An extraordinarily focused performer given to portrayals of intense characters striving for dignity under duress, East Coast indie actress Edie Falco has earned every dime and all the respect she is finally receiving as the mother of Tony's two kids on the HBO franchise-making series The Sopranos. Falco's high-strung, hard-shell rawness makes for a real-people quality that is always believable. She is very often subversively sexy, her erotic appeal sneaking in on a subtle level where emotion and character are more affecting than glamor and tease. There's a reason Tony is still bonded to her, and it has much to do with her aura of honest passion in a world of false flash. Edie transmitted the same sub-rosa sexuality as a mam-flashing MILF in The Quiet (2005), showing off a pair of tasty Uncle Junior Mints. Nice bada-boobs!