Popular Opinion The Most Beautiful Women in the World  

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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, 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 most gorgeous 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 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 most beautiful 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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1
47,106 39,214
Charlize Theron is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 43
Charlize Theron (born 7 August 1975) is a South African-American actress and film producer. She is the recipient of several accolades, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and the ...more

2
62,540 29,604
Scarlett Johansson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 31
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 ...more

3
39,494 34,468
Megan Fox is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 32
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 ...more

4
36,118 30,675
Kate Upton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 26
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 ...more

5
40,575 27,579
Kate Beckinsale is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 45
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. ...more

6
26,945 21,012
Blake Lively is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 31
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 ...more

7
33,827 21,418
Mila Kunis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 35
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 ...more

8
32,296 20,671
Natalie Portman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 34
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 ...more

9
34,718 22,210
Jessica Biel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 36
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, ...more

10
21,699 18,882
Kristen Bell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 38
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 ...more

11
15,902 23,268
Diane Kruger is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 42
Diane Kruger is a German actress and former fashion model. She is known for roles such as Helen in the epic film Troy, Dr. Abigail Chase in the adventure film National Treasure and its sequel, ...more

12
18,914 28,811
Zooey Deschanel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 39
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 ...more

13
25,627 16,923
Jennifer Connelly is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 48
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 ...more

14
26,484 18,185
Miranda Kerr is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 35
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 ...more

15
18,405 23,265
Yvonne Strahovski is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 36
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, ...more

16
31,736 20,104
Emma Watson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 28
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 ...more

17
19,938 17,095
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 45
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 ...more

18
30,900 18,429
Jennifer Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 28
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 ...more

19
12,647 21,203
Naomi Watts is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 50
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 ...more

20
16,690 19,755
Shania Twain is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 53
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 ...more

21
18,745 14,038
Rachel McAdams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 37
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 ...more

22
21,674 14,355
Monica Bellucci is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 54
Monica Bellucci is an Italian actress and fashion model.

23
19,180 14,099
Amy Adams is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 44
Amy Lou Adams (born August 20, 1974) is an American actress. Known for both her comedic and dramatic performances, Adams has featured in listings of the highest-paid actresses in the world. Her ...more

24
24,815 13,386
Emma Stone is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 30
Emily Jean "Emma" Stone (born November 6, 1988) is an American actress best known for her performances in La La Land, for which she won an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, and a Golden ...more

25
19,834 17,215
Olivia Wilde is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 34
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 ...more