Jessica Alba, born in Pomona, California in 1981, rose to fame as the lead actress in James Cameron's biopunk science fiction television series Dark Angel (2000–2002) in which she played the role of Max Guevara, a genetically enhanced super-soldier. (Very nicely enhanced, indeed!) She has gone on to appear in numerous films and was voted number one on AskMen.com's list of "99 Most Desirable Women" in 2006, as well as "Sexiest Woman in the World" by FHM in 2007. After being ranked No. 1 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 list (2001), she said "I have to go to certain lengths to use sexuality to my advantage, while guiding people to thinking the way I want them to."