From Evergreen beauties to new-age celebrities, the list covers ’em all.
No matter how we agree that beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder, we often fall into the trap of ranking beautiful women whom we admire. The idea of beauty is different in every culture and area, but we love praising blindly empowered women around the world. Beauty doesn’t come in any specific shape, size, color, or race, the definition of beauty has been evolving for ages. This is our tribute to all the women who have it all, beauty, success, power, intelligence, achievements. From popular music artists to businesswomen, models, athletes, the list, 50 most beautiful women in the world, covers them all.
Beyonce is an American singer who is adored by the whole world. She is a living example of an empowered successful woman who literally has it all. From singing to dancing, being a billionaire and businesswoman, she has excelled in every arena she touched.
Beyonce has sold over 75 million albums so far, has been nominated for 800 awards, and won 400 of them, including Billboards, Grammy, and Golden Globe.
2. Bella Hadid
Bella Hadid has been named the most beautiful woman in the world recently. According to the Golden ratio of beauty Phi, a scientific measurement of physical features perfection, Bella has the most perfect features of them all.
The young model’s beauty runs in her genes. She has walked for luxury fashion brands like Marc Jacobs, Tommy Hilfiger, Diane Von Furstenberg, to name a few.
3. Aishwarya Rai
Once called the most beautiful woman in the world and former miss world, Aishwarya left no stone unturned to mark her steps in the world. The award-winning actress makes sure that she devotes her time to philanthropic works as well.
The two time Filmfare award-winning actress is the goodwill ambassador of the United Nations. She is the second most-liked brand ambassador in the world with global brands like Longines, Loreal, Pepsi, etc.
4. Emilia Clarke
After Emilia Clarke rose to international acclaim for her role in the popular series Game of Thrones, the actress was named the sexiest woman alive. The ever-smiling actress has won several awards as well for her role.
Emilia is engaged in doing several philanthropic and charitable work alongside her acting career. After she experienced brain aneurysms, Emilia became more focused on making neurorehabilitation more accessible. She has been named the top 100 most influential people of 2019 by Time Magazine.
5. Adriana Lima
Even since Adriana Lima stepped into the fashion world, we knew that she is here to stay! She is not only the longest-running Victoria’s Secret Angel but also one of the highest-paid models in the world for the last couple of years.
Adriana has been the face of global luxury brands like Versace, Georgio Armani, Christian Dior, etc.
6. Margot Robbie
The Australian beauty has won hearts of the people all over the world with her acting skill. Margot Robbie has been dominating the silver screen since she came into the business. Movies like, Wolf of wall street, Suicide Squad, Once upon a time in Hollywood were a few of her best performances.
Margot Robbie has been nominated for BAFTA and Academy Awards for best actress. She was also named as the 100 most influential person by Time Magazine in 2017.
7. Gal Gadot
After Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot is celebrated around the world as a face of woman empowerment. Gadot used to shoot for this movie when she was pregnant and performed every stunt with ease.
Gal Gadot has performed in many revolutionizing roles in movies like Batman V, Superman: Dawn of Justice, Justice League, etc. She has also served Israeli defense forces for a while. In 2020, she was placed as the third highest-paid actress by Forbes.
8. Maria Sharapova
The Russian tennis player held the title of world number one tennis player. The 34-year-old already completed a grand slam at the age of 26. Other than being a phenomenal sportsperson, Maria is admired for her matchless beauty.
She has appeared in countless sport illustrated magazines in the swimsuit sections. And all for good reasons!
Angelababy is more than singing, modeling, and acting. Other than these triple threats, Angelababy has proven herself as a powerful businesswoman. She has a venture fund and invested in a wide variety of businesses. Angela Yeung Wing secured a spot as the youngest philanthropist on the Hurun Philanthropy List in 2016.
After proving her potential in various fields, Angela has been climbing up the ladder of Forbes China Celebrity 100 every year.
10. Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra has recently been named the most admired Indian celebrity and globally secured 10th place in the female segment. This versatile actress has been reigning Bollywood for years, and now, after stepping into Hollywood she conquered it as well with ease.
