Famous American Models

They are everywhere - on magazines, billboards, television and runways, turning heads and bringing the traffic to a halt with their oomph and panache. Theirs are the faces and waistlines whom the teens admire and the rest of the world envies. You have spotted them campaigning for big brands or pouting on the cover pages of fashion magazines. These ramp-stompers are real-life trendsetters, the fashion divos or divas, the style gods or goddesses whom the world looks up for their dose of fashion, style cues, and lot more. They are models who keep redefining world fashion in bat of an eye. America, the land of stylish people, has produced a swarm of supermodels — male and female — who have revved up the fashion quotient of the world like no other. From Cindy Crawford to Kate Upton and Heidi Klum to Vaughn Lowery, America’s contribution to the fashion world has been colossal. Read the biography, trivia, timeline and facts on some of America’s most famous models to ever trot the ramp.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner.
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Famous As: Model, Reality Star
Birthdate: August 10, 1997
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
An elite socialite and fashion model, Kylie Jenner is the head of Kylie Cosmetics and creator of the hugely popular line of lipsticks, Kylie Lip Kit. Thrown into the limelight in her teens, courtesy the reality series Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Jenner has since gone on to become a highly successful businesswomen and social media influencer.

 2 Gigi Hadid

Gigi Hadid.
26
Famous As: Model
Birthdate: April 23, 1995
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Named International Model of the Year by the British Fashion Council in 2016, fashion model Gigi Hadid has made several appearances on international Vogue magazine covers. The daughter of a former model, she began her career as a toddler. She made her mark in her teenage yeaars and continues to be a popular model.

 3 Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner.
19
Famous As: Model
Birthdate: November 3, 1995
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Like many of her other family members, Kendall Jenner gained fame after starring in the American reality television show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, which focuses on the personal and professional lives of the Kardashian-Jenner family. She is also a fashion model, co-designs a clothing line and was named the world's highest-paid model of 2018 in the Forbes top-earning models list.

 4 Hailey Baldwin

Hailey Baldwin.
22
Famous As: Model
Birthdate: November 22, 1996
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tucson, Arizona, United States

Model and TV personality Hailey Baldwin is a major figure in the international fashion scene and modeled for brands like Ralph Lauren, Guess, and Tommy Hilfiger. Born into the famous Baldwin family, she started modeling early on. She has also appeared in a few TV shows and films. 

 5 Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen.
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Famous As: Model, Television Personality
Birthdate: November 30, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Delta, Utah, United States

Christine Teigen, the American model, television personality, author and entrepreneur, has been the face of Gillette Venus, Olay, Nike, Gap Factory and a host of other such campaigns. She has also hosted shows for TMZ, MTV and others and has appeared in TV series like the ‘The Mindy Project’. Plus, she has written recipe books and has released a clothing line.

 6 Megan Fox

Megan Fox.
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Famous As: Actress, Model
Birthdate: May 16, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States

With her sharp facial features and stunning figure, actress Megan Fox is undoubtedly a head-turner! Making her debut in the early 2000s as a teenager, she has come a long way in Hollywood and is today counted among the most beautiful and sexiest women in entertainment. She has been featured on various magazine covers as well.

 

 7 Kourtney Kardashian

Kourtney Kardashian.
11
Famous As: Model, Reality Star
Birthdate: April 18, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

One of the most popular social media celebrities in the US, Kourtney Kardashian is best known for her appearance in the TV series Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Along with her sisters, she endorses products like prescription drugs, Coca-Cola, and waist slimming pants, for which she gets paid between $75,000 and $300,000 per post on social media.

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 8 Khloé Kardashian

Khloé Kardashian.
4
Famous As: Media personality
Birthdate: June 27, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Best known for playing a key role in the popular TV series Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Khloé Kardashian is one of the most popular American celebrities on the internet. Having launched many clothing collections, she is also involved in the fashion industry. After suffering a traumatic brain injury, Khloé had a long-term memory loss but has recovered since.

 9 Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde.
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Famous As: Actress, Model
Birthdate: March 10, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York, U.S.

Popular actress and filmmaker, Olivia Wilde shot to fame with the award winning medical drama, House. Since then, she has appeared in numerous movies and television productions like TRON: Legacy, Richard Jewell and Bickford Shmeckler’s Cool Ideas; made her Broadway debut with 1984 and directorial debut with Booksmart. She is also a board member of Artists for Peace and Justice.

 10 Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton.
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Famous As: Socialite, Model, Reality Star
Birthdate: February 17, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City

Paris Hilton comes from an affluent family and is the great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton, the founder of Hilton Hotels. A leaked 2001 sex tape with her then boyfriend, Rick Salomon, had created quite a scandal in 2003, which led her to act in the reality television series, The Simple Life. She’s also an actress, singer, model, author, socialite and businesswomen.

