The Independent Critics List of…
The 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2015

by TC Candler

It is that time of year again…

TC Candler proudly presents The 26th Annual Independent Critics List of the 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2015! The world famous list has been published, in various formats, every year since 1990… and in recent years has been seen by well over 100 million people from around the world. It is widely considered to be the most original, international and diverse list of its kind.

Unlike many other annual rankings, The Independent Critics List is not a popularity contest. It is not about the sexiest or the most famous. Rather, the list attempts to inform public opinion instead of reflectng it. This list searches far and wide, listening to the millions of suggestions submitted every year, and tries to put together a list representative of the modern ideal of beauty. Aesthetic perfection is only one of the criteria. Grace, elegance, class, poise, joy, promise, hope… they are all embodied in a beautiful face.

Almost 40 countries are represented on the 2015 list. That number seems to go up every year as the list grows and expands. This diversity relies heavily on public participation from almost every corner of the globe. Feel free to comment with your suggestions or opinions. Originality is most welcome! Have your vote be heard! Of course, lists are very subjective… you will disagree with some of the choices, but perhaps you will find a new favorite. Every year, this list is populated by some legendary beauties who never seem to fade, but it is also replenished with the freshest and most promising talent from around the world. A mix of new and nostalgia.

The Independent Critics are a diverse group from various parts of the world, led by TC Candler, who take the millions of public suggestions each year and narrow the 80,000+ celebrities in the database down to a Top 100. We hope you enjoy the list. Watch the video and please comment with your take. Who did you discover? Who did we miss? This is a celebration of femininity and the art of beauty. From Helen of Troy to Cleopatra to Marilyn Monroe… these are the legends of our time.




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100. Margot Robbie

auThe 25 year old Australian actress has been knocking on the door of this list for the past two years. Last year, she was one of the last five we had to cut. She has had breakout roles in “The Wolf of Wall Street” and “Focus”, alongside stars such as Leonardo DiCaprio and Will Smith. However, it was her superb performance in “Z for Zachariah” that really caught our eye this year. Margot has been one of the most requested celebs over the past 12 months. We are pretty sure that she is here to stay.

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99. Jieun
(Song Ji-eun)

krThis South Korean beauty is a very talented member of the K-Pop group, Secret. She has also had significant success as a solo artist over the past few years, including some popular collaborations and number 1 hits. Jieun has one of the most photogenic faces of anyone on our list this year. She debuts at number 99 as the first of nine K-Pop entrants in 2015. There must be something special in the water over there, because they keep discovering beautiful talent all the time.

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98. Fanny Neguesha

beThe gorgeous Belgian model graces our list for the first time in 2015. We first noticed her on the arm of one of the world’s most famous footballers. However, she has gone on to gain fame on her own merits as a stunning model and aspiring singer. We think big things are in store for her and would love to see her make the list in the years to come. Straight in at 98… Fanny Neguesha!

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97. Alison Brie

usThere simply isn’t anyone cooler on this list. Alison Brie might just be “perfect girlfriend material”. We first saw her in “Mad Men” (the greatest television show of all time)… and then in the hilarious sitcom “Community”. She manages to pull off the unheard of combo — beautiful and funny. Alison has been on our list since 2009 — the eighth longest current streak. She is already in the Hall of Fame!

7th Year – Highest: 5th (in 2010)

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96. Davika Hoorne

thOne of the great things about The Annual Independent Critics List of the 100 Most Beautiful Faces is that we get to discover beauty from all corners of the world. The tens of millions of suggestions we get every year lead us on to beauties like Davika Hoorne — a stunning Thai actress, model and TV presenter. She is immensely popular in her part of the world and deserves to be seen by an international audience. Voila!

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95. Silje Norendal

noThis Norwegian snowboarder is one of the most fearless athletes on the planet. She competes in halfpipe, slopestyle and boardercross… and she is amazingly talented in all of them. Silje is an X-Games Gold Medlaist and a Winter Olympics Competitor. She always adds a touch of style and class to her sport and deservedly makes her way onto our annual list — straight in at 95.

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94. Freida Pinto

inShe burst onto the scene when we first saw her in “Slumdog Millionaire”. Freida has gone on to carve out a lovely career as one of the most respected talents in movies. Twice has she been in our Top 10. She ranks as one of the most beautiful women ever to come out of the the great country of India. She is intelligent and eloquent, sophisticated and stylish. We love everything about Freida Pinto… Hence, seventh straight appearance and a place in the Hall of Fame.

