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Only three months into the new year and many are already vying to become the next sexiest woman alive. While a list such as this usually focuses on the benchmark of beauty for women, physical features and sex appeal aren’t everything. Especially not when it comes to these multi-talented, multi-awarded, smart, strong, and philanthropic women.
Top 10 Sexiest Women Alive in 2021
It is only fitting that we celebrate Women’s History Month by acknowledging the many accolades and attributes of these women that make them sexy in all positive senses of the word.
Born Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman, this stunning American actress, singer, and dancer started young in the industry. After being booked as the main lead on Disney Channel’s Shake It Up, she became a global phenomenon.
In 2017, she joined the cast of Marvel’s Spiderman and played the role of quiet, edgy teen Michelle “MJ” Jones, who eventually becomes Peter Parker’s love interest. Currently, she plays the lead character in HBO’s Euphoria.
South Korean music artist and rapper of girl group Blackpink, Kim Jennie (김제니), are one of the hottest K-pop icons right now. She studied in New Zealand for five years before returning to South Korea to train before debuting. Since her group’s debut in 2016, they have gained millions of fans worldwide.
In 2018, Jennie debuted as a soloist with the song “SOLO“ but continues to perform with Blackpink today. Since her skyrocket to stardom, she has been asked to become an ambassador for high-end fashion brands such as Chanel.
Throughout her almost-three-decade career, actress and producer Viola Davis has become an inspiration for women everywhere. Truly gifted in her craft, she has been nominated for three Academy Awards, making her the first black woman in history to do so.
Some of her most famous works include The Help (2011), Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (2020), and television shows like How to Get Away with Murder (2014). She is also well-known in Broadway and theatres for her astounding performances.
Actress Lupita Nyong’o identifies as Kenyan-Mexican and is fluent in several languages, including Swahili, Spanish, English, and Luo. Apart from her impressive linguistic capabilities, she is also an award-winning actress.
Her accolades include Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for 12 Years A Slave (2014), a Tony Award for Eclipsed (2016), and SAGA for Black Panther (2019). She was also named “The Most Beautiful Woman” by People Magazine in 2014.
One of the newer names in this list, British actress Gemma Chan first appeared in Crazy Rich Asians (2018) as an absurdly rich and powerful heiress. She dropped some pretty iconic lines in the movie that helped cement her role in the public’s eye.
A fashion icon in her own right, Gemma isn’t only gorgeous. She earned herself a law degree from Oxford University before becoming an actress.
With an impressive background, she was featured by Forbes in two of their 30 Under 30 lists. The New York Times also ranked her tenth on its list of the greatest actors of the 21st century. Since her early career, she has had four Oscar nominations, one Golden Globe Award, and five British Academy Film Awards.
Emilia Clarke studied as an English actress and philanthropist at the Drama Centre London to pursue her acting and performing love. She once played Audrey Hepburn on Broadway before making it big on film and television. The hit HBO series Game of Thrones actress is best known for playing the Mother of Dragons and Khaleesi, Daenerys Targaryen.
The world’s highest-paid actress since 2018, Scarlett Johansson, is pretty much a household name. The American actress has been of feature in multiple Forbes Celebrity 100 throughout her career. Her filmography has impressively grossed $14.3 billion worldwide.
Robyn Rihanna Fenty, more popularly known by her stage name Rihanna, was born in Barbados. The music artist, actress, and entrepreneur are known all over the world. After her record debut in 2005, her massive success did not slow down. With sales of over 250 million records worldwide, she is one of the most successful and best-selling music artists of all time.
Serena Jameka Williams is an American professional athlete who is widely regarded to be one of the greatest female tennis players of all time. Her many titles include holding the most Grand Slam titles in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles combined among active players.
The Sexiest Woman Alive is a feature by many magazine and entertainment media outlets. These include People, Esquire, GQ, FHM, and many more. These lists are a supposed benchmark of beauty, slightly sexist in that sense, for women worldwide. However, there isn’t one universal standard of beauty.