Naming the Most Beautiful Women in America
There is somewhat a standard, a common ground on what people consider as beautiful,
no matter where they come from. This is true with some women who are considered
beautiful, whether the one looking at them is Chinese, Indian, American, African, Latino
or African. There are women who, with their sheer beauty, transcend boundaries. But
not only are they considered beautiful because of their flawless faces or their sexy
figures. A lot of women considered beautiful by people all over the world have
something that adds to their allure. In what foreigners consider as "the Land of
Opportunity" and "The Land of Milk and Honey," beautiful women abound.
Listing down the top five most beautiful women in America is no joke. After all,
America is a melting pot of different cultures and races. Narrowing down the choices to
five is no easy task. Thus, this list can never be exhaustive, as there is only room for five
There are a lot of things people don't know about Olivia Wilde. Not many people may
know it, but she is actually American. Some may think she is British because of her
unique beauty and facial features. Her dad is British raised in Ireland, but she was born
and raised in the US, which makes her a dual citizen of Ireland and the USA.
Moviegoers and TV watchers may recognize her on House and Tron: Legacy, but they
may also be surprised to know that she has been married for close to eight years already.
Television addicts will argue that a list of the most beautiful women in America will not
be complete without mentioning Modern Family's Sofia Vergara. The spicy Colombian
started out as a commercial model in her native country before moving to Miami in the
late 1990s. Her comedic timing, screeching accent and curvy body has all men watching
TV wanting to be Ed O'Neill, her older husband in the award-winning hit TV show.
Trivia: she is a natural blonde.
On the other hand, not a lot of people know who Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson is, and
they'd be surprised to know that it is the real name of singer Katy Perry. The California
Gurls chart topper is actually a California girl, born and raised in Santa Barbara by a
Christian household. Her unique style conjures colorful and perky vintage images of pin-
up girls, but with edge. She is married to British comedian Russell Brand.
Another Latina on this list of the most beautiful women in America is Jessica Alba. She
rose to prominence via a television show, Dark Angel, where she played a genetically-
enhanced soldier. Her gusty TV persona led her to more action-packed roles in movies
like Sin City. Fantastic 4 and Into the Blue. She has been married since 2008 and has a
A lot of women look up to American supermodel Marisa Miller for finding success in the
modeling industry. They actually don't have to look that high, becau8se she is only 5'8",
which makes her all the more admirable. Despite being not as tall as other fashion
models, she has risen in the ranks of the world's most sought-after models, appearing in
the prestigious Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition and the Victoria's Secret fashion
shows, where she is one of the "angels". No wonder she has been referred to as `the
return of the great American supermodel."
Finding the Most Beautiful Women in Asia
Finding the most beautiful women in Asia is a tough task, tougher than looking for the
most beautiful women in other continents. Asia is the world's largest continent, both in
land area and population. With so many people to choose from, singling out five of the
most beautiful is certainly near impossible. It doesn't help that countries in Asia, from
Japan to India, China to Indonesia have thriving entertainment industries, where beautiful
people naturally abound. Thus, this list comes with a disclaimer: it only contains five,
and there are definitely more than five beautiful women in Asia. As for the ranking, it is
really up to the beholder to choose. Anyway, here are the five, with so many more
deserving to be included in the list as well.
Maggie Q may have been born and raised in Hawaii, but Asians, especially the
Vietnamese, can only be proud to claim them as their own. After all, she started her
career as a model in Japan before making it big in Hong Kong movies. Her sultry Asian
features, coupled with her perfect English and natural action moves have made her a
perfect fit for the main lead in the TV series Nikita. The show has been maintaining a
steady viewership which can only be good news for the fans.
Asian beauty is diverse, with South Asian, East Asian, South East Asian, Middle East and
Western Asian features being different from each other. But anyone is Asia who would
see Gong Li's picture would agree that she is one beautiful Asian. The star of modern
day Chinese film classics such as To Live, Raise the Red Lantern and Farewell My
Concubine has dazzled moviegoers with both her flawless performances and skin. It is
not a wonder why she has graced ads for cosmetics, hair care products and clothing
Elegance is the first word commonly attributed to Sushmita Sen, a Bollywood actress and
the first Indian woman to be crowned Miss Universe in 1994. The beauty from Delhi
has proven detractors wrong from the start of her career when everybody thought that
Aishwariya Rai, then a known fashion model already, was going to be crowned Miss
India. Sudshmita's eloquence in the final question and answer round got her the crown,
and eventually the Miss Universe title as well. She went on to become a multi-awarded
film actress and an advocate of women's rights. She adopted two daughters and has been
the face of countless products from cosmetics to shampoo and jewelry. She is now the
organizer of the national pageant that selects the Indian representative to the Miss
East Asian women are not particularly known to be sexy, unlike their Latin American or
European counterparts. But then, Li Wen has proven that Asian women can be sexy too.
