Rachel Bilson and other scorching celebs tell us what they think is sexy.

Eric Dane plays "Dr. McSteamy" on TV drama "Grey's Anatomy."

Eric Dane

"The small of my wife's [actress Rebecca Gayheart] back. It's soft, it's secret, and if there's a good curve, maybe a dimple or two, well, that's something that pulls my focus."

Rachel Bilson

"Confidence. The most important thing a woman can be is confident in herself. And a cute pair of shoes doesn't hurt."


"When you only get a glimpse of something, there's that mystery, 'What's underneath?' You want to know more."

Terrence Howard

"Watching someone make music. Music is the physical manifestation of inner thoughts. To see someone overcome his fear of sharing and speak from the heart is sexy. When you're playing for yourself, not trying to impress -- that's when you become impressive."


"Good skin is sexy because it's summer! You want to have good skin and be blond and all that good stuff."

Maria Menounos

"Victoria's Secret lingerie."

Taylor Kitsch

"Live music. There's a dark, low-key bar in Austin that I love. This great guitarist named Carolyn Wonderland plays there. It's the perfect place to have a drink and chat, hang out with a gal who can throw everything away and just be loose and fun."

Katharine McPhee

"Men are sexy, but I always think of women being more sexy than men, in a different kind of way."

Pharrell Williams

"Style, because it's everything that matters, believe it or not... Whether you have great style or bad style, it's the only thing that counts -- your sense of individuality."

Ginnifer Goodwin

"Paul Newman defines sexy. He's the ultimate dream boat. I'd say chocolate is sexy and the South is sexy, too."

Rosario Dawson

"Automatically I think of gestures -- smiles, looks. You see people connect without words. You see their eyes connect. You see someone looking at someone's mouth. You see someone holding hands. It's those wordless moments that I find sexy."

Ben Stiller & Christine Taylor

Ben: "Finding time to go on a date, just us."

Christine: "Those little moments alone, like on the car ride home after we drop the kids off somewhere, or watching what we've TiVo'd after they go to sleep. We sound like the most boring couple."

Ben: "They don't have to be excited by us. We're excited by each other."

Rebecca Romijn

"High heels. I'm 5'11", and sometimes I get self-conscious about wearing 4" heels. But [my husband] loves me in them, so who am I to say no?"

Samuel L. Jackson

"When I think of sexy, I think of Capetown [South Africa]. It has gorgeous beaches and beautiful people."

Sarah Michelle Gellar

"To be awake in any great city until the sun comes up. You've probably had a phenomenal dinner, and good food is always sexy. Maybe you've been out dancing, or to a museum at night -- which is really sexy, when no one's there. And then to watch the sun rise from a tall building, so you see it rise from beneath you -- that's perfect." E-mail to a friend E-mail to a friend


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