How do you rank the most beautiful women in the world , given that many beautiful women are born every year?

It is mainly based on the myth that never fades , on women who despite the years, despite having aged – or even deceased – are still today referred to as “the most beautiful women ever”. And that is why some names may not surprise us at all, but others may undoubtedly surprise us.

The most beautiful woman in the world has no particular characteristics. You will find blondes, brunettes, with Asian, Latin or African features… what matters and who have left a deep sign of admiration in all of us. Men and women. Indeed, perhaps the “most beautiful women in the world” are precisely those defined as beautiful by other women, usually jealous or envious. There is no appeal to this judgment.

The maximum confirmation, over time, has been obtained by the following twenty beauties, included in our ranking of the most beautiful women in the world, which will in any case be updated continuously. Let’s see together who it is!

Marilyn Monroe

Born in 1926 and died under tragic circumstances in 1962, she has always been identified as the available blonde sex bomb. In reality, her inner drama did not show through the images and the films.

However, its icon has remained eternal thanks to the classic beauty that still makes it the most loved by men and an icon of beauty. Probably she along with Sophia Loren she can be considered, in some ways, the most beautiful woman in the world.

Sophia Loren

Antithesis of Monroe, warm and Mediterranean beauty, “our” Sophia first broke into the hearts of Italian men and then into foreign ones.

Bursting, seductive, self-ironic, which makes its beauty even more fascinating… it rightly dominated the cinema of the sixties and seventies.

Icon of Mediterranean beauty, Sophia Loren also won the Oscar in 1962 for her performance in the film “La ciociara”.

Ava Gardner

Ava Gardner is a great Anglo-American actress, born in 1922 in the USA (Smithfield, a small town in North Carolina) and died in 1990 in London.

Despite her hard, severe and almost masculine features, thanks to her sinuous body she represented the living icon of female beauty in the 1950s and 1960s. With good reason, immortal. 

Audrey Hepburn

With that pixie face, petite stature and almost zero curves, Audrey isn’t quite the example of unforgettable beauty. But the elegance that she transmitted in her films and the splendor of her smile have placed her in the most beautiful Olympus, forever.

Her interpretation in a classic such as “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, which made her immortal, is unforgettable.

Rita Hayworth

Few people know that the splendid “girlfriend of America”  ​​Rita Hayworth is actually of Spanish origin  (originally called Margarita Carmen Cansino). In an age when Latinos were not well regarded in the United States, however, she would find success thanks to her indisputable beauty.

Her photos accompanied American soldiers during World War II, a female icon of consolation and charm for many men, and still today remembered as one of the most beautiful women and actresses in the world of all time.

Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor, known as “Liz with purple eyes”, has forever remained among the most beautiful women in the world.

Not so much for the body, well formed but not excessively seductive, as for the magnetic gaze and for her reputation as a passionate woman that I take her to marry 8 times.

Timeless charm, Liz Taylor is one of the most beautiful Hollywood actresses ever.

Lauren Bacall

Elegant, refined, beautiful. Lauren Bacall is one of the few actresses to remain beautiful even in old age.

She has never given up on accepting the years now gone, and this has meant that her charm aged with her, but always remained intact. Died in 2014, she always remains one of the most beautiful American actresses of all time and interpreter of memorable films alongside Humphrey Bogart.

Claudia Cardinale

Icon of Mediterranean beauty but much less irrepressible than Sophia Loren, Claudia Cardinale has a delicate and beautiful face that has easily established herself in the world among the women most loved by the public.

Not everyone knows that Claudia Cardinale was not actually born in Italy, but in Tunisia, and specifically in Tunis, on April 15, 1938 and in the registry office her name is Claude Josephine Rose Cardinale, daughter of Sicilian emigrants.

Claudia Cardinale lived in her career as an actress, perhaps the best years of Italian cinema and acted together with great artists in numerous films, which have consecrated her as a diva of cinema, not only Italian but also international.

Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly’s beauty had always been compared to that of “a queen”. She was therefore not surprised that her fairy tale ended with the royal wedding with Prince Rainier after dozens of highly successful films. She is a famous Hollywood star, she wins the Oscar for best actress for the film The country girl in 1955.

Died in Monaco in 1982 in a tragic car accident, Grace Kelly will nevertheless be forever remembered as one of the most beautiful actresses of all time.

Nicole Kidman

The Australian redhead and ex-wife of Tom Cruise, was one of the first modern women to crack the throne of the beautiful immortals of the past.

Its secret?

Never having resorted to (too much) cosmetic surgery.

Ingrid Bergman

Initially hers was too “Nordic” beauty to be appreciated. But after being enhanced by the films of her husband, Roberto Rossellini, Ingrid Bergman has become one of the unforgettable women with unforgettable films and also winner of three Oscars.

Brigitte Bardot

For Europeans it was the equivalent of Marilyn Monroe, even much more elegant. She the beautiful French actress was the myth of men throughout the sixties. She knew how to seduce, she had the weapons to do it and she took advantage of many film roles to drive her male audience crazy. 

