Beautiful women can be found all over the world. There is no doubt that beauty is in the eye of the beholder; how we define beauty is thus subjective. Nevertheless, many of us can agree that there are some people who are “universally” beautiful, regardless of where you are on the globe.
You might disagree with this list, but there’s no denying that many of these lovely ladies are gorgeous in their own right. Without further ado, here are some of the most beautiful women we have come to know and love today.
A native of Australia, Margot Robbie has the acting chops to match her alluring looks. Her role as Naomi Belfort — opposite Leonardo DiCaprio — in Martin Scorsese’s black comedy film The Wolf of Wall Street is considered to be her breakthrough role. Beyond that, Robbie has continued to impress audiences with her performances in other projects, such as in the Tonya Harding biopic, I, Tonya (2017) and the period drama Mary Queen of Scots (2018).
Robbie’s name is now also synonymous to the DC character Harley Quinn, as she became the living embodiment of said character in 2016’s Suicide Squad. She reprised her role in 2020 for Harley Quinn’s solo film, Birds of Prey.
English actress Emilia Clarke saw mainstream success thanks to her role as the infamous Daenerys Targaryen from HBO’s Game of Thrones. Due to her Game of Thrones stint, Clarke became one of the highest-paid actors on television come 2017.
Though we see a lot of Clarke in Game of Thrones, she is much more than just her role as the show’s “Mother of Dragons.” Some fans may be aware of Clarke’s history with brain aneurysms, as she shares with The New Yorker. The ailment gave the actress quite the scare so early on in her Game of Thrones career. Still, she persevered, even through tough work schedules.
It’s clear that Emilia Clarke is more than just a pretty face. She is a figure of resilience on top of being a survivor, which makes her truly beautiful both inside and out.
Lupita Nyong’o is famous not just for her acting prowess, but for her stunning beauty as well. A Kenyan-Mexican actress, Nyong’o received critical acclaim for her role as Patsey in 12 Years a Slave back in 2013. Her performance in said film garnered her an Academy Award, making her the first Kenyan and Mexican actress to garner said accolade. She has also starred in Marvel’s Black Panther and Jordan Peele’s horror film Us.
A vocal advocate of women’s and animal rights, Nyong’o is fluent in several languages. Besides English, the actress also speaks fluent Spanish, Swahili, and Luo. As her beauty resonates with many people, she continues to be an inspiration for others to embrace their natural beauty in spite of what mainstream media shows.
You might know Bella Hadid as the younger sister to fellow fashion model Gigi Hadid. Born in Washington, D.C., Hadid initially moved to New York City to pursue photography at the Parsons School of Design in 2014. She later signed to IMG Models that same year. By 2015, Hadid was already walking the runway for the likes of Chanel, Tommy Hilfiger, and Marc Jacobs.
Hadid’s career has since skyrocketed. Besides the fame that both she and sister Gigi have amassed as models, both have also had their fair share of the limelight and celebrity gossip. For starters, Bella continues to be linked on and off to Canadian singer The Weeknd. She also has quite the social media presence online.
With her sculpted frame and enchanting smoulder, it’s no wonder many consider Bella Hadid as one of the most beautiful women today.
You can’t be in the entertainment industry — or even beauty industry, for that matter — without knowing who Rihanna is. Though she started her career in music, she has since branched out to the beauty industry with her own line called Fenty. Not only is she famous for her music and beauty line, Rihanna is also rather popular among many with her unique fashion and stylishness.
Additionally, Rihanna has also dipped her toes into acting. She has made appearances in the television series Bates Motel, the feature film Battleship, and was part of the main cast of 2018’s Ocean’s 8.
As a multifaceted woman of color, Rihanna is, without a doubt, a beauty standard of her own.
Born in New York, Scarlett Johansson is one of the highest-paid actresses and boasts of several awards and nominations under her belt. It comes as no surprise that Johansson is on this list, considering she is cited as a sex symbol in the world of Hollywood.