From getting crowned The Miss World in 2000 to establishing herself as a successful actress and entrepreneur, Priyanka proved that she is here to stay.
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11. Emma Watson
Emma Watson is best known for her powerful and intellectual portrayal of Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series where she helps her friend Harry to defeat the evil force. After the completion of the series, Emma was seen in titular roles in movies like Beauty and the Beast, Perks of Being a Wallflower, Little Women, etc.
However, not only the fans of Harry Potter but also any empowered woman will acknowledge the powerful words and example Emma Watson sets for women. She was also named the Goodwill Ambassador of UN Women to promote gender equality.
12. Rachel McAdams
Rachel McAdams is known for her classic beauty and portrayals of many iconic characters in films including The Notebook, Mean Girls, Midnight in Paris. Rachel has won many prestigious awards over her career, i.e., SAG award, Independent Spirit Award, critics choice movie award.
The Academy Award nominee has also been vocal about environmental issues for the last couple of years. One of her breakthrough performances in recent history is in the film Doctor Strange for which she has garnered much appreciation.
13. Ashley Graham
Ashley Graham has been the greatest advocate of body positivity. The plus-size influencer has been the pioneer of the modeling industry ever since she stepped into it. Ashley was the very first plus-size model who was featured on the Sports Illustrated in the Swimsuit edition.
Other than this, we could witness her gracious aura on many publications and reality shows including American Beauty Star, America’s next top model, etc.
When it comes to the beauty queen list, how can someone not think of Rihanna? Being one of the best-selling music artists of all time, Rihanna didn’t limit herself within the particular field only. She stepped into the beauty industry a few years ago and excelled in that as well. Her Fenty Beauty line has been on the to-do and wish list of many.
The pop singer doesn’t hold herself from having it all. From winning Grammy and Billboard music awards to becoming an activist and philanthropist, Rihanna knows how to leave her footprints in the world.
15. Harnaaz Sandhu
Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu, the latest sensation and the 70th Miss Universe, is not admired only for her beauty. The 21-year-old model with free spirit and confidence has won over the hearts of everyone who has listened to her speech on the Miss Universe platform.
Harnaaz also set an example and broke stereotypes by choosing her winning gown designed by a popular trans-woman designer. No wonder the diva deserves the world’s most expensive crown.
16. Angelina Jolie
Timeless beauty Angelina Jolie is considered one of the hottest women of all time. She is also one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood. Jolie has given many iconic roles to admire over the years. From winning several awards including Oscars and Golden globes to playing the role of a doting mother in real life, the 52-year-old actress has been playing every part of her life with equal ease.
Apart from being a great actress, Angelina was one of the greatest advocates of addressing environmental and human rights issues. She has also ventured into the Jolie-Pitt Foundation to contribute to humanitarian causes around the world.
17. Mila Kunis
Mila Kunis is best known for her versatile performances as an actress. Mila got her first major break at the age of 15. She was a well-known face on TV at that time for the TV show, that ’70s show. Later, she was nominated for The Golden Globe for her breakthrough performance in Black Swan.
The 38-year-old adventure junkie is often witnessed performing several daring activities.
18. Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian is a household name in America and all thanks to her family reality show, Keeping up with the Kardashians. She was named the highest-paid television celebrity in 2015.
Kim is a living example of shattering glass ceilings and she has been an unstoppable persona. The mother of four launched her cosmetics and innerwear line a few years ago. The successful entrepreneur has recently cleared the bar examination that will smoothen out her path to bring reform in prisons.
19. Miranda Kerr
The Australian Supermodel is often appreciated for its matchless beauty. Miranda is the first-ever Australian model to become Victoria’s Secret’s model. She started her modeling career at the age of thirteen.
The 38-years-old supermodel is one of the highest-paid models in the world, according to Forbes. Miranda also successfully runs her wellness line Kora organics that she launched a few years ago.
20. Jennifer Lawrence
The academy award-winning actress is the youngest ever actress to be included in the list of highest paying actresses. Some of her noted performances can be seen in The Hunger Games series, X-men series, Passengers, Silver Linings playbook for which she received an Oscar.
