“Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder” but whether the beholder’s opinion is a product of genetic features or of environmental factors has long been an interesting study for scientists. In the recent report published on October 1st, 2015 by Current Biology has found that individual aesthetic preferences for faces are shaped mostly by environments, not genes. Our individual life experiences lead us to form our definition on beauty.
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Every year we see new celebrities popped up in the list of the most beautiful women in the world but one thing they all have in common is that their beauty brings along their success and fame. The factors to weigh their beauty are not just how gorgeous they look genetically, but also how well-known they are. Fame is a big attribute on how you view a celebrity. A celebrity who makes to the most beautiful women in the world last year might not be in the list this year just because she hasn’t been in the public eyes as much. Her fame is fading, not her God-given beauty.
Here is our list of the top 20 most beautiful female celebrities for 2016, not in any particular ranking order, as their names have been popped up frequently in the list of the top beautiful women all around the world.
Photo of Emilia Clarke at the Hollywood premiere of Game of Thrones Season 3, In March 2013, photo by By NI Executive Uploaded by MyCanon - CC BY 2.0
Emilia Clarke was born October 23rd, 1986 in London and grew up in Berkshire. She was best known for her appearance in the HBO series “Game Of Thrones” in which she has been playing the role of Daenerys Targaryen since 2010 till present. Emilia Clarke has received three Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2013, 2015 and 2016.
She also made her Broadway debut in “Breakfast at Tiffany's” playing the role of Holly Golightly in March & April 2013. She also starred in “Dom Hemingway”, a 2013 British black comedy–crime drama film, alongside Jude Law.
In 2015, Clarke played Sarah Connor in the big screen science fiction movie “Terminator Genisys”, the fifth installment in the Terminator franchise opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger. The movie was not well-received by critics, who found the story and performances unsatisfactory. Although for the box-office, it was still a huge success. It grossed over $440 million worldwide, making it the second-highest-grossing film of the franchise and Schwarzenegger's career.
She was named by Esquire's Sexiest Woman Alive in 2015. Despite her sexy stardom, Emilia Clarke turned down the role of Anastasia Steele in “Fifty Shades Of Grey” because she didn’t want to be recognized for constantly doing nudity.
In 2016, Emilia Clarke played the lead female role in the romantic drama film “Me Before You”, directed by Thea Sharrock and adapted by Jojo Moyes from her 2012 novel of the same name. The film was released on June 3, 2016 in the United States, received mixed reviews and grossed 07 million worldwide.
Her work has been spanned from small screen television shows to Broadway theatre to the big screens. Her constant work and success in the public eyes has made her as one of the most beautiful female actress and celebrities of 2016.
Photo of Adriana Lima au festival de Cannes May 2015. Photo by Georges Biard, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0
Supermodel Adriana Lima was born June 12, 1981 in Salvador, Brazil. She was best known as the longest-running model for Victoria Secret Angel (since 2000).
She has been the spokesperson for Maybelline cosmetics from 2003 to 2010, a GUESS face in 2000, appearing in that year's fall ad campaign.
In 2008 Super Bowl, her solo Victoria's Secret's Super Bowl XLII ad was the single most-seen ad of the game, watched by 103.7 million viewers.
In 2012, Adriana Lima appeared in the Super Bowl XLVI commercials for online flower service Teleflora and Kia Motors, which was watched by more than 200 million viewers. She became the only celebrity to ever star in two Super Bowl commercials in one game. Her commercial appearance to promote the new KIA Omptima during Super Bowl that year has increased their sales up to 31% in January 2012 and to a whopping 138.6% in February 2012.
AdrianaLima has also been guest star in “How I Met Your Mother” sitcom in November 2007, in “Ugly Betty” television series (2008). She also played herself, along with fellow Victoria's Secret Angels, in the 2013 series The Crazy Ones starring Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar.
In September 2016, photos of the 35-year-old Adriana Lima and the 41-year-old television host and producer Ryan Seacrest surfaced everywhere, suggested that they were dating. Their duo’s chemistry sparked during their time in Rio for the 2016 Summer Olympics. Whether this will be a serious relationship for Adriana Lima or not, we know for a fact that whoever is dating her would have to respect her choice of sex after marriage. In April 2006 Adriana Lima revealed that she is still a virgin by choice because she is a devout Roman Catholic.