Today, you might know Johansson for her role as Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Other popular films of hers include Marriage Story (2019), Ghost in the Shell (2017), and Lost in Translation (2003). On top of being a successful actress, Johansson is also an accomplished singer.
A prolific actress who began her acting career at age 12, Natalie Portman is a beauty whose acting chops are evident in every role she steps into. She first broke into the movie scene with Leon: The Professional in 1994. But, it wasn’t until she was cast as Queen Amidala/Padme in the Star Wars prequel trilogy did she begin to transition into more adult roles.
As one of the most beautiful in the women in the world, Portman not only gives audiences flawless performances, but the public is also privy to her beautiful heart as well. For starters, the Academy Award winner has always been a vocal advocate for animal rights. Moreover, she supports anti-poverty initiatives as well. It’s quite evident that Portman’s elegance is something that is present on the inside just as much as it is on the outside.
Gal Gadot first made her Hollywood appearance in the Fast & Furious film franchise. However, it wasn’t until she took on the mantle of Wonder Woman in the DC Extended Universe — starting with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016 — did she gain worldwide recognition.
She’s not only one of the highest-paid actresses today, but she’s also one of the most beautiful people in the world as well. Born in Israel, Gadot’s looks were lauded even in her youth, as she took home the Miss Israel mantle in 2004 when she was only 18 years old.
It’s worth noting that Gadot is more than just a pretty face, though. In fact, she even served in the Israel Defense Forces for two years as a fitness/combat readiness instructor.
A list of the most beautiful women in the world is incomplete without Ashley Graham. As a symbol of beauty regardless of your size or body type, Graham continues to be an inspiration to many. Beautiful women come in all shapes and sizes, after all. Furthermore, Graham advocates for body positivity and self-acceptance, especially since she is considered to be a plus-size model herself.
On top of being a famous model, Graham has also dabbled in hosting. She served as a backstage host for Miss Universe 2017 and Miss Universe 2018.
Who doesn’t know Beyonce by now? Popularly referred to as Queen B by fans, Beyonce is a household name — not just in music or entertainment, but in pop culture as a whole. Though she rose to fame in the 90s as the lead singer of R&B group Destiny’s Child, Beyonce has since made a name for herself after pursuing a solo career.
Beyond music, Beyonce has also starred in several Hollywood projects. You might spot her in 2002’s Austin Powers in Goldmember, 2006’s The Pink Panther, and 2006’s Dreamgirls, to name a few.
To this day, Beyonce continues to inspire many. Her beauty reflects not just in her physicality, but in her hard work and perseverance as a black woman in the entertainment industry as well. With her large platform, Beyonce is a beloved role model to many across the globe.
You can’t have Bella Hadid on a list of the most beautiful women in the world without including her sister Gigi Hadid. The young model first signed on to IMG Models in 2013 before later making her New York Fashion Week debut in 2014. Hadid has walked for a number of top designers, the likes of which include Marc Jacobs, Miu Miu, Anna Sui, Fendi, and Isabel Marant. She has also appeared on several magazine covers, such as Vogue, W Magazine, and Dazed.
In terms of personal life, Hadid has been in an on-again, off-again relationship with ex-One Direction member Zayn Malik since 2015. The two have worked together on different projects, from music videos to campaigns. That said, Hadid’s allure reflects regardless of who she’s with or what she’s working on, as her looks draw everyone in no matter what their beauty standards are.
Amanda Seyfried is a distinguished actress, songwriter, and singer. She gained prominence in 2004 with Mean Girls, but the actress also boasts of landing lead roles in a number of other successful films. Some of these movies include Mamma Mia! (2008), Jennifer’s Body (2009), Letters to Juliet (2010), and In Time (2011). Seyfried also has a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture under her belt, thanks to her stellar performance in 2012’s Les Miserables.
