Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but these women are, without a doubt, among the world’s greatest beauties. Certainly, these ladies have symmetrical features, dazzling smiles, and photogenic looks, but they also possess the certain je ne sais quoi that enhances their rare appeal. Prepare to be enchanted as you peruse the following list of stunning women. Their timeless beauty and undeniable allure are sure to captivate you just as they have captivated the world.
When Eva Green appears on the screen, all else fades into the background. With her dark tresses and ethereal blue-green eyes, she exudes timeless grace and beauty. Moreover, her command of the screen isn’t through looks alone. One of today’s most versatile and talented actresses, Green has appeared in such films as Kingdom of Heaven, Skyfall, 300: Rise of an Empire, and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. In 2007, Green won the BAFTA Award for Best Rising Star for her role as Vesper Lynd in the James Bond hit Skyfall.
One of the world’s great stunners, Monica Belluci was born in Italy’s Umbria region in 1964. Even with age, her beauty is undiminished. She recently starred opposite Daniel Craig as a breathtaking Bond Girl. Belluci began her modeling career at the age of 13, but her beauty soon attracted filmmakers. She has appeared in many popular movies including The Passion of the Christ, Malena, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Tears of the Sun, and The Wonders. Belluci has two daughters and continues to accept acting and modeling work that takes her all over the world.
Doutzen Kroes is a Dutch supermodel who whose blazing blue eyes illuminate any photo in which she appears. This sultry beauty was born in Eastemar, Netherlands, and today divides her time between New York and Amsterdam. In the fashion industry, Kroes has been dubbed “the Helen of Troy of advertising,” and it’s easy to see why. This mother of two works as an activist for Dance4Life and the Wildlife Conservation when she isn't modeling.
Kenyan-Mexican actress Lupita Nyong’o has taken Hollywood by storm with her incredible talent and unrelenting beauty. Nyong-o has appeared in acclaimed films like 12 Years a Slave, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and Queen of Katwe. Nyong-o is regarded as one of Hollywood’s most promising young actresses. Today, this beauty makes her home in Brooklyn, New York.
Breathtaking Olga Kurylenko was born in Ukraine in 1979. Discovered in Moscow when she was thirteen, Kurylenko moved to Paris to expand her modeling career when she was just 16. In 2005, Kurylenko began her acting career, most notably appearing in Hitman, the movie adaptation of the famed video game. She then played opposite Daniel Craig in the James Bond film Quantum of Solace. Famous for her sultry look, Kurylenko can also be seen in films like Centurion, Oblivion, Momentum, and The Assassin Next Door.
Born in 1979, beautiful Zhang Ziyi is, perhaps, best known for her roles in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and the House of Flying Daggers, but her work as an actress is extensive. Ziyi was born in Beijing. Today, she is one of China’s biggest celebrities. She is married to Chinese musician Wang Feng and has one daughter. It’s not surprising that with her apparent inability to age, Ziyi continues to make “most beautiful” lists all over the world.
Born and raised in Mumbai, India, actress Frieda Pinto brims with sultry allure. This beauty has appeared in major films like Slumdog Millionaire, Trishna, Day of the Falcon, and Knight of Cups. Pinto divides her time between Los Angeles, Mumbai, and London. When she is not filming or modeling, she is involved in various charitable causes such as working to help girls escape poverty.
A world-famous supermodel, Irina Shayk hails from Russia but graces runways around the world. This Russian beauty boasts dazzling green eyes and dark brown hair. Currently, she lives in New York with the actor Bradley Cooper, with whom she has a daughter. In 2014, Shayk made her film debut as Megara in the film Hercules, which also starred Dwayne Johnson.
Born in 1974, beautiful Penelope Cruz is a world-famous actress who made her acting debut at the age of 16. Today, Cruz models and acts and has appeared in major films like Blow, Vanilla Sky, Sahara, Volver, and Murder on the Orient Express. Cruz is famous for her dazzling smile, deep brown eyes, and gorgeous tresses, but it's her irrepressible charm that has directors clamoring to bring her on board. Cruz is married to actor and director Javier Bardem and has two children.
Ella Purnell is among the youngest beauties on our list and, as such, is someone to keep your eye on. Purnell achieved fame playing a young Maleficent in the film of the same name starring Angelina Jolie, another beauty who could easily appear on our list. Purnell was born in London and has also appeared in the films Churchill and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. She’s currently making headlines for her role as Tess in the television hit Sweetbitter.
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