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THE DUKES OF HAZZARD
PEOPLE.com readers deemed Jessica Simpson the sexiest celeb in jeans, but this summer the blonde bombshell will face a big-screen test: filling the cutoffs of Catherine Bach (left), the original Daisy Duke from 1979-85.
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Don Johnson (left) became a fashion icon in pastels and linens as Detective Sonny Crockett on the '80s hit show. Now Colin Farrell, who's been in Miami filming the movie version with Jamie Foxx, picks up where his five o'clock shadow left off.
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Elizabeth Montgomery (left) charmed fans with just a twitch of her nose, playing Samantha Stephens from 1964-72. Ths summer a just-as-blonde Nicole Kidman – in her role as an actress playing Sam – will work her own magic opposite Will Ferrell.
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Telly Savalas (left) fought crime with an iron fist – and a sweet tooth – in the 1973-78 drama. These days Ving Rhames, lollipops and all, is using his own mix of sweet and sour in the new cable-TV version on USA Networks.
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In the '50s, Audrey Meadows (left) played Alice Kramden, Ralph's wisecracking TV wife. Get ready for the updated version: Gabrielle Union is playing the part of the patient spouse – this time to funnyman Cedric the Entertainer.
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Starlets Fay Wray (top left, in 1933) and Jessica Lange (bottom left, in 1976) both beguiled the giant gorilla on the big screen. The next woman who will attempt to tame the beast? Aussie beauty Naomi Watts, who will give her best scream in the Peter Jackson-directed remake.