As one of the most beautiful women today, Seyfried shows us her range and adaptability when it comes to taking on movie roles. Her allure and beauty are timeless, as she is a woman who is undeniably gorgeous at any age.
Zoe Kravitz is one of those beautiful women who shows us that attitude only adds to a person’s charm and beauty. Born in 1988, she is the daughter of actress Lisa Bonet and actor-musician Lenny Kravitz.
As an actress, Kravitz has starred in a variety of independent films, including Dope (2015) and Gemini (2017). She also portrayed Leta Lestrange in the Harry Potter spinoff, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. She reprised her role for the film’s sequel. Additionally, Kravitz was part of the HBO drama series Big Little Lies. She was also in X-Men: First Class (2011) and was in 2015’s Mad Max: Fury Road with Charlize Theron.
Beyond acting, Kravitz has modelled for a number of brands and designers. These include Vera Wang, Calvin Klein, and YSL Beaute. She takes after her father in terms of music as well, as she has her own band named Lolawolf.
Zoe Kravitz is the perfect example that beautiful women need not fit the typical “standards” of beauty. Similar to the likes of Kristen Stewart, she has her own sort of beauty — one that many can only wish to achieve or replicate.
A veteran Victoria’s Secret Angel, Adriana Lima is a Brazilian model who has made waves in the modelling industry throughout her career. Notably, Lima was a Victoria’s Secret model from 1999 to 2018, which made her the longest-running Victoria’s Secret Angel upon her retirement from the show.
Though no longer an official Victoria’s Secret Angel, Lima continues to stun the world with her finesse and beauty. She has graced the covers and editorials of several fashion magazines. These include the likes of Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Grazia, ELLE, and Harper’s Bazaar.
Known today for a variety of movie roles in Hollywood, Penelope Cruz is a Spanish actress and model with a couple of Academy Award nominations under her belt. You might know her for her work in 2001’s Vanilla Sky, where she starred as Sofia Serrano opposite Tom Cruise. In 2006, Cruz starred with good friend and fellow actress Selma Hayek in the Western comedy film Bandidas. The role ultimately garnered Cruz several nominations, including a BAFTA Award and an Academy Award for Best Actress. The latter was a notable nomination, as it made Cruz the first ever Spaniard to be nominated for such an accolade.
With her impressive body of work, Cruz shows us that she can transcend beauty standards no matter what role she is given. She is the living embodiment of timeless beauty and grace.
Daughter of the famous musician, Phil Collins, Lily Collins also chose a career in entertainment, but rather, in acting. She got her big break in Mirror Mirror, a 2012 adaptation of Snow White, and has since gone on to portray a wide range of characters in many movies.
From To The Bones in which she played a woman suffering from anorexia to Rules Don’t Apply which gave her a Golden Globes nomination, she has showcased versatility in her performance, proving that entertainment is in her blood. Her latest role as the titular character in the Netflix 2020 hit drama Emily in Paris, also got her another nod from the Golden Globes.
Aside from her spectacular portrayal of Emily in Emily in Paris, another thing that got everyone hooked to this show was her quirky, vibrant fashion which made her stand out even more in contrast to the more subdued Parisian style of everyone else in the show. Yet even without those gorgeous outfits, Collins is breathtaking on her own. In fact, nothing is as perfect as her eyebrows, which would win the most beautiful eyebrows award in the world, if there ever was such an award. Moreover, her classic beauty and elegance which has had her compared with the likes of Audrey Hepburn.
Born in 1989 in San Francisco, Jessica Jung is a singer, actress, businesswoman, and fashion designer. Though she is more popularly known for her work as a previous member of the South Korean girl group Girls’ Generation, Jung has continued to establish herself as an influential figure in the Korean entertainment industry.
Besides pursuing her own business endeavors, Jung has also released her own solo album. Furthermore, she has proven to have some acting skills up her sleeve as well, having portrayed Elle Woods in the Korean version of the musical Legally Blonde back in 2010.