Photo of Johansson at the February 9th 2009 premiere of He's Just Not That Into You, where she auctioned off a pair of tickets to benefit Oxfam, by Angela George, CC BY-SA 3.0
Scarlett Johansson was born on November 22nd 1984 in New York City. She was considered as a child actor with her first acting role when she was only 9 years old. In 1996, she played Amanda in “Manny & Lo” and received positive reviews for the role. She was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Lead Female. San Francisco Chronicle movie critic Mick LaSalle commentated on her "peaceful aura", and wrote, "If she can get through puberty with that aura undisturbed, she could become an important actress."
LaSalle’s prediction of Johansson’s success with maintaining her “peaceful aura” turned reality. With her airy, nonchalant persona, she becomes the sexy movie goddess in the later roles she took as an adult actress.
Scarlett Johansson made the transition from teen roles to adult roles in the 2003 American romantic comedy-drama film “Lost In Translation”, written and directed by Sofia Coppola. She played Charlotte, a listless and lonely young wife, opposite Bill Murray. Her break-out role as an adult earned her a Best Actress Award at the Venice Film Festival, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress nomination.
Scarlett Johansson was named the sexiest woman alive in 2013 by Esquire magazine with her curvy body, seductive pouty lips and soultry eyes. Critics described her sexiness as her given talent, as how she’s seducing the camera in a very casual but effective way, to lure you into her seductive roles.
How does she react to the world’s perception of her sexiness and her God-given curvy body?
“I'm curvy - I'm never going to be 5' 11' and 120 pounds. But I feel lucky to have what I've got.”
In an interview, Johansson revealed that she caught in her own cleavage, sort of:
“I was driving through Los Angeles and I look up and see the biggest photo of me I have ever seen in my life on a massive ad space. I screamed and slammed on the brakes. I couldn't believe it. It's very strange to see my cleavage the size of a brontosaurus. My breasts were huge. I had long hair and my goodness, I couldn't get past the cleavage.”
In our list of the most beautiful celebrities of 2016, this movie goddess Scarlett Johansson is still very much a desirable face and body in the entertainment industry.
Jennifer Lawrence at the 83rd Academy Awards Red Carpet, photo by Red Carpet Report on Mingle Media TV, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Jennifer Lawrence was born on August 15, 1990 in Louisville, Kentucky. She starred in various supporting roles since 2006.
In 2010 she had her career breakthrough with the acclaimed role in the independent drama “Winter's Bone” as a poverty-stricken teenager who cares for her mentally ill mother and younger siblings while searching for her missing father. A week before the filming, Jennifer Lawrence traveled to the Ozarks to live with the family on whom the story was based upon to learn, to prepare to be in Ree Dolly character, she learned to fight, skin squirrels and even chop woods. She gained raving reviews from movie critics for her performance. Peter Travers of the Rolling Stone magazine wrote:"Her performance is more than acting, it's a gathering storm. Lawrence's eyes are a roadmap to what's tearing Ree apart." The role landed her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress and a Golden Globe nomination.
Jennifer Lawrence’s career took off strong after that. She played Mystique in X-Men: Days of Future Past, which served as a sequel to both X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) and X-Men: First Class (2011). Her lifetime role was to play Katniss Everdeen in the big-screen adaptation of literary sensation The Hunger Games in 2012 and its 3 sequels which makes her the highest paid actress in the world for 2 consecutive years, 2015 & 2016.
It’s her talent and her genuine persona that brings out her sexy appeal. Jennifer Lawrence has been voted to be one of the most beautiful celebrities in the world for 2016.
Amber Heard at Toronto International Film Festival 2010, photo by Gordon Correll, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
The model-turned-actress Amber Heard was born April 22, 1986 in Austin, Texas.
Amber Heard’s career breakthrough started with her supporting role in “Pineapple Express”, a 2008 American action comedy film directed by David Gordon Green and the martial arts drama “Never Back Down”, both of which were box office successes. The role in “Pineapple Express” earned her the 2008 Young Hollywood Award.
