Various entertainment media online and in print never fail to come out with their lists of the 10 sexiest women in the world. And it’s not uncommon that one’s list would have some names or ranking different from another list. That’s because these lists are highly subjective, often polled from their respective editorial team or from their readers. Here’s our pick of the 10 sexiest women in the world for 2013. Anyone is free to agree or not.
1. Angelina Jolie
Whoever said that lips alone can’t define a sexy woman has not seen Angelina Jolie whose pouting lips can shame Sophia Loren’s equally sensuous pout. The star made famous by her Tomb Raider lead character has graced the list of the hottest and sexiest woman on the planet over the last decade and this distinction has not escaped the editors of Men’s Health who continues to have her in their top 100 sexist women of all time. Her age and motherhood might take its toll on other women, but not Jolie whose sensuous allure remains a force in the movie world.
2. Charlize Theron
Exuding a statuesque regal grace at 5’10” and unmistakable sex appeal with her green eyes and sensuous curves, Charlize Theron brings a certain nostalgic charm reminiscent of the stars of the 40s and 50s. The 37-year old South African beauty definitely belongs in a class of her own, combining grace, beauty, sex appeal and the acting prowess that won her an Oscar Best Actress in Monster. Back in 2007, she beat Angelina Jolie and Scarlett Johansson to top the list of sexiest women alive by Esquire magazine, and to this day, her age only confirms what it means to have timeless beauty and sex appeal.
3. Emma Watson
Many still remember the young impish Hogwarts student Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone but who ever thought that in 12 years time, the girl who played the part would blossom into a sensuous woman? The 22-year old Emma Watson is said to have enough fortune never to work a single day in her life. Luckily for most men, she will has plans to grace the celluloid with her charm and graceful sensuality that will still see her in many of the top 10 lists of sexy women for years to come. Since 2007, Emma has figured in the top 100 sexiest women in the world as gathered by FHM.
4. Irina Shayk
Between 2007 and 2012, Russian model Irina Shayk has the distinction of having been featured five times in the Sports Illustrated and was the first Russian to grace it cover in a 2011 issue. She is ranked at the top of the 50 hottest Russian women by Complex magazine after appearing in the 2010 spring and summer collection of Giorgio Armani. Other fashion and lifestyle magazines have not missed the opportunity to feature her Balkan beauty and allure, such as Harper’s Magazine, Elle and GQ in Spain, and was awarded “Best International Model of 2010 by Glamour magazine.
5. Jennifer Lawrence
Just 23 years old and a 2013 Oscar Best Actress winner for her role in Silver Linings Playbook, Jennifer Lawrence is among the youngest and most promising young Hollywood celebrities to date. Not exactly a classic beauty in the mold of a young Elizabeth Taylor or Grace Kelly, Jennifer has that unique face and raw charisma that men simply can’t resist. Exuding strong expressive eyes with a body that still retains some of her baby fat, she certainly has the look for the 21st century generation of screen thespians who still have a long road ahead to reach the peak of their acting careers.
6. Megan Fox
Just 3 years short of 30, Megan Denise Fox continues to drive men crazy with her sensuous allure that audiences everywhere fell for in her first hit movie “Transformers”, almost making her Mikaela character the better reason to watch the film than the awesome CGI effects. It is no wonder that she reprised her role in the next two sequels. Since then, she has graced several top ten most beautiful and hottest women lists.
7. Scarlet Johansson
Few women can exude the charm that has the classic look of the 30s when called for and the raw sensuality of the 21st century as Scarlett Johansson. Banking on her Danish roots and the success of last year’s Iron Man 2 and The Avengers, Scarlett has shown not only her mettle in action flicks, but a sexy profile betrayed by her tight black catsuit in the film that have driven men to daydream about a date with her.
The Barbadian recording diva and actress Rihanna has been making waves in the fashion scene since redefining what R&B music is for the 21st century. Her flawless skin and sexy curves have driven men to fantasize about her for over the last half decade and her winning the title of sexiest woman alive by Esquire in 2011 cemented her place in the firmament of celebrities who can claim the distinction.
9. Cheryl Cole
In several top 10 lists, Cheryl Cole has figured in the top 5, often getting unanimous votes as the number one sexiest woman alive. Just take a look at any of her celebrity pictures online and if that doesn’t convince you that she deserves the ranking, perhaps a face-to-face encounter will. Even from her earliest TV appearance in Girls Aloud using here maiden name Cheryl Tweedy, men never fail to take notice of the girl that would become the most popular among the cast. Since then, she has entered the pop music pop scene with several top selling singles and 3 solo albums, become a judge in The X-Factor two years in a row, married English football star Ashley Cole in an on-off romance, and has been a fashion icon that women emulate.
10. Katy Perry
Dark hair and large enigmatic eyes the remind you of Audrey Hepburn, Katy Perry at 28 is a classic beauty unique in the music industry where she has made a dent with a couple of #1 albums, one of which, Teenage Dream, matches Michael Jackson’s Thriller as being the second album to have five songs that hit number one in the music charts. Along the way she has had several hit singles that started with the raunchy pop hit I Kissed a Girl in 2008, eight Grammy award nominations, two highly successful concert tours, and a brief marriage to comedian and self-confessed drug addict and womanizer Russel Brand. On the side, she has graced various top-ten lists as among the sexiest women alive.