If you ask most people, they would likely tell you that the crown jewel in the entertainment industry is to be a big movie star. Sure, television is more respected than ever before, video games are an art form that is being recognized more and more, and music is the soundtrack of our lives; but movies still reign supreme. That is probably why there are more people trying to play even small roles in major movies today than could easily be counted. As a result of that, the competition to gain the attention of casting agents is extremely fierce and only the pick of the litter manage to rise above.
While acting skill is a very important trait if you want to make it to the tip top of the acting world, there is no doubt that looks also play a massive role. If you question that at all, then you need look no further than the posters at your local theater as they will inevitably feature some of the most attractive people in the world. As such, it is more evident today than ever before that being a hottie is of huge importance to the career of an actress that wants to be a big movie star. Realizing that and how much we enjoy the female form is what inspired us to put together this list of the fifteen hottest actresses in Hollywood today.
In order for an actress to be considered for inclusion here, they first off need to have played a notable role in at least one major movie production. For our purposes, Hollywood is a grab-all for the American movie industry so that means that the actress also needs to have made a notable appearance in a movie produced by an American studio. Aside from that, our only priority was bringing to you a list of the hottest actresses around.
15 Amber Heard
From the first moment you see Amber Heard on the movie screen, it seems abundantly clear that she has the looks and the “it” factor to be one of the most famous actors of her generation. While she has yet to reach heights like that, she has managed to play parts in movies like All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, Never Back Down, Pineapple Express, Zombieland, The Rum Diary, and more. Set to appear in the upcoming film, Justice League, if the movie does half as much for her as playing Harley did for Margot Robbie, it could easily be the role that punches her career through. A stunning woman with a body that doesn’t seem to have a single extra pound on it, she seems to be the very definition of a hot woman.
14 Gal Gadot
Only a few years ago, Gal Gadot was mostly known in North America for playing Gisele Yashar in the Fast and Furious franchise. But then, she was cast as Wonder Woman and everything changed for her. Initially, her casting was met with a great deal of skepticism and even anger. But once Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice came out, the response from fans was markedly different. Nearly universally hailed as one of the best elements of the movies, fans couldn’t wait to see more of her and thankfully, they didn’t have to wait any longer. Set to return as the character in two films in 2017, Wonder Woman and Justice League, the DC Extended Universe is betting on her big time and from where we’re sitting, it seems like a great move. Also cast in the movie Keeping Up with the Joneses, she played a secret agent who appears in lingerie in one scene and in a second, she proved exactly why she deserves to appear on any list like this.
13 Kate Beckinsale
A British actress that is best known these days for her work in action movies, including the Underworld franchise of films as well as Total Recall and Van Helsing, Kate Beckinsale has been in a variety of films. For instance, she was in a comedy like Click, dramas like Brokedown Palace and The Last Days of Disco, and romances like Serendipity and Love & Friendship. Forty-three years old at the time of this writing, she has a body that women half her age would love to have and about as beautiful a face as we have ever seen. On top of that, whenever she is interviewed she comes off as poised and kindhearted which makes her far more attractive in our eyes.
12 Blake Lively
Made a star overnight when she was cast as Serena van der Woodsen in the teen drama series Gossip Girl, Blake Lively brought some serious s*x appeal to the series. A show that never shied away from courting controversy, it featured several sensual moments that few have seen on TV in the past and gave fans even more of a reason to fall for her feminine wiles. Also a movie star in her own right, she has appeared in movies like Accepted, The Town, Green Lantern, Savages, and several others. On top of those films, Blake received a level of critical praise she had never known for her work in the shark movie The Shallows. A tense film, fortunately, viewers could take a small amount of solace in the opportunity to see her in a bikini which is something that we always enjoy. A blonde bombshell that seems as though she would have been entirely at home in the Hollywood of the past, she has “s*x symbol” written all over her due to her buxom body.
11 Scarlett Johansson
Probably the most in-demand actress in all of Hollywood today, it seems as though there isn’t a single role for a woman in her age range that Scarlett Johansson isn’t the top pick for. Starring in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as The Black Widow, she has yet to get her own standalone movie but has played a pivotal part in many of the most important movies in the franchise. Also the star of movies like The Prestige, Her, Lucy, The Jungle Book, Ghost in the Shell, Under the Skin, and many more, she has undoubtedly made a mark on the film world that will never be forgotten. Named the sexiest woman alive by Esquire Magazine in 2013, this blonde with a bountiful chest looks amazing in either a dress or everyday clothes.
10 Eva Mendes
First coming to the attention of many people with her appearance in Training Day, Eva Mendes has already appeared in movies like Urban Legends: Final Cut by then. With her newfound fame and popularity, however, she was able to land far more meaty roles and became a movie star as a result. Appearing in movies like 2 Fast 2 Furious, Hitch, Ghost Rider, We Own the Night, The Other Guys, The Place Beyond the Pines, and many more, she spent years as part of major movies each year. While she has taken a bit of a backseat over the last few years, due to giving birth to two children fathered by her partner, Ryan Gosling, there is no doubt she could make a comeback at any moment, so we’re counting her. An exquisite beauty who has proven in the past that she takes great pride in her body, based on every glimpse we’ve ever received, there is good reason for that and we had to include her here.
9 Nina Dobrev
Nina Dobrev has yet to become a household name but she has been able to garner a massive following by starring in the show The Vampire Diaries, which lasted an impressive eight seasons. Cast in one of the series' most important roles, it was the romance she shared onscreen and in real life with Ian Somerhalder that made so many people fall for her. Going on to appear in movies like Let’s Be Cops, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Final Girls, and xXx: Return of Xander Cage, she is also set to star in a remake of the film Flatliners later this year. A beautiful brunette with a glowing personality that comes across onscreen, she has shown herself to have a real presence on the screen. Also blessed with a mind-blowing body, if you have ever seen images of her in a bikini, then you will know that she is an incredibly fit woman.
