American Women Models

Throughout history, there have been many American women models who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great American female models such as Hailey Baldwin, Kylie Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Scarlett Johansson, Blake Lively.

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 Gigi Hadid

Gigi Hadid
46
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.

 2 Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner
45
Famous As: Model, Socialite
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.

 3 Bella Hadid

Bella Hadid
22
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 9, 1996
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States

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.

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 4 Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum
17
Famous As: Model
Birthdate: June 1, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bergisch Gladbach, Germany

German-American model and TV host, Heidi Klum has been featured on the cover of French, Portuguese, German, and Spanish Vogue magazines. She was the first German model to become a Victoria's Secret Angel. After a successful modeling career, she became a TV host in the 2000s. She is actively involved in philanthropic endeavors. 

 5 Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian
45
Famous As: Media personality, Socialite
Birthdate: October 21, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

First gaining media attention as a friend and stylist of Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian didn’t take long to become a celebrity in her own right. She came into the limelight in the early 2000s owing to a leaked sex tape and quickly became a social media celebrity with millions of followers across platforms.

 6 Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner
43
Famous As: Model
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.

 7 Kate Upton

Kate Upton
10
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.
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 8 Megan Fox

Megan Fox
27
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.

 

 9 Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron
4
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 7, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Benoni, South Africa

Charlize Theron is a former model and was an aspiring ballerina whose career came to a halt after a knee injury. However, an unexpected encounter brought her in the world of acting and she went on achieve tremendous success including winning an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award. She is currently one of the world's highest-paid actresses.

 10 Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel
5
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 17, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Zooey Deschanel is an American actress known for her deadpan roles in successful comedy films, such as The Good Girl, Elf, Failure to Launch, Yes Man and 500 Days of Summer. She also acted in the popular sitcom New Girl. She is also a singer and songwriter and plays keyboards, percussion, banjo, and ukulele. Zooey is a co-founder of the female-focused website, HelloGiggles.

 11 Zoë Kravitz

Zoë Kravitz
4
Famous As: Actress, Singer
Birthdate: December 1, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Venice, Los Angeles, California, United States

Actress, singer, and model Zoë Kravitz first gained prominence for her role in the superhero film X-Men: First Class in the early 2010s. She is the daughter of actor parents and her entry into Hollywood is hardly surprising. Besides acting, she also works as a fashion model and musician. As a singer, she is involved with the band Lolawolf.

 12 Anya Taylor-Joy

Anya Taylor-Joy
7
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 26, 1996
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States

Argentine-British actress, Anya Taylor-Joy, first gained international fame with her role in the period horror film, The Witch. She is trained in ballet dancing and began her career as a model when she was just 16. Her modelling career paved the way for acting and soon she was playing significant roles in TV series and films.

 13 Emily Ratajkowski

Emily Ratajkowski
10
Famous As: Model, Actress
Birthdate: June 7, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Westminster, London, England
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.

 14 Cindy Crawford

Cindy Crawford
17
Famous As: Model
Birthdate: February 20, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: DeKalb, Illinois, United States
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. 

 15 Amanda Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried
6
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 3, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States

Amanda Seyfried is an American actress, singer and model, who started acting as a teenager. She became famous when she starred in the teen comedy Mean Girls and then for her recurring role in the television series Veronica Mars. Mamma Mia, Solstice, Chloe, Letters to Juliet, Les Misérables, The Big Wedding and Gringo are some of her notable and successful films.

 16 Naya Rivera

Naya Rivera
4
Famous As: Actress, Singer
Birthdate: January 12, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Valencia, Santa Clarita, California, United States
Died: July 8, 2020

A talented actress who felt deeply about social issues, Naya Rivera was known for playing roles that reflected her standing on issues like racism and queer representation. She openly championed for LGBT+ rights, immigrants' rights, and women's rights. The brilliant young woman met a tragic end when she drowned in a lake in 2020.

 17 Sunny Leone

Sunny Leone
4
Famous As: Actress, Model
Birthdate: May 13, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sarnia, Canada

In 2010, Sunny Leone was named among 12 top porn stars by Maxim magazine. After a flourishing career in the porn industry, Sunny Leone settled in India where she is currently popular as a film actress. Her journey from a porn actress to a successful Bollywood personality is viewed as an inspirational story by many young women across the world. 

