It’s tempting to knock the women on this list because the jokes are just so good!
Digging in, though, you’ll find hotties who fell into fame, either because of advantages and knowing people, or just putting their faces out there for the world to fall in love with. One thing in common, though, is that they are known for their looks first and foremost. What did they do with it? Where did they first get noticed?
I’ve been surprised by what I’ve found, and I think you will be, too. I also chose these ladies because they reach different audiences, but are major presences in those niches for being beautiful, pretty, sexy, nice to look at, “would die to raid her phone’s selfies”, those lovely things. I had a blast picking out photos that seemed to capture the real sexiest parts of these women. Some, it’s just the look in the eye, while others have bodies that can’t catch a bad camera angle even if an expert photographer tried.
With each lady, I’ll describe how she “got noticed,” and what she did with it. Did she crash and burn? Did she work her butt off because of the opportunity? Did she do both several times? I’ll give you a sense as to my impressions of her personality based on her wikipedia portfolio, and her professional website.
Most of these are blonde women, and I do believe that blondes have more fun (I’m half Polish), but that’s what mass pop culture has been digging on for decades. Maybe the beauties’ body types change due to popularity at the time, but pop culture loves our California girls. Perhaps, though, Marilyn Monroe still carries the impact on ideal beauty for us.
Note. I will also mention if any of the blondes are, indeed, California girls.
12. Lauren Conrad
Lauren Conrad, a California girl, is known best for her role in her reality shows. With her fame, she’s been the cover model on several highly regarded fashion magazines. That’s a pretty big deal for someone who was only famous because of reality TV series Laguna Beach and The Hills. She’s also a writer, and her first novel, L.A. Candy, became a bestseller when it was released. She’s written many other books. Her reputation for being a stable person on a reality TV show makes her a fan favorite, and she is the second-highest paid person in reality television.
11. Audrina Patridge
Audrina Patridge (California girl!) became famous for her role on The Hills, alongside Lauren Conrad. When that was over, she tried a spin-off with her family, but the show didn’t have good ratings and was canceled after a season. Truly surprised given this brunette’s beauty. She has continued to act in small movies, but nothing has really come of it. I think a lot of us expected more from Audrina at this point. Oh well. For the fans, she’s a sexy beauty to watch and they’ll continue to follow what she’ll do next.
10. Paris Hilton
Not a California girl, but a massive, gazillion-dollar heiress of the Hilton Hotel franchise (her Grandad owned it) born in New York City. In her teens, she signed on with Donald Trump‘s modeling agency, and became known as a New York socialite. A sex tape was leaked of Hilton and her then-boyfriend just before her TV series, The Simple Life, hit the airwaves. The mix of the two made her a true star, but what has she done with it? She wrote a book, has a chain of her own women’s stuff stores, and even DJs. Her official website calls her, “…celebrity, entrepreneur, and pioneer of reality television.” She’s kept busy, it looks, and enjoys what she’s been given.
9. Tila Tequila
Born in Singapore, and having grown up in Texas, Tila said in an interview that she got her name from something that happened with alcohol when she was twelve. She moved to LA to become a model, and after being in some men’s magazines, she became more of a social media presence. She used her fame to write a book, and then dabbled with music before crashing and burning when she defended Hitler and took sexy pics in front of a concentration camp in a Nazi uniform.
People showed less interest. Her professional connections fizzled. She continues to have her niche in social media, and independently works on music. This year, she was quoted as saying that she thinks the world is flat. All publicity is good publicity!
8. The Kardashian Sisters
Kim, Kourtney, and Khloe are the stars of reality TV show Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Kim got noticed for her friendship with Paris Hilton, and later through a leaked sex tape. Through her reality TV show, she was named highest paid celebrity in a reality show. She continues to work on lots of projects, including showing off her bod on Twitter. Kourtney got famous for being on the reality show with her sisters, and fans of the show enjoyed watching her up and down relationship. Khloe also got her fame from the show. The three have their own clothing and perfume lines. These three are all California girls.
7. Tara Reid
Tara Reid has been acting all her life, but once she started landing stand-out roles like American Pie, she became known for her sex appeal and her wild party ways. Although she’s known for being a party animal, it doesn’t seem to interfere with her ability to work consistently. Her most known roles are in the movie Van Wilder and the TV show Scrubs. She isn’t up to much these days, unless you count her appearances in Sharknado as work, except for over-tanning.
No word on what she is up to now, but I’m sure she’ll be sexy and trashy doing it.
6. Anna Nicole Smith
Anna Nicole Smith became famous for her Playboy spreads in the early 90s. She truly is the epitome of celebs who are or were (she is gone after all) famous for being sexy. She was born in Australia, but it was in the US where she gained her fame. Once a curvy sex goddess, later a troubled woman always in the tabloids, she died in 2007 from a lethal mixture of prescription drugs. Terrible way to go out.
She may not resonate with the younger generation, but in her time, she was insanely gorgeous.
iJustine’s video of a 300-page iPhone bill she made went viral and boosted her into fame. This internet cutie’s good-girl looks and honest on-camera persona has her dabbling in acting in film and on television. She also continues her YouTube work, we which we all love. In 2010, Maxim included her as one of the “Hot 100” list. How can anyone resist such a beautiful and talented go-getter like iJustine? She makes eating almond bars sexy…
4. Alana Blanchard
Born in Hawaii, Alana Blanchard is a professional surfer and model. Although, at this point, we might as well say she is first a model; a surfer, second. Just look at her! Obviously she’s an athlete, and a great one at that. She’s won several surfing championships. In 2015, she opened a high fashion action sports agency called The Surf Look. She uses surfing professionals as models. Well if they look like her, we’re very fine with that!
3. Ivana Trump
From Czechoslovakia, Ivana Trump was quite the tabloid queen in her time. She got noticed when Donald Trump married her (why wouldn’t he – she’s beautiful). After they divorced because the latter cheater on her, Trump signed on with a modeling agency. So in effect, The Donald, who just so happens to be running for President of the United States, is responsible for some of her success. Maybe all of it! She modeled for years in high fashion as pop culture fans kept tabs on her personal life through magazines, and later the Internet.
2. Nicky Hilton
Nicky Hilton is Paris Hilton’s sister, and is also a socialite and model. Like her sister, she was famous for being a Hilton. Unlike her sister, however, she’s made good use of her fame. She owns fashion and jewelry lines, and in 2014, she had her first book published. One of her modeling jobs was as a fashion model for an Australian underwear company. Not many women can pull that off! She’s young, so we’ll be seeing more of what she’s up to in coming years.
1. Kimberly Stewart
Kimberly Stewart is rock legend’s Rod Stewart‘s daughter. At the young age of 19, she started her own fashion line, but it didn’t work out. She has modeled all over the world. Perhaps her most controversial modeling picture was of her nude with a crucifix in Italy’s Vogue magazine. Nothing says Christianity like nudity and crucifixion! She also posed nude with two other well-known musicians’ daughters in British society magazine called Tatler in 2008.
By the way, Stewart is a California girl.