The sexiest women in the world are influential, determined, and driven. Unapologetic, fierce, and so much more. Being sexy is about more than physical appearance; it is about understanding who you are and what you want and having confidence in yourself, and these women are all deserving of recognition. From actresses and models to social media personalities and businesswomen, they are changing the world for the better and using their platforms for good. Keep reading to find out who are the sexiest women in the world.
- 1 1. Rihanna
- 2 2. Scarlett Johansson
- 3 3. Natalie Portman
- 4 4. Priyanka Chopra
- 5 5. Megan Fox
- 6 6. Beyoncé
- 7 7. Ashley Graham
- 8 8. Angelababy
- 9 9. Margot Robbie
- 10 10. Jennifer Lawrence
- 11 11. Keira Knightley
- 12 12. Dakota Johnson
- 13 13. Adriana Lima
- 14 14. Selena Gomez
- 15 15. Lupita Nyong’o
- 16 16. Kate Upton
- 17 17. Gal Gadot
- 18 18. Bella Hadid
- 19 19. Gigi Hadid
- 20 20. Charlize Theron
- 21 21. Kendall Jenner
- 22 22. Kim Kardashian
- 23 23. Emily Ratajkowski
- 24 24. Ana de Armas
- 25 25. Chrissy Teigen
- 26 26. Olivia Wilde
- 27 27. Rachel McAdams
- 28 28. Emilia Clarke
- 29 29. Zoe Kravitz
- 30 30. Gemma Chan
- 31 FAQs
Rihanna is bold, fierce, and unapologetic. She is the woman who walks into the room, and everyone notices. She commands attention, and she is effortlessly cool. There are many positive adjectives to describe Rihanna’s appearance, and she is a beautiful and sexy woman. Still, she is considered one of the sexiest women in the world for more reasons than her physical attributes. Born as Robyn Rihanna Fenty on Feb. 20, 1988, in Saint Michael, Barbados, she is better known by her professional name, Rihanna. She is a singer, fashion designer, and makeup mogul and has also appeared in film and TV. Her Fenty Beauty collection has been praised for its inclusivity and was created “so that people everywhere would be included.” According to Forbes, her net worth is 1.7 billion USD.
2. Scarlett Johansson
One of the sexiest and most successful actresses in the world is Scarlett Johansson. Born on Nov. 22, 1984, in Manhattan, New York, United States, she is considered by many to be the sexiest woman alive. Her physical appearance is not the only reason she is loved by all. Johansson is an extremely talented individual and has starred in some of the most critically acclaimed and successful films. These include Black Widow, Lucy, Lost in Translation, and The Avengers. She has also been the world’s highest-paid actress and is also considered one of the most influential people in the world, a title that proves the power and reach that she has.
3. Natalie Portman
Since childhood, Natalie Portman has been in the entertainment industry and has delivered some of the most memorable and critically acclaimed works. She is an Oscar winner, and her most notable films include Black Swan, V for Vendetta, Jackie, and Closer. Born in June 9, 1981, in Jerusalem, Israel, she is undeniably one of the world’s sexiest and most beautiful women and is often listed as such. She is also someone who has beauty and brains, earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Harvard University. She is a role model who advocates for women’s rights and has been an important part of the Time’s Up movement.
4. Priyanka Chopra
Beautiful, talented, and an advocate, Priyanka Chopra works hard to make the world a better place. She is closely affiliated with UNICEF and is a Global UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador with her focus on children’s rights and girls’ education. Born on July 18, 1982, in Jamshedpur, India, Chopra is celebrated for her beauty and has also held the title of Miss World after winning the Miss World 2000 pageant. She is a successful Bollywood star and has also transitioned to Hollywood. Some of her most memorable films include Quantico and Baywatch. She has a global following and an impressive reach.
5. Megan Fox
Megan Fox oozes sex appeal, and she is often listed as one of the world’s sexiest women. She deserves this title, of course, but is also known for her work as an actress. Born on May 16, 1986, in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, some of her most memorable film roles include Mikaela Banes in Transformers and April O’Neil in the film reboot Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. She disappeared from the limelight for a while to focus on raising her family – she is a mom to three boys – but has recently been taking social media by storm and has made headlines for her passionate relationship with musician Colson Baker; better known by his stage name, Machine Gun Kelly.