 18 Alexis Bledel

Alexis Bledel
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 16, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States

Actress and model Alexis Bledel is best known for her role in the TV series Gilmore Girls. Her mother encouraged her to act when she was a child. She made her TV debut in the early 2000s and eventually ventured into films.

 19 Lily Collins

Lily Collins
7
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 8, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Guildford, England

Born to a famous musician Phil Collins, Lily Collins first faced the camera at the age of two. As an adult, she gained recognition with Mirror Mirror and then followed it up with The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones and Rules Don't Apply. The British-American actress, who has become extremely successful, is also a model and a published author.

 20 Sasha Grey

Sasha Grey
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Famous As: Model, Actress
Birthdate: March 14, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: North Highlands, California, United States

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.

 21 Christie Brinkley

Christie Brinkley
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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.

 22 Karlie Kloss

Karlie Kloss
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: August 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Former Victoria's Secret Angel Karlie Kloss was declared one of the top 30 models of the 2000s by Vogue Paris. Known as “the panther,” for her signature style of catwalk, Kloss has also hosted Project Runway. She supports STEM education through Kode with Klossy and also aids underprivileged children.

 23 Hailey Baldwin

Hailey Baldwin
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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. 

 24 Bella Thorne

Bella Thorne
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Famous As: Actress, Singer
Birthdate: October 8, 1997
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pembroke Pines, Florida, United States

Bella Thorne is an American actress who became popular with her portrayal of the character of CeCe Jones on the sitcom Shake it Up. Born to a poor family of mixed descent, Bella Thorne had to start working at a young age to support her single mother. She had a difficult childhood marred by poverty and sexual abuse. She is openly pansexual.

 25 Christina Hendricks

Christina Hendricks
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 3, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

Christina Hendricks is an actress and producer. She began her career as a model and enjoyed international success for several years before transitioning into acting. As an actress, she was able to replicate her success and appeared in films like Drive and Lost River. She is the recipient of several awards, including two Screen Actors Guild Awards. 

 26 Brooklyn Decker

Brooklyn Decker
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Famous As: Actress, Model
Birthdate: April 12, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kettering, Ohio

Brooklyn Decker is an American actress and model. One of the most popular models to pose for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, Brooklyn Decker has also worked for Victoria's Secret. Not surprisingly, she has been featured on lists like Men's Health magazine's 100 Hottest Women of All-Time and Esquire's Sexiest Woman Alive.

 27 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.

 28 Iman Abdulmajid

Iman Abdulmajid
12
Famous As: Model
Birthdate: July 25, 1955
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mogadishu, Somalia

Iman is a Somali fashion model, entrepreneur, and actress. At the peak of her fashion modeling career, Iman served as a muse for influential designers like Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, Gianni Versace, and Yves Saint Laurent. Also known for her philanthropic activities, Iman is involved in several charitable endeavors. She is closely associated with the non-profit organization, Children's Defense Fund.

 29 Margaret Qualley

Margaret Qualley
9
Famous As: American Actress
Birthdate: October 23, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Montana, United States
Daughter of actor Andie MacDowell, Margaret Qualley is best known as Jill Garvey from The Leftovers and as Pussycat from Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Fans also loved her Emmy-nominated performance in Fosse/Verdon. A trained ballerina, she started modeling at 16 and has also worked with Chanel and Valentino.

 30 Kiernan Shipka

Kiernan Shipka
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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

 31 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.

 32 Angie Harmon

Angie Harmon
5
Famous As: Actress, Model
Birthdate: August 10, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Highland Park, Texas, United States

Starting out as a child model, Angie Harmon won a modeling contest organized by Seventeen magazine when she was 15. After winning a Spectrum Model Search contest, she pursued a modeling career. She then became an actress and gained international recognition for her performance in series like Baywatch Nights and Law & Order. She also practices taekwondo and boxing.

 33 Ashley Benson

Ashley Benson
5
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.

 34 January Jones

January Jones
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Famous As: Actress, Model
Birthdate: January 5, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
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.

 35 Rachael Leigh Cook

Rachael Leigh Cook
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 4, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Starting out as a child actress, Rachael Leigh Cook went on to establish herself as a successful actress. Known for her good looks, she was ranked 26th in Stuff magazine's list of 102 Sexiest Women in the World in 2002. Also known for her public service, she was selected as a Champion of Change for Arts Education by the Obama administration.

 36 Grace Jones

Grace Jones
9
Famous As: Model
Birthdate: May 19, 1948
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Spanish Town

Grace Jones began her career as a model in New York and Paris, popularizing her androgynous style. One of VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll, she experimented with disco, punk, reggae, and pop, and contributed to the 1980s’ cross-dressing movement. She later appeared in films such as Vamp.

 37 AnnaSophia Robb

AnnaSophia Robb
8
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 8, 1993
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States

AnnaSophia Robb is an American model, actress, and singer. Robb started her acting career as a child artist before establishing herself as a successful actress. A multi-talented personality, AnnaSophia Robb quit gymnastics and dancing at a young age to focus on her career as an actress. She serves as an inspiration to young and aspiring actresses.

 38 Minka Kelly

Minka Kelly
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 24, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

From working as a scrub technician to becoming a popular model and actress, Minka Kelly has had quite an incredible journey so far. Though she initially wanted to become a surgeon's assistant, she decided against it after landing minor roles in short films and TV series. Apart from modeling and acting, Minka also enjoys baking and cooking.

 39 Jordana Brewster

Jordana Brewster
5
Famous As: Actress, model
Birthdate: April 26, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Panama City, Panama

Jordana Brewster is an American model and actress best known for playing Mia in the Fast & Furious franchise. In 2009, she was honored at the Teen Choice Awards for her performance in Fast & Furious. Brewster is also renowned for her modeling skills and has posed for several magazines. In 2011, Maxim included her in their Hot 100 list.

 40 Kaia Gerber

Kaia Gerber
8
Famous As: Model, Actress
Birthdate: September 3, 2001
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

Kaia Gerber is an American model whose work earned her the prestigious Model of the Year honor in 2018 at The Fashion Awards. Over the years, Gerber has been featured on the cover of popular magazines like Vogue. She had a major impact on the fashion world in 2018 when she collaborated with Karl Lagerfeld to create the KarlxKaia collection.

 41 Gia Carangi

Gia Carangi
8
Famous As: Model
Birthdate: January 29, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: November 18, 1986

A model who was active during the late 1970s and early 1980s, Gia Carangi was considered by many to be one of the first supermodels. She was featured on the covers of multiple fashion magazines, including editions of Vogue and Cosmopolitan. She also worked with various famous designers. She died of AIDS at the young age of 26.

 42 Jerry Hall

Jerry Hall
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Famous As: Model, Actress
Birthdate: July 2, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Gonzales, Texas, United States
Jerry Hall initially modeled for top-notch magazines such as Cosmopolitan and Vogue. She is an accomplished stage actor and holds the Guinness record for the most musical appearances in a single night. She is known for her annulled 9-year marriage to Mick Jagger and is now married to Rupert Murdoch.

 43 Jenna Jameson

Jenna Jameson
9
Famous As: Model, Adult film actress
Birthdate: April 9, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

‘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.

 44 Maya Hawke

Maya Hawke
10
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 8, 1998
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

 45 Yara Shahidi

Yara Shahidi
5
Famous As: Actress, Model
Birthdate: January 31, 2000
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Yara Shahidi is best known as Zoey Johnson from Black-ish and Grown-ish. She started off as a model for brands such as McDonald's and GapKids, at age 6. One of Time’s “30 Most Influential Teens of 2016," she was also appreciated in the film The Sun Is Also a Star.

 46 Ashley Graham

Ashley Graham
7
Famous As: Plus-size Model
Birthdate: October 30, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lincoln, Nebraska
Ashley Graham has been breaking down barriers in the modelling industry, especially the plus-size model movement. She has always been a force for body positivity and has never shied away from responding to critics. She owns a successful line of size-inclusive lingerie. 

 47 Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton
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Famous As: Media personality
Birthdate: February 17, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

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.

 48 Chyler Leigh

Chyler Leigh
5
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 10, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Chyler Leigh is best known as Dr. Lexie Grey from Grey's Anatomy and Janey Briggs from Not Another Teen Movie. She joined the DC Universe as Alex Danvers, starting with the series Supergirl. Though she is married and has three children, she came out as queer in 2020.

 49 Alessandra Ambrosio

Alessandra Ambrosio
6
Famous As: Model
Birthdate: April 11, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Erechim, State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Brazilian-American model/actor Alessandra Ambrósio has been a Victoria's Secret Angel and also promoted the brand’s PINK line. Named one of People’s 100 Most Beautiful People in the World, she is also associated with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, co-owns a beachwear brand, and has appeared on various TV shows.

 50 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.