8 Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Starting out her career as a scream queen of sorts, Mary Elizabeth Winstead appeared in movies like Final Destination 3, Black Christmas, Death Proof, The Thing, and several other horror films. Also known for her parts in the Die Hard franchise as John McClane’s daughter, 10 Cloverfield Lane, Sky High, and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, among others, she is radiant in virtually every role. Currently playing a role in the third season of Fargo, one of the best series on all of television, in our opinion, she brings a great deal of beauty to a show that goes for realism and style. One of the most charming and elegant actresses in the acting world as we see it, she carries herself like someone who knows she is the hottest person in any room she walks into but doesn’t depend on that.
7 Alexandra Daddario
Formerly a guest star in a number of shows and a supporting actor in movies like The Squid and the Whale, Alexandra Daddario made a major leap forward when she was cast in the Percy Jackson movies. Still, despite receiving some fans that took note of her work in those movies and a few others, she didn’t become a true star yet. Then, she was cast in the first season of True Detective and when she appeared in the nude during a memorable moment, the world stood up and took note. Now set to appear in four films in 2017, including Baywatch, alongside The Rock, and another that is already announced for 2018, it is clear that her career has reached another level. Possessing one of the sexiest figures we’ve ever seen captured on film, there is a good reason why audiences want to see as much of her as possible going forward.
6 Margot Robbie
One of the fastest rising stars we’ve ever seen in the movie world, Margot Robbie is an Australian actress who started out in television and the criminally underrated movie About Time. Then, she was cast in the 2013 Martin Scorsese movie, The Wolf of Wall Street, and she seemed to become a star overnight, due in part to a memorable nude scene of her own. Proving herself capable of holding her own with the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio with her breakout role, clearly, Hollywood took note as she has since starred alongside the likes of Will Smith, Tina Fey, and Samuel L. Jackson. Now most synonymous with her role as Harley Quinn, one of the most universally loved elements of the DCEU, she seems poised to become an even bigger star still going forward. A blonde beauty that has charisma oozing from her pores, she is also able to portray insanity to the hottest level but still make you wish you could spend just one night with her despite the danger to yourself.
5 Charlize Theron
The second actress on this list that was named the sexiest woman alive by Esquire Magazine. That came in 2007 for Charlize Theron. And if you ask us, she has managed to become sexier in the intervening decade. Proving herself to not only be a marvelous actress in movies like Monster and The Cider House Rules, she has also become one of the biggest action stars around after Mad Max: Fury Road. A statuesque blonde with a slender and sexy figure, she isn’t the curviest woman on this list but she has proven time and time again that she is at the top of the Hollywood hottie heap.
4 Ana De Armas
For those of you that are not aware of the Cuban actress, Ana De Armas, yet, don’t worry because you are likely to become more aware of her as time goes on. First making waves in North America when she was cast as one-half of a pair of young women that terrorize a character played by Keanu Reeves in Knock Knock, the movie relied heavily on her looks. Since she has appeared in several major movies, including Hand of Stone and War Dogs, she has her biggest role yet on the horizon. Set to play Joi in Blade Runner 2049, her performance in one of the most anticipated movies of the year, in a very major role no less, is likely to make her a well-known entity. A sultry woman that looks as though she is supremely confident and knows exactly what she wants in bed, there is little in this world that is sexier than that.
3 Morena Baccarin
If there is one thing that we know in the world of pop culture, it is this: one of the most beloved sci-fi series of all time is Firefly and starring in it was a sure fire way of gaining fans that are intensely loyal. Morena Baccarin has enjoyed the fruits of that labor ever since she played Inara Serra on that series. But if she hadn’t, we believe that she would have become a star anyhow. Memorable for other television roles, Jessica Brody in Homeland and Leslie Thompkins in Gotham, these days, it is a movie role, however, that she is best known for. Cast as Vanessa in the film Deadpool, she likely had no idea how big of a movie that would turn out to be for her. Playing a woman that is capable of holding her own with a mercenary like Wade Wilson in the movie, she brings a level of swagger to her performance that made audiences swoon with delight.
2 Gemma Arterton
Ever since the 1990’s, the James Bond franchise has made a big comeback, so are is the tradition of beautiful women who have played major parts in it. But during that decade, they relied on people that were stars. When Gemma Arterton was cast as a Bond girl in the movie Quantum of Solace, however, her performance was eye-grabbing enough to turn her into a star instead of the other way around. Capitalizing on that opportunity, she would receive roles in movies like Clash of the Titans, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, and several others that took full advantage of her looks. A woman that is absolutely alluring and rather very ethereal even when dressed in clothing that could make someone else look innocent, she is skilled in the art of seduction onscreen.
1 Eva Green
From one Bond girl to another. We touched on the fact that two of the actresses on this list have been named the Sexiest Woman Alive by Esquire Magazine, but the fact that Eva Green hasn’t yet been hailed as one of the sexiest is a miscarriage of justice in our view. Known for movies like Casino Royale, 300: Rise of an Empire, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, as well as the show Penny Dreadful, it is abundantly clear that she makes everything she appears in more provocative. Gorgeous in every photo she appears in, they still pale in comparison to how she looks onscreen as they can’t show the sultry energy she brings to every movement, even when overcome with rage. Someone that oozes with s*x appeal from every pore, she seems to have been born to make the world a more seductive place and it feels like mortal people like you or me might wilt under her gaze.