Jennifer was also named 100 most influential people in 2013 by Time Magazine.
21. Kristen Stewart
Kristen is mostly known for her performance in The Twilight series. She brought attention to many when she started dating her Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson. The uber-cool actress has done some pretty powerful projects including Clouds of Sils Maria, Personal Shopper, Still Alice, Spencer among others.
The 31-year-old actress is one of the highest-paid actresses in the industry. She is also the face of the luxury brand Chanel.
22. Natalie Portman
This beauty comes with a brain. Natalie is one of the highest qualified actresses in Hollywood. The actress studied Psychology at Harvard University. Other than having an excellent academic record, Natalie has given some of the best pictures Hollywood ever produced.
The 40-year-old actress is the first actress born in the 80s to win an Oscar and Golden Globe for her outstanding performance in Black Swan.
23. Emma Stone
Emma Stone is one of those Hollywood actresses who climbed the ladder of success gradually. She won an Oscar and Golden Globe for her performance in La la Land. Some of her notable performances are Birdman, Easy A, The Amazing Spider Man, among others.
Emma Stone is also one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood and she believes in staying true to oneself to manifest the truest form of oneself.
24. Deepika Padukone
The successful Bollywood actress has slowly made her way to Hollywood when she was featured with Vin Diesel in XXX: Return of Xander Cage. Deepika has been reigning in Bollywood for over a decade now.
Apart from being a good actress, Deepika is also an active sportsperson. Time named the 35-year-old actress in the list of 100 most influential people in the world in 2018.
25. Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson has the record of being the 9th highest gross box office record celebrity of all time. She has gained maximum popularity for her role as the Black Widow in Marvel Cinemas. The 37-year-old actress also holds the record of being the world’s highest-paid celebrity actress in 2018 and 2019.
The two-time Oscar nominee has five Golden Globes, BAFTA, and Tony in her kitty. She will be next seen in Jungle Book 2.
26. Meghan Markle
The Suits star rocked the television screen before she became a duchess. She had to leave the glamour world to maintain the Royal protocols. Meghan became an overnight sensation when she got married to Britain’s Prince Harry in 2018.
The Duchess of Sussex is now a full-time mother. Other than that, the mother of two engages in various philanthropist activities including social justice and gender equality.
27. Blake Lively
Blake Lively is an American actress who is an advocate, producer, and director. She started her Hollywood journey with the film The Sisterhood of the traveling pants. Her career took a 180 degree turn when she landed a role in a hit series Gossip Girl.
Blake Lively is married to another successful Hollywood actor, Ryan Reynolds, and has three kids together. The actress won a few popular awards including the Teen Choice award and people’s choice award.
28. Taylor Swift
The singer is the youngest artist to make her song reach the number one spot in the Billboard Country music chart. Taylor Swift didn’t hold herself back to try out different genres of music. From Pop to rock, the singer knows how to make her fans groove.
The 32-year-old singer has bags full of Grammys, Emmys, American Music Award, and Guinness Book of world record awards. The singer has been named one of the greatest songwriters of all time by Rolling Stone Magazine.
29. Naomi Campbell
The Black beauty is one of those supermodels who have worked with multiple international luxury brands in her generation. From Yves Saint Laurent to Prada, Naomi has been making her presence felt on the ramp forever.
The supermodel is a successful entrepreneur and has been vocal about the discrimination that exists in the industry. The 51-year-old activist also fights against international poverty.
30. Kylie Jenner
Social media influencer and model Kylie Jenner has always been in the limelight for setting trends. The youngest Kardashian-Jenner sister gained her popularity after appearing on her family reality show, Keeping up with the Kardashians.
The Gen Z star is the founder of her cosmetics line, Kylie cosmetics, and the youngest self-made billionaire in the world. She also holds the record of being the most followed woman on the social media platform Instagram.
