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List Rules Only famous, living women - can be from TV, film, sports, politics, the literary world. . . and yes, they can be models too.

Naming the most beautiful women in the world is a difficult task because of how subjective it is. Beauty is a mixture of physical attractiveness, sex appeal, attitude, personality, and just an "aura" that is attractive to other people. While these things are difficult to pin down, one thing is for certain - the pretty ladies on this list have that special something that people recognize as beautiful. This list attempts to rank the most beautiful women in the world according to the collective opinion of thousands of people.

The women featured here are some of the most beautiful women on primetime TV, the hottest celebrities of all-time, and the hottest female athletes in America and the world. These amazingly hot women are representative of every nationality - they are Swedish, Indian, Russian, American, and every from country in between. Of course, beautiful women come from all corners of the earth.

Is Scarlett Johansson the sexiest woman in the world, or does that honor belong to a model like Adriana Lima? Do the prettiest women get their looks from genetics or are good looks made with regular visits to the gym and a good skin care routine? Probably a mixture of both, honestly. There are scores of beautiful women from around the world compiled here, and this list of beautiful women is open for all to to vote on.

Who are the most beautiful women in the world? Remember, the term "beautiful" is different than "hot," "cute" and even "pretty." The hottest women in the world - super hot models, for example - aren't necessarily the most beautiful. Being beautiful implies physical beauty, yes - but it is more than just sex appeal and hotness. It is the whole package, physically. For many, being beautiful is the highest compliment one can get on their looks.  

This list has some of the hottest models, hottest movie stars, and sexiest famous women around. Vote up the women who you think deserve the title of the most beautiful woman in the world.  
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Charlize Theron is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
Charlize Theron Mad Max: Fury Road, Prometheus, Monster Charlize Theron is a South African and American actress, producer, and fashion model. She starred in early films in the late 1990s, such as The Devil's Advocate, Mighty Joe Young and The Cider House Rules. Theron received critical acclaim for ...more

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Scarlett Johansson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
Scarlett Johansson Lost in Translation, The Avengers, The Prestige Scarlett Johansson is an American actress, model, and singer. She made her film debut in North. In 1996, she was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead for her performance in Manny & Lo, garnering further acclaim ...more

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Kate Upton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
Kate Upton The Other Woman, Mademoiselle C, Exposure: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2011 Katherine Elizabeth "Kate" Upton is an American model and actress, known for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Upton was named Rookie of the Year following her first appearance in 2011 and was the cover model ...more

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Kate Beckinsale is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
Kate Beckinsale The Aviator, Underworld, Underworld Evolution Kathrin Romary "Kate" Beckinsale is an English actress. After some minor television roles, she made her film debut in Much Ado About Nothing while still a student at Oxford University. She then appeared in British costume dramas such ...more

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Megan Fox is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
Megan Fox Transformers, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Megan Denise Fox is an American actress and model. She began her acting career in 2001, with several minor television and film roles, and played a regular role on the Hope & Faith television sitcom. In 2004, she made her film debut with a ...more

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Blake Lively is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
Blake Lively Gossip Girl, Green Lantern, The Age of Adaline Blake Lively is an American actress, model and celebrity homemaker. She starred as Serena van der Woodsen in the CW drama Gossip Girl, and has co-starred in such films as The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, ...more

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Mila Kunis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
Mila Kunis Black Swan, That '70s Show, Ted Milena Markovna "Mila" Kunis is an American actress. In 1991, at the age of seven, she moved from the USSR to Los Angeles with her family. After being enrolled in acting classes as an after-school activity, she was soon discovered by ...more

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Jessica Biel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
Jessica Biel The Illusionist, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, 7th Heaven Jessica Claire Timberlake is an American actress. Biel began her career as a vocalist appearing in musical productions until she was cast as Mary Camden in the family-drama series 7th Heaven, for which she achieved recognition. The series is ...more

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Natalie Portman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
Natalie Portman V for Vendetta, Black Swan, Léon: The Professional Natalie Portman is an Israeli-born American actress, producer, and director. Her first role was in the 1994 action thriller Léon: The Professional, opposite Jean Reno, but mainstream success came when she was cast as Padmé Amidala ...more