Jessica Jung makes it on this list not just for her pretty face, but also because she is a multi-talented artist and business mogul who knows what she wants and strives towards working for her goals. She continues to be an inspiration to many, especially among those who have supported her from her early days in Girls’ Generation.
Blake Lively rose to the limelight with her role as Serena van der Woodsen in the television series Gossip Girls. However, some fans may be familiar with Lively for her appearance in the 2005 film The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.
Beyond her professional life, Lively’s personal life is also a topic that many continue to fawn over. She is, after all, married to the one and only Ryan Reynolds. The two tied the knot in 2012 and now have three children together.
Many fans may be familiar with Emma Stone’s first film, Superbad, which came out in 2007. However, the actress has been in other movies since then, with roles that ultimately propelled her to stardom.
Not only has she starred in the critically acclaimed period drama The Help, she also became the new Gwen Stacy in Marc Webb’s reboot of the Spider-Man film series. In 2014, she starred in black comedy-drama Birdman opposite Michael Keaton and Edward Norton. Stone’s role in Birdman gave her her first Oscar nomination and ultimately helped establish herself as a prolific actress with a diverse range as she later starred in La La Land, a role that won her the Oscar.
What makes Stone so beautiful — besides her already gorgeous looks, of course — is her charisma and personality. The actress has a charm about her that simply draws you in — a feat that not many have been blessed with, no matter how good-looking they are. Emma Stone is truly one of a kind, which is why she makes it to our list.
Discovered in 2006, Jourdan Dunn is an English supermodel who has walked the runways of several notable designers. Some of the brands and designers she has worked with include Topshop, Calvin Klein, Kate Spade, Victoria’s Secret, and Burberry. Additionally, in 2008, she became the first black model to walk a Prada show in 10 years.
As a black supermodel in the fashion industry, Dunn has to work even harder to carve out a name for herself in such a competitive world. Nevertheless, her impressive body of work is telling enough of her modelling skills.
In 2009, Dunn gave birth to her son named Riley. Though the pregnancy was received with backlash, as Dunn was only 18 at the time, the model returned to the runway just 10 weeks after giving birth. Through her resilience and hard work, Dunn proves that she is not only gorgeous as a model, she is also beautiful as a mother and role model to other people of color.
Another top model with natural beauty to boot, Taylor Hill is an established figure in the modeling industry. Besides being in print ads for retail brands such as Forever 21 and H&M, Hill is also a Victoria’s Secret Angel. Notably, she became the youngest angel on their rotation, having walked for them at the age of 18.
Hill has also worked with a number of high fashion designers. These include the likes of Alexander Wang, Balmain, Kenzo, Miu Miu, and Versache.
Selena Gomez first launched her career in the entertainment industry as a member of the Barney & Friends in 2002. However, it wasn’t until she landed the lead role of Alex Russo in the Disney series Wizards of Waverly Place did she see mainstream recognition. Since then, Gomez has appeared in other Disney projects, such as Princess Protection Program and Sonny With a Chance. Gomez also broke into the music industry and has worked with the likes of Zedd, Marshmello, and Charlie Puth.
Though many might know her for her tumultuous relationship with former beau Justin Bieber, Gomez is more than just what the media portrays her to be. She is an active spokesperson for UNICEF and as a survivor of lupus, she remains to be an inspiration for many of her fans.
Born in South Africa, Charlize Theron is an award-winning actress whose beauty knows no bounds. Her portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wuornos in 2003’s Monster garnered her critical acclaim. Additionally, her performance was lauded with an Academy Award for Best Actress. This made her the first South African to win such an award in the acting category.
Theron is not only an impressive actress, she is also an activist who supports African youth against HIV/AIDS. She supports same-sex marriage as well.
It thus goes without saying that Charlize Theron is a stunning woman whose inner beauty shows just as much as her outer looks. She continues to be an inspiration to many as she provides a voice for others who lack a platform to speak for themselves.
