Law & Order: SVU - Jennifer Love Hewitt

Cheers to Jennifer Love Hewitt for her emotionally naked performance on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

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The actress' searing, deglamorized turn as a rape victim repeatedly attacked by the same perp over 15 years was scarier than anything she ever witnessed in Ghost Whisperer or I Know What You Did Last Summer. With all the focus on Hewitt's body (rather than her body of work) in recent years, it's easy to forget she was once a promising dramatic actress on quality shows like Party of Five and Stephen Bochco's Byrds of Paradise.

As SVU star Christopher Meloni predicted on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Hewitt could continue the show's best-guest-actress Emmy streak, following such esteemed talents as Leslie Caron, Ellen Burstyn, and Ann-Margret. The original J. Lo's stellar work reminded us why we fell in love with her in the first place.

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