Everyone knows that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But what we think of as beautiful shouldn’t end in the color of a woman’s eyes or the fullness of her lips. Being gorgeous physically is one thing, but having a caring and kind soul? That’s truly divine. Society’s standards of beauty have become so extreme and unrealistic that it’s high time we start reconsidering them. After all, having a natural style and an empathic heart is all you need to radiate beauty.
If you believe in these more holistic beauty standards, then you will love this article. Why? Because we have compiled a comprehensive list of 50 women who lived their lives in full splendor. These females radiate inner beauty so strong that it transcends the way they look. Read on to learn how each of these gorgeous ladies has helped the world become a better place.
Gigi Hadid or Jelena Noura Hadid is an ultra-successful supermodel from the millennial era. She is the sister of the equally esteemed Bella Hadid. Gigi’s net worth, at such a young age, is already $19 million and still climbing.
Her reputation and performance as a model earned her a spot on this list, especially considering her empathic views on human rights and her humble personality. Gigi also appears to be very outgoing as she has friends hailing from many different areas of the entertainment industry.
Our list starts out strong with the queen herself: Beyoncé Knowles. As one of the most highly successful megastars in the music scene, Beyoncé proves that high beauty can also come with packaged with talent, determination, and a heart full of generosity and kindness.
Beyoncé Knowles deserves a spot on this list because she owns her beauty on all levels. The moment she emerges on stage, she shows everyone how a performance should be done. Her work is a mixture of art, activism, and awareness, and she is using her platform to make the world a better place.
You’d have to be living entirely off-grid to not know Israeli beauty queen and actress, Gal Gadot. She took the world by storm with her looks, acting prowess, and kind heart.
Gadot is famous for her roles in The Fast & The Furious as well as the iconic Wonder Woman. One of the reasons why she has the body of a Themysciran goddess is because she was a combat instructor for the Israel Defense Forces. By 2018, the beautiful Gal was included in Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Rihanna is one of the wealthiest and most famous celebrities in the world. Commonly referred to as Riri, the iconic musician and make-up magnate started out by recording demo tapes until she was signed to Def-Jam records at the age of 16.
Riri has been the recipient of many major awards, like the MTV Video Music Awards, Grammys, and more. Today, she ranks 7th on the list of best-selling music artists worldwide. As if that wasn’t enough, Rihanna is also making waves in the beauty and fashion industry with her Fenty Beauty line unapologetically dominating the market.
Born in London and raised in California, Emily Ratajkowski isn’t just a model but also a respected actress. She started out acting and modeling quite young. The beauty’s first-ever modeling catalog was for Nordstrom and Kohl’s, while her first acting gig was on the famous Nickelodeon series iCarly.
She kicked off her modeling career at a Marc Jacobs show for the New York Fashion Week back in 2015. Now, she is seen walking in high-end shows for brands like Dolce & Gabbana, Bottega Veneta, and Versace.
Mila Kunis was born in Ukraine, but after she turned seven, her whole family moved to Los Angeles, where she was eventually discovered for her talents. Kunis’ first significant role was in the famous TV series, That 70s Show.
She would go on and star in movies like Black Swan, for which she was nominated as Best Supporting Actress at the Golden Globes. But her talent isn’t all wrapped up in her appearance. She also voices the character of Meg Griffin in Family Guy.
The beautiful Dakota Johnson deserves a spot on this list because of her talents as an actress. In real life, she appears to be constantly cheerful and is very kind to her fans and co-stars. Dakota’s beautiful face and statuesque body may have skyrocketed her to stardom, but her personality is what has kept her there.
You probably know Ms. Johnson as the lead actress in the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise. Her on-point portrayal of the lead character from the book won her praise from critics and fans alike. Right now, Johnson is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful stars in the entertainment industry.
Amanda Cerny is a famous YouTube star known for her funny videos and impeccable acting. The beauty also made waves on the Vine app, which enabled her to develop a strong fanbase. She produces highly-anticipated videos with her friends and appears to be very real on-camera. This is one of many reasons why everyone loves to follow her and watch her content.
You can thank her creative mind and knack for producing trending videos for her popularity. Indeed, she is a woman who doesn’t only have a bomb body, but also a mind exploding with fresh ideas.
Please take a good look at her photo and tell us if she looks like she’s 49 years old. Naomi looks so unbelievably young that anyone who didn’t know her would be shocked to discover her true age. Campbell belongs to a generation of supermodels from the late 1980s to the 1990s that took the fashion and advertising worlds by storm.