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Zooey Deschanel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
Zooey Deschanel Elf, (500) Days of Summer, Yes Man Zooey Claire Deschanel is an American actress, singer-songwriter, and musician. In 1999, Deschanel made her film debut in Mumford, followed by her breakout role as Anita Miller in Cameron Crowe's 2000 semi-autobiographical film Almost Famous. ...more

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Miranda Kerr is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
Miranda Kerr Miranda May Kerr is an Australian model. Kerr rose to prominence in 2007 as one of the Victoria's Secret Angels. She is the first Australian to participate in the Victoria's Secret campaign and also represented the Australian up-market ...more

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Diane Kruger is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
Diane Kruger Inglourious Basterds, National Treasure, Unknown Diane Kruger is a German actress and former fashion model. She is known for roles such as Helen in the epic war film Troy, Dr. Abigail Chase in the adventure/heist film National Treasure and its sequel, Bridget von Hammersmark in the Quentin ...more

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Kristen Bell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
Kristen Bell Frozen, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Veronica Mars Kristen Anne Bell is an American actress and singer. In 2001, she made her Broadway debut as Becky Thatcher in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. She gained critical acclaim as the title character on the television series Veronica Mars from ...more

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Yvonne Strahovski is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
Yvonne Strahovski Chuck, I, Frankenstein Yvonne Jaqueline Strzechowski, better known by the stage name Yvonne Strahovski, is an Australian actress. She is known for portraying CIA Agent Sarah Walker in the NBC television series Chuck, Hannah McKay in the Showtime series Dexter, for ...more

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Jennifer Connelly is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
Jennifer Connelly Requiem for a Dream, A Beautiful Mind, Blood Diamond Jennifer Lynn Connelly is an American film actress who began her career as a child model. She appeared in magazine, newspaper and television advertising, before she made her debut role in the 1984 crime film Once Upon a Time in America. ...more

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Emma Watson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
Emma Watson Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson is an English actress, model, and activist. Watson rose to prominence as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series, appearing in all eight Harry Potter films from 2001 to 2011, previously having acted only in ...more

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Naomi Watts is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
Naomi Watts King Kong, Mulholland Drive, The Ring Naomi Ellen Watts is a British actress. She made her screen debut in the Australian drama film For Love Alone and then appeared in the television series Hey Dad..!, Brides of Christ and Home and Away and alongside Nicole Kidman and Thandie ...more

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Shania Twain is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
Shania Twain Notting Hill, Twister, I Heart Huckabees Shania Twain, OC is a Canadian singer and songwriter. Twain is one of the world's best-selling artists of all time, having sold over 75 million albums worldwide. She is also the best selling female artist in the history of country music, which ...more

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Jodhaa Akbar, Devdas, Bride & Prejudice Aishwarya Rai, known as Aishwarya Rai Bachchan after her marriage, is an Indian actress and the winner of the Miss World pageant of 1994. Through her successful Bollywood career, she has established herself as one the most popular and ...more

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Jennifer Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
Jennifer Lawrence The Hunger Games, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Silver Linings Playbook Jennifer Shrader Lawrence is an American actress. Her first major role was as a lead cast member on the TBS sitcom The Bill Engvall Show. She appeared in the independent dramas The Burning Plain and Winter's Bone, for which she received an ...more

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Olivia Wilde is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
Olivia Wilde Rush, In Time, TRON: Legacy Olivia Wilde is an American actress, producer, and model. She has appeared in several television series including The O.C., The Black Donnellys and House. She has appeared in the films Alpha Dog, The Death and Life of Bobby Z, Year One, Tron: ...more

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Emma Stone is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
Emma Stone The Help, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Easy A Emily Jean "Emma" Stone is an American actress. She made her feature film debut in Superbad. She co-starred in The House Bunny, Zombieland, and Paper Man. In 2010, Stone made her leading debut in Easy A, for which she received a ...more

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Monica Bellucci is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
Monica Bellucci Irreversible, The Matrix Revolutions, Spectre Monica Bellucci is an Italian actress and fashion model.

