The Canadian activist and actress rose to fame in 2004, in the comedy, ‘The Hot Chick’, and the iconic tear-jerking romantic drama, ‘The Notebook’. She has since acted in many successful movies, accomplishing her dream of becoming an actress, which she had had since she was 7, despite her parents’ concerns.
McAdams runs an eco-friendly lifestyle website and claims to be an activist. In addition, she supports illegal immigrants and has endorsed Bernie Sanders in his bid for the 2016 presidential election. The talented actress has received numerous awards and nominations throughout her career.
Probably the most ethnically diverse actress on our list, the Kenyan-Mexican beauty Lupita Nyong'o was born in Mexico City and raised in Kenya from the age of one. The Hollywood actress began her career as a production assistant and made her first spotlight performance as Patsey, in 2013's award-winning historical drama, '12 Years a Slave', for which she received critical acclaim and several awards.
Nyong'o has since gone on to act in various highly acclaimed films, including 'Black Panther' and Jordan Peel's 2019 horror film 'Us'. The Kenyan-Mexican actress supports historic preservation and is a vocal women's rights and animal rights activist. She was even named 2014's most beautiful woman by People.
Arguably the hottest redhead on our list, Emily Jean Stone, the American actress who now goes by the name "Emma", was also featured as one of Time's 100 most influential people in the world. The actress gained wide recognition for her role as Spider-Man's girlfriend, Gwen Stacy, in the 2012 and 2014 'Spider-Man' films starring Andrew Garfield.
Since the Spiderman movies, Stone has taken the lead in several big films. Her biggest performance to date was as Mia Dolan, an aspiring actress in the film 'La La Land', alongside Ryan Gosling. Her role as Mia helped the 30-year-old redhead win an Academy Award for Best Actress. Many critics and fans alike think of Stone as one of her generation's most gifted actresses. She was even called "one of our very best young actresses" by Kirk Honeycutt of The Hollywood Reporter.
The Colombian beauty Sofía Margarita Vergara Vergara was 2012's top-earning actress in American television. Her charismatic attitude and Latino accent helped her stand out in a sea of actresses wanting to make it big. Vergara was originally discovered by a photographer while walking on a beach in Colombia. She was subsequently offered a job as a model and actress.
Most people don't know this, but Sofia Vergara was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in the year 2000 and has miraculously made a full recovery since. Also, in 2014, while appearing on the Jimmy Kimmel show, the actress revealed that she had become a United States citizen, passing her citizenship test with a perfect score.
No list of the world's most beautiful women is complete without the 45-year-old actress, model and Miss World 1994 winner, Aishwarya Rai. She is considered one of the most popular and influential celebrities in India. For good reason, just look at her 'smize'!
Even while in college this beauty knew what she was working with and began taking various modeling jobs. Her subsequent win of the 1994 Miss World pageant led to her later successful, award-filled acting career.