In 2011 she starred alongside with Johnny Depp in “The Rum Diary” based on the novel of the same name by Hunter S. Thompson. Johnny Depp and Heard met on the set of the film, where they played each other's love interests. The two later married in February 2015, an intimate ceremony on Depp’s private island in Bahamas. In 2016, their marriage ended after 15 months of marriage after Amber Heard filed for a temporary restraining order against Depp, alleging he had been both verbally and physically abusive to her throughout their marriage. She made headline news with a total divorce settlement of $7 million to be donated to the 2 charities: the American Civil Liberties Union — with the money earmarked to prevent violence against women — and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. Some said her action was a little too late to shut down the rumors swirling around the beginning of their divorce that she was seeking $55,000 a month from Depp. Amber Heard cleared it once and for all, that all she wished for was some good coming out of their ugly divorce: “I know these organizations will put the funds to good use and look forward to continuing to support them in the future. Hopefully, this experience results in a positive change in the lives of people who need it the most.”
Amber Heard was also outspoken about her sexuality. She is content with herself and her beings so when people talked about her “coming-out”, she casually explained: “I don't want to be labeled as one thing or another. In the past I've had successful relationships with men, and now I'm in this successful relationship with a woman. When it comes to love I am totally open. I don't want to be put into a category, as in I'm this or I'm that".
For this gorgeous celebrity, her career has been taking off slowly because Amber Heard has carefully chose the roles she wanted to perform. Heard once said: “I'm looking to find good stories, not big commercial pieces of work.” With that work ethics in mind, we are expecting great roles for her in the future and she will continue appearing on the most beautiful women in the world list for years to come.
Photo of Perry at UNICEF Snowflake Ball in Cipriani, New York City, November 28th 2012, photo by Joella Marano, CC BY-SA 2.0
The singer, song-writer Katy Perry has not only one of the highest earned celebrities but also one of the most beautiful women in the world.
Perry grew up with strict Pentecostal Christian parents who are both pastors. Katy Perry wasn't even allowed to watch The Smurfs or read Harry Potter. Ironically enough, in July 2011 Katy made her film debut as Smurfette in The Smurfs.
Interesting fact about Katy Perry’s behind the song “I Kissed A Girl” inspiration came from a picture of Scarlett Johansson she saw on a magazine. In an interview to promote her album “One of The Boys”, Perry revealed: “I’m not going to lie: If Scarlett Johansson walked into the room and wanted to make out with me, I would make out with her.”
Her public image has been sketched as a copy of some comic Katy Keene character. But as a smart performer like Katy Perry, she and her team know how to turn up a notch with her stage look to target younger audience. GQ has named her "full-on male fantasy" image and Elle magazine described her body “as though sketched by a teenage boy”.
Her fashion sense also emphasized her bubbly personality with bright colors, big prints, even food-related prints on her dress. Vogue described her as "never exactly one to shy away from the outrageous or the extreme in any realm". Glamour magazine named Katy Perry the "queen of quirk". With no limit to her creativity and no shy from expressing herself through her fashion, Katy Perry has earned another title to add to her long list as one of the most beautiful celebrities in the world of 2016”.
Taylor Swift RED tour 2013 March 25, 2013, photo by Jana Beamer, licensed under CC By 2.0
On our top 20 most beautiful celebrities in the world, Taylor Swift took a solid spot on the list. 2016 has been a great year for Taylor Swift, not only she’s on top of the gorgeous women but also the richest, top earning, highest paid entertainer in the world with an impressive 70 million in earnings from her tours and endorsements.
Her look is as beautiful as her music. Her song lyrics speak from her heart. She grew up in the public eyes and every relationship; she bares and tells it all in her music to the world. Fortunately, Taylor Swift is an acclaimed poet who knows how to express her feelings out so beautifully. When she was in fourth grade, Taylor Swift won a national poetry contest for her poem called “Monster in My Closet”. And guess whose closet she would want to raid? Blake Lively.