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January Jones is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
January Jones Mad Men, Unknown, X-Men: First Class January Kristen Jones is an American actress and model. She is best known for playing Betty Draper in the television series Mad Men since 2007, as well as for roles as Cadence in American Wedding, Elizabeth Harris in Unknown, and Emma Frost in ...more

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Amy Adams is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
Amy Adams Man of Steel, American Hustle, Enchanted Amy Lou Adams is an American actress and singer. Adams began her career on stage performing in dinner theatre and later made her feature film debut in Drop Dead Gorgeous. After moving to Los Angeles and appearing in a series of television guest ...more

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Julianne Hough is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
Julianne Hough Dancing with the Stars, Entertainment Tonight, 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards Julianne Alexandra Hough is an American dancer, singer-songwriter, and actress. She is a two-time professional champion of ABC's Dancing with the Stars. She was nominated for a Creative Arts Primetime Emmy in 2007 for Outstanding Choreography ...more

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Rachel McAdams is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
Rachel McAdams Midnight in Paris, Sherlock Holmes, Mean Girls Rachel Anne McAdams is a Canadian actress. After graduating from a four-year theatre program at York University in 2001, she initially worked in Canadian television and film productions such as the drama film Perfect Pie, the comedy film My ...more

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Eva Green is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
Eva Green Casino Royale, 300: Rise of an Empire 300, Dark Shadows Eva Gaëlle Green is a French actress and model. She started her career in theatre before making her film debut in 2003 in Bernardo Bertolucci's controversial The Dreamers. She achieved international recognition when she appeared in Ridley ...more

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Salma Hayek is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
Salma Hayek Frida, Desperado, Puss in Boots Salma Hayek Pinault is a Mexican and American film actress, director, and producer. She began her career in Mexico starring in the telenovela Teresa and went on to star in the film El Callejón de los Milagros for which she was nominated ...more

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Amber Heard is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
Amber Heard Zombieland, The Danish Girl, Drive Angry Amber Laura Heard is an American actress and model. Heard made her film debut in acclaimed sports drama Friday Night Lights, starring Billy Bob Thornton. After small roles in North Country and Alpha Dog, Heard played her first leading role in ...more

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Jennifer Aniston is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
Jennifer Aniston Friends, We're the Millers, The Iron Giant Jennifer Joanna Aniston is an American actress, director, producer, and businesswoman. She is the daughter of actor John Aniston and actress Nancy Dow. Aniston gained worldwide recognition for portraying Rachel Green on the popular television ...more

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Elisha Cuthbert is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
Elisha Cuthbert 24, The Girl Next Door, House of Wax Elisha Ann Cuthbert is a Canadian actress and model. She began her career as the host of the Canadian children's television series Popular Mechanics for Kids. Since then, her best known television roles have been Kim Bauer on the Fox ...more

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Laura Vandervoort is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
Laura Vandervoort Ted, This Means War, Instant Star Laura Dianne Vandervoort is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her roles as Sadie Harrison in the Canadian TV series Instant Star, Arla "The Bolt-Gun Killer" Cogan in the sci-fi crime series Haven, Kara Zor-El in the American ...more

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Alessandra Ambrosio is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
Alessandra Ambrosio The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2008, The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2011, Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2014 Alessandra Corine Ambrósio is a Brazilian model. Ambrosio is best known for her work with Victoria's Secret and was chosen as the first spokesmodel for the company's "PINK" line. Ambrosio is currently one of the Victoria's ...more

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Brooklyn Decker is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
Brooklyn Decker Battleship, Just Go with It, What to Expect When You're Expecting Brooklyn Danielle Decker is an American fashion model and actress best known for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, including the cover of the 2010 issue. In addition to working for Victoria's Secret for the 2010 ...more

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Keira Knightley is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
Keira Knightley Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, The Imitation Game, Pride & Prejudice Keira Christina Knightley is an English actress. She began acting as a child on television and made her film debut in 1995. She had a supporting role as Sabé in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace and her first significant role came ...more

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Penélope Cruz is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
Penélope Cruz Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Vanilla Sky, ) Volver Penélope Cruz Sánchez is a Spanish actress and model. Signed by an agent at age 15, she made her acting debut at 16 on television and her feature film debut the following year in Jamón, jamón, to critical acclaim. ...more