Ursula Andress

The beautiful Swiss model and actress (born in 1936) is still considered one of the most beautiful women ever. Thanks to a stunning body, a very generous decollete and long legs, Andress became a legend right away. She is best known for playing the role of Honey Ryder, the first Bond Girl in the first of the James Bond film series alongside Sean Connery.

Monica Bellucci

Many years after Sophia Loren’s worldwide success, Monica Bellucci is considered her natural heir when it comes to beauty.

Her charm has struck and sunk men all over the world thanks to the numerous international films shot between the United States and France that made her famous.

Naomi Campbell

British super model but of Jamaican origins, the “Black Venus” has bewitched men from all over the world, also overturning the classic myth of beauty. For years engaged to Briatore, at the age of 50, Naomi still manages to charm everyone for her timeless class and beauty.

Claudia Schiffer

Born in Germany in 1970, Claudia Schiffer has become the icon of absolute beauty for men – and women! – From the nineties, when she was the most important and paid supermodel in the world.

Even today, her name is used as an example when it comes to “beautiful woman” in general.

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Julia Roberts

More than “beautiful” Julia is good. Very, very good. Her type – angular face, red hair, too light skin – does not fit into the canons of eternal beauty. But her elegance made her impose it anyway.


Kim Basinger

The sex symbol of the eighties, the splendid Kim Basinger entered the list of the most beautiful in the world thanks to a fairytale body and seductive roles in American films of the time, which made her famous all over the world. She is one of the most beautiful women in the world ever.

Sharon Stone

Natural heir to Kim Basinger, he dominated the 1990s in the United States and around the world. She is still considered a sexy icon today, she at 60, especially for the famous film “Basic Instinct”, where the scene in which she crosses her legs caused a sensation, and at the same time falling in love with men from all over the globe .

Angelina Jolie

American actress born in 1975, she became known for her seductive beauty, her bursting shapes and later for marrying Brad Pitt. The charm of her (not entirely natural) of her has imposed itself until it merges with her skill, creating a new myth.

Bettie Page

Bettie Mae Page, better known as Bettie Page, was born on April 22, 1923 in Nashville.

She is an American model, still considered a symbol of beauty and femininity today. She is also known for being one of the first pin-ups.

It was very successful in the 1950s and at that time it also appeared in “fetish” images, which guarantee it even more popularity.

She died on 11 December 2008 , but she is still spoken of today for her enchanting beauty and strong personality.

Cameron Diaz

Cameron Michelle Diaz was born in San Diego on August 30, 1972. She is an actress and former model, known for playing the role of Mary Jensen in All Crazy About Mary  and for the film  The Mask – From zero to myth .

She has taken part in many films including Being John MalkovichVanilla SkyEvery cursed SundayIn Her ShoesGangs of New York  and  Love doesn’t go on vacation .

He has received 4 Golden Globe nominations, one BAFTA Award and 3 Screen Actors Guild nominations.

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lynn Lopez , known as Jennifer Lopez and nicknamed  J.Lo, was born in New York on July 24, 1969.

She is a singer, actress, dancer, entrepreneur, showgirl, record producer and also a film producer.

She is considered one of the most famous singers of the pop-Latin genre and is also the richest among Hollywood Latin Americans.

Famous above all for her B-side, Jennifer Lopez, despite her advancing age, remains one of the most beautiful women in the world of the moment and of all time.


Beyonce Giselle Knowles was born in Houston on September 4, 1981. She is an American singer-songwriter, dancer, actress and entrepreneur.

During his career he won 24 Grammy Awards. She is initially part of the musical group called Destiny’s Child, but in 2003 she decides to release her first album Dangerously in Love and is a huge success.

After the group disbanded, in 2006 he released his second album, B’Day , which ranks number 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

It is only the first success of a brilliant and rewarding career.

Catherine Zeta Jones

Catherine Zeta Jones was born in Swansea on September 25, 1969. She is a British actress, singer and dancer.

It was very successful in 1998 thanks to the role of Elena Montero / de la Vega in the film The Mask of Zorro .

He gets a  Golden Globe nomination for his role in Steven Soderbergh’s Traffic . In 2002 for playing Velma Kelly in  the musical  Chicago  she won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, the BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress and two SAG Awards for Best Supporting Actress and Best Cast .

She enters the Broadway scene with the musical A Little Night Music, winning a Tony Award, a Drama Desk Award and an Outer Circle Award for Best Actress.

Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron was born in Benoni (South Africa) on August 7, 1975. She is an actress, film producer and model.

He takes part in many successful films, such as The Devil’s Advocate , The Big Joe , The Cider House Rules , The Italian Job , Hancock , Snow White and the Hunter,  Prometheus , Mad Max: Fury Road , The Hunter and the Ice Queen , Fast & Furious 8Atomic Blonde and The Old Guard .

Thanks to her portrayal of Aileen Wuornos in  Monster she wins the Oscar for Best Actress,  the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Drama Film, a Screen Actors Guild Award and the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival.

A timeless beauty.

Elizabeth Hurley

Elizabeth Jane Hurley was born in Basingstoke (UK) on 10 June 1965.