In 2012, Michelle Obama presented Taylor Swift an award for her humanitarian endeavors. The First Lady viewed Taylor Swift as a singer who "has rocketed to the top of the music industry but still keeps her feet on the ground, someone who has shattered every expectation of what a 22-year-old can accomplish" and still stay true to herself. Swift admitted she hasn’t let fame changed her as a person. Her best friends are still her friends from high school. To stay true to herself and be the role model as it shaped her career and music, here is how Taylor Swift keeps herself out of trouble: “I think it all comes down to who you surround yourself with and how strong your morals are. Before I make a decision, I stop and think about the 10-year-old girl I saw last night at my concert in the front row. I think about her mom. I think about how they bought my CD, thinking that I’m a good role model.” Taylor Swift keeps her fashion style feminine, appealing but not revealing or exposed. In 2014 People magazine voted her on the best dressed list. In 2015, Taylor Swift was named Woman of the Year at the Elle Style Awards. Taylor Swift was named as sex symbol by Bloomberg LP and ranked first in Maxim's Hot 100 list. As glamorous as she is, her favorite places to shop is Forever 21 and BCBG.
Photo of Beyoncé performing "Listen" from the motion picture Dreamgirls during The Beyoncé Experience tour. She received a Golden Globe nomination for her performance as Deena Jones in the film. Photo by Jen Keys - Own work, Public Domain
It was Beyonce and her signature dance that led to another word to add to our vocabulary – “bootylicious”. It’s officially in the Oxford English Dictionary as an adjective for “sexually attractive, especially with curvaceous buttocks”. Though Beyonce was embarrassed to be the author or creator of such a word full of sexual innuendo being added to the dictionary, but it has set the signature performance style for her going solo later. The song was the 2nd hit from Destiny Child’s album “Survivor” which earned the group a Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. It was on the Billboard Hot 100 for nineteen consecutive weeks since June 1st, 2001.
Beyonce had her own definition for “bootylicious”, she added: "I don't know what it says (officially) in the dictionary, but my definition (of bootylicious) is beautiful, bountiful and bounce-able." Bounce-able like jelly, as in Destiny Child’s single hit “Bootylicious”:
I don't think you ready for this jelly
I don't think you ready for this
Cause my body too bootylicious for ya babe
With her curvaceous body, Beyonce knew how to use it on stage, choreographed cleverly in her dance moves to command attentions from her fans. In September 2010, Beyoncé made her runway modelling debut at Tom Ford's Spring/Summer 2011 fashion show. She was on the top list of many magazines for the "Hottest Female Singer of All Time" (by Complex), "World's Most Beautiful Woman" (by People) in 2012, GQ featured her on the top list of its "100 Sexiest Women of the 21st Century". This year is no exception for her and her long-standing rein as the Queen of Bootylicious style. Beyonce continues to stay on top of the list for the most beautiful celebrities in 2016.
Priyanka Chopra is an Indian actress, singer, philanthropist and the winner of the Miss World 2000 pageant. She is on the top 2 of 'Top Bollywood Actresses' of 2006 and one of the highest-paid actresses in India.
Photo of Priyanka Chopra promotes 'Teri Meri Kahaani’ in 2004, source by Bollywood Hungama, licensed under CC BY 3.0
In the US, Priyanka Chopra is best known for her lead role on ABC’s hit television series "Quantico" which puts her at the top of one of the highest-paid television series in the history and spread her fame to the worldwide. Priyanka Chopra has recently finished filming “Baywatch” directed by Seth Gordon, co-starring Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, and Alexandra Daddario, in which she plays the main antagonist and continued with season 2 of Quantico.
With her full lips, sultry eyes and curvaceous body, Priyanka Chopra is considered as a sex symbol and a fashion icon. Designers Falguni and Shane Peacock wrote, "She is comfortable in her own skin and looks ravishing in whatever she wears, be it a bikini, short or long dress or even a sari." She has been featured on Vogue magazine for the top 10 best dressed celebrities. Her beautiful look has earned her the top standing in brand endorsements in India as well as in the world like TAG Heuer, Pepsi, Nokia, Garnier, Nestlé, Hero Honda and a 7-figure endorsement deal with Appy Fizz.
