Once upon a time, Asylum dared to determine the most memorable bedroom pin-up posters of all time. Our meticulous research and straw polling resulted in a ranked list of 50 beautiful, unforgettable images that have graced the adolescent bedrooms of males across the free world.

50 Most Memorable Pin-ups

    50. Shakira -- In almost any language, Shakira translates into "astounding abs." What's the origin of this six-pack wonder? Shakira fell in love with performing when her father took her to a Middle Eastern restaurant and she discovered belly dancing. (We only mention that detail to help you imagine Shakira belly dancing. It makes the poster even better.)

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    49. Lisa Hartman -- Best known these days as Mrs. Clint Black, this Texas cutie burst onto the scene in 1976's "Tabitha," a TV series about the grown-up witch-child of Samantha and Darren Stevens from "Bewitched." She's bewitching, all right, and laying it all on the table.

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    48. Tila Tequila -- What you don't know about Tila: her real name is Tila Nguyen, she was born in Singapore, and was once in a girl gang. What you do know: back before she "found love" on MTV, she held the record for the most MySpace friends ever (1.5 million and counting). And chances are every one of them had this poster.

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    47. Cheryl Ladd -- Cheryl Ladd may forever be known as Farrah Fawcett's stand-in from "Charlie's Angels," but as soon as she was on the show she proved her cleavage could stand on its own. Nowadays, she spends more time golfing than acting, leaving the latter to her daughter, Jordan Ladd (who appeared in "Grindhouse" and has definitely inherited some of the DNA Chery's exhibits here. (Image from postershop.ch.)

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    46. Mariah Carey -- While this pop superstar's music polarizes people, can't we all agree on the booty? Time to hold hands. (Image from adrants.com)

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    45. Charlene Tilton -- You can see the talent of a former Hollywood High cheerleader blazing through Charlene Tilton's bikini in this shot. If you're under the age of 25, you may not realize she once starred as Lucy Ewing in the TV series "Dallas." Her talents will be sorely missed in upcoming movie version. (Image from imageshack.us.)

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    44. Loni Anderson -- Peroxide blonde hair? Check. Feathered and blown-dried? Check. Absurd, multi-colored backdrop? Double-check. Oh yes, we have all the ingredients of an early-'80s scorcher. Once, Loni was the toast of "WKRP in Cincinnati" and then Mrs. Burt Reynolds. She may now be the faded punchline of "Love Boat" episodes, yet in this poster she's still a Technicolor dream.

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    43. Alyssa Milano -- The second "Poison Ivy" movie represented that moment when Alyssa transformed from goodie-two-shoes child star to budding sexpot. Sure, she made plenty of cinematic missteps along the way -- including the vaguely erotic "Deadly Sins." Then she posed for this poster -- and we immediately forgave everything.

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    42. Heather Thomas -- The good news: This poster had no room for Heather Thomas' notable co-star from "The Fall Guy" -- Lee Majors aka the Six-Million Dollar Man. The less-than-good news: This hot poster is as much skin we'll ever see from Ms. Thomas, who said, "I won't take my clothes off because I can't believe it's necessary. You can be sexy with your clothes on just as well as you can by taking off your blouse."

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    41. Lita Ford -- How did '80s rock-chick Lita Ford sell more than 100 million records? Maybe it was her hot licks that could match any hair-metal god's. Maybe it was an armory full of Aqua Net. Or maybe it was a slew of posters like this one.

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And the readers spoke. Not only did the they vote for the top poster girl of all time, but it turned out we had forgotten a few -- dozens, in fact. Check out the readers' choices after the jump.

Users Choice: Most Memorable Pinups

    Cindy Magnolis

    Allen wrote, "You forgot the most famous girl of them all ... Cindy Margolis!"

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    Scarlett Johansson

    Alex wrote, "Umm, so where's Scarlett Johansson???"

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    Betty Grable

    Kathy wrote, "Where is Betty Grable???" Her long, long legs, cute bottom and over the shoulder "come hither" look won WWII!"

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    Vendela

    Britten wrote."What about the SI swimsuit poster of Vendela in the silver swimsuit. That is the only one I ever had!"

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    Jennifer Love Hewitt

    Hugh wrote, "What about Barbi Benton & Jennifer Love Hewitt?"

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    Jessica Simpson

    Bubba wrote, "You left out Jessica Simpson as Daisy Duke and the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders."

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    Kim Novak

    Jack wrote, "How about the Playboy Issue of Kim Novak?"

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    Pat Benatar

    Marc wrote, "I can't think of ONE guy that didn't have a Pat Benatar poster I the 80s!"

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    Olivia Newton-John

    Randy wrote, "I always loved Olivia Newton-John's posters. I love her eyes. That was a popular poster in the 70's. Many listed here are great choices though."

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    Pam Grier

    Njoya wrote, "Where the heck is Pam Grier aka Foxy Brown? Are you kidding me? She should be right at the top of that list! She makes Farrah look like a wet noodle and the rest can't even compete with that Amazon of lusciousness!"

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And now the question still remains. Did we miss anyone else? Can any pin-up possibly unseat the reigning queen? Let us know what you think.