Her participation in the 2009 and 2010 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show has made her the
first woman of East Asian descent to be a Victoria's Secret "angel". She has also chosen
to be the first Asian face of the US cosmetic giant Estee Lauder. She has walked the
runways for luxury designers Chanel and Gautier, among others.
Not to be ignored in a list of the most beautiful women in Asia is a representative of the
"Korean Wave", a movement of all things in Korea being considered hip and trendy.
From music to fashion and their soap operas, people all across the globe have caught the
Korean fever. Who else better to represent Korea in this list than Kim Tae Hee. The
actress of hit TV shows such as Stairway to Heaven and Love Story in Harvard has been
proclaimed by a poll conducted by a national paper as "the most beautiful woman in
Korea." With her endorsements ranging from consumer electronic gadgets to a chain of
French-inspired restaurants and even coffee, there's no doubting the star power of this
Continentally Gorgeous: The Five Most Beautiful
Women in Europe
A lot of people may think that Europe is a place of boring beauty, where people all look
the same. European beauty may be perceived as blonde, blue-eyed with perfect body
proportions, which although is ideal, can be a bit tiring. But then, Europe is such a big
continent with diverse people and ethnicities. Despite the big push of the governments of
the various countries to show a united Europe, it still cannot be denied that a Finnish
looks different from a Portuguese and a Greek is doesn't look the same as a Dutch. One
thing is for sure: there is no lack of gorgeous women in Europe.
The name Monica Belluci will surely come up in any conversation about European
beauty. This Italian actress has seduced moviegoers for close to two decades already.
Her sizzling performances in Irreversible (where she played alongside husband Vincent
Cassel) and Malena are as well-received as her more dramatic and action-filled turns in
The Passion of the Christ, where she played Mary Magdalene and the Matrix movies,
where she played Persephone. She is already in her mid-40s, but film fans around the
world do not notice her beauty fading at all.
Just across the border from Italy is France, a country known for Paris, good food
breathtaking scenery and proud people. If they have Vanessa Paradis as tone of them, it's
easy to see why they'd be so proud. The singer started a career in the music industry at
age 14 with a bang. The second song she recorded, Joe le taxi, was France's number 1
sing for close to three months. Her quirky songs and ethereal beauty (most notably her
signature gap in her two upper front teeth) were her passports to fame, and sexiest man
alive Johnny Deep noticed. Vanessa and Johnny have two children already.
Europe is also full of unconventional beauty. Denmark, a country that's supposed to be a
birthplace of the most conventional Euro beauty, is the birthplace of Freja Beha Erichsen.
Anybody may think with that name and the country where she's from, Freja would be
blond, blue-eyed and blessed with the right curves. However, Freja, one of the world's
top models currently, looks awkward, with brown hair and what most people would
consider to be awkward posture. Her androgyny and lack of curves have made her the
toast of the modeling world for some years now.
Meanwhile, located on the southwestern tip of Europe, Spain boasts of some of the most
exotic-looking and fiery women anywhere in the world. Penelope Cruz has been a
fixture of Spanish cinemas since her 1992 debut in Jamon, Jamon (Ham. Ham) and has
moved from strength to strength in each film. With her exquisite beauty comes her flair
for choosing the best gowns that fit her perfectly, no wonder she is someone so many
people look forward to on the red carpet. Her Oscar for Best Supporting Actress,
"crossover" to Hollywood, marriage to fellow Spanish actor Javier Bardem (incidentally
her first leading man in her first film) and the birth of her first baby have made her stay in
Hollywood front page news.
The British contribution to this list is Cheryl Cole, the impossibly gorgeous singer. Her
meteoric rise to fame started only less than ten years ago, when she became a contestant
in a show that was supposed to create a girl pop group. She did find success with her
group, Girls Aloud, and she continued with a solo career where she has, so far, produced
two number 1 albums in the UK. She has also been a footballer's wife for four years to
Ashley Cole before they got divorced. She has also been an endorser of a cosmetics
company and is a regular in fashion magazines.
Getting to Know Five of the Most Beautiful Women in
As the old adage goes, "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder." True as it may, people
around the world, despite their differences in culture, upbringing, values, opinions and
taste still somehow agree on certain points, including some standards of beauty. There
are women who, when people who look at, are in agreement that these women have more
than just the looks: they have substance as well.
