There were always those actresses that looked sexy as hell in all of their movies. Whenever a new film comes up, we are eager to see these women in action.

In fact, sometimes directors even hire them to perform in movies that are not so great. But once you see them on the list, you will definitely watch it even if the trailer was not so promising.

Needless to say that they performed in some highly successful movies as well which made them even more famous. Without further ado, let’s talk a little bit about each of these 10 iconic ladies.

10. Faye Dunaway

Faye Dunaway was one of the most popular actresses of the sixties and early seventies. The films made then, such as Bonnie and Clyde, Little Big Man, Three Days of the Condor, Chinatown, Network have been considered as classics.

However, her popularity began to decline over time. She intended to achieve the big return with Barfly which was written from Charles Bukowski’s novel. It was partly realized, but the earlier successes could not have been reached.

Read more about Faye Dunaway’s life and career in this Wiki article!

9. Scarlett Johansson

She became known by the highly successful film about a man that travels to Japan, Lost in Translation. The guy in the movie is actually Bill Murray.

Click here and watch Lost in Translation now on Amazon Instant Video!

Then she appeared in several Woody Allen movies, the best of which was Vicky Cristina Barcelona. In the film Her, Scarlett’s humming voice became especially memorable.

8. Brigitte Bardot

If there is a notion “sex symbol” then it suits BB the best among all the actors in the list. His films were frequently full with nudity and eroticism, but the directors mostly appealed to her appearance.

However, the French new wave appearing at the end of the fifties sucked her in and highlighted her from the simple Barbie doll status.

At the beginning, Jean-Luc Godard chose her wife and returning actress, Anna Karina for Le Mépris in 1963 or rather the Hollywood actress Natalie Wood. Finally, he chose Bardot which role counts as the high point of the actress’s career.

Check out Brigitte Bardot’s IMDB profile for more details!

And for Godard, it was the first work filmed in color. It was with combinations of crisp, high-contrast colors which could borrow additional meanings to the adaptation of the Moravia novel.

7. Milla Jovovich

Milla Jovovich’s best films, The Fifth Element or even The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc were made in the nineties, directed by her now ex-husband, Luc Besson. Later she mostly appeared in zombie films and other less notable films.

Later she mostly appeared in zombie films such as Resident Evil, which is probably the film where many people saw her the first time. Resident Evil had a few additional sequels, and Milla has also starred in some additional, less popular films as well.


6. Marion Cotillard

The French Marion Cotillard proved that we are dealing with a really talented actress with her performances in Love Me If You Dare and Piaf. She is also often displayed in Hollywood productions like Inception and The Dark Knight Rises.

Click here and check out Marion Cotillard’s performance in the DiCaprio film Inception!

5. Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow’s father was a successful producer and her mother, the famous actress Blythe Danner enjoys several prominent awards. Her collection includes a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild Award and an Oscar for Best Actress for portraying Viola de Lessups in Shakespeare in Love.

More details about Gwyneth Paltrow in this Wiki article!

4. Penelope Cruz

Penelope Cruz began his career in Spanish cult films of the nineties. After playing the female protagonist in Alejandro Amenábar’s film, Abre los ojos, she also received the main role in the Hollywood adaptation. Finally, she received an Academy Award in 2008 for Vicky Cristina Barcelona directed by Woody Allen.

Click here if you want to watch Vicky Cristina Barcelona online!

3. Michelle Pfeiffer

Michelle Pfeiffer was one of the most popular actresses in the eighties with film roles such as Scarface, Dangerous Liaisons, and The Witches of Eastwick.

Tim Burton’s Batman Returns was the film where she portrayed the Cat Woman. She later co-starred Sean Penn in I Am Sam and the fantasy Stardust is also worth to mention.

If you are interested in Michelle Pfeiffer’s other roles, make sure to visit her IMDB profile!

2. Natalie Portman

She already played the role of Léon at the age of thirteen, then definitely secured her place at the forefront by featuring in the first three Star Wars episodes also. If you saw these Star Wars movies, you probably remember her because she played Queen Amidala and a huge part of the story revolved around her.

She later played in Milos Forman’s Goya’s ghosts, in V for Vendetta and was awarded the Oscar for the Black Swan which is also a widely known and popular movie.


1. Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley has already gained significant notoriety in England with the movie Bend It Like Beckham but the general public came to know her in the Pirates of the Caribbean films.

If you didn’t see the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, go ahead and watch them online via Amazon! Click here to watch the first one!

Besides these, she appeared in a number of costume dramas such as Pride and Prejudice, Atonement and Anna Karenina.

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