What is Priyanka Chopra’s beauty secret beside her good-looking gene? Confidence! Priyanka Chopra revealed her beauty secret in an interview, “I learned to carry myself with confidence that's how you make the best impression on people.”
Kate Beckinsale at the TIFF premiere of Nothing But the Truth. Monday September 8, 2008. Photo by Karen Seto, licensed under CC BY 2.0
Kate Beckinsale is an epitome of Beauty Goddess. She was best known for her breaking role as a nurse in “Pearl Harbor” and as an action movie role of a vampire in the 2003 thriller series “Underworld”. Her graceful beauty would be perfect for poets to get inspired.
But her natural and timeless beauty didn’t always catch Hollywood producers and directors at the first glance. In 2001, she gracefully portrayed as nurse Evelyn in the American epic historical romantic war film directed by Michael Bay “Pearl Harbor”. It was her breaking role to embark on Hollywood. Her look didn’t strike director Michael Bay at first. He hired her for the role anyway because Bay thought Beckinsale’ beauty wasn’t threatening, she wasn’t "too beautiful. Women feel disturbed when they see someone’s too pretty." Michael Bay even requested her to lose weight for the role. Beckinsale knew her beauty, her body didn’t fit in with the typical Hollywood movie star molds. Kate Beckinsale told her body trainer at the time: “I think he was baffled by me because my boobs weren't bigger than my head and I wasn't blonde.” When she was only 15 years old, she was suffering anorexia for all the external stress of living with her step-family. At an adult, Kate Beckinsale knew that being a female actress she would have to learn to take criticism on her look and didn’t let it get to her head. She added: "If I had come on to a movie set at [a younger] age and someone had said, 'You're a bit funny-looking, can you go on a diet?'—I might have jumped off a building. I just didn't have the confidence to put that into perspective at the time."
Though “Pearl Harbor” didn’t get positive reviews from movie critics but it was still a commercial success, grossing $449 million worldwide. Kate Beckinsale quickly became a shiny star on the big screens. Her performance in “Pearl Harbor” was moving and real. Owen Gleiberman from Entertainment Weekly praised Beckinsale for her look: "the avid eyed, ruby lipped Kate Beckinsale, the rare actress whose intelligence gives her a sensual bloom; she's like Parker Posey without irony." Her striking beauty hasn’t aged over the years, only adding maturity to her look. 2016 Kate Beckinsale turned to be forty-three years old but she is still on the top of the list of the most gorgeous celebrities in the world.
The South African and American actress and film producer Charlize Theron always looks stunning and glamorous on the red carpet. She is on the top list of the most beautiful women in the world, not just in 2016 but she has been bestowed that goddess sex symbol status for more than a decade. In January 1999, Charlize Theron was on the cover of Vanity Fair and voted as the “White Hot Venus”. Her photos taken when she was a model were published on May 1999 issue of Playboy magazine, though without her acknowledgement.
Charlize Theron at the Cannes film festival May 2015, photo by Georges Biard, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0
Charlize Theron embarked on Hollywood since she was 19 years old. Not until 3 years later she hit her box-office success with the female leading role in “The Devil's Advocate”. After appearing in other films, Theron starred as serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster (2003). Movie critic Roger Ebert called it "one of the greatest performances in the history of the cinema". On February 29, 2004, she won her first Academy Award, for her performance in Monster. She was the first South African to win an Oscar for Best Actress. Since then, her career took off on a great start. She became one of the highest-paid actresses in the world.
Despite her stardom and success, Charlize Theron lives a very private and simple life. In an interview with GQ magazine, she viewed being beautiful is a curse, a burden because there are certain expectations to maintain that persona, that perfect looks all the time. Not with Theron, she loves simplicity and causality. She was once said: “I'm 50-50 on glamour stuff. I'd rather put on a pair of jeans and get on my Harley and act like a guy.”
Her take on being a sex symbol: “ Well, guess what? I'm a sexual creature. There's nothing wrong with that. Why do we have to be ashamed of being so many different things? Why do we have to be only one thing, a good mother or a hooker? I don't think that what's under my clothes is evil. I'm a woman, I'm feminine. And I like the way I look. And I celebrate that. And I don't make excuses for that.”