An iconic actress and humanitarian, Angelina Jolie continues to be one of the most beautiful women of all time. Not only has she been named one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood, but she has also received multiple acting accolades throughout her career. Some of her notable films include Girl, Interrupted (1999), A Mighty Heart (2007), and Maleficient (2014). She also became the living embodiment of iconic video game character Lara Croft through the Tomb Raider films.
Jolie is beautiful not just in front of the camera, but behind it as well. She has dabbled in producing, screenwriting, and directing as an expansion to her acting career. Additionally, Jolie is also lauded for her humanitarian efforts and promotes several causes. These include women’s rights and education.
With all that said, it’s unsurprising that Jolie continues to be considered one of the most beautiful people in the world. Talented, compassionate, and arguably known for her signature pout as well, Angelina Jolie is one gorgeous woman that the world has been blessed with.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
One of the most well-known Indian actresses today, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is an influential celebrity in her home country. Some may know her as the winner of the Miss World 1994 pageant, while others are more familiar with Bachchan’s body of work as an actress. She gained praise for her role in 2000’s Kandukondain Kandukondain and 2016’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.
Furthermore, Bachchan makes good use of her popularity by being a brand ambassador for different charities and campaigns. Her beauty is globally admired, as she has been cited as being one of the most beautiful women in the world time and time again.
Another native of India, Priyanka Chopra is one of the top Bollywood stars and has dipped her toes in Hollywood with some supporting roles. Chopra’s beauty resonates with many, not just because she is a woman of color, but because she is vocal about social causes, such as women’s rights and the environment. Moreover, this former Miss World champions other pressing matters such as gender equality and the gender pay gap.
Chopra has also dabbled in music, having released three singles and provided vocals for a number of her film songs. She gained further popularity in American media due to her relationship with — and subsequent marriage to — singer Nick Jonas.
Angela Yeung Wing
More famously known by her stage name, Angelababy, Angela Yeung Wing is a model and actress based in mainland China as well as Hong Kong. She had an interest in fashion very early on in her life, as her father runs a fashion business in Shanghai. By age 14, Angelababy had already signed a modelling contract with Style International Management.
Angelababy’s rise to the spotlight wouldn’t come until 2014, though. After starring in Tsui Hark’s action-adventure fantasy film Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon in 2013, Angelababy joined the cast of Keep Running the year after. Keep Running, a spin-off of South Korea’s variety show called Running Man, was ultimately what turned Angelababy into a household name.
It goes without saying that Angelababy has both the looks and the charisma to captivate audiences. Whether you’re a fan of her acting or modelling, it’s clear that she is another memorable beauty worth keeping an eye on.
Anne Hathaway is a star who needs no further introduction. Her breakthrough role as Mia Thermopolis in The Princess Diaries — starring with the Julie Andrews, no less — shot her to instant fame. It’s worth noting, however, that Hathaway has blown critics and fans away with subsequent roles since taking on the mantle of Genovia’s princess.
Hathaway is in a vast assortment of films, including Brokeback Mountain, The Devil Wears Prada, and 2010’s Alice in Wonderland. She even became the next Selina Kyle/Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises, the last installment in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy. Furthermore, her portrayal of Fantine in Les Miserables garnered Hathaway the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress — an accolade well-deserved, considering Hathaway’s performance in the musical romantic drama was truly moving and emotional.
Anne Hathaway may have been under the spotlight for years and years, but her beauty continues to stand the test of time. It should come as no surprise, then, why she continues to be one of the most beautiful women in the world.
Halle Berry is known for many movie roles, but one that garnered her critical acclaim was her portrayal of Leticia Musgrove in 2001’s Monster’s Ball. For her performance in the romantic drama, Berry became the only woman of African American descent — and only woman of color, at that — to win an Academy Award for Best Actress. Other popular projects of the acclaimed actress include her work in the X-Men films and 2003’s Gothika. She was also a Bond girl in Die Another Day back in 2002.
