We've all heard the saying "Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder" and indeed it does. We all have our own different views and notions of beauty.

Let's begin our article with a quote from Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993), one of the most beautiful women this world has ever seen:

The beauty in a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart; the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul.

Beauty lies in everyone and everything. But we have to agree that some women are blessed with captivating good looks. 

So without further ado, let's take a look at 40 of the most beautiful women in the world in 2021.

Note that the given list is in No Particular Order and does not rank any one of these gorgeous women either above or below each other, everyone mentioned or not, should not be ranked ever.

This list is just a compilation of some visually stunning women who've captured the hearts of millions with their beauty and charms.

The Top 40 Most Beautiful Women In The World

1. Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie
Source: instagram.com/angelinajolie_offiicial

Age: 46 years

Nationality: American

Occupation: Actress, Filmmaker, Humanitarian 

Who can deny Angelina Jolie's beauty and aura? 

Angelina Jolie is arguably one of the most gorgeous women on this planet. Her enviable cheekbones, full lips and most importantly her humanitarian compassion and kindness makes her beautiful both from the inside and outside. 

2. Aishwarya Rai Bacchan

Aishwarya Rai Bacchan
Source: instagram.com/aishwaryaraibachchan_arb

Age: 47 years

Nationality: Indian

Occupation: Actress, Model

Aishwarya Rai is the winner of the prestigious Miss World 1994 pageant. She has enjoyed a successful acting career and is internationally famous for her beauty.

Throughout her career, she has often been called "The most beautiful woman in the world". Aishwarya Rai continues to rule hearts even today.

3. Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston
Source: instagram.com/jenniferaniston

Age: 52 years

Nationality: American

Occupation: Actress, Producer, Businesswoman

Jennifer Aniston stole hearts as the young and beautiful Rachel Green from Friends and even at 52, she continues to make people fall in love with her. She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and she continues to shine brightly. 

She's the perfect example of ageing like fine wine. 

4. Kim Tae Hee

Kim Tae Hee
Source: instagram.com/frangipani_rose

Age: 41 years

Nationality: South Korean

Occupation: Actress

Kim Tae Hee is one of South Korea's most beloved actresses and is even considered to be South Korea's most beautiful woman. She was given the impromptu title "CF Queen" due to her popular demand for commercial advertisements. She also has a bachelor's degree in fashion design. 

5. Hande Ercel

Hande Ercel
Source: instagram.com/handemiyy

Age: 27 years

Nationality: Turkish

Occupation: Actress, Model

Hande Ercel shot to international fame due to her popular drama Aşk Laftan Anlamaz where she played Hayat Uzun. She is currently the most famous Turkish actress. She won the beauty pageant title "Miss Turkey" in 2012.

6. Megan Fox

Megan Fox
Source: instagram.com/meganfox

Age: 35 years

Nationality: American

Occupation: Actress, Model

Megan Fox has been featured on various magazine covers and ranking lists as one of the "sexiest", "hottest" and "most beautiful women" throughout the years. 

Megan Fox's beauty is stunning and so is her well-maintained figure. 

6. Fan Bingbing

Fan Bingbing
Source: instagram.com/bingbing_fan

Age: 39 years

Nationality: Chinese

Occupation: Actress, Singer, Model, Television Presenter, Philanthropist

Fan Bingbing is one of China's most beautiful women of all time. She is internationally recognised for her beauty, acting talent and fashion sense. She is also one of the highest-paid actresses in the world. 

7. Son Ye Jin

Son ye jin
Source: instagram.com/yejinhand

Age: 39 years

Nationality: South Korean

Occupation: Actress

39 years old Son Ye Jin can give all the younger actresses a run for their money. Talented and extremely beautiful, her recent drama Crash Landing On You has gained international attention. 

She won a global survey for "Most beautiful woman in the world 2020" taken by the entertainment platform Starmometer.

8. Gal Gadot

Gal Gadot
Source: instagram.com/gal_gadot

Age: 36 years

Nationality: Israeli

Occupation: Actress, Model, Producer

Gal Gadot conquered the hearts of millions of fans all over the world by playing the role of Wonder Woman.

