By Brendon McCullin, Hollywood Staff
Back in the early days of television, mothers were portrayed as pearl-wearing masters of the kitchen, content to spend their time at home waiting patiently for their husband and children to return from their days at work and school respectively. Even a former starlet like Donna Reed became desexualized in TV's perfect suburban world.
Eventually, however, moms got the chance to be sexy. And before too long, teen boys were wondering about the strange feelings that they were having for Shirley Jones' pop singing Mrs. Partridge, or Florence Henderson's Carol Brady. The hotness of the actresses that have played mothers since on television is truly stunning. Who are the sexy women that have launched thousands of MILF fantasies? Take a look.
GALLERY: The Sexiest Moms in TV History