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Jennifer Love Hewitt is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
Jennifer Love Hewitt Ghost Whisperer, I Know What You Did Last Summer, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer Jennifer Love Hewitt is an American actress, producer, author, television director and singer-songwriter. Hewitt began her acting career as a child by appearing in television commercials and the Disney Channel series Kids Incorporated. She rose ...more

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Sofía Vergara is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
Sofía Vergara Modern Family, Four Brothers, Chef Sofía Margarita Vergara Vergara is a Colombian-American actress, comedienne, producer, television host, model and businesswoman. Vergara was widely known for co-hosting two television shows for Spanish-language television network ...more

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Maria Sharapova is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
Maria Sharapova Maria Yuryevna Sharapova is a Russian professional tennis player, who as of October 6, 2014 is ranked world No. 2 by the Women's Tennis Association. A United States resident since 1994, Sharapova has competed on the WTA tour since 2001. She has ...more

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Michelle Pfeiffer is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
Michelle Pfeiffer Scarface, Batman Returns, Dark Shadows Michelle Marie Pfeiffer is an American actress and singer. She made her film debut in 1980 in The Hollywood Knights, but first garnered mainstream attention with her breakout performance in Scarface. Pfeiffer's greatest commercial successes are ...more

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Laetitia Casta is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
Laetitia Casta Arbitrage, Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life, Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar Laetitia Marie Laure Casta is a French actress and model. Casta became a "GUESS? Girl" in 1993 and gained further recognition as a Victoria's Secret Angel from 1998 to 2000 and as a spokesperson for cosmetics company L'Oreal. She has ...more

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Evangeline Lilly is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
Evangeline Lilly Lost, Ant-Man, Real Steel Nicole Evangeline Lilly is a Canadian actress and author. She won multiple Saturn Awards and Teen Choice Awards and a Golden Globe nomination for her role as Kate Austen in the ABC series Lost. She is also known for her roles in films such as ...more

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Elizabeth Hurley is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
Elizabeth Hurley Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Bedazzled, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Elizabeth Jane "Liz" Hurley is an English actress and model. She has been associated with the cosmetics company Estée Lauder since the company gave Hurley her first modelling job at the age of 29. It has featured her as a ...more

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Cobie Smulders is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
Cobie Smulders How I Met Your Mother, The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier Jacoba Francisca Maria "Cobie" Smulders-Killam is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her roles as Robin Scherbatsky on the television series How I Met Your Mother and Maria Hill in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. ...more

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Adriana Lima is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
Adriana Lima Spike Guys' Choice Awards, The Hire: The Follow, The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Adriana Francesca Lima is a Brazilian model and actress is best known as a Victoria's Secret Angel since 2000, and as a spokesmodel for Maybelline cosmetics from 2003 to 2009. At the age of 15, Lima finished first in Ford's "Supermodel of ...more

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Adriana Sklenaříková is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
Adriana Sklenaříková The Poets Never Lose Hope, Tout le monde en parle, Eurotrash Adriana Karembeu is a Slovak fashion model and actress. She is a former Guinness record holder for the longest legs among female models.

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Kaley Cuoco is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
Kaley Cuoco The Big Bang Theory, 8 Simple Rules, Brandy & Mr. Whiskers Kaley Christine Cuoco-Sweeting is an American actress, known for her roles as Bridget Hennessy on the ABC sitcom 8 Simple Rules, Billie Jenkins on the final season of the supernatural drama series Charmed and Penny on the CBS comedy series The ...more

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Halle Berry is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
Halle Berry X-Men: The Last Stand, Cloud Atlas, X-Men 2 Halle Maria Berry is an American actress and former fashion model. She won an Academy Award for Best Actress in 2002 for her performance in the romantic drama Monster's Ball, becoming the first and, as of 2015, the only woman of color to win an ...more

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Hayden Panettiere is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
Hayden Panettiere Racing Stripes, Heroes, A Bug's Life Hayden Leslie Panettiere is an American actress, model, singer, and activist. She is known for her roles as cheerleader Claire Bennet on the NBC series Heroes and Juliette Barnes in the ABC musical drama series Nashville. A native of New York, ...more