There may be a lot of beautiful women in Hollywood, but only a handful of which that beauty radiates an innocence. Innocent according to the Urban Dictionary, is defined as one that is “O so adorable; couldn’t ever do anything wrong; big eyes that prove they’re not guilty of anything. Looks as if they couldn’t do a lot of things, but really, they’re the best at some.” Though in Hollywood, this list can change dramatically because of age or plastic surgery etc, but the ones that keep their faces untouched are the ones that will be remembered throughout time – the classic beauties.
That Au natural look isn’t prevalent for many celebrities as imagine being photographed every time you step out of the house. It’s probably a hard life even wanting to quickly pick something up at the supermarket and having to get ready for a ten minute errand. However, the women who go out knowing paparazzi will be waiting for them are the brave ones. These are the ladies that don’t have to worry about how they look done up or not, they pretty much look the same only enhanced when they go out on the town.
They say innocence is lost on the youth, but that isn’t true when it comes to these beauties in Hollywood.
17. Gemma Arterton
Gemma Arterton, 29 is a bombshell, but an understated one in her own right. Recently divorced, Gemma was chosen among 1500 other actresses for a coveted Bond Girl role and played Strawberry Fields in the movie Quantum of Solace, in 2008. However, she did state to Independent in March 2015 that she wasn’t happy about taking on that part. She said “It wasn’t like: “Oh my God, I’m going to be working with these people and it’s a dream come true.” Unfortunately, for us she isn’t planning on doing anymore blockbuster Hollywood films – she was in Clash of the Titans and Hansel and Gretel instead acting in more independent films, a couple French ones and stage work. She continued on to say that her goal is longevity, “You have to do good work. I think in the long term it goes against you [doing pretty girl roles]”.
16. Emma Watson
Emma Watson, 25 is another British beauty. She’s most known for playing Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter franchise which helped launch her career and more than £10 million in earnings. It is also what propelled her into modelling, having worked with name brands such as Lancome and Burberry. However, she is pretty grounded and disinterested in living a lavish lifestyle by choice instead even attending Oxford University for a year and finally graduating from Brown University in May 2014 with a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature. Fittingly, Emma is set to play Belle in upcoming fairytale adaption of Beauty and the Beast in 2017.
15. Lily James
Lily James, 26 was the right choice to play Cinderella in the 2015 Disney adaption. No one can deny that her classic beauty suited the princess part to a tee. In real life though, she had to do yoga to fit into the corset and only drank liquids while having the costume on. However, Lily told Instyle in the March 2015 issue that she wants the positive message to be seen in the movie even though it’s a fairy tale when she stated “My favorite part is when Cinderella tells the prince, ‘I have no carriage, I have no gown, no parents, this is just me. And the fairy godmother says, ‘This is the greatest risk we will ever take—to be truly seen as we are.’ Because it’s true, isn’t it?”
14. Maggie Grace
Maggie Grace, 32 has that fresh faced look, a native Midwestern, but now a South Californian gal doing beach-like activities. She can however go from having a minimalist look to a completely glam one and still really look like herself even in that transformation. It shouldn’t come as a surprise then if her wedding was like her engagement ring, an antique ring from 1810, classic and feminine just like her. After getting engaged to movie and director, Matthew Cooke in February 2015, reports surfaced by Washington Daily News that they were already hitched in a small private ceremony surrounded by friends and family when she was seen wearing a new wedding ring earlier this week in December 2015.
13. Kristin Kreuk
Kristin Kreuk, 32 is an ethereal beauty and not your typical Hollywood one at that. Her ethnic background includes a Chinese mother and Dutch father as well as a Chinese-Jamaican grandmother. After getting a starring role in a local Canadian teen show, she’s originally from Vancouver, Canada, she was able to get onto something more mainstream which was Smallville, which ran for an impressive 10 seasons. While we haven’t seen her other co-stars of Smallville as of recently, she was able to move on and do some producing as well as acting in a few films and stars on the CW show Beauty and the Beast.
12. Britt Robertson
Britt Robertson, 25 has that cute endearing face. She was recently seen in the Nicholas Sparks’ adaption, The Longest Ride earlier this year with the hunky Scott Eastwood, son of Clint Eastwood. However, her heart is with her current boyfriend Dylan O’Brien of MTV’s Teen Wolf and Maze Runner fame whom she met on the aptly named The First Time in 2012. Dylan told ODE in September 2015 in a sit down interview about Britt coming to watch him while acting, stating that “It’s a very cute, endearing thing I guess, where we’re shy about what the other one thinks because we love them… I get nervous with her on set because I think the world of her as an actress, not just like my girlfriend.”
11. Camilla Belle
Camilla Belle, 29 may look angelic, but might actually have a bad girl streak in her. Taylor Swift’s song “Better Than Revenge” was allegedly written about Camilla after Joe Jonas broke up with Taylor. Still whether or not it’s true, Camilla would probably love to emulate Ava Gardner’s style if she could, as she stated in an interview with The New Potato in June 2014 because Ava was sexy and feminine. She goes on further to say that she was taught at an early age that whatever she consumed would be reflected on the outside, especially on her skin. Another reason why she’s never smoked, hardly drinks alcohol, is strict about her sleeping habits, and eats tons of vegetables and fruits daily.
10. Keira Knightley
Keira Knightley, 30 can only be described as an English rose. It was only after Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl that she got more notoriety including her less recognizable bit part in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, where she played the decoy queen opposite of Natalie Portman’s character. It’s no wonder she was chosen for that part as they both have a strikingly similar beauty. Married to James Righton, a musician and having had a baby girl Edie, earlier this year, she did cause some controversy last year when she posed topless for Interview magazine in July 2014 to protest photoshopping. Proud of her body, she told The Times UK back in November 2014: “That was one of the ones where I said, ‘OK, I’m fine doing the topless shot so long as you don’t make them any bigger or retouch.’ Because it does feel important to say it really doesn’t matter what shape you are in.”
9. Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman, 34 has that natural beauty of which very few women can have whilst donning a shaved head as she did in real life for the movie V for Vendetta. Not one to go on her looks alone, she gave a commencement speech at Harvard College in 2015 where she graduated from in 2003. Even at her age now and having been married to ballet dancer and choreographer Benjamin Millepied since 2012, and having their son, Aleph in 2011, she still seemingly looks like she could pass for someone in their 20’s. When Instyle magazine asked Natalie in the June 2015 issue of her secret to her luminous skin, she stated that it was her vegan diet, drinking a lot of water and avoiding dairy that did the trick. Sounds simple enough, but not everyone can look like her.
8. Jessica Biel
Jessica Biel, 33 is an all American girl. She’s been known to kick a** in action movies such as Blade, so it wouldn’t be a surprise to know that she would definitely get back to into shape after having baby son Silas this year with husband Justin Timberlake. She hasn’t been seen in a lot of movies as of lately, but does have a few upcoming ones. However, she did move onto something completely different. She’s opening a kid restaurant with a full on treehouse, marketplace and activity center among other things called Au Fudge, in January 2016 on Melrose in LA. It’s been described as “a semi-private high end organic restaurant targeted largely towards children” by LA Eater. Bring your kids and maybe you can catch a glimpse of that beauty there.
7. Blake Lively
Blake Lively, 28 is one tall stunner. In 2011, she was featured in the annual TIME magazine 100 influential people ranking her at number 35, AskMen named her the most desirable woman of 2011 ranking her at number 36, and People magazine named her one of 2012’s Most Beautiful at Every Age. She’s now married to Ryan Reynolds and had baby, James, earlier this year and although her looks and 5”’10 height could’ve taken her in the direction of modelling, she went the acting route instead. Her breakout role was playing Serena on CW’s teen drama Gossip Girl for the full six seasons it ran, while still doing side movie projects. Her dramatic skills are finally being recognized more with movies such as Oliver Stone’s Savages in 2012, and recently in the 2015 film The Age of Adaline.
6. Nina Dobrev
Nina Dobrev, 26 played a vampire starring in six seasons as Elena Gilbert in Vampire Diaries, but is less vampy in real life. She left the show to pursue other projects and took a much needed break even going on a long road trip this past summer and taking pictures posting them via her Instagram account. In an interview with Skycaster in May 2015, she mentioned that she really likes to keep things down to a minimum when she’s on the road. She used a simple beauty routine and stated that “I don’t like to wear or do too much. It’s been so freeing to kind of wear no makeup and let my skin breathe for the first time and have my hair unruly and crazy curly. I walk out of the shower and go and don’t care”.
5. Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence, 25 is definitely the girl next door type, but she isn’t all about looks. This beauty is known for her acting chops. She won the Academy Award for lead actress for Silver Linings Playbook in 2013, and has been known to be able to laugh at herself. On the way to receiving the Oscar, she fell on the stairs (evening gown and all), but still managed to make a joke about it in her acceptance speech. This girl can even sing. She sung The Hanging Tree in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and sounded pretty darn good. She’s versatile not only in her movie roles and talents, but can go from hanging with the boys (even being the victim of practical jokes on set), to going glam as the face of Christian Dior.
4. Kendall Jenner
Kendall Jenner, 20 is unlike her other sisters especially when it comes to plastic surgery. So far, she’s stayed true to herself and from what has been publicized, she hasn’t gotten anything done. It’s worked in her favor to stay a natural beauty as modelling has taken off for her signing with The Society Management modelling agency and became Estee Lauder’s new global face in 2014. She’s been on multiple magazine covers such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and GQ and walked down the runways of countless famous fashion designers like Chanel and Marc Jacobs, and even had a stint for Victoria’s Secret.
3. Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez, 23 has that doey brown eyed girl look that Van Morrison could refer to in his song, “Brown Eyed Girl”. It’s not a coincidence, that her eyes are also a feature that she normally likes to play up when she goes out. Her innocent look is also probably one of the reasons Justin Bieber can’t get over her as he still writes and sings songs about their relationship; allegedly the lyrics of “Sorry” could very well be an apology to her as she did with “The Heart Wants What It Wants” about her having a hard time getting over him. So as they continually break up and get back together, we’ll still see her as a good girl that got caught up with the wrong guy.
2. Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift, 26 has that sweet pop princess persona until of course, you find out that she writes her songs about her exes; bad for the exes especially since most were well known, but good for her music sales. She became one of the best-selling artists of all time, having sold more than 40 million albums and this year she became the youngest woman ever to be included on Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Women list, ranking at number 64. If that wasn’t enough, this beauty has famous female celebrities clamouring to be her friend and are usually photographed sitting alongside her in the audience of an award show or even on stage at one of her concerts. This just goes to show that women don’t always have to be so competitive or catty with each other.
1. Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande, 22 is an Italian starlet beauty. Just like a few ladies on this list, she started out on a Nickelodeon show called Victorious. However, she really rose to fame when her album titled Yours Truly, debuted at No. 1 on the US Billboard 200 albums chart in September 2013 with 138,000 copies sold in its first week. Although she should be more recognized for her four-octave and a semitone soprano vocal range, and the whistle register, Mariah Carey comparisons, as well as for her great vocal impressions of other artists (as she did so on Jimmy Fallon), instead she is more notably known her preferred hair style – a high ponytail which seems to accentuate her angelic face and her famous ex-boyfriend Big Sean.