What makes a woman “hot” can be defined in dozens of ways. For some it may mean her looks, others might find a great personality hot and maybe some find a mystery or allure about a woman that is undefinable yet still hot. No matter the definition, it is quite easy to see why these women are some of the hottest women in the world.

Jessica AlbaJessica Alba

A businesswoman, actress and model Jessica got her big break when she was chosen to star in the television series Dark Angel. This role led to her winning awards including a Teen Choice Award for Choice Actress and a Saturn Award for Best Actress.

She’s appeared in thirty-six films and fifteen television shows. She’s been named as People’s 50 Most Beautiful People and their 100 Most Beautiful lists, Playboy has listed her as one of 25 Sexiest Celebrities and she’s made it to the #1 spot of Maxim’s Hot 100 list. Jessica co-founded The Honest Company in 2012 and is involved in numerous charity causes.

Kiera KnightleyKiera Knightley

Kiera got her start early as a child actress but it wasn’t until her role in the film The Hole in 2001 that she got her break. What launched her into stardom was her role as Elizabeth Swann in the Pirates of the Caribbean films.

She’s appeared in thirty-seven films and ten television shows. She’s won Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress Awards and was also named “the sexiest woman in the world” by FHM and also made their list of 100 Sexiest Women in the World.

Olivia WildeOlivia Wilde

A model, actress, producer, director, entrepreneur and activist, Olivia is best known for her role as Dr. Rema Hadley in the television show House. Her career is rather diverse as she’s acted in thirty-three films, appeared on fourteen television shows, directed six music videos including the latest from the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

She’s also been part of two video game collaborations and has been part of five documentaries as either a producer or actor. Her awards include Best Actress and Best Rising Star.

Shruti Haasanshruti haasan

Shruti is one of the most prominent actresses in the South Indian film industry. She got her acting start as a young girl in the film Hey Ram and made her adult acting debut in Luck, which was a Bollywood drama. She’s topped the Chennai Times’ list of most desirable women and has during her career won three Filmfare Awards.

She’s appeared in twenty-four films with four additional films to be released in 2016 and she’s enjoyed a rather successful music/singing career, as well. Awards she’s won include Best Introduced Music Director, Best Female Debut, Stylish Actress of South Indian Cinema and Best Female Playback Singer.

Candice Susan SwanepoelCandice Susan Swanepoel

Candice is a supermodel who is well-known for her work with Victoria Secret, becoming an Angel in 2010. She’s also made the Forbes top earning models list.

She has appeared in numerous international editorials appearing in several magazines including Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, GQ and Vogue. Candice has walked the runway for famous designers Dolce and Gabbana, Fendi, Tommy Hilfiger, Chanel and Michael Kors to name a few.

She was #1 on Maxim’s Hot 100 list in 2014 and has ranked four times on FHM’s “100 Sexiest Women in the World” polls.

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez
Largely known for her music career, Jennifer is truly one of the sexiest and most talented women in the world. She’s not only a singer but also an actress, fashion designer, producer and author. In addition, she’s a business entrepreneur who has enjoyed success in several endeavors from a clothing line to several fragrances.

She’s been named “The Sexiest Woman of the Year” by Details magazine and People magazine has called her “The Most Beautiful Woman.” She was ranked by VH-1 on their “100 Sexiest Artists” list.

Jennifer AnistonJennifer Aniston

Jennifer won a Primetime Emmy, a Screen Actor’s Guild Award and a Golden Globe for her role as Rachel on the popular TV show Friends. She’s not only an actress but a producer and businesswoman as well. She’s been named “Sexiest Woman of All Time” by Men’s Health magazine.

In addition, she’s made it to People’s annual “Most Beautiful Women” list several times as well has ranking many times on FHM’s “100 Sexiest Women” list. She was also the first GQ Woman of the Year. She got her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2012.

Scarlett JohanssonScarlett Johansson

Dubbed one of Hollywood’s sex symbols and having appeared on several “sexiest women in the world” lists, Scarlett was named by Esquire as the “Sexiest Woman Alive” two times.

She is a singer, actress and model who has enjoyed quite a successful career. Playboy has called her the “Sexiest Celebrity” and with box office earnings of over $3.3 billion, she’s the highest grossing actresses in North American history.

Gemma AtkinsonGemma Atkinson

Gemma is a lingerie and glamour model as well as an actress. She’s best known for starring in a British TV show Hollyoaks.

She’s appeared in several men’s magazines including FHM, Maxim, Zoo and Loaded. FHM has named her on their “100 Sexiest Women” list and she’s made it to Askmen.com’s “99 Sexiest Women” list. She releases a yearly calendar and is one of the most sought after models in the UK.

Natalie PortmanNatalie Portman

While Natalie has stated she’d “rather be smart than a movie star” and she’s done quite well with regard to her academic work, she’s still nonetheless one of the most recognized and hottest stars in Hollywood.

She’s an Academy Award winner as well as earning awards from Golden Globe, BAFTA, SAG and BFCA. She’s had a remarkable career and is not only an actress but a producer and director who is actively involved in charity work.