Showbusiness is an industry where appearance is almost as important as how you can act. What’s the best way to look good? Keep in shape. Aside from the obvious health benefits, keeping in shape is one of the secrets to staying bankable, and being able to meet the demands required by any role.
Which Hollywood actresses have the best bodies today?
10. Charlize Theron
One look at Charlize Theron in that hot bodysuit as Aeon in Aeon Flux and we fell for her. However, we fell for her for a long time ago as well. Theron has long been the desire of many men, and also many women, since her brief but shocking nude scene in the 1997 film The Devil’s Advocate.
Never one to shy from baring flesh, Theron did it again in Reindeer Games and again in Monster which got her an academy award for Best Actress in 2004. As Meredith Vickers in Prometheus and we fell for her again, never mind if there were insinuations rumors that Miss Vickers might have been an AI.
9. Mila Kunis
Rising to fame as the pretty yet ditzy Jackie Burkhart from the hit comedy series That 70’s Show, Ukrainian-born Mila Kunis has made a name for herself as an actress with breakthrough roles like in Forgetting Sarah Marshall.
She has also played an assassin in Max Payne, a ballet dancer in Black Swan and voices Meg Griffin in the popular cartoon series Family Guy.
Despite being a petite 5’4” she has been ranked as #5 in Maxim Magazine’s 100 hot women of 2011 and #3 for 2012. While she cannot be denied as sexy, she admits being shy about her body and let a body double play the nude roles required for her character in Friends with Benefits.
8. Jessica Biel
Americans fell in love with girl-next-door Mary Camden in 7th Heaven. After Jessica Biel got herself canned from the series, claiming her goody-two-shoes image was preventing her from landing more mature roles, she finally broke into the movie scene. As to her graduation to more mature roles, there were few complaints from fans.
Following her famous underwear scene in I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, she quickly rose to fame as one of the sexiest and fittest female stars. Her movie credits would later include Easy Virtue and Powder Blue where she finally bares her awesome body. She would later land roles in the A-Team and the remake of Total Recall.
7. Olivia Munn
Geeks have been lusting after Olivia Munn since Attack of the Show where this beauty seemed quite out of place with the nerds and all things nerdy. After that she did break into the movies but it was not really until Iron Man that she was noticed. This was followed by her role in the media drama series The Newsroom where her character Sloan Sabbith was hailed by critics as a breakout role and her best so far.
Bonus points for the scene where she speaks rapid-fire Japanese, which she can do in real life.
She finally bared some skin in Magic Mike and her fans, by now both the geeky and the manly, were not disappointed.
6. Emma Stone
When Zombieland came out it was inevitable that moviegoers would fall in love with the only marriageable woman in the movie. Even after that movie people were still falling for Stone who would later land roles in movies like Crazy, Stupid Love, The Amazing Spider-man, Easy A and Gangster Squad.
She is current filming Birdman and The Amazing Spider-man 2.
5. Cameron Diaz
After Cameron Diaz starred opposite Jim Carrey in The Mask the audience was stunned, here was a model who could act. She teased us a bit in There’s Something About Mary with her scene AT that window, but by then there was already no doubt she was one of Hollywood’s hottest actresses.
Even after two Charlie’s Angels movies she proves she still has “it” as evidenced by her butt scene in The Green Hornet and the carwash scene in Bad Teacher. She is currently filming The Other Woman, The Counselor and Agent 21.
4. Olivia Wilde
Well, yes, we know Quorra in Tron: Legacy is nothing but a program, but we still could not stop staring at that program anyway. Olivia Wilde got her break in the TV series Skin and The OC but it was another series House, M.D. that would make her a household name.
Now no longer a stranger to the silverscreen with Cowboys & Aliens and In Time, and with several projects in pre-production, Wilde was also voted #1 in Maxim Magazine’s 100 hot women of 2009.
3. Megan Fox
Long-hailed as the sexiest woman in Hollywood, Megan Fox started her showbiz career in 2001 before being noticed and moving on to bigger and bigger roles. In between movies she also models (something which she has been doing since 13) with clothing companies like Armani and magazines like Maxim and FHM.
She admits being somewhat of a geek, as she likes comic books and video games. Maybe this is why she allowed by Michael Bay to keep her running a lot by sending so many projectiles and bombs her way during Transformers 1 and Transformers 2.
2. Angelina Jolie
Lara Croft is the perfect girl of many geeks out there, but when Angelina Jolie became the gun-toting, artifact-hunting, death-dealing archaeologist in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider in 2001 the crush spread from gaming geeks to hot-blooded men who have never even heard of the game. She would later say she was about to turn down the role but was intrigued by the training it would take to get into shape to play the part.
Few knew by then she had starred in Cyborg 2 and did a daring role for the TV movie Gia. She recently underwent a double mastectomy to prevent breast cancer.
1. Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow has played a lot of roles including some daring ones in movies like Great Expectations, Sylvia and Two Lovers, but it is her role as Pepper Potts in the Iron Man trilogy that is winning her more admirers than before.
Pepper looked so good in her training gear in Iron Man 3 that moviegoers were thinking it was inevitable she would get fitted with a curvaceous female version of the Iron Man suit.