Beyoncé is a woman who needs little introduction, and it is commonplace to find her name on any list of the sexiest or most talented women. She is powerful, strong, and has carved her place in the music industry, where she commands respect and has a legion of loyal fans, her Bey Hive. Beyoncé first rose to stardom with the group Destiny’s Child and later as a solo artist. She has voiced the character Nala in The Lion King remake and has an activewear line called Ivy Park. At this point, is there anything she cannot do?! In addition to being a hugely successful singer, she is also a businesswoman and has an estimated net worth of $500 million USD.
7. Ashley Graham
Ashley Graham is a powerful and beautiful woman, a body-positive advocate, model, and all-around gorgeous girl. She has accomplished a lot as a model and also as an advocate. Graham has an impressive following on social media and is outspoken and passionate about encouraging other people to embrace the skin they are in. She has made it known that she does not accept retouching of her photographs and has fought for more inclusivity when it comes to fashion and the sizes on offer. She is celebrated for her candidness and how she is willing to document aspects of her life truthfully. In addition, she published a book, A New Model: What Confidence, Beauty, and Power Really Look Like, which for many is inspiring and relatable.
Model and actress Angelababy is another woman who deserves our recognition. Angela Yeung Wing, better known by her professional name, Angelababy, was born on Feb. 28 in Shanghai, China; she is stunning but much more than a pretty face. Her career is rising, and she has an impressive following on social media and has invested wisely in several businesses. Angelababy has also started her own venture capital fund, AB Capital. If this was not impressive enough already, she is also believed to speak four languages; Mandarin Chinese, Taiwanese Mandarin, Japanese, and English.
9. Margot Robbie
Australian actress, Margot Robbie, is an exceptionally beautiful and sexy individual. She has starred in many memorable roles, including The Wolf of Wallstreet, I, Tonya, Suicide Squad, and Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey. In addition to her acting skills, Robbie is also passionate about helping people with disabilities, partnering with non-profit Youngcare, an Australian organization that aids youths with disabilities, including providing support lines and grants.
10. Jennifer Lawrence
What is not to like about Jennifer Lawrence? She is an incredibly beautiful and talented individual, securing an Academy Award in Silver Linings Playbook. Lawrence has also been the world’s highest-paid actress in 2015 and 2016, with her roles including Red Sparrow, Hunger Games, American Hustle, and Joy. But she is also celebrated for her down-to-earth attitude and sense of humor. She does not appear to take herself too seriously and likes to have fun. She has made a big impact on the industry by standing up for what she believes in, including refusing to lose weight for a role. Lawrence is also involved in political activism, working with an organization as a part of Represent.Us, targeting youth involvement in politics.
11. Keira Knightley
Keira Knightley has landed big roles in blockbuster films and worked on indie projects and critically acclaimed movies. The English actress was born on March 26, 1985, in Teddington, United Kingdom, and has made a name for herself in the industry for both her beauty and her skill. She has also featured in Chanel campaigns for the Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum. Knightley is passionate about women’s rights and has spoken about them for International Women’s Day.
12. Dakota Johnson
Dakota Johnson is the daughter of two famous stars, Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, so you could argue that she was always destined to be in the spotlight; she did make her debut as a child star. But she has made a name for herself, most notably as Anastasia Steele in the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise. It is a sexy role that required her to be daring and confident and that she was drawn to because of the “intellectual and sexual arc” of her character throughout the films. Johnson is an interesting individual who is more private than many other celebrities and not as active on social media. In a way, this is part of her appeal, adding an air of mystery about her.
13. Adriana Lima
Adriana Lima is impossibly beautiful with blue eyes and long, dark brown hair; it seems she was destined to become one of the world’s best-known models. Lima was born on June 12, 1981, in Salvador, Brazi. At 40, she has accomplished a lot, including her work as Victoria’s Secret model, working with the brand as one of their Angels from 1999 to 2018. She has walked the runways of some of the most prestigious fashion brands and graced the covers of multiple fashion and beauty magazines. She can also speak Portuguese, English, Italian, and Spanish.
14. Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez has disappeared from the limelight in recent years but remains one of the most popular people on social media and a well-known star, despite this. Since childhood, she has been working in the entertainment industry, transitioning to become a successful singer after her Disney days, and is loved for being incredibly beautiful and humble. Gomez has gorgeous brown eyes and dark hair, but she is also beautiful inside and a passionate advocate for mental health. She has spoken honestly about her own struggles and, in 2022, announced a new initiative, Wondermind, an online space to access resources for mental health.
