AnnaLynne McCord’s first notable TV role was on the TV show ‘Nip/Tuck.’ She moved on to a staring role on the ’90210′ reboot and appeared in the movies ‘Transporter 2′ and ‘Day of the Dead.’

While she is known for her acting, and her gorgeous looks, the reason AnnaLynne is our ‘crush’ today is because of her philanthropy work.

The ‘Look to the Stars’ organization said of AnnaLynne charity work that she is “one of the strongest young female philanthropists standing up in Hollywood and fighting for the charities she believes in” and in 2011 was nominated for a VH1 “Do Something” award. It’s nice to see a famous woman doing something with her celebrity besides selling butt creams on QVC and getting married strictly for TV cameras. She could just fall back on her looks (and wow what looks they are!) but instead she chooses to help others that haven’t been as lucky as her in life.

In this season of giving, we could all use a little more AnnaLynne McCord in all of us. We’d also like it if there was a little bit of us in AnneLynne.