The world is filled with beautiful women. They are prominently featured in television shows, movies and magazines all the time. No matter what medium your favorite woman appears in, one thing is for sure, the world always takes notice when a beautiful woman is in front of them. The sexier the woman is, the more attention she gains around the world.
With so many beautiful women in the world, from so many industries, it’s hard to narrow it down to just twenty. If you continue reading you’ll see that it’s also impossible to rank those twenty as hotter or sexier than others. You’ll also find out who is worth over $300 million, who stole a husband from another beauty, who doesn’t do anything other than look pretty for money, and who won’t wear a certain baseball jersey on certain days. Now, when you finish reading this list you can say you were doing it to learn new information and great trivia, and not just to stare at gorgeous women.
Here are the twenty most beautiful women in the world, in no particular order. But I'll warn you, it's getting hot in here already!
20 Nina Dobrev
Nina Dobrev is a 27-year-old stunner that many consider to be one of the most beautiful women in the world. One glance at her and you can see why.
Dobrev was born in Bulgaria but was raised in Canada, where she thankfully found some acting opportunities. She has been in numerous films and you can’t miss her when she is on screen. You have seen her playing the roles of Mia Jones in Degrassi: The Next Generation, The Final Girls, The Vampire Diaries (Elena Gilbert), Let’s Be Cops, and The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
19 Amber Heard
To say that the 30-year-old Amber Heard is cute, is the understatement of the year. Any time that a list is released of the most beautiful or the world’s sexiest women, Heard is a guarantee to be on the list. And this list is no different.
She has played roles in Pineapple Express, Never Back Down, The Danish Girl, Magic Mike XXL, 3 Days to Kill and Hidden Palms. She is currently in negotiations to play a main role in the Aquaman film that is scheduled for a 2018 release right now. Let’s hope she gets it!
18 Penelope Cruz
Penelope Cruz is more than just a good-looking 42-year-old actress and model. She is without question one of the most beautiful women in the world. She has been in numerous movies and she had a banner year in 2001. In that year alone she had major roles in All the Pretty Horses, Vanilla Sky, Blow and Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. In 2008 she won an Oscar for “Best Presentation in a Supporting Role” for her work in the movie Vicky Cristina Barcelona.
Cruz has done modeling work for Mango, L’Oreal, and Ralph Lauren.
17 Kate Upton
Kate Upton is absolutely one of the most attractive women walking the earth today. With good reason, she is included on every list of the most beautiful or sexy women in the world, and here you see her making yet another appearance on one of those lists.
She is known as a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue model but she does a lot more than that. The 23-year-old was in the movie Tower Heist and had a great role in the movie The Other Woman” in 2014. You see her on television all the time as the main attraction in the $40 million advertising campaign for the mobile app game Game of War: Fire Age.
16 Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway is a beautiful 33-year-old actress that has won several awards for her tremendous work in countless movies. Some of her better-known roles were in The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, Brokeback Mountain, Bride Wars, Valentine’s Day, The Dark Knight Rises, Les Miserables, The Intern, Alice through the Looking Glass, The Devils Wears Prada, Becoming Jane and Rachel Getting Married.
Unfortunately for her, she became involved in a relationship for four years with con artist Raffaello Follieri. She did a considerable amount of charity work while with him but it later came out that he was a fraud and had stolen millions of dollars from investors, using her name and status as a symbol of credibility. Hathaway had nothing to do with the scam and didn’t know anything about what was going on. She was never charged with any wrongdoing but he was sentenced to nearly five years in prison. Once she found out what was going on she distanced herself from him as quickly as possible.
15 Candice Swanepoel
Some might call Candice Swanepoel a very pretty woman. After all, she has made a living out of being beautiful. That’s not a bad gig at all if you can get it. She consistently ranks highly on most beautiful lists and most sexy lists. As a matter of fact, in 2014 she was #1 on Maxim’s “Hot 100 List”.
She is mostly known for her work as a Victoria’s Secret model and she started modeling at the age of only 15 years old.
Candice was born and raised in South Africa and she speaks three different languages fluently. (English, Portuguese, and Afrikaner) She got engaged last year to Hermann Nicoli and she is pregnant with their first child.
In 2015, she was listed at #8 on the Forbes top-earning models list after earning around $5 million. Not too shabby at all.