Even in her 50s, the actress shows off her killer bod and fitness goals. Time and again, Berry has proven herself to be a noteworthy actress whose beauty stands the test of time.
Famous family aside, Kendall Jenner is undoubtedly a stunner whose looks captivate many. If it isn’t clear from her millions of Instagram followers, Jenner — who is a model on top of being a media superstar — is an alluring figure whose good looks can lure anyone into her already large following. Her impressive body of work includes walking for the likes of Vera Wang, Chanel, Oscar de la Renta, Alexander Wang, and Givenchy. Additionally, she has modelled for covers and editorials of several different publications, such as Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue Brazil, and W Korea.
A native of Iran, Nazanin Boniadi is a professional actress who first broke into the acting industry with the popular medical drama General Hospital and its spin-off, General Hospital: Night Shift. Some might also know her for her work as CIA analyst Fara Sherazi in Showtime’s Homeland, while others might spot her cameo role in 2008’s Iron Man.
Boniadi’s grace translates even outside of her acting work. She is a notable human rights defender, with a lot of her activism work focusing on Iranian youth. It’s no wonder she remains to be one of the most beautiful women in the world.
Pia Wurtzbach’s win as Miss Universe 2015 will always be a memorable one, but it must be said that she is more than just her Miss Universe crown. Wurtzbach, a German-Filipino who was born in Germany and raised in the Philippines, is also a model, TV personality, and a vocal supporter of the LGBT community. She has also starred in some local Filipino films and continues to advocate not just for gender equality, but for HIV/AIDS awareness as well.
Wurtzbach shows us that Miss Universe is more than just having a pretty face or gorgeous body. To wear the crown, you must have beauty with a purpose — something that Wurtzbach has always embodied from the very beginning.
Rachel McAdams first broke into the Hollywood scene with the comedy Hot Chick back in 2002. But, it wasn’t until Mean Girls in 2004 did she gain more widespread popularity for her portrayal of popular girl Regina George. McAdams has since showed her range with a variety of other roles, such as when she stepped into the shoes of Sacha Pfeiffer in the biographical drama film Spotlight. Notably, McAdams received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress thanks to her performance in said movie.
McAdams is more than just a beautiful actress — she’s a beautiful environmentalist as well. Paired with her stunning looks, McAdams continues to be beloved and admired by many today.
Famous for her mesmerizing curves, Kate Upton is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful women today. Though social media helped pivot her towards further popularity, this does not detract from Upton’s skills and charm as a model.
Upton has been featured in several magainzes as a cover model, most notably Sports Illustrated and Vogue. She has also appeared in campaigns for the likes of Victoria’s Secret, Betsey Johnson, and Express.
Beyond modelling, Upton has also appeared in a couple of films. 2017 saw her in The Layover with Alexandra Daddario, as well as in James Franco’s The Disaster Artist.
Zooey Deschanel may fit the bill for “quirky girl” roles, but she is much more than that sort of archetype. This blue-eyed beauty is also an accomplished singer and musician with a Grammy Award nomination under her belt.
Some notable roles of Deschanel’s include Yes Man (2008), opposite Jim Carrey, and 500 Days of Summer (2009), opposite Joseph-Gordon Levitt. However, the role she is most known for today is as Jessica Day on Fox’s sitcom, New Girl. Deschanel portrayed Jessica on the show from 2011 to 2018. For her portrayal, she received not just an Emmy Award nomination, but three Golden Globe Award nominations as well.
With her signature fringe and charming persona, Zooey Deschanel is, without a doubt, beautiful in her own endearing way.
Emily Ratajkowski rose to the limelight thanks to her appearance in Robin Thicke’s viral (albeit controversial) Blurred Lines music video. Since then, people from all over the world have worshipped her as a beauty goddess — and with good reason. Considering her looks alone, the model and actress is quite the knockout.
