Occupation: Actress, musician
Deschanel star of (500) Days of Summer, co-creator of girlie Web hub HelloGiggles and singer of She & Him has long been a favorite in the indie world. But this past year saw her cross into mainstream pop culture with the sitcom New Girl, which premiered on Fox last fall. Acting and singing have won her fame, but Deschanel's wide-eyed look contributes to the love-her-or-loathe-her passion she generates. "When did you first realize you were adorable?" asked one critic during a press tour last August.