 11 Jenny McCarthy

Jenny McCarthy.
18
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 1, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago

Actress, model, and TV host, Jenny McCarthy has been active in the entertainment industry for around three decades. She started her career as a model for Playboy and moved on to host TV shows. She made her film debut in the late 1990s. Her son has autism and she promotes research in alternative medical treatments for autism.

 12 Emily Ratajkowski

Emily Ratajkowski.
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Famous As: Model, Actress
Birthdate: June 7, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Westminster
Signed with Ford Models at 14, American model Emily O'Hara Ratajkowski later graced the cover of GQ Turkey and was recommended by Ben Affleck for her role of the sassy mistress in Gone Girl. Her oomph factor made sure she got a place on Maxim's "Hot 100" list in 2014.

 13 Bella Hadid

Bella Hadid.
10
Famous As: Model
Birthdate: October 9, 1996
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

One of the most popular American models of the current generation, Bella Hadid has been featured in popular magazines, such as Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. She was voted Model of the Year in 2016 by industry professionals. The same year, Hadid contributed to Johny Dar's Jeans for Refugees project in order to raise fund for the International Rescue Committee.

 14 Blac Chyna

Blac Chyna.
3
Famous As: Model
Birthdate: May 11, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Washington, D.C.
Blac Chyna shot to fame when Drake mentioned her in the song Miss Me. She appeared as Nicki Minaj’s stunt double in Kanye West’s video Monster. She owns a make-up brand and a salon, and has appeared on her reality shows Rob & Chyna and The Real Blac Chyna

 15 Amber Rose

Amber Rose.
5
Famous As: Model, Actress, Rapper
Birthdate: October 21, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Model, singer, and socialite Amber Rose has gained fame for her appearances in music videos and on the show Dancing with the Stars. She organized the 2015 L.A. SlutWalk. She has also been in the news for her relationship with Kanye West and her marriage to Wiz Khalifa.

 16 Anna Nicole Smith

Anna Nicole Smith.
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Famous As: Actress, Model
Birthdate: November 28, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Harris County
Died: February 8, 2007

Anna Nicole Smith was one of those Playboy Playmates whose personal lives gained more attention than their professional achievements. She made headlines at the age of 27 when she married the 89-year old J. Howard Marshall. Despite denying media speculation that she married him for his money, she was involved in a legal battle over his property after Howard's death. She died of drug overdose at the age of 39.

 17 Hunter Schafer

Hunter Schafer.
5
Famous As: Model
Birthdate: 1999 AD
Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina

A promising young actress, model and LGBT rights activist, Hunter Schafer found fame with her debut role - Jules - in the HBO series Euphoria. Before this, she made a name for herself in the modelling industry working for famous designers and brands. A proud transgender woman, she has been fighting for the rights of LGBTQ since a long time.

 18 Sasha Grey

Sasha Grey.
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Famous As: Model, Actress
Birthdate: March 14, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sacramento, California

A woman of many talents, Sasha Grey is an American actress, author, musician, and former pornographic actress. Grey's journey from the pornographic industry to the mainstream film industry has been quite inspirational. Also a well-known DJ, Grey is credited with co-founding the now-defunct industrial music band aTelecine. An openly bisexual star, she serves as an inspiration to the LGBT community.

 19 Sharon Stone

Sharon Stone.
11
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 10, 1958
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Meadville, Pennsylvania, United States

Sharon Stone is an American actress who is best known for her performance in the erotic thriller Basic Instinct in 1992. The film gave her the tag of sex symbol. Thereafter, she went on to do notable films like Casino, The Muse, The Mighty, The Last Dance and Alpha Dog. By 2010s, she gravitated towards the small screen.

 20 Kim Basinger

Kim Basinger.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 8, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Athens, Georgia, United States

A shy schoolgirl, Kim Basinger grew up to become a successful model, actress and singer. After appearing in numerous advertisements, Kim began acting on television. Her breakthrough role came with movie Never Say Never Again where she played the Bond girl. Later, she won accolades for her performance in movies like The Natural, Batman, L.A. Confidential and Fifty Shades Darker.

 21 Kate Upton

Kate Upton.
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: June 10, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: St. Joseph, Michigan, United States
Model/actor Kate Upton is the great-granddaughter of Whirlpool co-founder Frederick Upton. She was a national-level equestrian earlier and had also won three APHA Reserve Championships. She shot to fame with her photos in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2011. She has also appeared in films such as The Layover.

 22 Ciara

Ciara.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 25, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Austin, Texas, United States

Ciara is an American singer-songwriter whose debut single, Goodies, earned her the title Princess of Crunk&B. Her songs, Goodies and Yeah!, are credited with introducing the substyle of contemporary R&B and crunk music called crunk&B to music lovers. Also a dancer and model, Ciara has had a major impact on the American entertainment industry for the past 10 years.