15. Lupita Nyong’o
Beautiful, graceful, and supremely talented are just three adjectives to describe Lupita Nyong’o. She was born on March 1, 1983, in Mexico City, Mexico, and was later raised in Kenya. She has starred in some of the best films of our era, including Us, Black Panther, and 12 Years A Slave, for which she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Nyong’o also likes to keep her private life out of the media, but she is outspoken when it matters, weighing in on causes she feels are important and need to be discussed.
16. Kate Upton
Model Kate Upton is best known for her work with the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, for which she has appeared on the cover several times. She is often listed as one of the world’s sexiest women and is celebrated for her curves. She is confident and not afraid to say what is on her mind, qualities admired by many. Upton has also been critical of the industry, which made her famous, speaking out to inspire other young women to do the same if they find themselves in similar situations.
17. Gal Gadot
Gal Gadot is a former beauty queen who deserves every bit of recognition she has. Beautiful and tough, she has also served her mandatory two years in the Israel Defense Forces and studied law before becoming an actress. These days she is well-recognized and celebrated for her acting skills, specifically her role as Wonder Woman in the 2017 film of the same name and later in the 2020 film, Wonder Woman 1984. She has been the star of female-led films and feels feminism is important, something she has discussed at length in an interview.
18. Bella Hadid
Bella Hadid is a supermodel, but she is also outspoken about what she believes in; she has made her thoughts clear on her social media. She is not afraid to speak her mind when she feels it counts, and she has an impressive work ethic. Hadid is the younger sister of a fellow supermodel, Gigi Hadid. Born on Oct. 9, 1996, in Washington, D.C., she has walked multiple runways and starred in several high-profile campaigns, including Versace, Dior, Lanvin, and Burberry. She is also considered the muse for Mugler. Plus, she has been voted Model of the Year.
19. Gigi Hadid
Bella and Gigi Hadid may be sisters, but they are not carbon copies of each other. Each woman brings something unique and interesting to the table, and although both are known for their work as models, they are uniquely different. Gigi is the older sister born on April 23, 1995, in Los Angeles, California; she is a supermodel who has landed some of the most sought-after campaigns with fashion brands, including Chanel, Stuart Weitzman, and Balmain. She has walked the runways of Chanel, Versace, Fendi, and more. Hadid has been appointed brand ambassador of Tommy Hilfiger and joined forces with Maybelline for a makeup collection. She is also a mama, giving birth to her daughter Khai Hadid Malik in 2020, who she shares with her ex-boyfriend and musician, Zayn Malik.
20. Charlize Theron
South African-born actress Charlize Theron is an Academy Award winner who has enjoyed decades of success in the entertainment industry. She is beautiful, influential, and has serious talent, with some of her most memorable performances, including Monster, Atomic Blonde, and Mad Max: Fury Road. She is also a blonde bombshell well-known for her work with Christian Dior’s J’adore fragrance. Theron is the founder of a charity, Charlize Theron Outreach Project for Africa. She is passionate and outspoken, vocal about her support for the LGBTQIA+ community, and affiliated with the United Nations.
21. Kendall Jenner
Kendall Jenner was always destined for stardom, starring on Keeping Up with the Kardashians from a young age. At just 26 years old, she is one of the youngest women on this list but is just as deserving of her spot. She has grown up in the spotlight, but she has also worked hard to make her own path and a career as a model. Jenner is undeniably one of the sexiest women in the world, and she is effortlessly beautiful. She has starred in multiple campaigns for high-profile fashion brands, including Longchamp, Balmain, Estee Lauder, and Versace. She has also walked the runway of some of the most prestigious fashion houses, including Courreges, Off-White, Prada, and Michael Kors.
22. Kim Kardashian
You cannot deny that Kim Kardashian is one of the most influential women in the world. She is also one of the sexiest and is considered by many to be among the most beautiful women of all time. Many know her as a reality TV star, but she is much more than this; she is a fashion mogul, a mom of four, and a businesswoman with several companies under her belt, including SKIMS and KKW Beauty. She is also one of the most stylish and glamorous women in the world, and she knows how to break the internet and start a trend. There is a lot to admire about Kardashian, and she has also turned her attention to law school, making it known that she intends to become a lawyer. She is also a billionaire, with her net worth reported at $1.8 billion USD.