Today, Naomi Campbell continues to be a stunner who has proven that she isn’t just a pretty face. She has filled her colorful career with gigs like hosting, acting, and starting her own business – all with much success!
Most of you will recognize this beauty of an actress as Harley Quinn from Suicide Squad, but she has tackled so many roles that showcased her talent. If you compare her performance as Harley Quinn to her role in The Wolf of Wall Street, you’ll understand and agree that she is quite a versatile actress.
Margot Robbie is Australian, but her fanbase is filled with people from all around the world. In fact, she’s made such a big name for herself that in 2017, she joined the ranks of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world.
Actress and model Irina Shayk is a force to be reckoned with, in films as much as on the runway. She has walked for high-end brands like Versace, Givenchy, Bottega Veneta, and Marc Jacobs, amongst many others. Well, with a face and a body like that, who wouldn’t book her, right?
Irina’s real shot at stardom came when she became the exclusive face of Intimissimi Lingerie. Her acting debut came in 2014 when she starred in the Dwayne Johnson movie, Hercules. She also became the Spokesperson of L’Oreal Paris International back in 2015. Today, the beautiful Irina is considered an icon in the modeling industry.
Alexandra Daddario has a set of eyes that will enchant you. Matched as they are with her innocent babyface, and we wouldn’t blame anyone for falling in love with her in an instant. Her look could easily mislead you into thinking that she’s no older than 20, but she’s 33!
The actress is rumored to also have a good heart and a humble personality. It’s true – you can be pretty both inside and out! Alexandra has inspired many others to do the same, making the world a better place simply by existing and being herself. What a gift!
If you still don’t know who Emilia Clarke is by now, we have one word for you: Daenerys! This beautiful mother of dragons was born on October 23, 1986, in the UK, and she started her acting career in a Broadway production of Breakfast at Tiffany’s in 2013. She followed this up with a role that would drastically change her life: Danaerys Targaryen from the HBO fantasy television series, Game of Thrones.
The British Actress has been the recipient of many nominations and awards like a nomination for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series and three Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. In 2019, she was listed by Forbes as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
It wouldn’t be a complete list of the most beautiful women in the world if actress Angelina Jolie didn’t make an appearance. Her natural beauty has always made waves in the Hollywood scene. But it wasn’t just her physicality that made her one of the most famous actresses around. Ange’s talent in acting and knack for choosing the right script is what catapulted her to such an iconic status.
Another thing that everyone should know about Angelina Jolie is the fact that she has six children; three are her biological offspring, while the remaining three were adopted. Right now, she is aggressively fighting for human rights, especially for women and children. To many, she isn’t just an actress, but a blessing.
Kate Upton is a supermodel with a super sexy body and a face that could launch a thousand ships. The All-American beauty is usually seen gracing the covers of prominent magazines like Sports Illustrated in their swimsuit editions, but her career is filled with much more than that.
The stunning model has also done some Hollywood movies that showcased her talent for acting. She has a cheerful disposition and a light personality, which is why she is loved by so many.
Everyone who knows Ashley Graham also knows what she stands for. Ashley is probably one of the most beautiful women around, but she’s not just concerned with taking photos and looking great. Graham champions a message of love and body positivity.
Throughout her career, Ashley Graham has brought positive publicity to the plus-sized community. Her existence has made the lives of so many people better as she inspires them to love the body that they are in.
Miranda Kerr was the world’s second-highest-paid model in 2013, according to Forbes. She truly has the kind of looks that can sell anything. Kerr hails from Sydney, Australia and was born on April 20, 1983.
Kerr’s career went through the roof after she became the first official Victoria’s Secret Angel back in 2007. Since then, she has taken the modeling world by storm and started a health and beauty empire on the side.
Scarlet Johansson rose to prominence after the world saw her beauty and acting prowess in the movie Lost in Translation. But what really cemented her as a household name was her ongoing portrayal of Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The American model, actress, and singer also starred in blockbuster movies like Don Jon, Her, Lucy, and Under the Skin. Johansson has been the recipient of a Golden Globe nomination, a Tony Award for ‘Best Featured Actress’ for her role in A View Under The Bridge, and a BAFTA. For the year 2019, she was hailed as the highest-paid actress in the world by Forbes.
Canadian Beauty, Shay Mitchell is a model, actress, author, and entrepreneur who was born on April 10, 1987. She has worked on a variety of TV shows and movies, like Aaron Stone, The Possession of Hannah Grace, You, and Mother’s Day.
But the one thing that made Shay Mitchell a strong contender amongst today’s stars was her performance in the role of Emily Fields, a character from the hit TV show Pretty Little Liars. Her portrayal got her nominations for the Teen Choice Awards and the People’s Choice Awards.
