Hollywood has a bit of a reputation for favoring stick thin women. It’s simply a fact – whether it’s because they want to fit into the sample sizes that designers have on hand, or because the camera adds ten pounds, many starlets in Hollywood are impossibly tiny. It’s been that way for years, and the industry has gotten as far as possible from the curvy days of Marilyn Monroe and old Hollywood starlets. That is, until now.
Sure, there are still many actresses who could easily be mistaken for supermodels, but it seems that the rise of curves is upon us – and we’re unbelievably excited about that. Over a decade ago, Jennifer Lopez made the booty a big deal again. Then, Beyoncé stomped in with her solo career, tearing up the charts and proving that curves were definitely sexy. Now, more and more actresses are filling out dresses that are larger than the teeny sample sizes, and audiences are absolutely loving it.
Thin might still be in in the fashion world, but in Hollywood and the entertainment industry, it’s all about having a little junk in the trunk. Killer curves will get you noticed – and the 15 women on this list are definitely noticed time and time again for their curves. Forget the standard ‘most beautiful’ lists – we’re talking about the 15 women with the sexiest curves in Hollywood.
15 Christina Hendricks
Christina Hendricks emerged on screen with her flaming red hair as the sassy Joan Holloway on the iconic show Mad Men, and we’re going to go ahead and say that she was one of the main reasons 60s fashion made such a big comeback. Sure, other actresses on the show looked great in the vintage styles, but let’s be serious – Hendricks rocked that retro silhouette like no other, thanks to her hourglass figure. Even in real life, she absolutely slays on any red carpet she steps foot on, because her curves make any dress look phenomenal. Let’s just put it this way – when she married Geoffrey Arend, there were a lot of disappointed individuals.
14 Jennifer Lopez
The woman who started the curve revolution, Miss Jennifer Lopez. Lopez stepped into the spotlight when she snagged the role of Latina sensation Selena in Selena, the movie about the late superstar’s life, and quickly followed up her screen success with a series of hit albums. From “Waiting for Tonight” to “Jenny From The Block,” from “Love Don’t Cost A Thing” to “Booty,” she’s been cranking out the hits and seemingly getting younger and more gorgeous as the years go on. However, back in the day, Lopez was one of the few curvy women in the industry, and she inspired countless women to embrace their curves.
13 Kate Upton
Kate Upton has the classic, all-American good looks, but there’s one thing that differentiates her from all the blonde starlets trying to make it in Hollywood – her curves. You see, while other young, aspiring actresses are trying to diet away every inch of fat on their bodies, Upton embraced her curves, and they helped launch her career. From modelling gigs to acting gigs where she’s emerging from the water in a bikini (we’re looking at you, Just Go With It), Upton’s curves have become a defining part of who she is. She’s inspired women to embrace their curves, and we’re pretty confident men aren’t exactly complaining either.
12 Salma Hayek
It’s nearly impossible to talk about Salma Hayek without talking about her crazy curves. Sure, she’s absolutely gorgeous. Sure, she’s a phenomenal actress who has played iconic characters including the artist Frida Kahlo. But there’s no doubt that this Mexican-born bombshell has become known for her enviable assets over the years. There’s a reason that all eyes are on her whenever she steps onto the red carpet – her curves fill out any dress perfectly and she always looks stunning.
11 Eva Mendes
Miami-born mega-babe Eva Mendes has an exotic look that the camera absolutely adores, and her looks definitely helped her get a start in the entertainment industry in a few B movies. However, in 2001, she snagged a role in the more serious film Training Day, and quickly went on to roles in 2 Fast 2 Furious, Hitch, and The Place Beyond the Pines, not to mention countless magazine covers and photoshoots. Her curves are absolutely insane, but she’s spoken about how they make finding clothing a bit difficult. Apparently, according to Mendes, her curves can take things from tasteful to too-sexy very quickly, and it’s something she’s always mindful of. Well, luckily the successful actress can just pay a stylist to find the perfect ensembles for her!
10 Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet has had countless iconic roles throughout her career and starred in films like Titanic, Revolutionary Road, The Reader, and Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind. However, this classically gorgeous English rose has become known for one thing besides her talent – her dedication to empowering women and helping them boost their self-esteem, whether it be her fans or her daughter. Winslet has been outspoken about the entertainment industry’s propensity for Photoshop, frequently insisting that her curves be presented to the public as is rather than slimmed down.