7th Year – Highest: 6th (in 2010)

93. Daisy Ridley

ukHas anyone in the world of celebrity had a bigger boost in 2015 than Daisy Ridley? Her casting as the lead in the latest “Star Wars” flick has catapulted her to the top of the A-list. She immediately becomes a superstar. After having seen the film, we can say with a high degree of certainty that Daisy is a bonafide star that is here to stay. She reminds us very much of Keira Knightley (two time winner) in looks and mannerisms.

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92. Clizia Fornasier

itThe multi-talented Italian beauty has been a film and television actress, a TV host, a beauty pageant contestant, and a novelist. All that before the age of 30! She is stunning in every conceivable way. She debuts on our list as one of two Italians… the other being the timeless Monica Bellucci. Clizia Fornasier also happens to have our favorite name of 2015… it just rolls off the tongue.

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91. Anahi

mxAnahí Giovanna Puente Portilla de Velasco, known mononymously as Anahí, is a extraordinarily talented Mexican singer-songwriter and actress. She is well known for starring in Alondra (1995), Mujeres Engañadas (1999), Primer Amor (2000), Clase 406 (2003), Rebelde (2004) and Dos Hogares (2011). On top of that, she has sold tens of millions of records around the world. She debuts straight in at number 91.

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90. Jasmine Sanders

usdeThe German born 24 year-old, now living in America is one of the most striking models on the planet right now. Her visuals are quite unique and catch the eye instantly. There isn’t much doubt that she will be on this list for years to come. With over 1.3 million Instagram followers, the self-appointed “Golden Barbie” is immensely popular all over the world. We are proud to have her on the list for the first time.

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89. Liu Yan

cnLiu Yan, also known as Ada Liu, is a bombshell Chinese actress, hostess and singer. She won the “Best New Artist” at the Top Chinese Music Awards and the “Best Promising Host” at the Zongyi Award. She is extremely popular in Asia — especially in her home country. We are very excited to have this mesmerizing vision on our list, and look forward to seeing her more in the future.

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88. Monica Bellucci

itMonica has graced The Most Beautiful Faces List for 17 consecutive years… Almost 2 full decades! And to be fair, we probably caught on a little late. Looking back, we should have had her in about 4 or 5 years earlier than her 1999 debut. She also happens to be one of the most underrated actresses on our list — probably a result of her undeniable beauty. Her performances in “Malena” and “Irreversible were Oscar-worthy! She is in the Hall of Fame and ranks as the most beautiful face never to have won our annual honor… an error we regret.

17th Year – Highest: 2nd (in 2004)

87. Alexandra Joner

noThis little Norwegian powerhouse is a stylish, bold and energetic performer that deserves more fame outside of her home country. Once you’ve laid eyes on her, Alexandra becomes unforgettable. Her most popular single was “Sunrise”, which reached triple platinum status. We would love to see more from her in the future. After debuting in the Top 10 in 2013, she grabs her third straight year in at number 87.

3rd Year – Highest: 6th (in 2013)

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86. Agnez Mo

idAgnez is an Indonesian singer and actress. Born in Jakarta, she started her career in the entertainment industry at the age of six as a child singer. She has the earned an amazing number of awards in Indonesia, including 17 Anugerah Musik Indonesia, 8 Panasonic Awards, 5 Nickelodeon Indonesia Kids’ Choice Awards, and 4 MTV Indonesia Awards. Her dynamite smile could be on this list for a long while!

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85. Tanja Ýr Ástþórsdóttir

isThis elegant Icelandic beauty pageant queen is one of the most photogenic faces on the entire list. Tanja has competed in Miss Iceland (which she won), Miss World, and Miss Supranational. She is a talented fashion blogger and has even started her own make-up company. We are very happy to include her for the first time in 2015 and look forward to seeing where she goes from here.

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84. Nozomi Sasaki

jpFrom the moment we found out about this beautiful Japanese model back in 2010, she has been a virtual fixture on our list. There is no denying that she is one of the most beautiful women in the world and she continues to lock up a Top 100 ranking year after year. At 27 years of age, she has already reserved a spot in our Hall of Fame. We love Nozomi!

6th Year – Highest: 25th (in 2012)

83. Eugenia Diordiychuk

uaTo be honest, Eugenia could have been on this list for the past half decade or more. She has been close on many occasions and we are regretful that we haven’t included her sooner. The international Playboy starlet has been one of our favorites for years. The Ukrainian model currently lives in Los Angeles and is also a supremely talented painter / artist. You may know her from her early days as Katie Fey or Jenya D.