Ask anyone to make a list of beautiful women in the world and the name of Angelina
Jolie will always come up. The American stunner is known for many things, and her
unique exotic looks is just one of them. Her acting career is not one to brush aside, with
her numerous Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards. She is among
Hollywood's elite who can boast of having an Oscar in her mantel for her performance in
Girl, Interrupted. Her showbiz career aside, she is also known for championing
humanitarian causes with her position as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees. Her personal life has been subject of tabloid fodder,
from her relationships with actors like Billy Bob Thronton to her current arrangement
with Brad Pitt, with whom she shares six children - three biological and three adopted
Aishwariya Rai Bachchan is another name that comes up in any conversation when the
topic is about the most beautiful women in the world. The former beauty queen (having
won Miss World in 1994) went on to establish herself as one of the most bankable
actresses in Bollywood, the largest film industry in the world based in India. With her
uniquely-colored eyes, her feline dance moves and unique beauty, she has been noticed
by film enthusiasts all over the world. She has been chosen as the spokesperson for
international brands of luxury watches, cosmetics and hair care products. She has
cemented herself in Indian showbiz royalty by marrying Abhishek Bachchan, the son of
Amitabh Bachchan, India's most revered actor.
If men were to be asked who they consider to be beautiful, Megan Fox would surely be
mentioned. The American actress is a constant topnotcher in "sexiest" and "hottest" lists
compiled by men's magazines around the world. He continues to grace the screen with
her smoldering presence in films such as Transformers, Jonah Hex and Jennifer's Body.
The idea of the "supermodel" probably ended in the mid-1990s with Cindy, Naomi,
Linda and their contemporaries branching out to different careers. What followed was a
wave of Brazilian models who redefined "model beauty" as being more sexy and curvy
than stick-thin. Nobody spearheaded this Brazilian invasion better than Giselle
Bundchen. The "last supermodel" has also proven her business savvy by singing
profitable endorsements while championing environmental issues in her native Brazil.
Alas, a list of the most beautiful women in the world will not be complete without Kim
Kardashian. This sexy celebrity has positioned herself as the heir apparent to Paris
Hilton, but with more brains and sense. Aside from starring in her own reality show with
her sisters, she also has a perfume line, a chain of boutiques and just recently, a recording
Who are the Five Most Beautiful Women on Movies?
People all around the world love watching movies. It's a communal hobby that people
share, whether they're rich, poor, uneducated or sophisticated. Some actresses, for more
than a century now, have illuminated movie houses, not only with their acting chops, but
with their beauty. From Elizabeth Taylor to Rita Hayworth, Sophia Loren to Julia
Roberts, moviegoers throughout history have been dazzled by so much beauty. The
current crop of actresses do not lack in this regard that narrowing a list of the most
beautiful women on movie to only five can actually be a challenge. But then, the
challenge must be faced.
Even pregnancy cannot hide the beauty of Natalie Portman. The proudly Jewish actress
is a double threat- not only is she breathtakingly beautiful, she also has credibility as an
actress. She was first introduced to mass audiences around the world as the orphan who
was taken care of by a hit man in Leon: The Professional. Her fame then escalated when
she became Queen Amidala in the three Star Wars prequel movies. Lately, her career
took a bold turn as a distressed ballerina in the Black Swan, a performance that cemented
her place in Hollywood history by winning her an Academy Award. While pursuing her
acting career, she also finished her bachelor's degree in Harvard University. She is now
set to perform her most challenging role: as a mother to a baby she is currently carrying.
Beauty in the movies is also clearly seen in Blake Lively. More known to the current
generation of pop culture buffs as often-troubled socialite Serena van der Woodsen in the
hit television show Gossip Girl, she has also graced the silver screen in movies like The
Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants and the ensemble piece The Town. Aside from her TV
and movie roles, Blake's beauty has also gotten some notoriety for her (un)conscious
display of her cleavage with her rather racy outfit choice on Gossip Girl and even on red
carpet photo ops.
Armed with a sexy body and a deep throaty voice, Scarlett Johansson is one screen
presence men and women agree to be beautiful. While the public began to notice her as a
horse's loyal rider in The Horse Whisperer, audiences, particularly men, really started
appreciating her in more adult roles in movies like Lost in Translation, Vicky, Christina,
Barcelona, and Iron Man 2. Men may welcome her more now that she has separated from
her husband, actor Ryan Reynolds. By the way, that raspy voice of hers has also
recorded an album of Tom Waits covers.
Anne Hathway is a poster girl for Hollywood beauty. She's a good actress, having been
nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress at age 26. She has received so much
acceptance by the filmmaking community that she has actually hosted this year's Oscars.
Far from being typecast in wholesome roles, she has actually shown her whole
(unclothed) body in films such as Brokeback Mountain and Of Love and Other Drugs.
The list of the most beautiful women in movies would be incomplete without Charlize
Theron. The South African bombshell has time and again proven that she is not just a
pretty face, but also a capable actress in award-winning movies such as Monster and
North Country. In both films, she also showed herself in a less-than-flattering light, with
appearance-changing make-up. But everyone knew that behind the performances is one
of the most classic beauties in contemporary cinema.