The world didn’t know what it was in for when Anne Hathaway was born on November 12, 1982, in Brooklyn, New York. From a young age, this beautiful actress made waves, starring in a Disney movie entitled The Princess Diaries. Her performance garnered such positive reviews that she became famous soon after.
Anne Hathaway moved on to more mature roles in films like Les Miserables, The Devil Wears Prada, The Dark Knight Rises, and Love and Other Drugs.
Everyone knows Priyanka Chopra as the gorgeous woman who married Nick Jonas. But she is more than just some pop star’s wife. Chopra won the Miss World 2000 pageant with flying colors. Before that, she was an actress in India where she joined the ranks of the highest-paid celebrities in the country.
Her achievements did not just stop there – Priyanka Chopra has also dabbled in music and became even more famous for doing so. She wrote and a number of hits that have earned her a spot in the limelight. Despite her stunning beauty, fame, and money, everyone knows her as a sweet and humble person.
The stunning Pia Wurtzbach has worked like crazy to earn herself the reputation she has. While her beauty alone is enough to earn her a spot on this list, it took more than looks for her to win the Miss Universe Crown 2015. She was touted by many as ‘the best Miss Universe’ because of her bubbly personality.
The beauty queen of all beauty queens even went as far as handling the Instagram page of the Miss Universe competition itself. This (and many other things) made the Filipina-German pageant winner a fan favorite.
Supermodel Taylor Hill has the kind of looks that can instantly infect you with the lovebug. She has the face and body of Aphrodite, and she deserves all the success she has achieved in her career thus far.
But Taylor isn’t just a pretty face because she can act as well as have a very professional demeanor. That’s pretty hard to come by with people who are as beautiful as her.
Blake Lively has the face of an All-American woman and the poise of a goddess. The charming actress has fans all over the world who love her not just because of her looks and talent, but also because of her humor on social media.
Now married to the equally famous actor, Ryan Reynolds, Lively spends her days happily pursuing her career and enjoying time with her beautiful kids.
Everyone knows who Adriana Lima is. For those who are a bit behind, she’s one of the most iconic Victoria Secret models ever to grace the brand’s runway. Despite the supermodel being in her late 30s, she doesn’t look a day over 25, which is quite impressive.
Adriana Lima is a Brazilian model who also dabbles acting every once in a while. Her forever-young looks have made her the longest-running Victoria’s Secret Angel. Can you really blame the company for hiring her? Lima’s face and body are better than most 20-year-olds!
You probably know Kat Dennings from her role in the famous show, 2 Broke Girls. But she actually had her acting debut on HBO’s Sex and the City. Dennings’ performance on the show allowed her to snatch roles in major productions like Thor, Thor: The Dark World, 40-year old Virgin, and Big Momma’s House 2.
As beautiful as she is talented, the actress has been the recipient of many nominations and awards like The MTV Movie Awards For Best Breakthrough Performance, Satellite Award Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama, as well as the People’s Choice Award For Favorite TV Gal Pals.
Emma Watson identifies herself as ‘self-partnered,’ despite millions of people swooning over her beauty. What made the British actress such a force to be reckoned with in the entertainment scene was performance in the role of Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series.
In an interesting twist, Hermione’s personality reflects who she is in real life – strong, independent, and intelligent. She has inspired thousands, if not millions, of women to own their narratives. A true gem, indeed!
Looking like an actress is one thing, but when people start saying that you look like a princess? Well, that’s kind of a big deal. With her poise, beauty, and intelligence, Manuela Arcuri certainly has a regal vibe.
The Actress, TV personality, and model is in her 40s, but she has a beauty that is undeniably timeless. Manuela serves as an inspiration to many when it comes to health, fitness, and youthfulness at any age.
Jourdan Dunn belongs to a small group of supermodels that have the reputation of being the best in their era. The British beauty was discovered back in 2006 by Hammersmith Primark of the Storm Modelling Agency. Come 2007, she was walking the runways on behalf of the world’s most esteemed brands.
Jourdan has already modeled for all of the top designers across the globe. Her beauty has also allowed her to reach a milestone as the first black woman from the 21st century ever to walk the runways for Prada.
India is home to the world’s most beautiful women, and if you’re not convinced, just look at Deepika Padukone. While she may not be doing anything in Hollywood right now, Padukone is making gigantic waves in the Bollywood scene, which as big as its western counterpart.
The Bollywood superstar has developed a foundation called Live, Laugh, Love, which promotes mental health awareness in India, the funds for which are raised through sales from Deepika’s clothing line. Way to go, girl!