Charlize Theron is a grounded and smart lady. She knew in Hollywood, good looks could get your feet in the door, but to get far ahead of others, there got to be talent.
“Looks alone won't get you that far. It may get you in the door, but there's always somebody younger, somebody prettier. You have to rely on something else.” – Charlize Theron.
Olivia Wilde on the Tron: Legacy panel at the 2010 San Diego Comic Con in San Diego, California. Photo by Gage Skidmore, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
The American actress, model, producer, director, activist, and entrepreneur Olivia Wilde is well known for her role as Dr. Remy "Thirteen" Hadley on House which ran from 2007 till 2012 and her roles in Disney’s Tron: Legacy (2010), Cowboys & Aliens (2011), Her (2013), Drinking Buddies (2013), and Rush (2013).
As a mother of two young children, Olivia Wilde spoke out on the high expectation of female actresses to quickly lose the baby weight shortly right after giving birth: “I believe in a world where mothers are not expected to shed any physical evidence of their child-bearing experience. In that same world I believe there is space for exercise to be as much a gift to your brain as it is your body. I don't want to waste my time striving for some subjective definition of perfection. I'd rather rebuild my strength while dancing my ass off...literally.”
Olivia Wilde stirred up public criticism when Glamour magazine published her photo breast feeding her son Otis in public. Her response to the public backlash to public breast feeding: “I was shocked that there were still people who find it inappropriate because they think it’s a sexual thing. I think that says a lot about them.” There you have it: this sex symbol celebrity embraced her motherhood, no sexual innuendo in public breast feeding. Since then, she has received out-poured supports from mothers all around the world posting their own breast feeding photos in public. The proud mother of two, Olivia Wilde loves to dance to exercise her mind more than her body. Her natural beauty puts her on the top 20 most beautiful women in the world in 2016.
The British actress Keira Knightley began her acting career when she was only 6 years old, appearing in commercials and small TV roles. She has been in major big screen productions but recently been working with independent films and theatres. Knightley was best known for her role as Elizabeth in “Pride and Prejudice”, a 2005 British-American romantic drama directed by Joe Wright and based on Jane Austen's novel of the same name, published in 1813.
Photo of Keira Knightley at the premiere of Pride and Prejudice, 2005 Toronto Film Festival, August 2, 2006. Photo by GabboT, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
With her angelic face, she has been endorsing luxury good brands like Asprey, Shiatzy Chen, Chanel's perfume Coco Mademoiselle. Keira Knightley was named by Maxim, Vanity Fair magazines as one of the sexiest women in the world for more than a decade till present. There was controversy about how slender Knightley’s body was. But she slammed a lawsuit on a ma
In 2007, Keira Knightley slammed a lawsuit on the Daily Mail for publishing an article about whether she has anorexia or other eating disorder. Keira Knightley won the lawsuit and doubled the awarded money to Beat, a charity for those who suffer mental illness and eating disorders.
Knightley told in an interview that she despised exercise and was thankful for her good gene. Talking about her slender figure, Keira Knightley was baffled to be called a “tomboy beanpole”:
“The beanpole bit, is that good? Can you be a sexy beanpole?” She added in another interview: “I don't have a problem with my body. I'm not just going to strip off all my clothing, but if the part calls for it and I don't think there's any way round, I'm absolutely fine.”
Stripping it all, Keira Knightley did in the September 2014 issue of Interview, posed topless without any photoshopped work to draw attention to how "women's bodies are a battleground and photography is partly to blame."
Image source by nicolas genin - originally posted to Flickr as Eva Mendès 66ème Festival de Venise (Mostra), CC BY-SA 2.0
Eva Mendes is an American actress, model and entrepreneur who was born March 5, 1974 in Miami but grew up in Los Angeles, California. Her parents were from Cuba. Till this date her father still doesn’t speak English. She embraced her Cuban heritage and has been raising her 2 daughters in bilingual.
With her curvaceous, buxom figure and a seductive sultry voice, Eva Mendes has been voted as one of the most desirable, sexiest and most beautiful celebrities in the world. Eva Mendes revealed that she was very calculated in her career moves and knew how to market her international stardom with her sensual body figure:
“I know I walk a fine line between being a respected actor and being what they call a sex symbol.”