 She won the beauty pageant title of "Miss Israel" in 2004. She is included in several lists of highest-paid actresses and most influential people in the world.

9. Beyonce Knowles

Beyonce Knowles
Source: instagram.com/beyonce

Age: 39 years

Nationality: American

Occupation: Singer, Record Producer, Dancer, Actress, Businesswoman

Beyonce is rightfully known as Queen Bey or Queen Bee. She is one of the most influential people in the world and has been an inspiration for several other global artists. She is fierce, a beauty with brains.

10. Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift
Source: instagram.com/taylorswift

Age: 31 years

Nationality: American

Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Actress, Philanthropist

Taylor Swift is one of the most popular youth icons. She is one of the highest-paid female singers in the world. Her Barbie doll-like looks have made her popular among teenagers. She also has a beautiful heart and engages in philanthropic activities.

11. Emma Watson

Emma Watson
Source: instagram.com/emmawatson

Age: 31 years

Nationality: British

Occupation: Actress, Model, Activist 

Emma Watson has come a long way from the cute and bubbly Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series. She is a beautiful, clever and confident woman today. 

Emma Watson aims towards gender equality and is a UN Women Goodwill ambassador. 

12. Song Hye Kyo

Song Hye Kyo
Source: instagram.com/kyo1122

Age: 39 years

Nationality: South Korean

Occupation: Actress

Song Hye Kyo is rightfully cited as one of South Korea's most beautiful women. Her exquisite beauty has captured the hearts of millions of fans throughout the world. 

She is one of the most influential actresses in South Korea. Her dramas are global hits, making her one of the top-billed actresses in the South Korean entertainment industry.

13. Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson
Source: instagram.com/scarlett.actress

Age: 36 years

Nationality: American, Danish

Occupation: Actress, Singer

Scarlett Johansson is famous for her beauty and talent. She is the world's highest-paid actress since 2018. She has been featured several times on the Forbes Celebrity 100 list. She is also the ninth highest-grossing box office star of all time.

14. Zozibini Tunzi

Zozibini Tunzi
Source: https://www.instagram.com/zozitunzi/

Age: 27 years

Nationality: South African

Occupation: Model

Zozibini Tunzi won and was crowned as the "Miss Universe 2019". She previously won the "Miss South Africa 2019". She is an inspiration for several young girls and women of colour. She is beautiful, brave and fearless.

15. Emily Ratajkowski

Emily Ratajkowski
Source: instagram.com/emrata

Age: 30 years

Nationality: American, English

Occupation: Model, Actress

Emily Ratajkowski is one of the most well-known models in the world. The beautiful model has appeared in two popular music videos: Robin Thicke’s "Blurred Lines" and Maroon 5's "Love Somebody". Her exotic looks make her one of the most beautiful women in the world. 

16. Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara
Source: instagram.com/sofiavergara

Age: 49 years

Nationality: Colombian-American

Occupation: Actress, Model, Television Presenter, Comedian 

Sofia Vergara has been ranked as the highest-paid actress in American television for 7 consecutive years, from 2013-2019. She rose to fame with the popular American sitcom "Modern Family". The glamorous actress maintains herself very well and is still one of America's most beautiful actresses.

17. Sandara Park 

Sandara Park
Source: instagram.com/daraxxi

Age: 36 years

Nationality: South Korean

Occupation: Singer, Television Host, Actress, Philanthropist

Sandara Park is one of South Korea's most beloved idols. She is one of the richest female celebrities in South Korea. Her evergreen and unchanging beauty has led fans to call her "Vampire Dara", "Goddess Dara" etc. She is very cheerful and has fans from all over the world. 

18. Miranda Kerr

Miranda Kerr
Source: instagram.com/mirandakerr

Age: 38 years

Nationality: Australian

Occupation: Model 

Miranda Kerr's dimpled smile has the power to melt anyone. She was the very first Australian Victoria's Secret model. She is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and attractive women in the world. Her smile is radiant and can light up the room. 

19. Adriana Lima

Adriana Lima
Source: instagram.com/adrianalima

Age: 40 years

Nationality: Brazilian

Occupation: Model, Actress

Supermodel Adriana Lima is an internationally renowned supermodel for a reason. She was the longest-running model and was even named as "The most valuable Victoria's Secret Angel" in 2017. She also features in the music video for "Yesterday Is Gone (My Dear Kay)" by Lenny Kravitz.

20. Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway
Source: instagram.com/annehathaway

Age: 38 years

Nationality: American

Occupation: Actress, Activist

Anne Hathaway was one of the highest-paid actresses in the world in 2015. She has a really bright and cheerful smile that makes people fall for her instantly. Her films have performed well globally. She is one of America's most beautiful actresses of all time.

21. Lupita Nyong’o

Lupita Nyong'o
Source: instagram.com/lupitanyongo

Age: 38 years

Nationality: Kenyan-Mexican

Occupation: Actress, Author, Activist 

The beautiful actress Lupita Nyong'o has been critically acclaimed for her acting skills and is a successful author too. Her beauty shines from within and she is blessed with stunning visuals on the outside too. 

22. Rosé/ Roseanne Park/ Park Chae Young

Source: instagram.com/roses_are_rosie

Age: 24 years

Nationality: New Zealand, South Korean

Occupation: Singer, Dancer, Model

Rose is a member of this generation's most famous girl group BlackPink. She is an amazing vocalist and an equally amazing dancer. 

She is one of the most followed Korean idols on Instagram, with over 44 million followers. She is also an influential youth icon.

23. Candice Swanepoel

Candice Swanepoel
Source: instagram.com/angelcandices

Age: 32 years

Nationality: South African

Occupation: Model, Philanthropist

Candice Swanepoel is an internationally renowned model. She used to work with Victoria's Secret. She has also walked the runway for several famous clothing brands. She continues to be popular among the masses for her beauty and style. 

24. Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley
Source: instagram.com/keiraknightleyofficiall

Age: 36 years

Nationality: English

Occupation: Actress, Humanitarian Work

Keira Knightley is a high ranking actress with several blockbuster films to her name. She is popular for her roles as Elizabeth Bennett in Pride & Prejudice and Elizabeth Swann in a few films of the Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise. Her beauty is natural and refreshing.

25. Bella Hadid

Bella Hadid
Source: instagram.com/bellahadid

Age: 24 years

Nationality: American

Occupation: Model

Bella Hadid is one of the most successful models in the world right now. She has been labelled as the most beautiful woman in the world according to science. Famous cosmetic surgeon Julian De Silva has ranked her as number 1 for having the perfect "Golden Facial Ratio" with the facial symmetry of 94.35%.

26. Shakira

Source: instagram.com/shakira

Age: 44 years

Nationality: Colombian 

Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Dancer, actress, Philanthropist.

No matter what year it is, Shakira's songs have the power to rock the world. This fiery beauty has a string of evergreen hit songs. She is always featured in the "sexiest", "hottest", "most desirable" and "most beautiful" lists of women. 

27. Meryem Uzerl

Meryem Uzerli
Source: instagram.com/meryemuzerlimeryem

Age: 37 years

Nationality: Turkish-German

Occupation: Actress, Model

Meryem Uzerli rose to fame after playing Hürrem Sultan in the Turkish TV series Muhteşem Yüzyıl. She is a critically acclaimed actress. She has won several accolades and is one of Turkey's most beautiful actresses.

28. Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie

Age: 31 years

Nationality: Australian

Occupation: Actress, Producer

Margot Robbie is charming and beautiful. She was featured in Time Magazine's list of 100 most influential people in the world in 2017. She is also one of the highest-paid actresses in the world currently. Her role as Harley Quinn in the film Suicide Squad brought her international attention. 

29. Priyanka Chopra Jonas

Priyanka Chopra
Source: instagram.com/priyankachopra

Age: 39 years

Nationality: Indian

Occupation: Actress, Singer, Film Producer 

Priyanka Chopra won the title of "Miss World 2000". She is one of India's highest-paid and most popular actresses. She won several awards for her acting. In 2016, the Government of India honoured her with the Padma Shri. She has also been featured in lists of "most famous" and "most powerful" people. 

