People say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and depends on many factors; for example, not every attractive person was considered beautiful in the past. However, a few people online voted the most beautiful famous women of recent times. We present you, then, the top twenty of the ranking, and we also tell you a word about them.
20. Diane Lane
Diane is number 20, according to the ranking. In 1979, she appeared on the cover of a fashion magazine as one of the youngest talents in Hollywood. She was also included in the list of the 99 most desirable women in 2005, 2006, and 2007, in addition to receiving several awards and honors throughout her career.
19. Natalie Wood
Natalie Wood began her acting career when she was a child. She received Academy Award nominations during her teenage years, and in the 1970s, she was ranked as one of the most intriguing actresses. She was also considered one of the greatest stars of all time.
18. Jane Seymour
Jane Seymour takes the 18th place in this ranking and is known for her roles as a strong, rebellious, and passionate woman. Between the eighties and the nineties, she appeared in several series, such as Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, for which she won a Golden Globe for best dramatic actress in 1996.
17. Halle Berry
Halle Berry has participated in several beauty pageants and was one of the finalists of Miss World in 1986. Although she has been acting since the 1980s, it was not until the 2000s that she rose to worldwide fame after playing Storm in the X-Men saga and winning the Best Actress Oscar in 2001 for Monster’s Ball.
16. Kate Beckinsale
Kate holds the number 16 position in the ranking. And besides acting, she was also a model. You’ll easily find her in fashion ads. Besides being talented, she was considered one of the most beautiful and attractive stars by several fashion magazines.
15. Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor is still present in many fans’ lives, which is why she is ranked 15th in this ranking. Being one of the most popular stars of classic cinema, this actress was named in the nineties as the greatest female legend in Hollywood. She was one of the first celebrities whose private life became of general interest.
14. Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman has been featured in the lists of several fashion magazines. Besides being a multifaceted actress, she also knows how to dance ballet and jazz, apart from exploring fields other than acting. Without a doubt, she is well deserving of this position.
13. Jaclyn Smith
Jaclyn Smith became well known for being one of the original Charlie’s Angels stars in the seventies. However, her foray into show business started with modeling. She appeared in several television commercials. And just like in this ranking, she was also considered one of the most beautiful celebrities of her time according to several fashion magazines.
12. Michelle Pfeiffer
Michelle Pfeiffer has been on the cover of a fashion magazine at 41 and is among the most beautiful celebrities in the world. During the 1990s, she was reportedly Hollywood’s highest-paid and most attractive actress. Critics consider that she managed to prove her acting skills beyond her looks.
11. Elizabeth Hurley
Elizabeth Hurley wanted to be a dancer, so she studied dance and theater before trying her luck in film and television. In addition to being considered beautiful, she was listed as intriguing and attractive in several magazines. She appeared in different positions among the most attractive people worldwide on more than one occasion.
10. Jessica Alba
The tenth position goes to Jessica Alba. And it is no surprise since she holds the title of one of the most attractive celebrities in the world. However, what she really wants is to be considered for her acting talent, so she is very careful when accepting a new project.
9. Salma Hayek
In the early days of her career, Salma Hayek was known mostly for playing roles that highlighted her natural beauty. The press, mainly fashion magazines, named her the most beautiful celebrity in Hollywood several times.
8. Catherine Zeta-Jones
In the number 8 position, we have Catherine Zeta-Jones, considered a great actress and enjoyed multiple awards throughout her career. In 1998, she was one of the most searched celebrities on the Internet; in 2005, she was named one of the most popular stars.
7. Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren is one of the actresses of Hollywood’s Golden Age and has been named one of the greatest female stars of classic cinema. She has won several awards throughout her career, including Golden Globes, BAFTA, and Oscars.
6. Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron is among the most beautiful people on this list, in addition to being considered one of the most influential celebrities in the world in 2016. And although in her teens, she thought she would be a dancer, she decided to try modeling at the age of 16. It was not until 1995 that she ventured into film.
5. Scarlett Johansson
And here we see this actress taking the fifth position of the most beautiful woman. In 2021, she was listed as one of the most influential celebrities in the world, and between 2018 and 2019, she was the highest-paid celebrity in film.
4. Marilyn Monroe
In fourth place, we have Marilyn Monroe, who was considered an icon of beauty and sensuality in the fifties. Her impact was so significant that in the sixties, her face became a symbol of pop culture, and in 1999, she was listed as one of the greatest legends of Hollywood’s Golden Age.
3. Grace Kelly
The Princess of Monaco is the third most beautiful in this ranking. And no wonder! She starred in several films during her time as a movie actress. She also won the Academy Award in the 1950s and is now considered one of the greatest female stars of classic Hollywood cinema.
2. Raquel Welch
This actress has been considered a sex symbol in the ’60s and in 1974, she won a Golden Globe. In addition to acting in films, she has also been an advertising model and television presenter.
1. Audrey Hepburn
In the first place of this ranking, we have Audrey Hepburn, an actress from Hollywood’s classics who was also a fashion icon. She became a legend for her unique beauty and talent. In the Hall of Fame, she is also considered one of the best-dressed celebrities. Her legacy lives on today, and her life is told through various media, such as books and documentaries.
Who’s the most beautiful woman in history, according to you? Who would you add to our list?
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