From a beauty queen to another, Eva Mendes admired Keira Knightley’s beauty and personality: “I’m obsessed with Keira Knightley. I think that she's just got it down. She takes chances, she's edgy, but she's always a lady. She is so unconventionally beautiful.”
The foxy American actress and model Megan Fox got her career breakthrough role as Mikaela in the blockbuster action movie Transformers (2007 & 2009). The movie instantly put her in the sex symbol stardom with the unforgettable scene of Fox, dressed in tiny outfits, bending over to open the hood of a broken car. Like that was not enough to drive men wild, the 2009 sequel of the Transformers franchise, “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”, Fox, again in a curve-skimming tiny outfits, lied along the motorcycles showing her God-given foxy body.
The Los Angeles Times called Fox a "sex symbol of the highest order" and "a woman whose hotness has become emblematic of a specific era. Call Megan Fox the first bona fide sex symbol of the 21st century.”
Photo of Fox, at the Seventh Annual Hollywood Life magazine "Breakthrough of the Year" Awards, December 9, 2007. Photo by lukeford.net, CC BY-SA 2.5
For someone with her fame, Megan Fox lives a very withdrawn social life. Megan Fox dated Brian Austin Green when she was only 18 while he was 30 years old in 2004. They got married in 2010 and had 3 children together. The young Megan Fox felt safe with her relationship with Green versus other men couldn’t see her beyond her look: “I don't trust male intentions, usually, because they don't approach me for intellectual conversation.”
She once revealed that she would have wished to become some sort of an alien species who came to earth to conquer men. She didn’t need to be an alien to achieve that, with her sultry eyes and gorgeous body, she has captivated the world with her beauty. Even though she was considered as a sex symbol, she doesn’t like to flaunt herself out in public like other celebrities: “I can't be naked in front of people.” So how did she feel about her being the most desirable, sexiest, most beautiful celebrity status? She replied in an interview:” I felt powerless in that image. I didn't feel powerful. It ate every other part of my personality, not for me but for how people saw me, because there was nothing else to see or know. That devalued me. Because I wasn't anything. I was an image. I was a picture. I was a pose.”
In “Jennifer’s Body”, a 2009 supernatural horror black comedy film written by Diablo Cody and directed by Karyn Kusama, there was a scene Megan Fox kissing her co-star Amanda Seyfried. But she set the record straight that she was not a lesbian. If she found herself attracting to a female, Megan Fox revealed it would be Olivia Wilde: “Olivia Wilde is so sexy, she makes me want to strangle a mountain ox with my bare hands. She's mesmerizing.”
Photo of Blake Lively - ‘Cafe Society’ Opening Gala At Cannes Film Festival 2016 by David Shankbone, CC BY 2.0
The beautiful actress Blake Lively with her long curvy blonde hair is best known as her role as Serena van der Woodsen in the CW drama series Gossip Girl. In 2011 Blake Lively started dating Green Lantern costar Ryan Reynolds. The two tied the knot on September 9th 2012 at a ceremony Mount Pleasant, South Carolina and have had two children together. In 2011 TIME magazine named her one of the top 100 influential people. In the same year, AskMen.com named her the most desirable woman of 2011. People magazine named her one of 2012's Most Beautiful at Every Age. Her timeless beauty shined in her role in “Age of Adaline” as Adaline Bowman, a young woman, born at the turn of the 20th century who became ageless after an accident and she was struggling to live with her immortality.
Blake Lively loves to cook for her family. She revealed she felt most alive when she was in the kitchen, cooking and surrounding with her loved ones. This down-to-earth goddess will continue to shine her beauty on the list of the most beautiful celebrities in the world.