She is an actress, supermodel, film producer and stylist. She takes part in several films including Aria, Rowing in the Wind, Der Skipper, Hard Night and many others.

She is also known for playing Queen Helena Henstridge in the TV series The Royals .

Elle Macpherson

Elle Macpherson was born in Killara on March 29, 1964.

She is an Australian supermodel, actress and entrepreneur and her nickname is The Body thanks to the size of her body, considered perfect.

During her career, Elle worked for Versace, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Calvin Klein and many other fashion houses. She takes part in some films including Alice, Sirene, The Scream of Hate and others.

She embodies physical perfection and gave birth to the phenomenon of supermodels in those years.

Eva Longoria

Eva Jacqueline Longoria was born in Corpus Christi (USA) on March 15, 1975.

She is an American actress and model but originally from Mexico. She is well known for playing Gabrielle Solis in the popular TV series Desperate Housewives, thanks to which she receives a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a TV Series.

Since 2006 and ambassador of the L’Oreal cosmetics line, in 2016 she also designs a clothing line for The Limited company.

Eva Mendes

Eva de la Caridad Mendez, better known as Eva Mendes, was born in Miami on March 5, 1974. She is an American actress and model but originally from Cuba.

She is well known for taking part in the Training Day  and  2 Fast 2 Furious films .

Gina Lollobrigida

Luigia Lollobrigida , known as Gina Lollobrigida, was born in Subiaco on 4 July 1927.

She is an Italian actress, sculptor and photographer. She is one of the most important actresses of the period between the 1950s and 1970s. She and she among the Italian actresses who have taken part in American films that have allowed her to achieve great success even in Hollywood.

He has worked with the greatest directors, such as Alberto Lattuada, Vittorio De Sica, Mario Monicelli, Pietro Germi and Mario Soldati, Vincent Sherman, John Huston, Carol Reed, King Vidor, Melvin Frank, Robert Z. Leonard.

During his career he managed to win a Golden Globe for the film  Back to September , seven David di Donatello and two Silver Ribbons.

Jane Fonda

Jane Seymour Fonda was born in New York on December 21, 1937. She is an actress, television producer, activist and model.

She won two Oscars for Best Actress for the film A call for Inspector Klute and for Returning home . During her career he won six Golden Globes, two BAFTA Awards, an Emmy Award and a David di Donatello.

In 2017 he won the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the Venice International Film Festival.

Among other things, she is also remembered for her iconic fitness classes on TV, which marked an era.

Kim Novak

Marilyn Pauline Novak but  better known as Kim Novak, was born in Chicago on February 13, 1933 and is an american actress.

During her career she starred in numerous films including The French Line, Criminal Turns, Sinbad’s Son, Picnic, Enchantment, The Woman Who Lived Twice and many more.

Thanks to her blonde hair and her delicate features she enchanted millions of spectators all over the world confirming herself as one of the most beautiful women of all time in the entertainment world.

Megan Fox

Without a shadow of a doubt, one of the most beautiful women in the world is Megan Denise Fox, born in Oak Ridge on May 16, 1986. She is an American actress, model and entrepreneur.

She began her career as an actress in 2001 by participating in several television series. She is very successful thanks to the interpretation of her in the TV series Hope & Faith and for the first two films of the Transformers saga .

She is considered one of the sexiest women in the world.

Margot Robbie

Margot Elise Robbie was born in Dalby on 2 July 1990.

She is an Australian actress and film producer. In 2013 she begins to make her way into the world of cinema thanks to the role of Naomi Lapaglia in the biopic The Wolf of Wall Street  by Martin Scorsese.

Margot subsequently appears in the films Focus – Nothing and As It Seems , The Legend of Tarzan,  Mary Queen of Scots and in Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood. She is hugely successful after playing Harley Quinn in  Suicide Squad.

Thanks to the film Tonya receives an Academy Award , Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and BAFTA nomination in the Best Actress section. In 2020 she receives an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her bombshell – The voice of scandal .


Robyn Rihanna Fenty but better known as Rihanna, was born in Saint Michael on February 20, 1988. She is a singer, actress, model, entrepreneur originally from Barbados.

He moved to America at the age of 16, after signing a recording contract. She embarked on her singing career in 2005 at the age of 17 thanks to the album Music of the Sun. The following year she released the second album A Girl Like Me which was enormously successful.

During his career he sells about 60 million albums, 215 million tracks and for this reason he is among the best artists on an international level.

Rihanna si aggiudica anche 9 Grammy Awards, 13 American Music Awards, 13 Billboard Music Awards e 2 BRIT Awards, l’Icon Award, ed infine il Fashion Icon Award. 

Michelle Pfeiffer

Among the most beautiful women in the world of all time could not miss Michelle Pfeiffer , born in Santa Ana on April 29, 1958.

Michelle is an American actress who gains worldwide success thanks to the role of Elvira in the movie Scarface .

For her performance in the film entitled Dangerous Liaisons , she was nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Supporting Actress section and for The Fabulous Baker and Two Strangers, a destiny in the Best Actress section.

During his career he won a Golden Globe, a BAFTA Award and a Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival.