Last Updated on October 28, 2020
The ideal of female beauty has changed substantially over the centuries. Recently, with the advent of social media and the importance, it has acquired in our society, the perception of beauty is once again changing and moving away from the so-called Hollywood beauty that has shaped the perception of female beauty since the 1930s.
People are starting to celebrate the differences in body types and ethnicities. Now more than ever, beauty is becoming associated with physical health and self-confidence, with a great emphasis on individual expression.
However, even if we are on the right track, we can’t escape the universal standard of beauty that was established within our society throughout the last decades by the mass media.
With that standard in mind, here are 9 of the most beautiful and attractive women in the world right now. They are all intelligent, very successful in their respective fields, and… stunningly beautiful.
Needless to say that this list has no particular order and millions of beautiful women were left out. At the end of the day, beauty truly is in the eyes of the beholder.
1. Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson is a highly-paid actress in Hollywood since 2018. Her impressive career started when her mother enrolled her in the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute for Young People at the age of 8.
The rest is history. This year she received two Oscar nominations: one in the Lead Actress category for her amazing role in the movie Marriage Story; and a second one in the Supporting Actress category for her role in Jojo Rabbit.
Scarlett Johansson is also universally recognized for her beauty. She is the only woman who has been named twice the “Sexiest Woman Alive” by Esquire Magazine (2006 and 2013).
2. Irina Shayk
The 34-year-old model born in Russia has to be mentioned every time we talk about female beauty. Irina Shayk started modeling in 2007 and since then has worked with the best designers in the world and has been the face of several renowned brands.
Last year she officially announced that her relationship with American actor Bradley Cooper had come to an end (the couple started dating back in 2015 and have a 2-year-old daughter). Before Bradley Cooper, Irina Shayk was in a relationship with Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo for about five years.
3. Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra is probably the most famous Bollywood beauty in the world, with nearly 50 million followers on Instagram. The Indian actress won the Miss World contest in 2000 and is currently married to famous American singer Nick Jonas (one of the Jonas Brothers).
Priyanka Chopra has been doing amazing work as a philanthropist. Working with UNICEF since 2006, Priyanka was appointed Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights in 2010 and 2016 and is also an active and important voice of the feminist movement.
4. Sofia Vergara
Sofia Vergara has been melting the hearts of millions of people with her role in Modern Family, a beloved and award-winning sitcom produced for ABC.
The actress born in Colombia started from the bottom after being discovered by a photographer randomly walking on a Colombian beach – Vergara’s exotic beauty catches anyone’s attention.
Her acting skills along with her great sense of humor have contributed to making her one of the best-paid actresses in the world. Sofia Vergara is married to actor and producer Joe Manganiello since 2015.
ImJin-ah is a South Korean singer, actress, and model internationally known as Nana. She gained global recognition as one of the most beautiful Asian women after taking second place on the Independent Critics List of 100 Most Beautiful Faces, in 2013. In the following two years, the artist placed first in that ranking. Since 2014 she has been working as a TV actress almost exclusively.
6. Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez is someone we all know and love. With more than 165 million followers on Instagram, the young singer and actress are one of the most popular celebrities on Earth.
Selena started her career at a very young age and became well known after being given a recurring role on Disney Channel’s popular series Hanna Montana in 2007.
From then on, she has been combining a successful career as an actress with being one of the world’s most famous popstars. And it’s been going great! At the end of last year, she released a new album called “Rare” that debuted at number one on the Billboard 200.
7. Alexandra Daddario
Alexandra Daddario has undoubtedly the most famous blue eyes in Hollywood. The 33-year-old actress born in New York started her acting career at the age of 16. But she only became famous worldwide after appearing in the acclaimed HBO series True Detective.
Daddario played Lisa Tragnetti, a court reporter that had an affair with detective Marty. Her scenes included nudity and grabbed the attention of many people across the globe. Since then Alexandra Daddario has been perceived as one of the sexiest women on the planet. And rightfully so.
Words fail to describe Queen B. Her career and achievements speak for themselves. If we referred to Selena Gomez as “one of the world’s most famous popstars”, Beyoncé is certainly the most famous pop star of all time.
The singer and songwriter born in Houston, Texas has built an empire around her own personal brand. Year after year, Beyoncé keeps delivering great music and amazing live performances capable of surprising both her fans and music critics. All this talent combined with her amazing physical shape and unique beauty has made her a true icon on a worldwide scale.
9. Naomi Campbell
Naomi Campbell was born in London (England) to Valerie Morris, a Jamaican dancer. Naomi is without a shadow of a doubt the most successful black supermodel of all time, with an impressive career that started over thirty years ago when she was just 16.
She is also known for her charity work and for fighting against racial bias in the fashion industry. Even with her 50th birthday just around the corner, Naomi is still among the most attractive women in the world.