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The Most Beautiful People in the World

Beauty has different definitions in different societies. In fact, what was regarded as beautiful some years back may not hold in the current society. Nonetheless, there are some constants which do not change. Even though it is said that beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder, physical characteristics have an influence in defining beauty. Below is a list of the most beautiful and handsome people living in the current society. As you will note these are popular personalities in addition to being in industries that have promotes them. Also, it is not disputable that these people are good looking.

1. Michelle Pfeiffer


Michelle is an actress. Her career in this industry started in the 1980’s. In the film ”Scarface” which was produced in 1983, Michelle was Tony Montana’s troubled girlfriend. Many people came to know her through that film. She had a lead role in ”Batman Returns” a decade later.

Being the most attractive person in the world, she appeared in many ads. She received the first award for the most beautiful people in the world. That was in 1990. A large number of the population were fine with the decision. She won the award again in 1999. She is not very active in acting profession currently. It is expected considering the workload she has had to keep up with over the years.

2. Julia Roberts


Even at 47 years, Julia seems ageless. She had a career breakthrough in ”Pretty woman” film at only 23 years old. The film went on to become a smash hit all over the world. Following that, many big time movie production companies were after her. She won the best actress Academy Award after ” Erin Brockovich” film in 2000.

She broke the record by winning the award for the most beautiful person in the world four times. The first time was in 1991 while the second time was in 2000. The third and fourth time was in 2005 and 2010 respectively. The time gap between the awards is a prove that she is aging elegantly and gracefully.

3. Jodie Foster


She is 52 years currently. However, her acting career started at the age of 3. The first roles were modest. She appeared as an innocent child in many commercials. In 1976, the modest acting changed in the ”Taxi Driver” film. She was the fourteen year old prostitute in the film. The role won her Oscar nomination. Even though she did not end up winning the Oscar at the first nomination, she won after ‘The Silence of Lambs” and ”The Accused” films.

She won an award for the most beautiful person in the globe once. Her career in acting lasted for 4 decades. This is impressive considering the competition in Hollywood.

4. Cindy Crawford


She has been an actor but she is mostly known for her modeling roles. In the 1990’s, she was all over the television and magazines ads. This led to her being named the highest paid model globally in the mid 1990’s. With more than one million posters of her hanging in men’s room, her fame and beauty were evident.

Many people have told Crawford that she is beautiful over the years. She won the award for the most beautiful person in the world in 1993. Men’s Health and VHI ranked her in top five for the hottest people in 1990’s. Who doesn’t want to be told that she is beautiful by such an incredible number of people?

5. Meg Ryan


Meg became a household name following a role as Sally in the film ” When Harry Met Sally.” That was how her career in romantic comedies started. ”You’ve Got Mail” and ”Sleepless in Seattle” are some of her other big hits. They came out in 1998 and 1993 respectively. She was named the most beautiful person in the world in 1994 and won an award for this. Meg then remained in the top 15 in the A-list. She retired briefly from 2009 to 2015. However, she is now back in the movie industry as a director.

6. Courteney Cox


She acted for quiet a long time before getting a big break. After getting an impressive role in the move ”Ace Ventura: Pet Detective’’ in 1994, that is when her breakthrough came. She also played the role of Monica in ”Friends.”

Following this, her career got more interesting and she was named the most beautiful person in the world in 1995. ”Friends” remained in NBC for 10 years thereafter. Cox then starred in ”Cougar Town.” She was casted in more than 100 episodes before the series ended in the year 2015. Cox is now 50 years old. She has not communicated her next move yet but she has had a successful career for the past 20 years.

7. Mel Gibson


Gibson was once a very famous actor in Hollywood. His first major role was not meant to be that big. However, it became a cult hit. That was ”Mad Max”series. His roles ranged from historical films and drama to comedy. He won two Academy Awards for different roles in the year 1995. The first one was for the Best Picture while the second one was for the Best Director. Both of them came from the film ”Braveheart.”

After wining the awards, he was named the most beautiful person in the year 1996. The 1990’s ended very well for Gibson. However, the next century did not hold much good for him. He became involved in many controversies and even clashed with the authorities. Besides this, he was not very successful in the movie industry. The ride has not been easy for Gibson. However, he has himself to blame for many of the misfortunes.

8. Tom cruise


His acting career started about 30 years ago. The first time he got a lead role was in the film ”Risky Business.” The film became an underdog hit later. The 1990’s were his golden days. Some of the major films he appeared in include ” A Few Good Men,” ”Jerry Maguire” and ”Mission: Impossible.” He was voted the most beautiful person in 1997.

However, he has had his share of misfortune in the recent past. His movies have not had much success. To note is that many of his controversies have been non-movie related. This has given people different ideas concerning his personality. The odd and awkward moments stained his reputation for good.

9. Leonardo DiCaprio


DiCaprio is 41 years old now. His first major role was in ” What’s Eating Gilbert Grape.” He was nominated for Oscar Awards owing to his role in the film. However, he did not win the award. Besides this, he got nominated for the same several times thereafter. Unfortunately, he never got the award. He has been in the A-list for a very long time. He was named the most beautiful person in the year 1998.