Ratajkowski is more than just her looks, though. She is very outspoken about empowering women and their sexuality; she also promotes sexual health as a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood. Whether you love her or hate her, Emily Ratajkowski truly has a place on anyone’s list of most beautiful women ever.
Though Dakota Johnson made her film debut in 1999 with Crazy in Alabama, it wasn’t until 2015’s Fifty Shades of Grey did the actress and model really shoot to fame. The film trilogy garnered Johnson mainstream recognition. Since then, she has starred in a variety of other films, such as 2016’s romantic comedy How to be Single, as well as supernatural horror film Suspiria in 2018.
Interestingly, Johnson actually comes from a family of thespians. Her parents are famed actors Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith. It’s clear that not only is she a stunner, her acting chops are impressive, regardless of her family background.
Kristen Stewart may have found worldwide recognition thanks to The Twilight Saga film series, but she has since shown us that she can branch out beyond her role as Bella Swan. Born in 1990, she became the world’s highest-paid actress both in 2010 and 2012. Her performance in the drama film Clouds of Sils Maria garnered Stewart the Cesar Award for Best Supporting Actress, becoming the first American Actress to win such an award.
Stewart undeniably fits — and exceeds — mainstream beauty standards, but she is definitely an individual who marches to the beat of her own drum. She is one of the most beautiful women in the world not just for her looks, but also because of her attitude and individuality against a sea of other famous celebrities.
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At this point, nearly everyone knows who Kim Kardashian is — or has heard of her, at the very least. Famous for a plethora of achievements and appearances, Kardashian is quite the force to be reckoned with. Her social media presence alone garners a significant amount of followers, but the mom of four shows the world that she’s more than just what she shares online. She is a businesswoman, has appeared in a couple of films, and even has plans of becoming a lawyer.
Considering her sculpted face, gorgeous figure, and overall influence as a celebrity, it’s only natural for Kim Kardashian to be considered as one of the most beautiful women in the world.
French actress Marion Cotillard is another timeless beauty whose allure reflects in any role she takes on. Her extensive career boasts of many accolades, including a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award, two Cesar Awards, and an Academy Award. Some of her notable films include A Very Long Engagement (2004), La Vie en Rose (2007), Inception (2010), and Two Days, One Night (2014).
Cotillard’s beauty is effortless. Whether she’s in a French film or an English one, her charm and allure always shine through.
Meghan Markle might have initially reached popularity through the American legal drama Suits, but today, she is known as the Duchess of Sussex. As a woman of mixed race (Markle’s mother is African American, while her father is Caucasian), Markle is proud of her racial identity, confusing as it might have been for her growing up.
Notably, Markle has received a lot of criticism under the public eye, what with her celebrity background entering the royal family. Nevertheless, Markle continues to handle her position and responsibilities with grace and poise. She is a great inspiration to many, with or without her royal titles.
Born in Pakistan, Mahira Khan is a professional actress with several accolades and awards for her roles in Pakistani TV shows. She is most famously known for portraying Khirad Ehsan in the Pakistani drama television series Humsafar. For her performance on the show, Khan received the award for Satellite Best TV Actress at the Lux Style Awards in 2013.
She may have been known for her work in Pakistani TV shows, but it’s worth noting that Khan actually began her career in entertainment as a VJ back in 2006. Not only is she a talented TV personality, Khan is also one of Pakistan’s most popular and highest-paid actresses today. With her the charisma to go with her beauty, it’s no wonder she’s considered one of the most beautiful women in the world.
Lana Del Rey
Grammy-nominated Singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey carries a retro sort of beauty that not all traditionally beautiful women posses or can pull off. Her debut single in 2011, Video Games, became a breakthrough success. Other popular singles of hers include Summertime Sadness and Born to Die.
As a more modern personification of 1950s and 1960s Americana, Del Rey carries a glamorous flair that pairs well with her cinematic sound. She is, without a doubt, a walking work of art — one that many can appreciate regardless of their own personal tastes.
