Top 10 Women Smart and Beautiful
10 Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Ingrid Johansson is an American singer and actress. Since 2018, she has made multiple appearances in the Forbes Celebrity 100 as the highest-paid actress in the world. Her films have grossed more than $14.3 billion worldwide , making Johansson the ninth-highest-biggest box office star ever.
Johansson is a popular brand endorser as a public figure, and supports numerous charities. Various media outlets have cited her as a sex symbol in Hollywood. From 2008 to 2011, she was married to the Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds, and from 2014 to 2017 to the French businessman Romain Dauriac, with whom she has a child.
9 Amber Heard
Amber Laura Heard is an American role model and actress. She was born and raised in Texas and made her film debut in a minor supporting role in the sports drama Friday Night Lights (2004), followed by a series of other small TV and film roles. Her first leading role was in the horror film All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (2006), but due to distribution problems, it was not released in the United States until 2013. Her second significant role came in the short-running Hidden Palms (2007) television show The CW.
Heard was part of an ensemble cast in the indie film I Do … Until I Don’t (2017) in 2017, and made an appearance as Mera in the Justice League (2017) superhero film. She reprised the latter role opposite Jason Momoa in Aquaman (2018), which up to that point became the most lucrative DC Extended Universe film, and the fifth highest-grossing 2018 film. Heard also was named a global spokesman for cosmetics giant L’Oréal Paris the same year.
8 Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron is an actress and artist in South Africa and the USA. She has received a variety of accolades including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and an American Cinematheque Award. In 2016 Time magazine named her one of the world’s 100 most influential people. She is one of the highest-paid actresses in the world as of 2019.
Theron and her company Denver and Delilah Productions have ventured into film production since the early 2000s. She has released numerous films, including The Burning Plain (2008), Dark Places (2015), and Long Shot (2019), in several of which she has had a starring role. In 2007, Theron became an American citizen, while retaining her South African nationality.
7 Meryem Uzerli
Uzerli was born and raised in Kassel. She made her acting debut with minor parts in German productions. She subsequently made brief appearances in the TV series Notruf Hafenkante (2010) and Ein Fall für zwei (2010). Uzerli is also known in German movies such as Journey of No Return (2010) and Jetzt aber Ballett (2010), for her roles. At the end of 2010 she was picked by Meral Okay for her first leading role in the Muhteşem Yüzyıl (2011–2013) Turkish TV series. Uzerli has starred in several commercial films in addition to her acting work, and is the face of several brands. In 2012 GQ Turkey selected her as the Woman of the Year.
6 Irina Shayk
Irina Valeryevna Shaykhlislamova, known as Irina Shayk, is a Russian model who was recognized globally when she appeared on the cover of the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue as the first Russian model. Models.com lists her as “the Queen of Industry.” At age six Shayk started playing the piano. She enrolled in a music school at the age of nine and stayed there for seven years, playing the piano as well as singing in the choir, because her mother wanted her to learn music. When she was 14, her father died of pneumonia complications, leaving her family with little money and forcing her mother to work two jobs in order to provide for the family.
5 Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is an Indian actress, and the Miss World Pageant winner in 1994. Through her successful acting career she has established herself as one of India’s most popular and influential stars. Rai received numerous accolades, including two Filmfare Awards, and was honored by the Government of India in 2009 with the Padma Shri, and by the Government of France in 2012 with the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. She was often quoted as “the world’s most beautiful woman” in the media.
In the Tamil romance Kandukondain Kandukondain (2000), Tagore’s heroine Binodini, in the Bengali film Chokher Bali (2003), a depressed woman in the drama Raincoat (2004), Kiranjit Ahluwalia in the British drama Provoked (2006), and a nurse in the drama Guzaarish (2010), Rai garnered critical appreciation for portraying a passionate artist.
4 Angelina Jolie
Jolie made her screen debut as a child alongside her father, Jon Voight, in Lookin’ to Get Out (1982), and a decade later her film career began in earnest with low-budget production Cyborg 2 (1993), followed by her first leading role in a major film, Hackers (1995). She starred for her role in the drama Woman, Interrupted (1999), in the critically acclaimed biographical cable films George Wallace (1997) and Gia (1998), and received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her starring role as the heroine of the video game Lara Croft in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) established her as a leading actress in Hollywood.
3 Kate Upton
Katherine Elizabeth Upton is an American actress and model. She first appeared in the 2011 edition of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, and was the cover model for the covers of 2012 , 2013 and 2017. Additionally, she was the star of the Vanity Fair cover for the 100th anniversary.
Upton has also starred in Tower Heist (2011), The Other Woman (2014), and The Layover (2017), respectively.
In 1999, Upton moved with her family to Melbourne, Florida, where she was a student at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy. As a young equestrian, she showed at the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) and competed at a national level. With her horse Roanie, she won three APHA Reserve World Championships – 13 and Under Western Riding, 13 and Under Horsemanship, and 14–18 Western Riding. She was named the 13 and Under Reserve All-Around Champion, giving her a total of four reserve championships (2nd place).
2 Monica Bellucci
Her role as Persephone in the 2003 science-fiction films The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions is perhaps best known to American audiences. She also played a Bride of Dracula in Francis Ford Coppola’s gothic romantic film Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992) and Malèna Scordia in the Italian-speaking romantic drama Malèna (2000), and was in the controversial Gaspar Noé arthouse horror film Irréversible (2002), and Mel Gibson’s biblical drama The Passion of Christ (2004), in which she portrayed Mary Magdalene. She later played a Bond girl in Spectre, the 2015 James Bond movie.
1 Megan Fox
Megan Denise Fox is an American role model and actress. She started her acting career with several minor television and film roles in 2001, and played a regular role on the television sitcom of Hope & Faith. She made her film debut in 2004 with a role in the teen comedy A Teenage Drama Queen’s Confessions. She co-starred in 2007 as Mikaela Banes, Shia LaBeouf’s character’s love interest, in the blockbuster action film Transformers which became her breakout role. In the 2009 sequel, Fox reprised her role, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. She starred in the black comedy horror movie Jennifer ‘s Body later in 2009.
Fox started her dance and drama lessons in Kingston, Tennessee, at age five. There she attended a dance class at the community center and was involved in the chorus of Kingston Elementary School and the swim team at the Kingston Clippers. At age 10 Fox continued her training after moving to St. Petersburg, Florida. After winning several awards at the 1999 American Modeling and Talent Convention in Hilton Head, South Carolina, Fox began modeling when she was 13.