14 Olivia Wilde
Olivia Wilde is a 32-year-old gorgeous model, actress, producer, and director. She got started with Skin, House M.D., and Tron: Legacy but none of those projects were incredibly successful In fact, the only thing that was notable about those was her appearance in them. She hit it big with The Girl Next Door and went on to roles on House, Cowboys and Aliens, Rush and Drinking Buddies. She is currently in HBO’s Vinyl.
In 2010, Wilde was named PETA’s Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity.
13 Nicola Peltz
Nicola Peltz is a 21-year-old lovely that makes watching anything that she is in a pleasant experience. She became well known after her role of Katara in the movie The Last Airbender back in 2010. She used that as a stepping stone to the role of Bradley Martin in the series Bates Motel. She had a good role in the fourth “Transformers” movies series, Transformers: Age of Extinction, which came out in 2014.
12 Jessica Alba
Jessica Alba is a 35-year-old exquisite beauty and she has been that way since she first broke onto the major public scene at the age of 19. She is an actress, model, and a very successful businesswoman.
She is most known for her roles in the movies Sin City and the Fantastic Four. There isn’t a list published of the sexiest women in the world that doesn’t have Alba on it.
Alba has won several awards for her acting and you have also seen her in Dark Angel, Honey, Good Luck Chuck, Into the Blue and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.
She co-founded The Honest Company in 2012 and she owns 15-20% of it currently. The company sells nontoxic household products. In 2015, her net worth was listed at over $340 million so she has done very well in everything that she has taken part in.
She recently told InStyle that when she was young the label of “sex symbol” was uncomfortable for her. She said
"My sexuality made me very uncomfortable. I remember my first Maxim shoot, they were telling me to pose a certain way, and I was like, 'Agh! I'm 19. I'm a virgin. I don't even know how to do that.' It was so awkward." I sort of went through a life crisis. I was like, 'This isn't what I set out to be. I'm so much more than this, but I don't know how not to be a sex symbol.'"
Not only is she very pleasant on the eyes but she is extremely smart as well. She knows the game. In a 2008 interview, she said
"I think there are ambitious girls who will do anything to be famous, and they think men in this business are used to women doing that. Contrary to how people may feel, I've never used my sexuality. That's not part of it for me. When I'm in a meeting, I want to tell you why I'm an asset, how I'm a commodity, how I can put asses in the seats, not, 'There's a chance you're going to be able to f**k me.' That's never been my deal."
Good for you, Jessica!
11 Melissa Benoist
Melissa Benoist is better known to the world as Supergirl. The foxy 27-year-old is on your television every week flying around saving the world. If you are a fan of superheroes you probably watch the show already, but if you aren’t, Benoist should be more than enough reason to tune in.
She first graced your TV screen with her role as Marley Rose on Glee and she has also made several appearances on shows such as Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The Good Wife, and Homeland. She is no stranger to the silver screen either as you have seen her in the movies Whiplash, The Longest Ride, and Danny Collins.
In 2015 Benoist got married to Blake Jenner who was her co-star on Glee
10 Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande is a 22-year-old radiant beauty that started on television and is now a successful singer. Like so many young artists she got her start on a TV show made for kids. The world got to know her on the Nickelodeon show Victorious and when the series ended four years after she joined the cast, she moved over to the show Sam & Cat. She has appeared in several other shows and movies as well as voicing several other parts.
In 2011, she got started on her career in music and she immediately rose to mainstream stardom. Her first album Yours Truly debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart and the first single, “The Way” hit #10 on the Billboard Hot 100. Not a bad start to a career at all huh? Many people have compared her singing voice to another beauty, Mariah Carey. That’s not too bad at all either.
9 Vanessa Ray
The sexy Vanessa Ray has been on your television screen for quite a while now. She played the role of CeCe drake on the show Pretty Little Liars and has made appearances on several other shows. She currently plays Officer Janko on the CBS hit show Blue Bloods. When she is in uniform on the show you can see how sexy she is, but it’s not until she does a scene in street clothes that you get a real view of what she brings to the screen.
8 Sandra Bullock
Even at 51 years old Sandra Bullock is one hot woman and still one of the most beautiful women in the world. In recent years, she has been in The Proposal, The Blind Side, The Heat, All About Steve, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and Gravity. She has won countless awards for her tremendous work on the silver screen.