 23 Chad Michael Murray

Chad Michael Murray.
5
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 24, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States

Chad Michael Murray is an American actor who started his career as a fashion model, working for brands, such as Tommy Hilfiger and Gucci. Murray overcame his tough childhood and went on to establish himself as an actor. Also a writer, he co-authored a romantic thriller novel with Heather Graham, which was inspired by a dream!

 24 Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks.
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Famous As: Television Personality
Birthdate: December 4, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Inglewood, California, United States

Tyra Banks became the first black woman to grace the covers of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and GQ. She became so successful as a model that she used her popularity to try her hand at acting, singing, writing, and producing. She is only one of seven women to appear consistently on Time magazine's world's most influential people list.

 25 Jenna Jameson

Jenna Jameson.
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: April 9, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Las Vegas

‘The Queen of Porn’ with the name of an Irish whisky! Jenna Jameson may have hung up her shoes as a pornographic actress, but the world recognizes her as the most famous adult entertainment performer who dominated the x-rated film world during 1990s and early 2000s. The model and television personality says she is a gang-rape survivor.

 26 Geena Davis

Geena Davis.
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Famous As: Actress, Producer, Model
Birthdate: January 21, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wareham

An Academy Award-winning actress, Geena Davis is also known for her work to fight gender bias, for which she was presented with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. An ardent archer, who vied for a semifinals spot in the U.S. Olympic archery team for the 2000 Summer Olympics, Geena supports the Women's Sports Foundation among other initiatives that support women.

 27 January Jones

January Jones.
2
Famous As: Actress, Model
Birthdate: January 5, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sioux Falls, South Dakota, U.S.
Best known for her Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning performance as Betty Draper in Mad Men, January Jones has also appeared in The Last Man on Earth and X-Men: First Class. She has modeled for Versace; appeared on the covers of GQ, Grazia, and Cosmopolitan; and been a spokesperson for Oceana.

 28 Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 22, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City

The popular, award winning gorgeous artist, Scarlett Johansson is the highest paid actress in the world. With an interest in acting, Scarlett Johansson debuted in films at the young age of eight and went on to act in numerous films including Lost in Translation, The Avengers, Hitchcock and Marriage Story. She has also worked in television and released an album.

 29 Kidada Jones

Kidada Jones.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 22, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
Daughter of Quincy Jones and Peggy Lipton, Kidada Jones started off as a stylist for Vibe magazine. She designed a fashion line for Snoop Dogg and modeled for Elle and Vogue, before launching her own line, Kidada for Disney Couture. She dated Tupac Shakur at the time of his death.

 30 Cameron Monaghan

Cameron Monaghan.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 16, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California

Cameron Monaghan is an American actor whose transition from a child star to an adult actor was made successful by a TV series titled Shameless in which he played a gay bipolar teenager named Ian Gallagher. His performance in Shameless gained him international recognition and critical appreciation, after which he earned several important film and TV roles.

 31 Matthew Gray Gubler

Matthew Gray Gubler.
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Famous As: Actor, Director, Model, Painter
Birthdate: March 9, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Las Vegas

American actor, Matthew Gray Gubler, is best known for playing the character of Dr Spencer Reid in the popular and acclaimed television series Criminal Minds. He has also acted in films like 500 Days of Summer, Suburban Gothic and How to Be a Serial Killer. He won a Daytime Emmy Award for his role in the television series, The Beauty Inside.

 32 Blake Lively

Blake Lively.
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Famous As: Model, Actress
Birthdate: August 25, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Born into a family with a rich legacy in the entertainment industry, actress Blake Lively was exposed to acting as a young child. Even though she was not interested in acting as a teenager, she developed a passion for the same after winning a Teen Choice Award for one of her early TV shows.

 33 Kiernan Shipka

Kiernan Shipka.
2
Famous As: Voice Actress
Birthdate: November 10, 1999
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Kiernan Shipka is best known as Sally Draper from Mad Men, a role that earned her multiple awards, such as the Young Artist Award and the Screen Actors Guild Award. She also amazed fans with her portrayal of Sabrina in a 2018 remake of the series Sabrina the Teenage Witch

 34 Ashley Benson

Ashley Benson.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 18, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Anaheim Hills, Anaheim, California, United States
Best known to fans as Hanna Marin from Pretty Little Liars, a role that fetched her multiple Teen Choice awards, Ashley Benson had started modeling with Ford Models at age 8. She is also known for her roles in the film Spring Breakers and the series Days of Our Lives.

 35 Ashton Kutcher

Ashton Kutcher.
5
Famous As: Actor, Producer, Model, Investor
Birthdate: February 7, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S.

