Until fairly recently, the word "mom" was more likely to bring to mind a frumpy middle-aged woman in high-cut jeans than a sexy vixen in her prime. However, hot celebrity moms such as Heidi Klum and Angelina Jolie have proven you don't have to let your appearance slide in order to raise a family, cementing a certain inappropriate four-letter acronym -- you know the one -- into pop culture in the process.

Over the years, many TV moms have steamed up prime time, managing to preach family values while still oozing sexuality. These women truly founded the cougar craze, attracting men (and women) of all ages.

Although we'd love to give a shout out to all the hot moms who have graced our television sets over the years, we had to narrow it down to just five truly deserving candidates. To us, these are the top five sexiest TV moms of all time.

Lori Loughlin, Full House

No. 5: Becky Katsopolis on "Full House"

Long before John Stamos tied the knot with sexy supermodel Rebecca Romijn, he landed another hot Rebecca as Uncle Jesse on the family friendly sitcom Full House.

After joining the family, Aunt Becky finds herself playing surrogate mom to the three Tanner girls and eventually has twin sons of her own.

Despite unflattering style trends of the late 1980s and early 1990s, actress Lori Loughlin manages to bring some major sex appeal to this decidedly G-rated program.

Long before grown men began counting down to the Olsen twins' 18th birthday, Aunt Becky was arguably the only female member of the Full House cast who warranted a second glance. More than a decade later, Loughlin is still one hot momma!

But if the Tanners were a bit too saccharine for your tastes, how about something a little more trashy?

Peggy Bundy, Married with Children

No. 4: Peggy Bundy on "Married ... With Children"

Before Jaime Pressly stole our hearts in "My Name Is Earl," another trashy mom was steaming up the small screen.

Lazy, loud-mouthed Peggy Bundy, played by Katey Sagal, may fall under the category of "trailer-trash sexy," but she got our hearts pumping all the same with her low-cut tops, high heels and spandex leggings.

What made Peggy truly hot was that she embraced her sexuality, frequenting strip clubs, enjoying pornography and relentlessly trying to seduce her husband.

While her equally sexy daughter (played by Christina Applegate) may have stolen the spotlight from time to time, there's no denying that Peggy Bundy was the original hot momma. More recently, Sagal won an Emmy for her portrayal of a tough biker mom in "Sons of Anarchy."

If you don't equate trashy with sexy, our next choice -- an upscale mother from a certain suburban lane -- may be more your speed ...

Eva Longoria, Desperate Housewives

No. 3: Gabrielle Solis on "Desperate Housewives"

If we were to take the time to list every sexy mom to ever appear on the small screen, most of the cast of "Desperate Housewives" would certainly make an appearance, but if we have to choose just one, Gabrielle wins hands down.

Of course, this isn't too shocking considering that sultry suburban housewife Gabrielle Solis is portrayed by Eva Longoria, an actress who frequently tops media lists as one of the sexiest women in Hollywood.

This housewife heated up suburbia during season one by having a steamy affair with her hunky teenage gardener. Although she goes through a bit of a frump phase while caring for her young daughters and temporarily blind husband, she eventually regains her former glory as the sexiest housewife and mother on Wisteria Lane.

As much as we love Gabrielle, and Longoria, our choice for the second sexiest TV mom is a real "killer" choice ...

Julie Benz, Dexter

No. 2: Rita Bennett on "Dexter"