Recently when she was told that she was chosen for another list of the most beautiful women in the world, Bullock laughed. She said “No, really. That’s ridiculous.” She added that her main goal in life is to be a good mom to her son, not to make lists like this.
"When I first held him, I realized what my purpose in life was. As long as I'm healthy and strong and I don't let this mind of mine run amok with insecurities about what I am not, I can look in the mirror and like who I see."
7 Charlotte McKinney
Charlotte McKinney is a 22-year-old babe from Orlando, Florida that got her start in a nontraditional way. She dropped out of high school when she was 17 years old and tried to pursue a modeling career. But success wasn’t coming with any agency that she was with so she decided to take matters into her own hands.
Using Instagram as her new platform she quickly found success and was featured in Esquire. She then signed on with Wilhelmina Models and became even better known, appearing in campaigns for Guess and Carl’s Jr.
McKinney was on a season of Dancing with the Stars and was in the movie Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser. She is currently filming a movie called The Late Bloomer.
6 Angelina Jolie
At 40 years old, Angelina Jolie is still smoking hot and easily one of the most beautiful women in the world. She has won numerous awards for her work in movies and she is one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood.
She hit the mainstream with her role in the movie Hackers and has since appeared in blockbusters like Girl, Interrupted, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Salt, A Mighty Heart, Changeling, Unbroken and Maleficent.
Despite her success on the silver screen, there is no question that she is most known for breaking up the marriage of Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston. Jolie married Pitt in 2014 after a long relationship that neither would comment on for a very long time.
5 Bryana Holly
Bryana Holly is a 22-year-old Playboy Playmate that has beauty that just dazzles the mind. Last year Maxim named her as THE “Instagram Girl". To this point, she is one of the most beautiful women in the world that makes a living off of her looks. But hey, who cares right?
Other Playmates have described her as being a “tease” or a “beach babe” and she dated Brody Jenner for a short time. But not much is known about her relationship status currently.
4 Demi Rose Mawby
Demi Rose Mawby is a 21-year-old drop dead gorgeous British model. Her rise to the top can be credited to social media. When she started posting photos of herself and they were shared over and over again she began to realize that maybe she was onto something. Not long after, she became an official model and was featured in GIRL.
She recently did a photo shoot for her upcoming 2017 bikini calendar and you can find a lot of photos from the shoot on her Instagram account. You won’t want to miss them!
3 Melanie Iglesias
Melanie Iglesias is a 28-year-old piece of eye candy that you never want to miss. Over the last several years the world has taken notice of her so you don’t want to be left out!
In 2010 she was named the winner of Maxim’s “Hometown Hotties” list and she has been in several magazine features since. You can see her showing off her beauty in Vibe, World’s Most Beautiful and Esquire. She has been named on the “Maxim Hot 100” and was on a special edition cover for the magazine. Last year she also made the FHM 100 Sexiest list and Vibe Magazine listed her at #2 on the “30 Sexiest Celebrities Under 30” list.
2 Halston Sage
Halston Sage is a divine beauty that has appeared in numerous movies. The 23-year-old is mostly known for her roles on Nickelodeon’s How to Rock and on NBC’s Crisis. Her role in the movie Paper Towns brought her to mainstream success.
Sage has been in several other movies that have helped the world see the beauty that she has. The First Time, The Bling Ring, Poker Night, Grown Ups 2, Goosebumps and Neighbors are just a few of them.
1 Shay Mitchell
There is only one way to describe Shay Mitchell: A perfect 10!
The 29-year-old beauty is a model, actress, and author. She is best known for her role of Emily Fields on Pretty Little Liars.
She got started as a model in her late teens and traveled the world showing off her beauty for cameras. When she came back she got a role in Degrassi: The Next Generation and moved on to do several commercials. She had a role in Rookie Blue and played the part of a cheerleader in the short Disney XD series Aaron Stone.
You have seen Mitchell in advertising campaigns for Pantene, Biore, Nike and American Eagle. She also coauthored a novel with Michaela Blaney in 2015 that was called Bliss.
Wherever Shay Mitchell turns up you can guarantee that heads are going to turn her way!
Sources: crazyfreelancer.com, people.com, wonderslist.com, bacalao.co, maxim.com, trendelier.com, dailymail.co.uk, eonline.com
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