5. Mallika Sherawat
Mallika had a terrible year at the box office.
Her only Hindi film release in 2005, Bachke Rehna Re Baba with Rekha, was a disaster.
But The Myth, with Jackie Chan, ensured her an international presence.
Her nine odd-minute role in the film not withstanding, Mallika preened for the cameras when The Myth was screened at the Cannes and Toronto film festivals.
The actress now wants to venture outside her sex symbol image. In her upcoming Pyaar Ka Side Effects, Mallika has a 'clean' role opposite Rahul Bose.