When it comes to learning about the most popular actresses in Hollywood today, the task is a bit challenging because there are so many actresses that people love. Indeed, the “best loved actresses” tend to change with each passing month, there are some women who seem to consistently end up on this list every time it’s devised.
While Hollywood tends to put a lot of emphasis on how beautiful an actress is, most lists of the top 10 actresses are developed by looking at things such as the number of awards won by the actress, the positive reviews she’s gotten regarding the movies she’s made, and of course, her general popularity with fans all over the world.
Considering things such as personality, skills, overall impact on the industry, and personality is a great way to come up with a list of top 10 actresses in Hollywood. Although the following list cannot possibly list every actress who is both beautiful and talented, it does include some of the best and most popular actresses in Hollywood today.
1. Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman is well-known for her roles in movies such as The Other Boleyn Girl, Star Wars: The Prequel Trilogy, Thor: The Dark World, and V for Vendetta, among many others. She was born in Israel and currently has both Israeli and American citizenships.
In 1992, when she was only 11 years old, an agent spotted her in a pizza restaurant and asked if she wanted to be a child model, an offer she declined.
Portman is also notorious for her off-screen activities as well. She is deeply into animal rights and has been a vegan for a long time, even owning a vegan shoe business she started in 2007. She is married to a French choreographer named Benjamin Millepied and has two children with him.
2. Margot Robbie
Known for her roles in films such as The Wolf of Wall Street, I Tonya, and Mary Queen of Scots, to name a few, Margot Robbie is a very talented Australian actress who is also a film producer.
In addition to films, Robbie has also appeared in numerous television shows, including City Homicide, Pan Am, Neighbors, and The Elephant Princess, among others. She has been nominated for numerous awards, including the Academy Awards and the Golden Globe Awards and has won several times.
Robbie was born in 1990 in Australia and is married to British assistant director Tom Ackerley. They currently live in Los Angeles. She is the new face of Calvin Klein’s Deep Euphoria perfume and was recently voted one of the best dressed women of 2018.
3. Jessica Alba
At the age of 13, Jessica Alba began her film career with parts in movies such as The Secret World of Alex Mack and Camp Nowhere, but it was the Dark Angel television series that shot her to fame. She was only 19 years old when she appeared in the series, and she received a Golden Globe nomination for it.
Her films include Never Been Kissed, Sin City, Knocked Up, The Eye, Little Fockers, and Some Kind of Beautiful. Her television appearances include shows such as MADtv, The Office, and Chicago Hope.
Alba was born in 1981 and married Cash Warren in May of 2008. Together they have three children — two daughters and a son.
4. Mila Kunis
Known for her role as Jackie on the hit television series That 70s Show, Kunis is a very versatile actress with a lot of natural beauty. Some of her many films include Forgetting Sarah Marshall, American Psycho, Tony ‘n Tina’s Wedding, Boot Camp, Extract, and The Book of Eli, to name a few.
Since 1999, she has had a steady job doing voice-overs for the character of Meg Griffin on the animated series Family Guy.
In 2015, she married her That 70s Show co-star Ashton Kutcher and they have a son and a daughter together. She has also gone public with her health problems with a chronic condition known as iritis, an eye disease that caused temporary blindness in one of her eyes for a time. She has since had surgery to correct and improve this condition.
5. Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence was born in 1990 and got her big break in the movie X-Men: First Class in 2011. Her other films include Silver Linings Playbook, House at the End of the Street, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Serena, The Devil You Know, and Dior and I.
She has also appeared in numerous television shows that include Saturday Night Live, Monk, Cold Case, Medium, and several others. She was even in a music video in 2010 for the song “The Mess I Made” by Parachute.
Lawrence has become one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood, and her current net worth is more than $130 million. She was included in People magazine’s Most Beautiful People issues in two different years, voted one of the sexiest women in the world by FHM, and also made it to the list of best dressed women by Glamour magazine.
6. Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson was born in 1984 and has been nominated for a total of two Academy Awards and five Golden Globe Awards. She was born and raised in Manhattan and has appeared in films that include Iron Man 2, North, Manny & Lo, Ghost World, The Horse Whisperer, and Girl with a Pearl Earring.
She is also a singer and has recorded two albums, both of which charted on the Billboard 200. Yet another honor is her work on Broadway, which includes plays such as A View From the Bridge.
Johansson was married twice, once to film star Ryan Reynolds and once to Frenchman Romain Dauriac, with whom she has a daughter. She is currently single.
7. Charlize Theron
Undoubtedly one of the most recognized and successful actresses today, Charlize Theron was born in South Africa in 1975 but is an American citizen today. Some of her many Hollywood films include The Devil’s Advocate, North Country, The Cider House Rules, Monster, Tully, and Mad Max: Fury Road.
She started her career wanting to be a dancer and even trained for a while with the Joffrey Ballet until a knee injury forced her to stop. Today, she is also active in causes that include improving the lives of women and girls in Africa, the pro-choice movement, the animal rights movement, and gay rights, to name a few.
Today, Theron is single but has two adopted children, one adopted in 2012 and the other in 2015.
8. Angelina Jolie
Born in 1974, Angelina Jolie is the daughter of actor Jon Voight. She is not only an actress but a filmmaker and humanitarian as well. In fact, her work as a humanitarian has gained her almost as much attention as her work as an actress.
Her many films range from Girl Interrupted to Mrs. & Mrs. Smith and films such as Changeling, Wanted, Salt, A Mighty Heart, and In the Land of Blood and Honey. Her humanitarian work includes work improving the lives of refugees in countries such as Pakistan and Sierra Leone, being a Goodwill Ambassador, and a lot of other work with refugees.
She has also adopted children from other countries and is a mother to six children. She was married to Brad Pitt for a while but they are currently divorced.
9. Sandra Bullock
Born in 1964, Sandra Bullock is an American-German actress and filmmaker who has starred in dozens of movies, including films such as The Heat, Ocean’s 8, Demolition Man, While You Were Sleeping, The Proposal, Premonition, The Blind Side, and Miss Congeniality.
In addition to her work as an actress, she also has several causes to which she is completely devoted, including The American Red Cross, the Deepwater Horizon oil cleanup, Hurricane Harvey in Texas, a high school in New Orleans that was devastated by Hurricane Katrina, and many other charitable causes.
Bullock also adopted a child from New Orleans in 2010 and since then has adopted a daughter. Her marriage to Jesse James ended that same year. She has also had numerous business ventures, owning several restaurants in Austin, Texas.
She was listed by Forbes magazine as one of Hollywood’s most powerful actresses and was voted one of People magazine’s most beautiful people in 2015.
10. Emma Stone
Emma Stone gained notoriety in 2012 in the film The Amazing Spider-Man, and she is both an actress and a dancer. More significantly, she is talented in both drama and comedy, and she is known to be smart, witty, and quite trendy when it comes to the way she dresses.
She has a series on Netflix called Maniac, and she has appeared in films and television shows such as Superbad, Zombieland, Marmaduke, Easy A., and The Scarlet Letter, among many others.
Since 2017, Stone has been engaged to Dave McCary. She works hard to keep her private life as private as possible, which she has done a good job with, and she currently lives in Los Angeles.
Image source: Scarlett Johansson by Desiree Murphy And Liz Calvario