If it takes a more mature, matronly great dame to get your blood going, then take a gander at the comely but common beauty of Bess Armstrong. Since her debut on the not-quite-a-hit series On Our Own (1977), Bess has been making plain Janes sexy. She's spent the better part of her career on the small screen in such made-for-TV fare as How to Pick Up Girls! (1978) and Christmas Every Day (1996), as well as some theatrical teasers such as Jaws 3-D (1983) and That Darn Cat (1997). But she's best remembered as Claire Danes's tempting mom on the short-lived series My So-Called Life. Of course, there was a time when Bess was still an aspiring young actress willing to do anything to make it big. She made Mr. Skin big when she appeared in The House of God (1984), offering a lingering look at her love buds whilst bathed in examination-room fluorescent light. Other than that, there's some brief bunnage in The Four Seasons (1981). Bess makes more than just our Armstrong.