Let’s face it – any artist who pens a song like “Bootylicious” deserves a spot on any list dedicated to celebrating curves. Beyoncé needs no introduction, and after rising to stardom with girl group Destiny’s Child, she cemented her status in pop culture by putting out hit after hit, including songs like “Crazy in Love” and “Single Ladies.” She continues to stun fans on stage by rocking fantastic outfits that show off all her assets. Come on, admit it – every guy is a little jealous of Jay Z, and it’s not just because of the fame and fortune he’s achieved, it’s because of the gorgeous woman he has on his arm.
8 Jennifer Love Hewitt
Jennifer Love Hewitt first captured the public’s attention as a child star on the series Kids Incorporated, and grew up in front of the public on Party of Five. She quickly began snagging roles in various teen films before transitioning to television, starring in series like The Ghost Whisperer and The Client List. Through it all, however, she has had some pretty crazy curves. Love Hewitt has gotten flack at various points in her career when she put on a few pounds, but she handled it all with dignity and grace. I mean, the woman can definitely rock a bandage dress.
7 Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson first stepped into the public eye as a contestant on the third season of American Idol. No, she didn’t win – she actually only came in seventh – but she’s gone on to have a phenomenal career. She got her start as a singer, and her incredible pipes helped her score the coveted role of Effie White in Dreamgirls. From there, Hudson’s career has only continued to grow. She famously lost a ton of weight as she climbed up in the entertainment industry, but she definitely didn’t lose her curves. I mean, she was gorgeous before, but she’s truly sculpted an enviable body through her healthy choices.
6 Kat Dennings
Budding starlet Kat Dennings got her start with roles in movies like The House Bunny, Charlie Bartlett, Raise Your Voice, and Thor. However, she truly became a household name when she snagged her sitcom gig, starring alongside Beth Behrs in 2 Broke Girls. Everyone fell in love with Dennings’ character Max and her snarky attitude, but there’s one thing that Dennings’ fans love about her in any role she’s in – we’re talking about those curves. I mean, she often looks like an old Hollywood style bombshell on the red carpet, but talented make-up artists and stylists can make nearly every celebrity look great all glammed up – it takes a killer body to rock those hideous yellow uniforms that Dennings wears on the show so often.
5 Khloe Kardashian
When you think of the member of the Kardashian family most known for her curves, chances are your mind immediately jumps to Kim – but there’s another Kardashian in town who has all the right curves as well. We’re talking about Khloe. Khloe Kardashian has had a bit of a tough time over the years, always forced to stand side by side with her much slimmer sisters, but she’s taken it upon herself to commit to her fitness – and man, are her results phenomenal. She has sculpted her body and enhanced all her curves to the point where they could easily rival sister Kim’s.
4 Katy Perry
Katy Perry got her start as a teenage gospel singer who used her real name, Katy Hudson, and she even released a self-titled studio album. However, her gospel music career didn’t really take off, so a young Katy moved to Los Angeles and eventually signed a contract and released the iconic single “I Kissed a Girl” under her new stage name, Katy Perry. Since then, Perry has become known for her wild ensembles, over the top performances, and multi-colored hair. Oh, and her killer curves – pretty hard to forget those.
3 Kelly Brook
Kelly Brook might not exactly be a household name in North America, but in her native Britain, she’s an absolute superstar. And, if you take one look at her, you might be able to guess what launched her career – her assets. Brook got her start modeling for the men’s market in magazines like GQ, Loaded, and FHM, and she’s been included in ‘sexiest women’ lists for over a decade. She’s since moved into acting and television presenting, but whatever she does, those enviable curves seem to be there to stay – perhaps her next project will be to release a work-out tape instructing women on how to get her bombshell physique.
2 Sofia Vergara
We’re not exactly sure what it is about South America that produces so many insanely gorgeous women, but nonetheless, it’s a fact – countless supermodels, singers, and actresses are born in the warm climes of South American countries, and Sofia Vergara is one of them. She got her start acting and presenting on Latin American television, before snagging a few small roles in the American entertainment industry. Then, she got the role of Gloria Delgado on hit sitcom Modern Family, and the rest, as they say, is history. Vergara has become notorious for her hourglass figure, and she definitely knows how to rock everything from a red carpet gown to simple jeans and a t-shirt. She recently got married to the lucky Joe Manganiello, making them pretty much the hottest couple in Hollywood.
1 Kim Kardashian
She’s become a mega-star since her union with rapper Kanye West produced the new it couple, Kimye, but let’s be honest – before Kanye orchestrated her style evolution, and before she became an impossibly stylish mom of two, Kim was known for two things: her role on the family reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians, and her butt. Kim has basically built an empire on her curves, and she proves that you don’t need to be a size 2 to look fantastic in a pair of jeans. She favors form fitting clothing that shows off all her curves, and we love her for it.