Standards of beauty have varied through the centuries. Back in the day, women who were buxom and meaty were considered beautiful, probably because of the mindset that the bigger they were, the more there was to love and hug. But today, the definition of beauty leans more towards skinny. And this unfortunately, has resulted in an array of eating disorders as women try to look as skinny as models. But beauty is surely in the eye of the beholder and men and women behold beauty in different ways.
Men look at body parts: full breasts, a firm butt, toned legs. For them, these assets ought to have a nice face to go with it, too. But overly skinny girls have never really been that visually appealing to men. Being thin is something that girls are more obsessed over than men. Guys still prefer their girls with a little meat, though of course, not in the obese sense. But men aren’t too particular about the nitty-gritty that girls tend to focus on, such as love handles or stretch marks or the lack of a thigh gap. To men, the overall package is still what counts most. Here are some girls that all guys agree are hot.
15. Nina Dobrev
She has one of the most beautiful faces in Hollywood, with her deep brown eyes framed by long lashes and winning smile. Nina Dobrev started her acting career in her early years by portraying Mia Jones on the drama series Degrassi: The Next Generation. But it was her role as Elena Gilbert/Katherine Pierce in the supernatural drama series The Vampire Diaries that catapulted the Bulgarian-Canadian actress to stardom. So when it was announced that she would be leaving the hit show, fans were heartbroken and the show has not been the same without her. But she felt that it was time to move on and spread her wings in other corners of Hollywood. She has several films lined up and with her beautiful face and strong sex appeal with both men and women, Dobrev is sure to stick around for a long time to come.
14. Blake Lively
Out of all the actors in the teen drama TV series Gossip Girl, Blake Lively was the one whose career really took off outside the show. Lively hooked the show’s viewers when she played misunderstood heiress Serena van der Woodsen and instantly gained a fan following, going on to star in big ticket Hollywood films like Green Lantern, The Age of Adaline, and The Shallows. Aside from being Mrs. Ryan Reynolds and mother to two beautiful daughters, Lively is also known for her amazing red carpet fashion. She’s one of those women who could strut down any carpet in a burlap sack and look amazing. It doesn’t hurt that she has an amazing body to begin with, so even when she was pregnant both times, she still looked sexy wearing gowns that hugged her growing belly. Her legs are definitely her best asset and when she wears short skirts with high heels, it’s guaranteed to have any man drooling.
13. Angelina Jolie
She’s undeniably one of the sexiest actresses in the world, carving her own path for herself without being associated with her father, acclaimed actor Jon Voight. Angelina Jolie’s unique looks certainly helped in catching Hollywood and the world’s attention. She made full, pouty lips look beautiful, whereas before she came into prominence, it was small, thin lips that were considered pretty. Jolie proved that she wasn’t just a pretty face with a hot body, but a versatile actress as well. She has under her belt an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of a troubled young woman in the film Girl, Interrupted. She has no qualms for showing skin or getting down and dirty with many of her leading men in their films. Perhaps it’s this liberal attitude towards her body that makes her sexy in the eyes of men. It doesn’t hurt either that she’s newly single again, having filed for divorce from Brad Pitt.
12. Daisy Ridley
She’s a newcomer to Hollywood, after having appeared in small television roles and short films in her native England. But boy, did she make her first major movie appearance with a huge bang. Daisy Ridley was cast as the main protagonist Rey in the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which is the first in the Star Wars sequel trilogy. She was a “total unknown,” but was chosen by director J.J. Abrams, perhaps patterning his choices after George Lucas, who also cast non-famous actors in the original Star Wars films. But like those then unknowns Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill, Ridley instantly became a household name, even before the movie was released. She received positive reviews for her performance, with critics saying she was the star of the show and that her role was beautifully portrayed as very feminist. Her outfit was a far cry from Carrie Fisher’s gold bikini as Princess Leia, but she still managed to look sexy in her gray pants and shirt.
