17 OF TV’S HOTTEST WOMEN OVER 40
by Joel Keller
November 6 2007
When I was compiling this list, I noticed I was downloading photos of all the fortysomethings from the three CSI shows. Since it was so hard to choose which one to put on the list — or which one to leave off — I just decided to list all three.
I’ve got to say, if you have to die a grizzly death, having Marg Helgenberger (CSI), Khandi Alexander (CSI: Miami) or Melina Kanakaredes (CSI: NY) lean over your body isn’t a bad way to go. Of course, all three are best experienced by the living; all three have had extensive careers and all three have proven themselves to handle a wide range of roles. Especially Alexander; she was great as a foil for the wacky WNYXers on NewsRadio, but had no problems handling the emotionally gripping role as Dr. Benton’s sister Jackie on ER.
Helgenberger has been one of those people that, before CSI, popped up from time to time all over the TV and movie landscape. Of course, she also had a recurring role on the 1980’s Vietnam drama China Beach and as a love interest for George Clooney during the early seasons of ER.
But most people know her as Catherine Willows, the best stripper-turned-CSI-cop Las Vegas has ever seen. You know CSI must be fiction, because most ex-strippers in Vegas don’t look anywhere near as good as Marg does.
*Note: I have only included the portion of the article that pertained directly to Marg and CSI.