Jessica Marie Alba is an American actress, model and businesswoman. She has won various awards for her acting, including the Choice Actress Teen Choice Award and Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television, and a Golden Globe nomination for her lead role in the television series Dark Angel.\nAlba began her television and movie appearances at age 13 in Camp Nowhere and The Secret World of Alex Mack. She rose to prominence as the lead actress in the James Cameron television series Dark Angel when she was 19 years old. Alba later appeared in Honey, Sin City, Fantastic Four, Into the Blue, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer and Good Luck Chuck.\nAlba has been called a sex symbol, and was nominated number one on AskMen.com's list of \"99 Most Desirable Women\" in 2006, and \"Sexiest Woman in the World\" by FHM in 2007. She appears on the \"Hot 100\" section of Maxim. In 2005, TV Guide ranked her number 45 on its \"50 Sexiest Stars of All Time\" list. The use of her image on the cover of the March 2006 Playboy sparked a lawsuit by her, which was later dropped.