11. Emma Watson
She’s one of the lucky few actresses who were successfully able to transition from child star to adult actress. Emma Watson has certainly come a long way from her days as Hermione Granger in the wildly successful Harry Potter film franchise. It’s she and Robert Pattinson who have the Harry Potter films to thank for their stellar careers. In Watson’s case, she has proven that she’s not just a pretty face with decent acting chops. She also has amazing fashion sense, as seen on her red carpet appearances and she is well-educated, having graduated from Brown University. She has starred in the films The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Noah and will be getting top billing as Belle in the star-studded cast of Disney’s live-action film Beauty and the Beast. It’s one of the most highly anticipated films and roles in Hollywood and people can’t wait to see Watson in all her acting (and singing!) glory.
10. Kate Upton
The name Kate Upton is almost always synonymous to “sexy,” “hot”, and “drool-worthy.” The beautiful blonde is definitely the stuff that locker room talk is made of, her appearances on the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issues making her a household name. Aside from Sports Illustrated, Upton has appeared in other magazine spreads and endorsed several brands, but she has branched out into movies and is trying to make a name for herself as an actress, appearing in films such as Tower Heist and The Other Woman. She’s far from being skinny and she’s proud of the fact that she’s got curves. Any human being with eyes can admit that she’s got a great body and she’s one of those lucky gals who is naturally endowed in the chest area. She angered many girls when rumors started circulating that she wanted a breast reduction, though she vehemently denied it, reiterating that she loves her body as it is.
9. Scarlett Johansson
Even during her days a child star, it was clear to anyone who laid eyes on her that Scarlett Johansson was a beauty. Sure enough, she is all grown up and every bit as gorgeous as people thought she would be. Not only does she have an unforgettable face, with her luscious lips and high, defined cheekbones; she has a rocking body to match, one that is full and curvy and has put her on the sexiest women lists several times over. Aside from her sexy lips, full breasts and shapely behind, she’s also made a name for herself as one of the most sought-after actresses, having landed big movie roles like the Black Widow in Marvel’s Avengers franchise. In fact, she was named the highest-grossing female actress in Hollywood in 2015, no thanks to her appearance in the Marvel universe’s film franchise.
8. Jennifer Lawrence
She’s like a breath of fresh air in Hollywood, even if she has been an A-lister for at least the last five years. That’s because Jennifer Lawrence’s endearingly candid moments caught on camera and her ability to convey her genuinely nice nature are traits that are all too rare in Hollywood, where people are generally regarded as phony. She’s one of those rare Hollywood gems who not only has that natural acting talent, but is blessed with physical beauty as well. Her accomplishments at such a young age have been nothing short of impressive, having received her first Academy Award nomination when she was only 20 years old and winning her first Oscar at 22. And to think she was once told that she would never make it in Hollywood because she wasn’t skinny enough. It’s a good thing she defied her critics and continues to be one of the most sought-after actors in the business.
7. Megan Fox
Megan Fox became every man’s fantasy when she first burst into the Hollywood scene in the film Transformers, in which she was seen strutting around in skimpy and figure-hugging outfits. Aside from an amazing body, she has that kind of face that men would slay dragons for too, with her piercing green eyes and sultry smile, all of which are complemented by her head-full of luscious brunette locks. Many have speculated that she has gone under the knife in order to look the way she does, although she has denied it point blank. She posted an album on her Facebook page, depicting various facial expressions. The album was entitled “Things You Can’t Do With Your Face When You Have Botox.” But whether she had work done or not, she looks amazing all the same. It’s hard to believe that she’s the mother of three little boys because she always seems to become as slender as ever every time she gives birth.
6. Emma Stone
Redheads are rare and often stand out especially if she’s got alabaster skin to nicely contrast her red hair to. Amy Adams. Julianne Moore. Jessica Chastain. And last but not least, Emma Stone. She has been in the limelight for quite some time, not just as a blockbuster actress, but a serious one too. She first garnered positive media attention for her role in the 2009 film Zombieland, followed by her breakthrough role in the 2011 movie Crazy, Stupid Love, which would be her first in a line of films she would star in opposite Ryan Gosling. In terms of blockbuster franchises, she successfully played Gwen Stacy in The Amazing Spider-Man films. She can proudly say she has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the film Birdman. Though she didn’t win, the nomination further cemented her status as a Hollywood A-lister.