Photo of Watson at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival By Georges Biard, CC BY-SA 3.0
The British actress Emma Watson was born April 15th 1990 in Paris and brought up in Oxfordshire. Her best known role was Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series. Emma Watson started to play Hermione when she was only 9 years old. The last Harry Potter, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2” released in 2011 when she was 22. Playing the role of Hermione for so long, it consumed almost half of her life. Watson tried to find herself in an adult role to shake off the image of a witty, smart, courageous and lovely Hermione. Emma Watson is described as book-smart, level-headed, clever, compassionate and a bit bossy like her fictional Hermione in real life. Watson uses her public influential image to promote education for girls, visiting Bangladesh and Zambia to spread the importance of being educated to improve quality of life. In July 2014, she was appointed as a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador.
Her intelligence and compassion add a unique cleverness edge to her beauty. Emma Watson didn’t always like to be the subject of attention. Emma Watson once expressed her thought on her fame: “Most people are really nice but some stare, like you're some kind of zoo exhibit and not a real person with real feelings. Even when you take away all the glamour and attention and premieres and everything, it still comes down to the fact that I'm acting.”
Emma Watson's upcoming project is to play Belle in a 2017 live-action adaptation of “Beauty and the Beast” opposite Dan Stevens as the Beast.
Photo of Maggie Q at a panel for the television series Nikita at San Diego Comic-Con in July 2010, by Cameron Yee, CC BY 2.0
Maggie Q is an American actress and model who is best known for her leading role in the action-thriller “Nikita” (airing from 2010 to 2013). She also starred in action films like “Mission: Impossible III”, “Live Free or Die Hard”.
Maggie Q is outspoken on the subject of animal rights. She used her influential spotlight as one of the most beautiful celebrities in the world to take part in PETA Asia's campaigns promoting vegetarianism.
“I’ve never felt better in my life, ever. In terms of consciousness, what benefits our body and benefits animal welfare also benefits the planet. It’s all connected.”
Maggie Q revealed her sensual perfect body in the ad campaign to promote vegetarian “Turn over a new leaf, try vegetarian” and “Spice up your life” campaign. Both photos are burning hot!
Photo of Kim Kardashian at the Seventh Annual Hollywood Life Magazine Awards, December 9th, 2007 by Luke Ford, CC BY-SA 2.5
Kim Kardashian was born in Los Angeles, California on October 21, 1980 to Robert Kardashian, an attorney, and Kris Houghton. Like the rest of her family, she found her fame from the reality shows like “Keeping Up with the Kardashians”, “Kourtney and Kim Take New York” and “Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami” in addition to various business ventures. With her curvaceous body and a pretty face and a good marketing strategy, Kim Kardashian's fame rose quickly and became one of the most followed celebrities on social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Kardashian was named the “selfie queen” posting lots of her selfies on social networks. Her mega stardom earned her enormous deals in brand endorsements. Kardashian’s product endorsements has racked up her annual income estimated at USD $53 million in 2015. Her marriage to rapper Kanye West has drawn even more world-wide attention to her personal life. The couple married in 2014 and has had two children together.
Kim Kardashian knows how to showcase her bikini body on social media as well as her reality shows. But she admitted in an interview with Elle magazine that she had to watch her diet and keep her regular exercise like running the trails at least 35 minutes every morning. Kim Kardashian is not ashamed of exposing her nudity photos to her fans. Kanye West doesn’t mind to see his famous wife a sex symbol, a desirable image for others because he is totally in awe of Kardashian’s sensual beauty himself. Her sexual muse sparked creativity in Kanye West.
Photo of Penélope Cruz at the Toronto International Film Festival 2012, by Tabercil, CC BY-SA 2.0
The enchanted and mesmerized Spanish actress and model Penelope Cruz was named as the “Sexiest Woman Alive” for 2014 and 2016 by Esquire magazine. The Telegraph reported that after a survey done by two plastic surgeons in Hollywood among their patients, Penelope Cruz’s body is considered the most perfect features everyone wants to copy. This Italian goddess wanted to prove to the world she is more than just her pretty face and perfect body. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2008 for playing María Elena in Vicky Cristina Barcelona, a 2008 romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Woody Allen and became the first Spanish actress in history to receive an Academy Award and the first Spanish actress to receive a star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
“The most difficult thing in the world is to start a career known only for your looks, and then to try to become a serious actress. No one will take you seriously once you are known as the pretty woman.” - Penelope Cruz