The 20th century ended the way it started, more or less, with a bang. The relative peacefulness of the early 1900s lasted only 14 years, until war broke out and the new era debuted with powerful new technology, and ended with the perverse logic or terrorism exemplified by the 9/11 tragedy. In between, the mass media swayed and swooned us with its images and messages. We were seduced by the raw sexuality brought into our living rooms and movie houses with the likes of Clara Bow, Greta Garbo, Mae West and Vivien Leigh. Progressively throughout the subsequent decades, we were introduced to new ones, from Marilyn Monroe, Raquel Welch to Brigitte Bardot. The new century is no different; new faces and talents with which to feed our fantasies and libidos. Who are they? Let’s take a look at the sex symbols of the 21st century in no particular order.