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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48,467 40,668
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
64,738 30,429
Scarlett Johansson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 34
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
40,984 35,490
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
37,334 31,652
Kate Upton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 23
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
27,942 21,797
Blake Lively is listed (or ranked) 5 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
6
41,646 28,327
Kate Beckinsale is listed (or ranked) 6 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
7
34,947 22,125
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
33,460 21,371
Natalie Portman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 37
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
22,411 19,665
Kristen Bell is listed (or ranked) 9 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
10
35,582 22,891
Jessica Biel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 33
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
11
16,363 24,140
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
27,294 18,749
Miranda Kerr is listed (or ranked) 12 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
13
32,820 20,853
Emma Watson is listed (or ranked) 13 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
14
19,455 29,713
Zooey Deschanel is listed (or ranked) 14 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
15
18,880 23,901
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
26,369 17,517
Jennifer Connelly is listed (or ranked) 16 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
17
31,968 19,036
Jennifer Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 17 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
18
20,630 17,682
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is listed (or ranked) 18 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
19
13,004 21,948
Naomi Watts is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 47
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
19,341 14,589
Rachel McAdams is listed (or ranked) 20 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
21
17,221 20,353
Shania Twain is listed (or ranked) 21 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
22
19,797 14,668
Amy Adams is listed (or ranked) 22 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
23
20,579 5,752
Margot Robbie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
Coolza added age 25
Margot Elise Robbie is an Australian actress. Robbie started her career by appearing in Australian independent films. She was later cast in the popular soap opera Neighbours, which earned her ...more
24
25,638 13,892
Emma Stone is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 27
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
22,313 14,794
Monica Bellucci is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 51
Monica Bellucci is an Italian actress and fashion model.