20 World’s Most Beautiful Women

As long as she is a woman, she is beautiful. Though it is not possible to name every gorgeous woman who has ever existed. This list comprises of the beautiful ones we are familiar with: career women who have achieved a level of fame and worldwide acclamation. These are the hottest women celebrities; they are the strongest, most intelligent, most attractive, most successful, most-watched, most gossiped about, and most beautiful in the world. Check them out!

20. Yoon Eun-hye

Actress: Little Black Dress


Eun-Hye Yun was born on October 3, 1984, in Seoul, South Korea. She is an actress and has featured in the following movies: The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince, Princess Hours, The Man of the Vineyard, and Little Black Dress. Yoon’s successful performance in Coffee Prince put her in the list of best actresses in Korean entertainment, and number 20 on the list of world’s most beautiful women.

19.  Haifa Wehbe

Actress: Rouh’s Beauty

Haifa Wehbe was born on March 10, 1976, in Mahrouna, Lebanon as Haifa Mohammed Wehbe. She is an actress and was a cast in Bahr Al Nojoum and Dokkan Shehata. The 39-year-old diva was previously married to Ahmad Abu Husheima in 2009 but they divorced three years after. Following that, she did her most recent movie Rouh’s Beauty in 2014.

18. Charlize Theron

Actress: Prometheus

Charlize Theron was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, she is the only child of her parents. Charlize first landed a three-seconds non-speaking role in a B-film in 1995. After which she appeared in a couple of other movies: 2 Days In the Valley, That Thing You Do, Devil’s Advocate, The Cider House Rules, and The Italian Job among others. An important day in her life was February 29, 2004, when she was awarded her first Academy Award for her performance in Monsters.

17. Angelina Jolie

Actress: Maleficient

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Angelina Jolie is an Oscar-winning actress who became popular after playing the title role in the Lara Croft blockbuster movies, as well as roles in some other movies including Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Salt, and Maleficent, (her most recent). Jolie is prominently involved in international charity projects, especially those involving refugees. She often appears on many “most beautiful women” lists, and her personal life is usually covered by the various tabloid press. She must have gotten her good looks from her ancestry – her father has a German and Slova origin, while her mother a French-Canadian, Dutch, German, Czech, and remote Huron history.

16. Cate Blanchett

Actress: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

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Cate Blanchett was born to an Australian teacher and an American advertising executive, originally from Texas. On graduating from Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic ArtA, Cate joined a production company and that was how she got her first stage role, and later on, screen roles. She acted in Lord Of The Rings, Notes on a Scandal, Aviator, Elizabeth: The Golden Age and others. In 2013, Cate won the Academy Award as Best Actress for the movie Blue Jasmine. The elegant lady and her husband are artistic directors of the Sydney Theatre Company, and they live in Australia with their three sons.

15. Kendall Jenner

Self: Kendall & Kylie Jenner and Gary Owen

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Kendall Nicole Jenner is an American socialite, television personality and model. She is the first child from the marriage between Kris Jenner and Caitlyn Jenner, and also the half-sister of Kim Kardashian. Kendall is featured on the E! reality TV show Keeping Up with the Kardashians along with the rest of her family. She made her runway debut at Sherri Hill’s Spring 2012 Fashion Show and has grown to a huge success. Kendall is adorable and was one time featured in People magazine’s “Beautiful People” article.

14. Megan Fox

Actress: Transformers


Megan Denise Fox was born in Rockwood, Tennessee, to Gloria Darlene and Franklin Thomas Fox. Megan began acting and modeling at age 13 after winning several awards at the 1999 American Modeling and Talent Convention in Hilton Head, South Carolin. She made her film debut as Brianna Wallace in Holiday in the Sun. However, her best-known roles are as Mikaela Banes in the first two installments of the Transformers series, and also as of April O’Neil in the film reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in 2014.

13.  Sonakshi Sinha

Actress: Dabangg


Sonakshi is the daughter of legendary Indian actor Shatrughan Sinha and Poonam Sinha. She started her career as a model and walked the ramp in the Lakme Fashion week in 2008. She got her break in movies after her role in Dabangg. Although Sonakshi looks like her mother, she has a striking resemblance with her father’s former co-star Reena Roy and is a beauty to behold.

12. Irina Shayk

Self: Episode #18.90

Irina Shayk is a model and actress known for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue between 2007 and 2014. She was the cover model for the 2011 issue. Shayk made her acting debut as Megara in Hercules. Irina was one time the girlfriend of the famous footballer Cristiano Ronaldo. She was voted “The Sexiest Girl Of The World” by the readers of DT magazine (Spanish version) in 2011. She was ranked #10 in the “Top 20 Sexiest Models” list by Models.com, #10 in the 2011 FHM list of “100 Sexiest Women in the World”, #4 on Maxim’s “Hot 100” of 2014 list and now #12 World’s Most Beautiful Women.

11. Keira Knightley

Actress: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl


Keira is the daughter of actor Will Knightley and actress turned playwright, Sharman Macdonald. Growing up, Keira suffered from dyslexia, but that didn’t stop her from succeeding as an actress in her later years. In 2004, Keira featured in John Maybury’s time-traveling thriller The Jacket, which was filmed in Scotland and CanadaIn October, a new direction for her career emerged, she appeared on the London stage in her West End debut role as Jennifer, in a reworking of The Misanthrope. More than $2 million tickets were sold in the first four days before rehearsals for the performance began. The play ran for four months at London’s Comedy Theatre.

