With Hollywood being one of the most glamorous places in the world, it comes as no surprise that there are countless beautiful and talented women vying for their chance to make it big. While many of these women do eventually get their “big break”, there are also plenty who never quite reach the same level of fame or success as some other actresses.
Today, we take a look at 50 of the most beautiful, powerful and sought-after women in Hollywood today. From established stars like Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Lawrence to rising stars like Gal Gadot and Brie Larson, there’s something on this list for everyone!
50 Beautiful and Amazing Women in Hollywood
With thousands of well-known actresses, models and talents in Hollywood, it would be impossible to list them all. For now, we will have to do with a nice life of fifty. Read on to learn more about each woman’s career so far, as well as what they have planned for the future.
1. Angelina Jolie
With her piercing blue eyes and statuesque figure, it’s no wonder that Angelina Jolie is one of the most popular actresses in Hollywood. She first gained attention for her role in ‘Girl, Interrupted’, and has gone on to star in dozens of films over the years, including action flicks like ‘Lara Croft: Tomb Raider’ and dramas like ‘Changeling’. Beyond acting, Angelina is also known for her humanitarian efforts, and she was even appointed a Special Envoy of the United Nations.
2. Jennifer Lawrence
With her down-to-earth attitude, this Oscar winner is adored by critics and fans alike. After making her film debut in ‘The Devil You Know’, Jennifer Lawrence quickly rose to fame with appearances in several blockbuster franchises like ‘X-Men’ and ‘Hunger Games’. And despite all of her success on screen, she has never forgotten her roots – Jennifer still lives in the same house where she grew up!
3. Emma Stone
This young starlet got her start on TV, starring in teen shows like ‘Superbad’ before making the move to major motion pictures like ‘Easy A’. Emma Stone is known for her quirky sense of humor, and for always choosing diverse roles that showcase her incredible talent.
4. Kristen Stewart
There’s no denying Kristen’s star power – with over 20 films under her belt and an Oscar nomination to boot, this popular actress has proven herself to be one of the best in the business. And although she did her breakout performance as Bella Swan in ‘Twilight’, Kristen Stewart has also branched out into other genres like drama and comedy, showing off a versatile range that few stars can match.
5. Scarlett Johansson
Once called “the Sexiest Woman Alive” by Esquire magazine, it’s clear that Scarlett Johansson is one of Hollywood’s most beautiful women. But her good looks are just the tip of the iceberg – this Oscar-nominated actress has starred in dozens of popular films, including indie hits like ‘Lost in Translation’ and action flicks like ‘The Avengers’.
6. Mila Kunis
This stunning brunette is one of those rare talents who can do it all – she’s been a successful comedian, dramatic actress, and even a singer! And with her impressive ability to switch between genres, it’s no wonder that Mila Kunis is one of Hollywood’s most versatile celebrities today.
7. Keira Knightley
With her porcelain skin and striking features, Keira Knightley is truly unforgettable onscreen. After gaining attention for her role as Elizabeth Swann in ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’, she has gone on to star in several popular films and even directed her first movie, ‘The Aftermath’.
8. Emma Watson
As Hermione Granger, this young actress quickly won over audiences with her stellar performance skills and adorable charm. But though Emma Watson is still best known for playing the magical witch, she’s also a talented performer who shines in everything she does! Beyond acting, Emma is a passionate advocate for women’s rights, and even gave a moving speech at the UN just last year.
9. Sandra Bullock
This Academy Award winner has had an incredibly long career in Hollywood, starring in movies like ‘Speed’, ‘While You Were Sleeping’ and more recently, critically acclaimed dramas like ‘Gravity’. With her red hair and infectious smile, Sandra Bullock is one of the most popular actresses today, even earning a spot on Forbes’ “Most Powerful Actresses” list.
10. Meryl Streep
With over 40 years in the movie industry, it’s no wonder that Meryl Streep has won countless awards for her talent. She began her career in theater before moving to film, where she quickly rose to fame with performances like Miranda Priestly in ‘The Devil Wears Prada’. Over the years, she has received an astounding 20 Oscar nominations and 3 Academy Awards – more than any other actor (or actress) ever!
11. Julia Roberts
This Oscar winner needs no introduction – with her infectious smile and bubbly personality, she’s managed to charm Hollywood and audiences alike. And even though Julia Roberts is one of the most popular actresses in the world today, it’s clear that she hasn’t forgotten her roots – with humanitarian efforts like donating money to charity and building homes for families in need.
12. Reese Witherspoon
One of Hollywood’s biggest sweethearts, Reese Witherspoon has spent years acting in blockbuster hits like ‘Legally Blonde’ and ‘Wild’. But beyond all of her success on screen, this beloved actress also cares deeply about women’s rights – just last year, she donated $1 million dollars to the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund! Her generous support shows exactly why so many people love her.
