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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
44,393 36,669
Charlize Theron is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 42 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
58,503 28,126
Scarlett Johansson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 33 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
36,832 32,419
Megan Fox is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 31 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
33,840 28,872
Kate Upton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 25 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
38,476 26,167
Kate Beckinsale is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 44 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
25,003 19,591
Blake Lively is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 30 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
30,128 19,343
Natalie Portman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 36 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
31,693 20,090
Mila Kunis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 34 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
33,048 20,916
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
29,555 18,561
Emma Watson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 27 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

11
24,908 17,111
Miranda Kerr is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 34 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
20,330 17,422
Kristen Bell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 37 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

13
17,590 21,987
Yvonne Strahovski is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 35 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

14
14,995 21,884
Diane Kruger is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 41 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

15
17,914 27,301
Zooey Deschanel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 38 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

16
24,131 15,658
Jennifer Connelly is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 47 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
18,698 15,959
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 44 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
28,934 17,306
Jennifer Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 27 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
20,334 13,405
Monica Bellucci is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 53 Monica Bellucci is an Italian actress and fashion model.

20
11,961 19,836
Naomi Watts is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 49 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

21
17,631 13,068
Rachel McAdams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 39 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
15,763 18,630
Shania Twain is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 52 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

23
17,933 13,053
Amy Adams is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 43 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
16,393 11,947
Eva Green is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 37 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
23,230 12,575
Emma Stone is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 29 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
21,389 15,390
Jennifer Aniston is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 49 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
18,882 16,294
Olivia Wilde is listed (or ranked) 27 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

28
15,302 12,329
Julianne Hough is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 29 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
17,267 10,579
Elisha Cuthbert is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 35 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

30
17,244 5,004
Margot Robbie is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
Coolza added age 27 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

31
14,977 10,374
Alessandra Ambrosio is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 36 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

32
17,019 12,978
Amber Heard is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 31 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

33
24,228 12,497
Salma Hayek is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 51 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

34
18,342 13,622
Penélope Cruz is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 43 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
10,567 16,079
January Jones is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 40 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

36
18,104 12,298
Keira Knightley is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 33 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

37
10,828 12,170
Laura Vandervoort is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 33 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

38
13,774 12,268
Brooklyn Decker is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 30 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
12,050 13,439
Michelle Pfeiffer is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 59 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
6,829 1,966
Gal Gadot is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
brad-nettleton added age 32 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

41
13,440 9,601
Adriana Lima is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 36 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

42
16,213 15,859
Sofía Vergara is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 45 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

43
16,873 12,637
Jennifer Love Hewitt is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 39 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

44
12,732 9,337
Evangeline Lilly is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 38 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
14,782 9,450
Elizabeth Hurley is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 52 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
7,984 11,998
Laetitia Casta is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 39 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

47
11,168 13,668
Maria Sharapova is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 30 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

48
10,008 7,064
Candice Swanepoel is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 29 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.

49
11,904 9,661
Cobie Smulders is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 35 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

50
18,050 12,947
Halle Berry is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Beautiful Women in the World
age 51 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