31. Gigi Hadid
Jelena Noura Hadid aka Gigi Hadid is one of the internationally acclaimed models who holds a powerful position among the world’s top 50 models. Gigi is one of the few models who have appeared on more than 35 Vogue covers in less than four years.
Gigi holds the title of International model of the year for 2016, given by the British Fashion Council. The supermodel has also appeared in a lot of music videos, films, and television since she started her modeling career.
32. Kendall Jenner
Another Kardashian-Jenner personality who has taken place on the list is Kendall Jenner. Kendall is a supermodel and has been featured in Victoria’s secret shows. She was also seen in Keeping up with the Kardashians like her other sisters.
She started her modeling career at the age of 14. According to Forbes, Kendall is the highest-paid model in the world for the last couple of years.
33. Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez rose to fame for her role in the Disney Channel television series, Wizards of Waverly Place, as Alex Russo. She started her acting journey in another television series named, Barney and Friends.
Selena has tasted success in her music career as well. She was named the Billboard Woman of the year in 2017 for her best-selling album. The 29-year-old actor-singer has tried her hand at business as well, including beauty and production.
34. Kate Middleton
The Duchess of Cambridge is adored by people for her graceful appearances in public. She is often admired for her journey to become a doting royal from a commoner. Kate got married to Britain’s future King Prince William in 2011 and is the mother of three beautiful children.
Other than being a royal and a future queen, The Duchess is often seen engaged in charity work and women empowerment. She has also been one of the greatest advocates of mental health awareness in the past couple of years.
35. Jennifer Aniston
When we talk about ageless beauty, the name of Jennifer Aniston surely comes first. Jennifer became the heartthrob of many and a fashion icon in the 90s for her role in FRIENDS as Rachel Green. She never had to look back since then.
Jennifer gave some spectacular performances in hit movies. From winning Golden Globe for films to winning Primetime Emmy for Television series, Jennifer tasted the best from both worlds. She has come back to television after decades with the famous show, The Morning Show.
36. Keira Knightley
Keira won over our hearts as Elizabeth Bennet in the periodical romance Pride and Prejudice. The British actress acted in multiple films including big-budget movies and independent films and earned accolades for both. The two-time Oscar nominee has three BAFTA and Golden Globe Globes in her kitty for her marvelous acting.
The feminist is often seen being vocal about women’s rights and equality. A few of her golden projects include Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Wars, Bend it like Beckham, among others.
37. Natalie Dormer
The unconventional beauty with a crooked smile is known mostly for the portrayals of periodical characters. The British actress has gained fame for her famous portrayal in the historical drama series The Tudors as Queen Anne. Later, the 39-year-old actress played the powerful role of Margery Tyrell in the hit series The Game of Thrones.
Her accolades include Gemini Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, Empire Awards, and Critics’ choice super award. Natalie’s major projects are- Captain America, The Hunger Games, The Dark Crystals, etc.
38. Cara Delevingne
Cara Delevingne is one of the faces who is popular for her prettiest eyebrows. Other than possessing those trendy beauty standards, Cara is a professional model, singer, and actor. The young model has walked for some of the biggest fashion houses including Oscar de la Renta, Stella McCartney, Burberry, Victoria’s Secret, Fendi, among others.
Apart from a successful modeling career, Cara recently indulged herself in producing young adult fiction. She also invested in a couple of television and film projects including Carnival Row and Paper Row.
39. Anne Hathaway
Although Anne Hathaway had her breakthrough in The Princess Diaries as Mia Thermopolis, she had all eyes on her ever since she made the stunning makeover in the all-time favorite fashion movie of everyone, The Devil wears Prada. After that, Hathaway never had to look back. Her remarkable performances in Alice in Wonderland, The Dark Knight Rises, Interstellar have paved her way to the A-listers of Hollywood.
From winning Oscars to Golden Globe, Anne Hathaway received several accolades throughout her acting journey.
40. Eugenie Bouchard
The Canadian Tennis player is often considered the most beautiful woman in her field and we couldn’t agree more. The Canadian sportsperson is also known as the sexiest female player right now. The list wouldn’t have much grace without her name in it.