2016 was a phenomenal year for DiCaprio because it is the year when he actually won the Oscar Award. After waiting for almost a half a century for the win, he finally got it. His speech was moving and he claimed to have written it during his first nomination. This shows his determination and zeal in pursuing his dreams. His success in the film industry can be attributed to his attitude to continue forging ahead even when discouraged.

10. Catherine Zeta-Jones


Catherine started as a stage performer in Wales. However, she did not want to settle for just that. She wanted more for herself. That included a larger audience and larger screen. She migrated to Hollywood to achieve her dreams. It was a good idea indeed. Even though the first days were a real struggle, she managed to land a big role in ”The Mask of Zorro.”

The cast included Antonio Banderas. This was in 1998. Her career soared for the next several years. She won Academy Award for the best supporting actresss in the 2002 film ”Chicago.” Catherine was recognized as the most beautiful person in 2001. She married her fellow actor, Michael Douglas in 200o.

11. Nicole Kidman


Nicole migrated to Hollywood from Australia hoping to become a great actress. She managed to achieve that after getting into the spotlight in 1989. Her first big film was ”Dead Calm”. A year after that, she got a role in ”Days of Thunder” where she co-starred with Tom Cruise. The couple got married in the same year. The marriage lasted for more than a decade.

Kidman got 3 Academy Award nominations. She won the Best Actress Award for the 2001 movie ”Moulin Rouge.” She was selected as the most beautiful person in the world in the year 2002. This was followed by an award. Kidman is very active in the acting industry. She was also the star in ”Walk of Shame.”

12. Halle Berry


Berry is known to many as a great actress. However, she caught the public eye after competing in beauty contest in the year 1986. He came second. Four years later, berry got an acting role in ”Boomerang.” She played modest roles for more than a decade. Most of the time she was the love interest to the leading male actors.

In 2001, Berry modest acting changed when she was chosen to play as a lead in ”Monster All.” It is the role that saw her bag the Academy Award for the best actress. She is the the first non-Caucasian woman to win the award. This has not changed since then. She was recognized as the most beautiful person in 2003. She has not managed to win any other Academy Award but her acting career is still active.

13. Jennifer Aniston


Aniston acting career had an odd start. She was credited for the first time after appearing in ”Leprechaun.” It was a b-list horror film. It gained massive following slowly. Before the role in”Leprechaun”, Aniston played Jeannie in ”Ferris Bueller” TV version. It only went up to the thirteenth episode. She later landed a role in ”Friends.” The series lasted for 10 years. She was the most successful person amongst the show cast.

After ”Friends,” Aniston got many opportunities in big hit movies. She is amongst the major actresses in Hollywood. In 2004, Aniston was chosen as the most beautiful person.

14. Angelina Jolie


She is the daughter of Jon Voight who was a famous actor. Thus, her acting career started at her childhood. Her first role in the film industry was played alongside her father. This was in the 1982 movie ”Lookin’ to Get Out.” The following years were a smooth sail for Jolie. She is the highest earning actress in the whole of Hollywood. Additionally, she won an Academy Award in 1999 for the best actress in the film ” Girl, Interrupted.”

Her marriage to Billy Bob was not successful. She is now the wife to Brad Pitt, who is also rated as the most handsome man in the world. In 2006, Jolie was selected as the most beautiful person in the world. Pitt and Jolie have 6 children. There is an assumption that their children will one day become famous in the movie industry. Angelina can be said to be one of the luckiest and also talented actor.

15. Drew Barrymore


Drew comes from a very successful family. The family has been a royalty in Hollywood since the beginning of the twentieth century. Drew got TV roles as a toddler. As a forty year old woman, Drew has a long catalog of great films to boast about.

Barrymore became involved in comedies based on romance in 1990’s and even in the 2000’s. She co-starred with Jimmy Fallon in the film ” Fever Pitch” and Adam Sandler in the film ” 50 First Dates.” Drew was selected as the most beautiful person in 2008. She did not have an impressive follow-up after that. However, she still got paid highly.

16. Kate Hudson


Her career in acting started when she was 18 years old. That was in 1998. She landed her first major role 3 years down the line. That was in the film ”Almost Famous.” She got a nomination in the Academy Awards following her role in the film. That gave birth to a series of offers in future roles. However, she was a typecast. She had a success in romantic comedies. The major ones include ”How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” and ”You, Me and Dupree.”

2008 was not a great year for Hudson. She got a nomination for the Worst Actress by Golden Raspberry Academy. The films in question were ” My Best Friend’s Girl” and ”Fool’s Gold”. She was named the most beautiful person in 2008. This helped ease the hurt from the nominations. She has not been appearing in many romantic comedies in the recent past. However, she is doing very well in her life.


We all agree that that the world beauty is relative. in fact, what some people refer as beautiful may be totally different from other people. For these sixteen personalities, different people, media, industries and also press have voted them as some of the prettiest people. Also, it is also clear that their greatest benefit is their popularity and also their body looks. However, it doesn’t mean, there isn’t other beautiful people. In fact, there are many other pretty and beautiful people in the world. Their only disadvantage is that they are in rural areas, which are little known.

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