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, 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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43,395 35,827
Charlize Theron is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
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 ...more

2
57,136 27,600
Scarlett Johansson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
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 ...more

3
32,999 28,186
Kate Upton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
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 ...more

4
35,920 31,746
Megan Fox is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
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 ...more

5
37,636 25,681
Kate Beckinsale is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
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. ...more

6
24,278 19,091
Blake Lively is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
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 ...more

7
29,349 18,829
Natalie Portman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
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 ...more

8
30,882 19,620
Mila Kunis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
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 ...more

9
32,383 20,440
Jessica Biel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
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, ...more

10
19,839 16,918
Kristen Bell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
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 ...more

11
24,295 16,672
Miranda Kerr is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
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

12
17,215 21,488
Yvonne Strahovski is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
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, ...more

13
28,748 17,964
Emma Watson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
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 ...more

14
17,548 26,765
Zooey Deschanel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
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 ...more

15
14,658 21,379
Diane Kruger is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
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 ...more

16
23,593 15,270
Jennifer Connelly is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
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 ...more

17
18,247 15,545
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
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 ...more

18
28,213 16,878
Jennifer Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
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 ...more

19
11,701 19,363
Naomi Watts is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
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 ...more

20
19,801 13,060
Monica Bellucci is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
Irreversible, The Matrix Revolutions, Spectre Monica Bellucci is an Italian actress and fashion model.

21
15,385 18,227
Shania Twain is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
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 ...more

22
17,200 12,710
Rachel McAdams is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
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 ...more

23
17,461 12,689
Amy Adams is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
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 ...more

24
15,939 11,625
Eva Green is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
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 ...more

25
22,657 12,262
Emma Stone is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
The Help, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Easy A 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

26
20,741 15,033
Jennifer Aniston is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
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 ...more

27
18,506 15,975
Olivia Wilde is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
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 ...more

28
14,936 12,036
Julianne Hough is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
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 ...more

29
14,529 10,133
Alessandra Ambrosio is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
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" ...more

30
16,862 10,332
Elisha Cuthbert is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
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 ...more

31
16,621 12,685
Amber Heard is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
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 ...more

32
23,709 12,185
Salma Hayek is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
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 ...more

33
10,366 15,755
January Jones is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
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 ...more

34
17,848 13,354
Penélope Cruz is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
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 ...more

35
17,658 12,017
Keira Knightley is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
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 ...more

36
10,569 11,922
Laura Vandervoort is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
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 ...more

37
16,432 4,851
Margot Robbie is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
Coolza added Neighbours, About Time, The Wolf of Wall Street 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

38
13,495 12,007
Brooklyn Decker is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
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 ...more

39
11,723 13,163
Michelle Pfeiffer is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
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 ...more

40
15,879 15,546
Sofía Vergara is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
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 ...more

41
16,496 12,358
Jennifer Love Hewitt is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
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 ...more

42
13,046 9,394
Adriana Lima is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
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, ...more

43
6,144 1,783
Gal Gadot is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
brad-nettleton added Fast & Furious 6, Fast Five, Furious 7 Gal Gadot is an Israeli actress and fashion model. She won the Miss Israel title in 2004 and went on to represent Israel at the 2004 Miss Universe beauty pageant. She is the leading fashion ...more

44
12,398 9,137
Evangeline Lilly is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
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. ...more

45
14,417 9,262
Elizabeth Hurley is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
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 ...more

46
10,956 13,358
Maria Sharapova is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
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, ...more

47
7,822 11,753
Laetitia Casta is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
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 ...more

48
11,619 9,453
Cobie Smulders is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
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 ...more

49
9,670 6,905
Candice Swanepoel is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
Candice Susan Swanepoel is a South African fashion model best known for her work with Victoria's Secret. In 2012, she came in 10th on the Forbes top-earning models list.

50
17,680 12,688
Halle Berry is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
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 ...more