30. Shraddha Kapoor

Shraddha Kapoor
Source: instagram.com/shraddhakapoor

Age: 33 years

Nationality: Indian

Occupation: Actress, Singer 

Shraddha Kapoor is one of India's current most beautiful and popular actresses. She is one of the most followed Indian actresses. She is a youth icon and she has been featured in Forbes India's Celebrity 100 list since 2014. She is a top-billed actress in Bollywood. 

31. Dakota Johnson

Dakota Johnson
Source: instagram.com/queen_dakota_johnson

Age: 31 years

Nationality: American

Occupation: Actress, Model

Dakota Johnson gained worldwide attention for her famous role as Anastasia Steele in the erotic thriller series Fifty Shades Of Grey. She is very beautiful and comes from a family of movie stars. She is always charming and captivating. 

32. Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova
Source: instagram.com/mariasharapova

Age: 34 years

Nationality: Russian

Occupation: Retired Tennis Player, Model

Maria Sharapova is one of the most beautiful women in the history of Tennis. Along with winning the matches she also won the hearts of the audiences with her beauty. She is undoubtedly one of the most attractive sportswomen the world has seen. 

33. Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone
Source: instagram.com/deepikapadukone

Age: 35 years

Nationality: Indian

Occupation: Actress, Model, Film Producer, Activist 

Deepika Padukone is one of India's most beautiful and high paid actresses. Her dimpled smile, slim figure, long legs and doe-like eyes make her one of the most gorgeous women in the world. She is a talented and high ranking actress. She was featured in the 100 most influential people in the world in 2018 by Time Magazine.

34. Rihanna

Source: instagram.com/fentybeauty

Age: 33 years

Nationality: American, Barbadian

Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Businesswoman 

Rihanna is one of the most popular and beautiful women in the world. She is a strong and confident woman. She is a successful singer and now a businesswoman. Her songs are played all over the world and she has her own cosmetic brand called Fenty Beauty which people are currently fawning over.

35. Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez
Source: instagram.com/jlo

Age: 52 years

Nationality: American

Occupation: Singer, Actress, Dancer, Fashion Designer, Businesswoman

Jennifer Lopez is the highest-paid Latin actress in Hollywood. She is globally renowned for her beauty and fashion. She has her own star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. She was also featured in Time Magazine's list of the 100 Most influential people in the world in 2018.

36. Haruka Fukuhara

Haruka Fukuhara
Source: instagram.com/haruka.f.official

Age: 22 years 

Nationality: Japanese

Occupation: Actress, Voice Actress, Model, Singer

Haruka Fukuhara is currently one of Japan's most successful lead actresses. She started out as a child actress. She has a popular fan following due to her hit films and dramas. She is very beautiful and has a sweet personality too. 

37. Gisele Bundchen

Gisele Bundchen
Source: instagram.com/gisele

Age: 41 years

Nationality: Brazilian

Occupation: Model, Activist, Businesswoman

Supermodel Gisele Bundchen is one of the best models of all time. She was the 16th richest woman in the entertainment industry in 2012. She had signed Victoria's Secret's biggest contract to date. She has been ranked in several prestigious global lists and rankings. 

38. Katrina Kaif

Katrina Kaif
Source: instagram.com/katrinakaif

Age: 38 years

Nationality: English, Indian

Occupation: Actress, Model

Katrina Kaif is one of the most popular and influential Indian actresses. She has been called the "Barbie of Bollywood". She is one of India's highest-paid actresses and has several hit films. She is a popular choice for commercial advertisements. 

39. Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez
Source: instagram.com/selenagomez

Age: 29 years

Nationality: American 

Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Producer, Philanthropist

Selena Gomez is one of the most popular female singers in the world currently. She has received various accolades and has a large following on social media. She has fans from every part of the world and she is especially popular among the youth with a whopping  251 million followers on Instagram.

40. Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart
Source: instagram.com/kristenstewartx

Age: 31 years

Nationality: American 

Occupation: Actress, Film Maker 

Kristen Stewart became an international sensation after her successful stint in the fictional romance saga Twilight. She is the first American actress to win a César Award. This brave and beautiful actress also has several other accolades. She is a popular and one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood.

Let's end this article with a few powerful quotes about beauty:

Beauty is no quality in things themselves: It exists merely in the mind which contemplates them; and each mind perceives a different beauty.- David Hume.
Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.- Coco Chanel


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