It’s no secret that that good looks can get you far in Hollywood, sometimes way more than your talent can. We’ve all watched a movie or show and thought, “Who hired this person?” Celebs get hired for their good looks all the time. Hell, people will even sometimes marry for good looks (*cough* trophy wives *cough*) so it’s not surprising to know that some of these celebs made it all the way to the top with a charming smile, a hot bod, beautiful eyes, or a luscious booty. The lead actor of the movie can definitely make it or break it, and most of the time, good looks can land a lead role but can’t carry a movie to the top of the box office; at the end of the day, good looks can’t really compete with talent.
Now, of course Hollywood does have some talent; a lot of talent, actually. There are also super hot celebs who are crazy talented, and these are the ones who usually truly make it to the top and stay there. Good looks can only last so long, so once the looks fade away or another pretty face comes into the picture, that’s it for the temporary spotlight.
We bet you’re thinking of a couple of actors in both categories, but just in case you can’t think of anymore, here is a list of 15 celebs: 8 that were pretty much hired for their good looks and 7 babes that actually have talent:
15 Kristen Stewart (Hired For Looks)
The actress came into the spotlight because of her role as Bella Swan in the Twilight saga. Many Twilight fans have pointed out that Stewart was pretty much the worst part of the movie. The actress dated costar Robert Pattinson, and in 2011, they were even named the fifth highest paid celebrity couple, but things very quickly went south when the actress was caught in a cheating scandal with director Rupert Sanders during the filming of Snow White and the Huntsman in July 2012. To make matters worse, Sanders had a wife and family that he had to apologize to during this horrible scandal. After breaking the heart of fan favourite Pattinson, Stewart quickly became a very hated woman in Hollywood. While the actress will mostly be known for her horrible acting skills in the Twilight movies and her steamy scandal, she has been working on a couple of other productions that she was probably just hired for based on her looks.
14 Natalie Portman (Babe With Talent)
Let’s forget her role in Thor for just a moment because rumour has it that the actress didn’t even want to do that role (especially the second one), but other than that, the actress has delivered one amazing role after the other. Her career started very early on in Star Wars as Queen Padme Amidala, and since then, the star started out strong and hasn’t disappointed. From V for Vendetta in 2000 (which people always quote), to New York, I Love You, Black Swan, and No Strings Attached, and many more, the actress has been able to bring her role to life every time. Portman has been named Miss Dior 2017 and her series of ads are just to die for! Her timeless beauty is definitely everything Dior stands for. When asked how she felt about being the face of Dior, the actress explained, “Dior has always been at the forefront of showcasing the different sides of women. I think now more than ever, there is a connection between the modern women and Dior.”
13 Megan Fox (Hired For Looks)
The world was introduced to Megan Fox in Transformers in 2007. Who can forget that car scene, the low rise jeans, the orange top, sunlight hitting the perfect tan, and those luscious lips? The first movie was such a success that two years later, she starred in the second Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, which pretty much bombed. The second movie wasn’t exactly a fan favourite, but the actress never got to star in the third movie, Dark Of The Moon. While Megan claimed that she quit because the director was verbally abusive, claiming that “he wants to be like Hitler on his sets and he is,” word on the street is, those comments got her fired by producer Spielberg. The third movie could have definitely used Megan’s pretty face and hot bod, because the movie was yet another big disappointment to all fans. A few roles here and there after, Megan has mostly been in the news for her dramatic on-again, off-again relationship with Brian Austin Green. The couple now has 3 kids together, and they are all absolutely gorgeous!
12 Mila Kunis (Babe With Talent)
Kunis can pretty much do anything! From serious, to comedy, to romance, to the girl next door. Born Milena Markovna Kunis, her mother was a physics teacher and her father was a mechanical engineer. The feisty actress has had numerous iconic roles in Friends with Benefits, Black Swan, The Book Of Eli, Max Payne, and of course we haven’t forgotten her first role as Jackie Burkhart in That ‘70s Show, with costar and husband, Ashton Kutcher. We can’t forget that the actress has also been playing the voice of Meg Griffin in the very popular series Family Guy. The gorgeous 5'4" actress has been married to Punk’d star Ashton Kutcher since July 4, 2015 and they have two gorgeous kids together. The actress recently played the role of Amy in the hilarious Bad Moms and fans are now waiting for A Bad Moms Christmas, with the very hilarious Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, and Susan Sarandon.