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10. Shakira

Grammy Award-winning singer, Shakira was born in Barranquilla, Colombia, on February 2, 1977. Her father is a Lebanese-American immigrant and her mother, a native of Italian and Spanish descent. Shakira began her musical career at age 12 and quickly captured fans throughout Latin America. She won the 2001 Best Latin pop Grammy for her “MTV Unplugged” album. The Latino-pop singer, dancer, and model stand 10th on the world’s most beautiful women list. She is listed as the most powerful woman in the world by Forbes and the most popular dancer by the wonders list. As of July 2014, She has become the first person to reach 100 million followers on Facebook.

9. Priyanka Chopra

Actress: Bajirao Mastani

The former Miss World, Priyanka Chopra stands 9th on the list. She is an Indian film actress and singer, one of Bollywood’s highest-paid actresses and one of the most popular and high-profile celebrities in India. She has received numerous accolades, including a National Film Award for Best Actress and Filmfare Awards in four categories.

8. Kate Upton

The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue model, Katherine Elizabeth Upton always knew she wanted to be a model. Since signing with IMG Models in 2010, she has taken the world by storm. She also was named the sexiest woman by People magazine. Known for her vivacious personality and incredible physique, Kate has been the face for Sam Edelman, Accessorize, Guess Lingerie, Guess Jeans, Liverpool, Dylan George, and Dooney & Burke.

7. Taylor Swift

Singer: Welcome to New York

An American singer-songwriter, Taylor Swift comes at No. 7 on the list. She is known for narrative songs about her personal experiences. She has received many awards and honors, including seven Grammy Awards, 16 American Music Awards, eleven Country Music Association Awards, eight Academy of Country Music Awards, 34 Billboard Music Awards and one Brit Award. As a songwriter, Taylor has been honored by the Nashville Songwriters Association and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Swift has sold over 120 million certified units, over 37 million albums and has been among the top five music artists with the highest worldwide digital sales.

6. Gal Gadot

Actress: Fast and Furious

The former Miss Israel, actress and model, Gal Gadot, hits 6th on this list. She is the leading fashion model for the clothing company, Castro. Gal began modeling in the late 2000s and made her film debut in the fourth film of the Fast and Furious franchise, Fast & Furious (2009), as Gisele. Gal, who is married to Yaron Versano, is a motorcycle enthusiast and owns a black 2006 Ducati Monster-S2R.

5. Emma Watson

Actress: Harry Potter

Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson was born in Paris, France, to English parents, Jacqueline Luesby and Chris Watson – both lawyers. The English actress, model, and activist, Watson took the top spot on the AskMen “Top 99 Outstanding Women 2015″ list and at number 26 on the TIME 100 list of the world’s most influential people. Also, Emma is a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN, promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women.

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4. Candice Swanepoel

Model

Victoria’s Secret Angel Candice Swanepoel comes 4th on the list. This South African beauty came in 10th on the Forbes top-earning models list last year. She was voted No. 61 in 2010, No. 62 in 2011, No. 75 in 2013 in FHM’s annual “100 Sexiest Women in the World” poll and No. 1 in 2014 Maxim’s “Hot 100 List”.

3. Deepika Padukone

Actress: Piku

One of the highest-paid Bollywood actresses, Deepika Padukone hold the third position on this list. She is considered a sex symbol and style icon in India. Padukone ranks high on various listings of the most attractive Indian women. She is cited by her figure, height, smile, and eyes as her distinctive physical features. She is an active celebrity endorser for several brands and products, including Tissot, Sony Cyber-shot, Nescafe, Vogue eyewear, Maybelline and Pepsi, among others.

2. Jennifer Lopez

Singer/ Actress

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An American actress, author, fashion designer, dancer, producer, and singer, Jennifer Lopez holds the second place. Lopez’s personal relationships have attracted worldwide media attention; she has been married three times. Besides the entertainment world, J. Lo enjoyed a highly successful business career, consisting of various clothing lines, accessories, fragrances, a production company, television shows and a charitable foundation among other business interests.

1. Shailene Woodley

Actress: Divergent

The ‘Divergent’ Star Shailene Woodley tops this list of most beautiful women. Actress Shailene Woodley got exposed to cameras and screens at an earlier age; she began commercial modeling at four and then acting followed.The young Hollywood star found breakthrough success in the movie The Descendants, and in 2008, Woodley was cast in the lead role of Amy Juergens in The Secret Life of the American Teenager.

Her performance in the role of Alexandra King brought critical acclaim and recognition by the movie industry. Shailene was considered one of the “55 Faces of the Future” by Nylon Magazine’s Young Hollywood Issue. She won an Independent Spirit Award and the 2012 MTV Movie Awards Breakthrough Performance Award, as well as a Golden Globe nomination.

Amira Daniel
Amira Daniel
Amira is a personal finance and entertainment writer by trade with several years of experience covering businesses, CEOs, and celebrity profiles, her favourite subjects include business and personal finance, entertainment, celebrities, and travel. When she's not writing, you can find her reading or catching up on any of her favourite series

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