In 1972 in Sydney, Australia, a stunningly beautiful flower was planted. It broke through the earth and grew tall and willowy and strong and then opened its petals to reveal one of the loveliest blooms the nation had ever seen. It was a poppy, a Poppy Montgomery, to be more specific, and it was plucked from its native soil and foisted upon a waiting world via Hollywood. Blonde beauty Poppy began her career with bit parts on shows such as Silk Stalkings and Party of Five, though skinophiles began to take notice with her top-notch portrayal of her idol, Marilyn Monroe, in the mini-series Blonde (2001). Unlike Marilyn herself, Poppy didn’t peel for photo shoots or films, but she did don some super-slinky costumes reminiscent of the tragic blonde herself. Nowadays you can pluck Poppy on the hit series Without a Trace. We just hope she’ll pop-py out of her clothes soon!