13. Shonda Rhimes
As the creator and executive producer of some of the most popular TV shows on air today, including “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal”, Shonda Rhimes is one of the most influential figures in Hollywood. With a reputation as a ground-breaking powerhouse who recognizes female talent when she sees it, she paved the way for other women in the industry through her unwavering dedication to her work and strong leadership.
14. Dakota Johnson
After starring alongside Anastasia Steele in the blockbuster hit ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’, this brunette beauty quickly rose to fame as one of Hollywood’s hottest actresses today. But thanks to her versatility, Dakota Johnson has been able to star in a wide variety of other roles, from dramatic films like ‘Suspiria’ and her upcoming role in ‘A Bigger Splash’.
15. Natalie Portman
Renowned for her impressive acting skills and loveable personality, Natalie Portman is one of the most successful actresses today. From playing Queen Amidala in the ‘Star Wars’ prequels to starring alongside Jackie Kennedy in ‘Jackie’, she’s proven that she can hold her own against any co-star or genre! And even though she’s dropped out of several high profile projects over the years, she still won an Oscar for her performance as Nina Sayers in 2010’s ‘Black Swan’.
16. Jennifer Aniston
This ‘Friends’ star is one of the most beloved actresses in Hollywood today, with charming roles in films like ‘The Break-Up’ and comedies like ‘Just Go With It’. And even though her love life has made frequent headlines over the years, Jennifer Aniston has always managed to keep her composure – she never lets gossip get to her or ruin her performances!
17. Victoria Beckham
This British singer-songwriter has made a name for herself playing roles like Posh Spice in the band Spice Girls, but even though Hollywood may consider her one of its brightest rising stars, what you might not know about Victoria Beckham is that she’s also an outspoken advocate for social justice issues. She speaks out regularly on TV and online about the importance of fighting discrimination against women and girls everywhere!
18. Priyanka Chopra
This talented actress and singer has made a name for herself playing roles like Alex Parrish in the TV series ‘Quantico’ and Dr. Swati Kapoor in ‘The Sky is Pink’. But even though she’s known for being one of Hollywood’s most stylish stars, what you may not know about Priyanka Chopra is that she’s also a huge animal lover! She regularly volunteers at local shelters around Los Angeles, where she helps care for abandoned animals and works with children from low-income families.
19. Charlize Theron
This Academy Award winning actress is known for playing strong female characters who don’t take no for an answer, from serial killer Aileen Wuornos in ‘Monster’ to Imperator Furiosa in ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’. But even though she’s known for her tough, uncompromising roles, Charlize Theron still finds time to support important causes like women’s rights. And thanks to an epic makeup transformation in ‘Tully’, she also won over audiences everywhere as a mom of three!
20. Gal Gadot
After starring in huge blockbusters like ‘Wonder Woman’ and the DC Comics films, this Israeli actress has quickly become one of Hollywood’s biggest stars. But even though Gal Gadot is known for playing strong female characters on screen, off-screen she’s also a loving mother who cares deeply about her family. Alongside her husband and their two children, they’re living proof that you can have it all!
21. Oprah Winfrey
One of the most powerful women in Hollywood, Oprah Winfrey has been a household name for decades thanks to her extremely successful talk show and media empire. Known for her philanthropic work and appetite for helping others, she has used her status to promote causes like education, health, and equality throughout the world.
22. Halle Berry
Halle Berry is not only considered one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood, but she is also one of the most talented actresses around today. Starting out on television shows like “Living Dolls,” she later made the transition to film with roles in movies like “Jungle Fever,” “BAPS,” and the James Bond film series. Her status as one of the top actresses in Hollywood has earned her numerous Golden Globe, SAG, and Academy Award nominations throughout her career.
23. Gwyneth Paltrow
This multi-talented actress has made a name for herself playing roles like Pepper Potts in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films and Viola de Lesseps in ‘Shakespeare in Love’. But even though she may be known for her smart and witty performances, what you might not know about Gwyneth Paltrow is that she’s also a huge advocate for social justice issues. She speaks out regularly on TV and online about the importance of fighting discrimination against women and girls everywhere!
24. Cameron Diaz
Cameron Diaz is not only considered one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood, but she is also one of the most talented comedic actresses around today. She got her start on television shows like “The Mask” before going on to star in films like “There’s Something About Mary” that made her a major star, and since then she has gone on to have an extremely successful movie career with roles in movies like “Shrek,” “Charlie’s Angels,” and many more.
25. Lupita Nyong’o
This Academy Award winning actress has made a name for herself playing powerful women like Patsey in ’12 Years A Slave’, Maz Kanata in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, and Nakia in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And even though Lupita Nyong’o is one of Hollywood’s biggest stars today, this Kenyan beauty has never forgotten her roots. She regularly speaks out about the importance of fighting for girls’ rights across Africa, and she’s also a huge advocate of conservation efforts to protect endangered species.