Many have come to know and love Canadian actress Cobie Smulders for her role as Robin Scherbatsky in the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother. Following the conclusion of the CBS sitcom, Smulders has appeared in other projects, such as in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Agent Maria Hill. She also had a recurring role in the Netflix adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.
A charming persona all on her own, Smulders possesses a pleasant grace that reflects in how she interacts with fans and fellow actors alike. Her adaptability as an actress shows that although she already has some notable roles under her belt, there is still much we have yet to see from this formidable star.
Chrissy Teigen first reached popularity as a model, making her modelling debut in the Swimsuit Issue of Sports Illustrated in 2010. Today, however, Teigen is more famously known as the former co-host of Lip Sync Battle and wife of the one and only John Legend. The mother of two is beloved on social media for her quips and witty humor, showing us that there’s more to her than just a pretty face.
When she’s not modelling, Teigen enjoys cooking. In fact, she even has her own cook books where she shares recipes and some of her culinary knowledge with fans.
There’s no denying the charm and grace that Teigen possesses despite putting so much of herself up for the public to judge. Her personality is a breath of fresh air, making her stand out all the more from the rest.
Queen Raniah of Jordan possesses a sophistication that radiates wherever she goes. Not only is she stylish and captivating at any age, her beauty reflects just as much — if not more — in her advocacy work. The Queen consort of Jordan champions education, the youth, community empowerment, and health. As she lends her influence to empower those who have no voice of their own, Raniah Al-Abdullah is just as much an inspiration as she is royalty.
Irina Shayk gained recognition for being the first Russian model to grace the cover of a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Her sultry looks have landed her modelling gig after modelling gig. Shayk has walked the runway for Miu Miu, Burberry, Givenchy, and Marc Jacobs. Additionally, she has even walked in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show while six months pregnant.
Given that she has been on over 30 Vogue covers, it’s evident that Irina Shayk’s beauty knows no boundaries.
One of the highest-paid actresses in India, Padukone is undeniably gorgeous no matter what your beauty standards are. Deepika’s role in 2012’s romantic comedy Cocktail was a challenge for the actress, but it was ultimately a role that proved she was a force to be reckoned with. Notably, her first foray into Hollywood was in 2017 with the action film XXX: Return of Xander Cage opposite Vin Diesel.
Besides being a beautiful actress, Padukone also advocates for raising awareness on mental health in her home country. In line with such efforts, she formed The Live Love Laugh Foundation, a platform meant to sensitize people on the impact of mental health.
Many have come to know and love Nina Dobrev as Elena Gilbert/Katherine Pierce on the CW supernatural drama series, The Vampire Diaries. However, longtime fans of Dobrev may also recognize her as Mia Jones in Degrassi: The Next Generation. Regardless as to where you’ve seen her first, Dobrev is an actress whose talent and beauty continue to charm many.
Beyond the small screen, Dobrev has also appeared in several feature films. These include The Perks of Being a Wallflower, XXX: Return of Xander Cage, and the 2017 sequel-remake of Flatliners.
Dobrev’s looks are captivating, and she even has the physique worthy of being envied. Beyond her physical looks, her beauty shines through how she uses her platform and influence for good, being an advocate and active supporter of many different charitable causes.
Another model who has graced the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, Hannah Jeter is a gorgeous lady whose alluring blue eyes have won the hearts of fans all over the globe. She has appeared in campaigns for Ralph Lauren and has modelled for Levi’s, American Eagle Outfitters, and Victoria’s Secret. She is the epitome of classic beauty, so it’s clear that her captivating looks will continue to be timeless in the years to come.
As these women demonstrate, beauty manifests in all sorts of different ways. Whether they’re a model, a media personality, or just someone who chooses to help others, these women show that to be considered truly beautiful, you must be more than just what meets the eye.