Actor and producer, Ashton Kutcher, began his career as a model and soon ventured into acting, where he found success appearing in a string of romantic comedies. Besides acting, he is a venture capitalist and has successfully invested in several high technology start-ups. He is also actively involved in humanitarian work.

 36 Anjelica Huston

Anjelica Huston
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 8, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States

 37 Ivana Trump

Ivana Trump.
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Famous As: Ex-Wife of Donald Trump, Businesswoman
Birthdate: February 20, 1949
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Zlín, Czechia

Currently. a businesswoman and media personality, Ivana Trump started her career as a model. She is best known for being the first wife of Donald Trump, who she married in 1977. Their marriage was a troubled one and ended in a bitter, much-publicized divorce after she discovered her husband’s extramarital affair with Marla Maples.

 38 Aaliyah

Aaliyah.
11
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 16, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: August 25, 2001

Aaliyah was an American singer, actress and model, who became famous when her debut album, Age Ain't Nothing but a Number sold three million copies in the US. Her subsequent albums also sold in millions and won her numerous accolades. She also acted in some films. She tragically died in an airplane crash in the Bahamas, at the age of 22.

 39 Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 30, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States

A former actress best known for her appearances in comedy films, Cameron Diaz is the recipient of numerous accolades, including a New York Film Critics Award. She began modeling as a teenager and was soon flooded with acting offers. Over the years, she became a successful actress and has since retired from acting. She is known for her environmental activism.

 40 Judy Greer

Judy Greer.
7
Famous As: Actress, Model
Birthdate: July 20, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States

Judy Greer is an American actress and director who established herself in the film industry through sheer hard work and determination. A self-made woman, Judy Greer has received several honors for her work in films and TV. Judy Greer is also credited with popularizing meditation, especially Transcendental Meditation.

 41 Summer Phoenix

Summer Phoenix
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 10, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Winter Park, Florida, USA

 42 Dakota Johnson

Dakota Johnson.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 4, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Austin, Texas, United States

Born into a family of actors, Dakota Johnson debuted as a child artist and later began modelling. Her first big hit was the movie, The Social Network but it was the role of Anastasia Steele in the movie, Fifty Shades of Grey, and its two sequels that skyrocketed her fame to an international level. Her other work include the movie, Black Mass and A Bigger Splash.

 43 Cindy Crawford

Cindy Crawford.
2
Birthdate: February 20, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: DeKalb
Supermodel Cindy Crawford ruled the fashion industry in the 1990s. Her trademark mole and the red Versace dress she wore at the Oscars set fashion trends. She has endorsed scores of products, appeared in all top-notch magazines, hosted a TV show, and owns a make-up line and a furniture line. 

 44 Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum.
7
Famous As: Actor, Dancer, Producer
Birthdate: April 26, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cullman, Alabama, United States

Actor, producer, and dancer Channing Tatum has been active in the entertainment industry for around two decades. He is best known for his leading role in the film Magic Mike. After dropping out of college as a young man, he started working as a dancer. Hollywood soon came calling and he proceeded to become a film star.

 45 Garrett Hedlund

Garrett Hedlund.
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Famous As: Actor, Model, Singer
Birthdate: September 3, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Roseau, Minnesota, United States

Garrett Hedlund has played important roles in many popular films. Also a skilled musician, Hedlund plays the violin and guitar. While filming Eragon, his friend Jeremy Irons taught him alternative violin techniques. Hedlund has released a couple of music videos and singles. Also known for his looks, he was named Man of the Year at the 2011 Glamour Awards.

 46 Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams.
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Famous As: Model, Actor, Activist
Birthdate: August 5, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Jesse Williams is best known as Dr. Jackson Avery from Grey's Anatomy. He has also been part of films such as The Cabin in the Woods and The Butler, and has done voice-work for video games such as Markus in Detroit: Become Human. Williams is also associated with Black activism.

 47 Bijou Phillips

Bijou Phillips
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 1, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Greenwich, Connecticut, USA

 48 Kate Mara

Kate Mara
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 27, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bedford, New York, USA

 49 Christie Brinkley

Christie Brinkley.
2
Famous As: Model, Actress, Businesswoman
Birthdate: February 2, 1954
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Monroe

Christie Brinkley is an American actress, model, and entrepreneur. Widely regarded as one of the most attractive women ever, Brinkley has been featured on more than 500 magazine covers and was the face of CoverGirl for 25 years! Apart from being an inspiration to aspiring models worldwide, Christie Brinkley has also touched the lives of many through her philanthropic activities.

 50 Eva Mendes

Eva Mendes.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 5, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States

Regarded as one of the most beautiful Latin women, Eva Mendes has often appeared in lists, such as Most Desirable Women, Sexiest Women in the World, and Beautiful at Every Age. Apart from acting and modeling, Eva also focuses on her fashion designing career and is currently serving as the creative director for a makeup line called CIRCA Beauty.