The women of Hollywood are stunning and talented, that’s something that has always been a fact. But recent times have also seen them be funny, smart, and most of all REAL. Here are 16 of 2017’s It-Girls (women, really). Some of them have been around for years, while other made a splash only recently. Either way, one thing they all have in common is that they are amazing!
1. Jennifer Lawrence
Who doesn’t love J-Law! She is the current Hollywood It-girl, and has played some really famous characters like Katniss Everdeen. Apart from being incredibly gorgeous, this megastar also has an incredible sense of humor and is kind and down-to-earth.
2. Scarlett Johansson
The blonde bombshell is one of Hollywood’s megastars, and her talent and beauty have proven that she is here to stay. Her most recent roles include the Black Widow in the Avengers movie, and you have to admit she looks pretty badass kicking Iron Man’s butt!
3. Zendaya Coleman
Zendaya is one of the most talented up-and-coming stars of Hollywood. She got her start in Disney, playing Rocky Blue in the show Shake It Up. But this Disney princess is all grown up! Having recently celebrated her 21st birthday, Zendaya played MJ in the 2017 Spiderman movie and has upcoming roles in the musical The Greatest Snowman and the movie A White Lie.
4. Blake Lively
Blake Lively is a Hollywood It-Girl that played at it-girl in the popular TV show Gossip Girl. Although her gossip girl days are over, Blake Lively has continued on to act in many movies and has more coming out. She is also a famous celebrity homemaker and an advocate for several issues regarding women, such as equality, education, and health. This funny and talented beauty is married to actor Ryan Reynolds and is the mother of two gorgeous children!
5. Charlize Theron
The stunning South African actress and producer who has made a name for herself in Hollywood. She has been nominated for many of roles, but her role in the movie Monster in which she played a serial killer has gained critical acclaim and many awards. Theron was also named in Time magazine’s “Time 100” most influential list in 2016.
6. Taylor Swift
T-Swift is one of the biggest it-girls in Hollywood right now. This country-turned pop singer is a name everyone knows, whether they love her or hate her. She is also gorgeous; this alabaster skinned beauty never fails to look stunning no matter where she goes.
7. Emma Watson
Emma Watson stole our hearts playing the character of Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series, but this British actress has since starred in many more roles where she keeps proving her acting chops. She is also incredibly smart and an avid advocate for many social issues. She was appointed as a UN Goodwill Ambassador in 2014 has launched several campaigns with them.
8. Margot Robbie
This Australian beauty is a talented actress and producer. She moved to Hollywood after starring in an Australian independent films which earned her two Logie awards. Her most iconic role to date is playing Harley Quinn in the 2016 movie Suicide Squad.
9. Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez is another Disney-channel star who has blossomed into a beautiful young woman. The starlet started her career as a little girl in the show Barney and Friends, but little Sel is no longer little! The 25-year old has a successful singing and acting career, is a UNICEF ambassador, and one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood right now.
10. Zoe Saldana
Zoe Saldana, the American actress and dancer has starred in movies like Star Trek, Avatar, and Guardians of the Galaxy. This has made her the dream girl of every fantasy nerd ever! She has also been nominated for many of her roles in countless awards, and has won quite a few of them too.
11. Melanie Iglesias
This Brooklyn-born beauty was voted Maxim’s “Hometown Hotties” in 2010. She has also been featured in magazines such as World’s Most Beautiful, Esquire, and Vibe. Not only is she gorgeous, she is also talented and funny – the trifecta!
12. Jamie Chung
Jamie Chung is a second-generation American born to Korean parents in San Francisco, California. She is well-known author and runs the online blog “What The Chung?” She is also an actress and former reality show personality, having starred in movies like Sucker Punch, The Hangover II, Big Hero 6, etc. She gained critical acclaim for playing the lead role in the film Eden, a documentary about human trafficking.
13. Victoria Justice
Victoria Justice has been in Hollywood since the age of ten, and has appeared in several television series and movies since then. Her most popular role was in the Nickolodeon series Victorious. Victoria Justice is a stunner, with high cheekbones, sleek hair and twinkling eyes, but her wide smile is her most beautiful feature.
14. Emma Stone
Emma Stone is known to be the highest paid actress in the world, which is quite an impressive achievement! This pale-skinned beauty is one of Hollywood’s most famous actresses, and she is also extremely smart and funny. She has received many accolades for her performances, but some of her most praised performances include movies like The Help and Easy-A.
15. Mila Kunis
Mila Kunis might have starred in “Bad Moms” but she is a real life one too – and a good one this time. But she has been on the screen a long time before that. Starring in commercials as a kid, she later got the breakthrough role of Jackie Bukhart in the series “That ’70s Show”. This brown-eyed beauty loves spending time with her two kids and husband Ashton Kutcher, but she hasn’t let that stop her from furthering her acting career.
16. Elisha Cuthbert
This Canadian model and actress is the ultimate “Girl Next Door” – literally! Her role in the movie of that title is one of her most famous characters. She has since gone on to act in other movies and TV shows as well. This blonde beauty is gorgeous, portraying a sort of soft allure that is difficult to come by.