Samantha Mathis broke into acting crotch first via a commercial for Always Slender Pads, a feminine hygiene product for teens. Moving the focus a bit north, this petite firecracker sizzled in her long and lingering topless scene in Pump Up the Volume (1990). It certainly pumped Mr. Skin up, only to have the next decade be a letdown of one skinless role after another. Fortunately, Samantha garnered new attention with the release of Attraction (2000). The attraction was simple: a flash of gash, handfuls of Mathis's melons in a performance-art scene, and a wickedly cracked ass. Missed that? She showed her terrific tush again on TV's Mists of Avalon in a scene that makes my lap misty.