11 Jessica Alba (Hired For Looks)
No one ever came out of a Jessica Alba movie saying, “Wow, that was amazing acting!” Most people come out of Jessica Alba movie exclaiming, “Jessica Alba is so hot!” There is no doubt that the actress definitely has her fair share of fans who will support every project she is part of. The hot actress has been married to producer Cash Warren since 2008, and they have two children. In 2001, the actress was ranked number one on Maxim’s Hot 100 Babe List. The actress definitely looks fantastic in every movie, every red carpet event and every award show, but Alba isn’t necessarily known for her acting skills. Jessica has been nominated for the Razzie Award a couple of times; in 2005, she was nominated for two movies, Fantastic Four and Into the Blue, in 2007 for Awake, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, and Good Luck Chuck, and in 2008 for The Eye and The Love Guru. We rest our case!
10 Charlize Theron (Babe With Talent)
Who doesn’t love a sexy villain? Theron recently wowed everyone with her role as Cipher in The Fate of The Furious with the husky talents Vin Diesel and The Rock. The gorgeous 42-year-old is like a fine wine that just keeps getting better with age. Many don’t know that the actress came from a very dramatic past; when she was only 15, her mother shot her father and killed him in self defence. The South African actress learned English as a teenager by watching American TV. In May 1999, the actress posed for Playboy, and the shoot included over 100 extremely sultry pictures. The beautiful and very talented actress has adopted two kids: Jackson in 2012 and August in 2015.
9 Margot Robbie (Babe With Talent)
The sexy Australian actress caught our attention with her spot-on Brooklyn accent and steamy scenes as Naomi Lapaglia in Wolf of Wall Street with Hollywood hunk Leonardo Dicaprio. The actress first lied to her family about her revealing scenes in the movie, claiming that it was CGI. In 2016, Robbie caught everyone’s attention once more when she played the very famous Harley Quinn and pretty much became the highlight of the movie. While many fans were disappointed in the movie, fans and critics were blown away by her performance. The actress had to be in hair and makeup for three hours for the Harley Quinn transformation, but it was definitely worth it. Hearts broke everywhere when Robbie married Tom Ackerley, boyfriend of three years; the couple had a secret ceremony in Australia.
8 Scarlett Johansson (Hired For Looks)
Scarlett has that deep voice, the big lips, and the plump derriere; no one can argue that she is one of the hottest women of Hollywood, but is she a good actress? Mostly adored for her role as the sexy Black Widow, a.k.a. Natasha Romanoff, the actress has definitely made a name for herself in Hollywood. Let’s take a moment, though. Take away the red wig, the sexy persona, and the hot black suit, and just look at hot Scarlett’s acting skills. From Vicky Cristina Barcelona, to He’s Just Not That Into You, to The Nanny Diaries, the actress has proved that without the sexy character of Romanoff the Russian spy, the actress doesn’t have much else to offer besides her good looks! Johansson has been married twice and has one child from her first marriage, but is mostly known for her marriage to Ryan Reynolds. Johansson recently stirred the pot when she explained that she doesn't feel that humans are meant to be monogamous.
7 Gal Gadot (Babe With Talent)
Who doesn't know and adore Gal Gadot? The actress' poster is probably in every teenage boy's locker. Before her big break in the DC movie, the actress played Gisele in Fast & Furious and once more in Fast Five, then again in Fast & Furious 6. In 2004, the actress won the well-deserved title Miss Israel. The beautiful actress has been married since September 2008 and has two children. There is nothing the actress can’t do; she served two years as a sports trainer in the Israeli Defence Forces from 18 to 20 years old. The 5'10" beauty's movie Wonder Woman was banned in Lebanon because the leading actress is Israeli.
6 Jessica Biel (Hired For Looks)
Can we really name a hit movie that starred Jessica Biel? Exactly! While Biel has definitely been in a couple of good movies, her very mediocre acting skills will never land her a lead role in a hit movie. The actress comes from Hungarian Jewish, Danish, English and German descent. Jessica married hit pop star and actor Justin Timberlake in 2012 and the two have a son together. The couple got married in Italy with a wedding that cost $6.5 million dollars. Many don’t know that the actress actually dated the sexy Captain America actor Chris Evans for two years. They broke up in 2006, but she bounced back fast when she accompanied boyfriend Justin Timberlake in 2007 on his European Tour. Biel has always wanted to do a romantic comedy. The actress has said, "I've never gotten to do romantic comedy like most of the girls. Maybe because I'm fit, people assume that I'm not funny?”