The 27-year-old right-handed tennis player also holds the record of becoming the first Canadian-born player to reach the final round of a Grand Slam.
41. Emily Ratajkowski
Internet swooned over Emily Ratajkowski after she appeared on the cover of an erotic magazine. After that Emily landed in big projects and walked for top international brands including Versace, Dolce, and Gabbana among others. She also appeared in several TV shows, music videos, and superhit movies including Gone Girl, Welcome Home, etc.
The 30-year-old model also appeared in a Super Bowl commercial in 2016. She became the spokesperson for brands like Paco Rabanne, DKNY, Keratese, etc.
42. Olivia Wilde
Olivia Wilde started her career through Television and became a household name for her character Alex Kelly in the series The O.C. The 37-year-old actress got her popularity with the role in House. Wilde appeared in several hit movies including Tron: Legacy, The Girl Next Door, Rush, Cowboy, and Aliens.
Olivia’s accolades include Independent Spirit Award, Comedy Festival Award, Independent Spirit Award. The actress also made her directorial debut in 2019 through her first film, Book Smart.
43. Lin Chi-Ling
Lin Chi-Ling is a model based in Taiwan. Other than being a successful modeler, Chi-Ling is also a singer, model, and actress. She made her big debut with the blockbuster movie Red Cliff. She also starred in the movie Treasure Hunter in 2009.
The 47-year-old icon holds many records and earned several accolades including, the Most Influential charity icon, Best Asia Star Award, Top ten China beauty, Hong Kong style icons, etc.
44. Halle Berry
Halle Berry’s all professional achievements cannot be listed in limited words. She stepped into a modeling career and won several beauty contests. Later, Halle ended up winning the Miss USA pageant and later came sixth in the Miss World 1986.
Halle made her way to become one of the highest-paid actresses in the world after she joined Hollywood. The 55-year-old actress has several accolades in her kitty including an Academy Award for her role in Monster’s Ball in 2002.
45. Mahira Khan
The Pakistani beauty has gained popularity over the years for her critically acclaimed roles. Mahira is best known for the role of Khirad Ashar Hussain in the popular television series Humsafar. She earned several accolades for the same including the Lux style award.
The 37-year-old actress is one of the highest-paid actresses in Pakistan. Mahira was also named in BBC’s top 100 women in 2020.
46. Jessica Alba
Jessica Alba started her acting career in television at a very tender age when she was only 13. She rose to fame at the age of 19 after the portrayal of the lead actress in the famous television series Dark Angel. Jessica was also nominated for the Golden Globe for the role.
Other than acting, the actress has ventured into a business and co-founded a company, named The Honest Company, that manufactures non-toxic household goods.
47. Michelle Obama
When it comes to the example of a powerful woman, the name of the former first lady of the USA comes to the top. Apart from being the better half of the once most powerful person in the world, Michelle has solidified her position in world history.
The 57-year-old politician is also a successful lawyer and writer. She is often seen advocating for marginalized people and addressing issues like poverty and inequality.
48. Dakota Johnson
Dakota Johnson became a universal name after her famous portrayal of Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades of Grey. The daughter of two famous actors, Dakota, started her acting career with a comedy-drama, Crazy in Alabama with her mother, Melanie Griffith.
Dakota also left her footprint in modeling before she stepped into acting. She had been a model for high street fashion brands like Mango, for a couple of years.
49. Nicole Kidman
If anyone has proven that the metaphor, aging like fine wine, exists, it is Nicole Kidman. The actress is best known for her remarkable performances in the cinema business. She has acted in many critically acclaimed films over the years and won several awards, including, BAFTA, Emmy, Golden Globes, and an Oscar.
Apart from being a good actor, she has produced many films. The 54-year-old was also named the goodwill ambassador for UNICEF.
50. Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett is considered one of the best actresses of her generation. Throughout her acting career, she has given numerous fabulous performances, including, The Lord of The Rings, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Cinderella, Thor: Ragnarok, Elizabeth, etc.
The Australian actress has many accolades in her kitty including two Academy Awards, three BAFTA, three Golden Globes, among others.
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