Everyone knows Aishwarya Rai as an Indian beauty with brains and a heart. The eloquent words she speaks have the power to change the world. This is probably why she was crowned Miss World in the year 1994.
Aishwarya is so much more than a beauty queen – she’s also a model and actress who has proven her talent, time and time again. Her looks are as sharp as a knife, yet her soul is as soft as a cloud.
Born on July 10, 1972, the Colombian-American actress Sofia Vergara started acting at a young age. Her first step to fame was when she appeared in a Pepsi Commercial for the Latin American market when she was 17 years old.
Sofia Vergara now stars on a popular comedy show, Modern Family, for which she has received four Golden Globe Awards Nominations.
Everyone knows Halle Berry. How could you not when she’s a multi-talented actress who has been dominating Hollywood so long she’s seen by many as a living legend? Halle was born on August 14, 1966, in Cleveland, Ohio. Before her big acting break in a 1992 romantic comedy entitled Boomerang, she had a successful career in modeling.
Berry remains the only African-American Actress to have ever won an Oscar for Best Actress. She earned the prestigious award for her 2002 performance in Monster Ball. Halle truly has established herself as a household name in the Hollywood scene.
Women with red hair have a special beauty, but if there’s one that rises above the rest, that’s Emma Stone. Younger generations already loved her for her role in Easy A, but she became a household name after appearing in Spiderman, and La La Land.
The breathtakingly beautiful redhead is as talented as she is beautiful. Just watch one of the many movies she’s starred in, and you’ll see why she deserves to be on this list.
Zoe Kravitz grew up in an artistic household. With a father like Lenny Kravitz and a mother like Lisa Bonnet, Zoe was destined to grow up to be the edgy, beautiful woman everyone loves and adores her for being today. Her first movie was entitled No Reservations, and it was released in the year 2007.
Zoe can also be seen in The Lego Batman Movie, Mad Max, Dope, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Divergent, and many more. She isn’t yet a long-time player in Hollywood, but she has received several major awards, including a Teen Choice Awards, amongst many others. To top it all off, Zoe is also the lead vocalist in a band named Lolawolf.
It is a known fact that Turkey is home to millions of handsome men and women, and it’s no surprise that actress Fahriye Evcen is a stunner in her own right. She is known to have a kind demeanor, and this is part of why fans love her so much. People love it when someone famous is humble, kind, and courteous.
Fahriye Evcan is currently one of the most famous actresses in Turkey, but she was actually born and raised in Germany. She only moved back to her mother country after turning 19 years old.
A Pakistani actress who has been the recipient of many awards for her amazing performances in Pakistani TV shows, Mahira Khan is beauty, brains, and talent all wrapped in one package. Her role in a famed TV show entitled Humsafar led to her receiving a number of esteemed awards like the Lux Style Awards for Best Television Actress, amongst many others.
Mahira Khan jump-started her career back in 2006 as a VJ, but when she appeared in a romance film with the famous and much-loved leading man Atif Aslam, she became an instant A-lister. Today, she joins the ranks of the highest-paid actresses in Pakistan.
If you don’t know Natalie Portman by now, then you have missed a bunch of great movies that she has appeared in. Natalie was born in Jerusalem on June 9, 1981. At an early age, the stunning actress played a role in the cult classic, Leon the Professional. She also appeared in Star Wars Episode 1— The Phantom Menace. Though she had to balance many of her early roles with schoolwork, she managed to shine in both arenas.
Portman is now a college graduate who is famous for her exceptional performances in movies like V for Vendetta, Black Swan, and The Other Boleyn Girl. The beauty has been the recipient of Golden Globes and an Oscar for Outstanding Performance for a Lead Role in Black Swan. This award made her the first person who was born in the ’80s ever to receive an Academy Award for Best Actress.
The first time Lupita Nyong’o’s name exploded in the media was when she appeared in a movie that shook the entertainment industry. The film in question was the critically acclaimed 12 Years A Slave. From that point on, Lupita became a crowd favorite. Not only is she beautiful, but she’s also packed full of talent.
Lupita started out doing roles for short films like East River. However, she soon progressed to major movies like The Queen of Katwe, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, The Jungle Book, and Black Panther.
Swedish actress Alicia Vikander is so much more than just a pretty face. She is also a talented artist, actress, and dancer. She spent her younger years in Gothenburg as a ballerina. Her soft facial features reflect how kind she is to other people, despite her claim to fame.
A Golden Globe nomination came as a result of her astonishing performance in the sci-fi film, Ex Machina. But it wasn’t until she starred in The Danish Girl that she became the recipient of an Academy Award.