100. Katie Holmes

100. Katie Holmes


Born: Toledo, 1978

Now, now. Before you start with all the Scientology talk, remember how good Holmes was as Joey Potter on "Dawson's Creek." That kind of performance gets you some slack.

99. Ryan Dunn


Born: Medina, 1977

Of all the accomplishments described on this list, none is quite like Dunn's crowning achievement: placing a toy car into his rectum and getting a doctor to X-ray it. Thanks to him, Ohio claims a part of "Jackass."

98. Dan Dierdorf

Football player

Born: Canton, 1949

Though somewhat stuffy as an announcer, Dierdorf was a voracious, powerful lineman during his 13 seasons in the NFL. He was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1996.

97. Carmen Electra


Born: Sharonville, 1972

Did you know that Carmen Electra is a stage name? Huh. Weird. Born Tara Leigh Patrick, she's definitely one of the hottest Ohioans and was the state's definitive "Baywatch" presence.

96. Ambrose Bierce


Born: Meigs County, 1842

Remembered most often for a short story titled "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge," Bierce enjoyed a long career as a journalist before mysteriously disappearing around 1914.

95. Roger Staubach

Football player

Born: Cincinnati, 1942

It would've been nice to have his talents in Ohio, but Staubach played only for the Dallas Cowboys. During 11 NFL seasons, he racked up 22,700 passing yards, 173 total touchdowns and two Super Bowl victories.

94. Charles Richter


Born: Hamilton, 1900

He developed a scale to measure the magnitude of earthquakes. Also, he was a nudist.

93. Catherine Bach


Born: Warren, 1954

Nobody would've cared about those rambunctious Hazzard County boys if it weren't for curvaceous cousin Daisy Duke in her next-to-nothing shorts. Hats off to Bach for creating one of TV's most memorable outfits.

92. Cris Carter

Football player

Born: Troy, 1965

This eight-time NFL Pro Bowler has some of the best stats of any wider receiver: third in career receptions (1,101), eighth in career yards (13,899) and fourth in career touchdowns (130). He also was named the Walter Payton Man of the Year in 1999 for his volunteer and charitable work.

91. Jerry Siegel

Comic-book writer

Born: Cleveland, 1914

He was the co-creator of Superman. So without Siegel, there'd be no "Smallville."