5. Sharon Stone
Sharon Stone can probably be held in the same category as Marilyn Monroe, Bridget Bardot, or Raquel Welch when it comes to women oozing with sex appeal. At 58 years old, she’s still considered hotter than an average 25-year-old with a supple body and pretty face. She has gone from fashion model to serious actress to film producer in the almost four decades she’s been in the business. No one can ever forget Stone’s portrayal of Catherine Tramell in the erotic 1992 thriller Basic Instinct, the movie which catapulted her to international fame. That famous scene where she’s seated on a chair wearing a short, tight skirt sans underwear still has men drooling, as she gave the audience a peak of her private parts. Her transition to serious actress was acknowledged when she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for the 1995 crime drama film Casino. She has been known to date much younger men, proving that she’s appealing to men (and women) of all ages.
4. Jessica Alba
She’s constantly topped the list of sexiest and most beautiful women in a number of publications throughout the years and it’s nothing short of well-deserved. Jessica Alba is one of those women whom you know is naturally beautiful because even without an ounce of make-up on, she’s absolutely stunning. Her exotic looks come from a very diverse ancestry (Mexican from her father’s side and Danish, Welsh, German, English, and French Canadian from her mother’s side). She first dipped her toes in show business at the young age of 13 in the film Camp Nowhere and has come a long way since then, starring in the television series Dark Angel and appearing in films like Sin City and the Fantastic Four film franchise. Today, she is a wife, mother, and founder of a consumer goods company called The Honest Company and she’s more gorgeous now than she was when she was younger.
3. Margot Robbie
She’s considered one of Hollywood’s hot young A-listers after getting her start in independent films and a role in the soap opera Neighbours in Australia, where she was born and raised. Margot Robbie made her big screen debut in the romantic comedy-drama film About Time and though it was a small role, people certainly took notice of the blonde-haired beauty. She co-starred opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in the film The Wolf of Wall Street and due to the film’s recognition in the major awards shows, she strutted the red carpet and landed on several lists of Best Dressed. Her other film credits include The Big Short and The Legend of Tarzan, but it was her role as Harley Quinn in the superhero film Suicide Squad that really put her front and center. Though the film was a success at the box office, critics panned it harshly. They said the one standout of the film was Robbie’s portrayal of the deranged villain. She has a bright future ahead of her, that’s for sure.
2. Kim Kardashian
Famous for nothing TV personality Kim Kardashian has very polarizing effects on the public: people either hate her guts or are fixated on her, which accounts for her exorbitantly high follower count on her social media accounts. She is a self-proclaimed selfie queen and is known to be obsessed with her looks. You never see her without make-up caked on her face, with her hair all primped, donned in her bling. It comes as no surprise that she’s been rumored to have had several procedures, given her self-obsession, though she says the farthest she’s gone is getting Botox. Unfortunately, overexposure has its consequences and she was a victim of her own greed for attention. She was bound, gagged, and robbed when she was in Paris and since then, she has kept a relatively low profile. She has realized that her and her family’s safety matters more than parading herself to the world, though who knows how long her hiatus will last.
1. Taylor Swift
Being talented, rich, famous, tall, and beautiful could very well be an indication that Taylor Swift has it all. After all, many may say that she deserves the success she’s experiencing now because the road getting there was certainly not paved. But she has since become one of the most successful recording artists of all time, which is no mean feat for someone in her twenties. Unfortunately, possessing all these traits also means that she is also paparazzi fodder 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Swift appeals to both men and women, which accounts for her immense popularity. Girls can relate to her catchy tunes and the meaning behind her songs, as she composes songs about her life experiences. Guys don’t necessarily get her songs, but they think she’s smoking hot. With her long legs, lean physique, and pretty face, the blonde-haired, blue-eyed pop star is considered one of the sexiest celebrities in the Hollywood today.
Sources: cosmopolitan.com, allwomenstalk.com, stylecaster.com