26. Margot Robbie
This Australian actress has made a name for herself playing strong female characters like Harley Quinn in the DC Extended Universe films and Jane Porter in this year’s ‘The Legend of Tarzan’. And despite all her success on screen, Margot Robbie hasn’t forgotten where she came from. She regularly supports various children’s charities in Australia, which have helped her win multiple awards for her dedication to helping others!
27. Jennifer Lopez
Thanks to her stunning dance moves and killer curves, this singer turned actress is one of Hollywood’s biggest stars today. But even though Jennifer Lopez may be known for her sex appeal, what you might not know about Jennifer is that she’s also a loving mother who spends a lot of time working with kids in the community. In fact, her work with underprivileged children helped her win the 2015 GLAAD Vanguard Award!
28. Kristen Bell
Kristen Bell is probably best known for playing the title role on Veronica Mars, but she also appeared in both Frozen movies as well as The Good Place TV show – which have made her one of the most recognizable actresses working today. What makes her so special though is that she’s always been passionate about helping others through charitable work on top of acting.
29. Anna Faris
This hilarious actress has made a name for herself playing lovable characters like Christy in the sitcom ‘Mom’ and Rosemary in the ‘Scary Movie’ franchise. But even though she may be known for being funny, what you might not know about Anna is that she’s also a huge animal lover. Anna Faris regularly works with organizations that help protect endangered species across the globe, while also supporting various charities that provide shelter to abandoned animals in need!
30. Nicole Kidman
This talented actress has made a name for herself playing roles like Celeste Wright in the HBO series ‘Big Little Lies’ and Virginia Woolf in ‘The Hours’. But even though Nicole Kidman is known for her versatile performances, what you might not know about Nicole is that she’s also a huge animal lover. In addition to volunteering at local shelters around Los Angeles, she often helps care for abandoned animals in need!
31. Kate Beckinsale
This British actress has made a name for herself playing roles like Selene in the ‘Underworld’ series and Lady Susan in ‘Love and Friendship’. But even though she may be known for being one of Hollywood’s most stylish stars, what you might not know about Kate Beckinsale is that she’s also a huge animal lover. She regularly volunteers at local shelters around Los Angeles, where she helps care for abandoned animals and works with children from low-income families!
32. Meg Ryan
This well-known actress has made a name for herself playing roles like Abby in the romantic comedies ‘You’ve Got Mail’ and ‘Sleepless In Seattle’, but what you may not know about Meg Ryan is that she’s also a huge advocate for social justice issues. She speaks out regularly on TV and online about the importance of fighting discrimination against women and girls everywhere!
33. Meghan Markle
Even though she may be best known for her performance as Rachel Zane in the legal drama series ‘Suits’, this actress and humanitarian is also hugely involved in a wide range of charitable organizations. She regularly speaks out on TV and online about the importance of fighting discrimination against women and girls everywhere, while advocating for increased equality and rights!
34. Doutzen Kroes
This Dutch model has made a name for herself playing roles like Betsy Johnson in the movie ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’, but even though she may be one of Hollywood’s most talented models, what you might not know about Doutzen is that she’s also a huge animal lover. In addition to volunteering at local shelters around Los Angeles, she often helps care for abandoned animals in need!
35. Taylor Swift
This American singer-songwriter has made a name for herself playing powerful women like Rosemary Pomroy in the movie ‘Valentine’s Day’, but what you might not know about Tay is that she’s also an outspoken advocate for social justice issues. She speaks out regularly on TV and online about the importance of fighting discrimination against women and girls everywhere!
36. Eva Mendes
One of Hollywood’s top actresses today, Eva Mendes has proven time and again that she is a versatile performer who can tackle any role with ease. Known for roles in blockbusters like Hitch and The Other Guys as well as critically-acclaimed dramas like Training Day and Last Night, she never fails to bring her A-game to any role she takes on.
37. Ellen DeGeneres
Known for her success in both film and television, Ellen DeGeneres is one of the most recognizable faces in entertainment today. She first rose to fame with her hit show “Ellen”, which was known for its groundbreaking depiction of a gay woman and helped pave the way for LGBTQ representation on TV. Since then, she has never stopped pushing boundaries and challenging perceptions with each new role, making her one of Hollywood’s top stars.
38. Tina Fey
Hilarious comedic mastermind and all-round superstar, there are few people that can touch Tina Fey when it comes to sheer humor or acting ability. From her early days writing for SNL to her current status as an award-winning actress and writer, she truly is one of a kind in Hollywood today.