23. Emily Ratajkowski
Emily Ratajkowski was born on June 7, 1991, in Westminster, London. She is celebrated for her looks and is a model who has also transitioned to acting. Some of her most memorable work includes campaigns for DKNY and The Kooples. Her film credits include We Are Your Friends and Welcome Home. In addition to being gorgeous, Ratajkowski is an interesting individual, and there are several things about her that make her unique. She has eaten cow tongue, she thinks the sexiest part of a man is his shoulders, and her spirit animal is a baby dinosaur; she told Vogue these details in an interview.
24. Ana de Armas
Cuban-Spanish actress Ana de Armas’s career started in Cuba and later in Spain. She enjoyed success, but she has since transitioned into Hollywood; interestingly, she didn’t speak English when she first moved to the United States. Armas is incredibly beautiful, but she is cast for much more than her looks. She is also a talented actress. Her roles include Knock Knock, Knives Out, and Deep Water. She has stated that she always knew she wanted to be an actress, and she has certainly succeeded. The ability to follow her dreams and remain focused is inspiring and just one more reason why she is one of the sexiest women in the world.
25. Chrissy Teigen
The thing that draws most people to Chrissy Teigen is her humor. She can make people laugh, and she doesn’t take herself too seriously. This, coupled with her down-to-earth attitude, makes her so likable. She is outspoken, not afraid to share her opinions with the world, and a great cook; she has also penned a cookbook, Cravings: Hungry for More. Teigen is a woman who can do it all but first rose to stardom because of her modeling work, which included the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
26. Olivia Wilde
Born on March 10, 1984, in New York, New York, actress and filmmaker Olivia Wilde is best known for her role in the TV series House. She has made a name for herself in the entertainment industry, and her film credits include many other titles, like Tron: Legacy, In Time, and Cowboys & Aliens. There is no denying that she has good genes and has posed nude and unretouched for natural biocompatible skincare brand True Botanicals. Wilde is also incredibly smart and daring, not afraid to tackle topics some may find intimidating, including her sexuality.
27. Rachel McAdams
Rachel McAdams is your girl next door type. The nice girl who is beautiful and talented but also seems approachable and fun. There is a lot to be said for McAdams. Her acting career includes some of the best romance films of all time; The Notebook, About Time, and The Vow. She has also proven herself to be a versatile actress with serious and comedic roles. McAdams is a member of the organization Represent.Us and has worked with Habitat for Humanity and Greenpeace. Is there anything she cannot do?!
28. Emilia Clarke
You know and love her as the Mother of Dragons, but Emilia Clarke’s star has continued to rise since her role in the Game of Thrones. The English actress was born on Oct. 23, 1986, in London, United Kingdom, and before becoming a household name, she studied at the Drama Centre London. She is well-loved by her fans, and her beautiful smile makes it impossible not to notice her. But Clarke also uses her platform to create change, sharing things that she is passionate about with the world. This includes her work with the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and being named an ambassador for Nursing Now.
29. Zoe Kravitz
Zoe Kravitz is undeniably one of the sexiest women in the world. Born on Dec. 1, 1988, in Venice, Los Angeles, California, she is effortlessly cool and impossibly beautiful, and you cannot help but notice her. But she is also incredibly talented and has made a name for herself in the entertainment industry, with memorable performances in The Batman, Big Little Lies, and High Fidelity. Kravitz, the daughter of musician Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet, has worked hard to forge her own path. She is a passionate activist who has joined protests supporting the Black Lives Matter movement.
30. Gemma Chan
Smart and incredibly attractive, Gemma Chan has it all. The actress was born and raised in London, United Kingdom, and is best known for her roles in Crazy Rich Asians, The Making of Eternals, and is set to appear in Olivia Wilde’s upcoming film, Don’t Worry Darling. She also has a law degree from the prestigious Oxford University; although she is believed to have turned down a job offer to pursue her dreams as an actress. Chan is a celebrity ambassador of UNICEF UK and has worked to increase awareness for the Stop Asian Hate campaign.
What makes a sexy woman?
There are many factors that make a woman sexy, including her physical appearance, confidence, intelligence, and accomplishments. Being comfortable in her own skin and knowing what she wants is also very sexy.
What are the sexiest women in the world?
The sexiest women in the world include actresses, models, businesswomen, and social media personalities. Their sexiness comes from a mixture of confidence, achievements, intellect, humor, drive, and much more. Women like Selena Gomez, Rihanna, Gemma Chan, and Kim Kardashian find their way onto lists detailing the sexiest women in the world, each for their own reasons.
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