5 Sarah Hyland (Babe With Talent)
Most of us know Sarah Hyland from Modern Family in her iconic role as Haley Dunphy since 2009. The petite actress has definitely had her fair share of drama in her personal life with ex-boyfriend Matt Prokop, whom she was dating from 2009 to 2014. The actress had to file for a temporary restraining order against Matt because she claimed he was abusive. Hyland has been battling kidney dysplasia since she was nine years and in 2012 she underwent kidney transplant surgery when her dad donated one of his kidneys.
Due to her illness and personal drama, the actress’s weight has definitely been fluctuating; at some points, fans thought the actress was anorexic. Some Instagram commenters left nasty comments like, “Eat a burger” or “Your head is bigger than your body,” which Hyland acknowledged and addressed. Hyland released a long statement saying, "My circumstances have put me in a place where I’m not in control of what my body looks like. So I strive to be as healthy as possible, as everyone should.” Regardless of all this drama, the actress is very talented and has definitely made us laugh on the very popular family show Modern Family.
4 Penelope Cruz (Hired For Looks)
Penelope Cruz, known as the “Spanish enchantress,” is known to either have hardcore admirers or viewers who can’t just stand her. The actress has been married since 2010 to actor and producer Javier Bardem. The couple starred together in the movie Vicky, Christina, Barcelona. The gorgeous actors have been together since their movie, but met on the set of another movie earlier in 1992, Jamón, Jamón. The actress has been linked to famous actor Matthew McConaughey. Cruz’s signature? Her seductive, sultry voice, and her Spanish accent. In 2006, the actress was the face of L’Oreal and made $2 million a year representing them. The actress was nominated for a couple of Razzie Awards herself, but that's nothing that her sexy voice can’t fix.
3 Zoe Saldana (Babe With Talent)
The 39-year-old actress was born to a Dominican father and a Puerto Rican mother, and boy does she make 39 look hot! At only 17, Zoe and her family moved to the US and now Saldana is becoming the sci fi queen. The actress was in Avatar, Star Trek, and the Marvel World, making her the hat-trick of geek heaven. It really doesn’t matter what role the mother of twins plays; she slays every time. The actor has been married to producer, director, and writer Marco Perego Saldana since June 2013, and they have three beautiful kids together. The actress has said that “[Her] Avatar character, Neytiri, has been the most challenging of my entire career – physically, mentally and spiritually. It's the first time I played a non-human, I had to learn a different language, and it was hard to part with her at the end. “
2 Chloe Grace Moretz (Hired For Looks)
The 20-year-old actress has been in a couple of productions and has definitely been in Hollywood for a very long time. If you don’t remember Chloe, she was the little Girl in Big Momma’s House 2. In 2016, she starred alongside Zac Efron and the hilarious Seth Rogen in Neighbours 2: Sorority Rising. The actress has been in the media for dating Victoria and David Beckham's son, Brooklyn Beckham. If you’ve seen her role in the horror movie Carrie, you definitely know what we’re talking about. The actor is only 20 years old and still has a lot of time to improve her acting skills, for sure. But for now, she’s definitely depending on her good looks to get those movie roles. Of course the actress is beautiful and will probably have no problem keeping herself in the Hollywood scene, buying herself more time to get better.
1 Denise Richards (Hired For Looks)
When you say Denise Richards, people think of two things: the woman who was married to crazy Charlie Sheen for about four years and had a super messy divorce, but also, the actress who had the super steamy scene in Wild Things. The former model is known for her roles in Two and a Half Men, Love Actually, Scary Movie 3, but of course was mostly known and mocked for her role in James Bond: The World Is Not Enough. Richards was voted one of the worst Bond girls in history, because you definitely can’t compete with the classic beauty and talent of Ursula Andress and Diana Rigg, also known as Tracey Divicenzo. It’s been a while since Denise has been in the Hollywood scene, and if it wasn’t for her good looks and hot bod, the actress would have probably disappeared a long time ago.