39. Cate Blanchett
Known for her graceful style and breathtaking beauty both on screen and off, Cate Blanchett has been making waves in Hollywood since she first appeared in films back in the 1990s. With an Oscar win under her belt for Best Actress in “Blue Jasmine” as well as countless other accolades from around the world, she continues to make films that challenge viewers’ perspectives and complicate traditional ideas about gender roles.
40. Jodie Foster
One of the most beloved actresses of all time, Jodie Foster‘s career has spanned decades and is marked by constant reinvention. She made her mark in Hollywood with dramatic roles that commanded the attention of audiences around the world, but she has also shown tremendous skill in more comedic genres as well. With her status as an iconic female star firmly cemented, she continues to impress both critics and fans alike with each new role.
41. Jessica Alba
Beautiful and talented beyond words, this actress epitomizes what it means to be a modern day movie star. With roles in both comedic and dramatic projects, Jessica Alba has become one of the most sought-after actresses in the world thanks to her ability to take on all kinds of complex characters with ease.
42. Gillian Anderson
As one of Hollywood’s most esteemed actress today, Gillian Anderson has earned wide acclaim for her incredible versatility across multiple genres over the years. From action heroines like Dana Scully in the X-Files to comedies like The Spy Who Dumped Me, she always brings her A-game to every project she takes on.
43. Helena Bonham Carter
One of Hollywood’s most acclaimed actresses today, Helena Bonham Carter has earned widespread acclaim for her incredible versatility across multiple genres over the years. Whether starring in blockbusters like the Harry Potter series and Alice in Wonderland or critically-acclaimed dramas like Fight Club and Sweeney Todd, she never fails to bring her A-game to any role she takes on.
44. Michelle Williams
One of Hollywood’s top actresses, Michelle Williams has proven time and again that she can take on almost any role with ease. Known for roles in dramas like Brokeback Mountain and Blue Valentine as well as comedies like My Week with Marilyn, she always brings her A-game to any project.
45. Emily Blunt
Known for her roles in films such as “The Devil Wears Prada”, “Edge of Tomorrow”, and “Into The Woods”, English actress Emily Blunt has been one of Hollywood’s top talents for over a decade. In addition to starring in several critically acclaimed movies, she has also earned rave reviews for her roles in several Shakespearean plays.
46. Brie Larson
After winning critical acclaim for performances in films like “Short Term 12” and “Room”, actress Brie Larson has become one of Hollywood’s rising talents. She is also a talented singer who performed the Oscar-winning song ‘City of Stars’ from the hit musical film “La La Land”. In addition to being an award-winning actress and singer, she is also known for her outspoken advocacy on issues such as sexual assault and gender inequality.
47. Alexandra Daddario
With her stunning good looks and impressive acting talent, Alexandra Daddario has become one of the most popular actresses working today. She got her big break with her starring role in the hit TV show “Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief”, and went on to star in several blockbuster movies including “San Andreas” and “Baywatch”. Her performances in these films have earned her a huge fan base and critical acclaim, making her one of the most sought-after women in Hollywood.
48. Salma Hayek
With her exotic beauty, fierce intelligence, and impressive acting talent, Salma Hayek has become one of the biggest stars not only in Hollywood but also around the world. She got her start with a role in the critically acclaimed film “Desperado”, and went on to star in movies like “Frida” and “Grown Ups”. Her powerful performances have earned her legions of fans as well as several prestigious award nominations, making her one of the most sought-after actresses today.
49. Elizabeth Olsen
Despite being quite young in comparison to other actresses, Elizabeth Olsen has already made a huge name for herself in the world of Hollywood. She got her start with critically-acclaimed roles in films like “Martha Marcy May Marlene” and “Godzilla”, but she truly gained mainstream attention with her starring role as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch in the hit superhero movie “Avengers: Age of Ultron”. Her incredible talent and undeniable beauty have made her one of the most exciting actresses working today, making her one of the most sought-after women in Hollywood.
49. Viola Davis
With over two decades’ worth of experience acting on stage, television, and film, Viola Davis is widely considered to be one of the greatest actresses of our time. She has won a number of prestigious awards for her past performances, including an Academy Award and a Golden Globe. But despite these impressive accolades, Davis has remained humble and grounded, making her one of the most admired women in Hollywood.
50. Anna Kendrick
With her irresistible charm and undeniable talent, Anna Kendrick has risen to become one of the biggest stars in Hollywood today. She got her start as a child actor on “The Real World”, but went on to gain widespread recognition with unforgettable roles in movies like “Up In The Air” and “Pitch Perfect”. Her comedic timing and moving performances have made her a fan favorite among audiences everywhere, making her one of the most sought-after actresses working today.
So there you have it – our top fifty picks for the most beautiful, powerful and sought-after women in Hollywood today. So if you’re looking for some great entertainment, look no further than these amazing women!