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82. Ísis Valverde

brMiss Valverde is a powerful Brazilian telenovelas actress. She has won multiple honors at The Capricho Awards and Melhores do Ano. If we were ranking the 100 Most Beautiful Smiles, she would have a chance at winning every single year. This bombshell debuts on our list at number 82… and we could see that ranking getting better in 2016. We are delighted to include her this year.

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81. Olivia Wilde

usOlivia Wilde has deservedly been on our list since 2012. She is probably one of the most popular actresses in the world over the past few years. We think her best performance came in the terrific film, “Drinking Buddies”. It was the 4th best film of 2013, and her effort was Oscar-worthy. She recently became a parent for the first time, along with her husband Jason Sudeikis, who is a very, very, very lucky man.

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80. Kathryn Bernardo

phAt only 19 years of age, Kathryn Bernardo is already an accomplished and multi-talented Filipina actress with an enormous fan following. She has starred in many hit TV shows and a number of very popular movies. In addition, she has released her own platinum album. We would like to thank her staggering legion of fans for helping us become aware of this lovely and gifted young artist. We are very proud to have her debut in 2015.

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79. Yasemin Allen

trukYasemin is one of the most elegant women on the list. She is famous in Turkey for starring in some very popular TV shows. She has done a number of modeling assignments and television commercials. We think she is one of the brightest new stars on the list. She reminds us a little of Julia Roberts in her prime. Her debut at number 79 is well deserved and assuredly will not be the last time we see her.

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78. Taylor Marie Hill

usTaylor is an American model and current Victoria’s Secret Angel. Her beauty is intense. She has incredible eyes and one of the most dynamic smiles we have ever encountered. She recently won the “Model of the Year” award. The 5′ 10” model is virtually guaranteed to be on this list for the next few years. Look for her to rise sharply up the rankings — making her a future Top 10 candidate.

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77. Liu Yifei

cnusBorn in China, and now holding US citizenship, Liu Yifei has become a truly gifted actress, model and singer over the past decade or so. She has graced our list for three straight years. You may know her as Crystal Liu. Check out her filmography and make sure to seek out some of her best movies. It is quite a collection and she is magnificent in all of them.

3rd Year – Highest: 50th (in 2013)

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76. Morena Taraku

alThe former Miss Kosova winner (back in 2010) has gone on to become a popular Albanian singer and dancer, whose videos are well worth seeking out on YouTube. She is quite easily one of the sexiest women on the 2015 list… but it is that striking face that earns her a place on our 2015 Top 100. Morena reminds us a great deal of Angelina Jolie in her prime — with those big eyes and amazing lips. Spectacular!

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75. Lily Collins

ukusShe is a British-born American actress and model. She is best known for her roles in the films “The Blind Side”, “Abduction”, “Stuck in Love”, “Mirror Mirror”, and “Love, Rosie”. She also starred in the fantasy film adaptation, “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones”. Her eyebrows are a majestic masterpiece in their own right. Lily makes her 5th appearance on the Faces List. We hope it is not her last.

5th Year – Highest: 11th (in 2012)

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74. Haruka Shimazaki

jpHaruka Shimazaki, born March 30, 1994 in Saitama Prefecture, is a Japanese singer and member of the Japanese idol group AKB48. She is in Team A. After enjoying enormous success with her musical career, she ahs gone on to appear in many TV dramas and variety shows… and also a couple of feature films. Her nickname is Paruru and this marks her third consecutive time on our exclusive list.

3rd Year – Highest: 50th (in 2014)

73. Cora Emmanuel

mqThe classy model from Martinique came out of nowhere in 2011 and fast became one of the most sought after models in the industry. She graced the catwalks on virtually every show in the next few years and even managed to procure one of the holy grails of modeling — a Chanel campaign. Since then, Cora has hit the cover of virtually every major fashion magazine in the world. Welcome to the list!

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72. Olivia DeJonge

auThis seventeen year old beauty is an Australian actress, best known for playing Tara Swift / Shaneen Quigg in the series “Hiding” and Rebecca Jamison in the M. Night Shyamalan film, “The Visit”. Her terrific performance in that Hitchcockian tribute was one of the best of 2015. It certainly caught our eye and we think that she is one of the best young talents in the industry. We expect big things from Olivia!

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71. Seulgi
(Kang Seul-gi)

krAlthough her band, Red Velvet, only debuted a year ago, Seulgi has made an immediate impression with all fans of K-pop. She has such an incredibly unique visual, distinguishing herself apart from all the rest. We think that she has one of the more interesting faces of 2015. There is something behind the eyes that really sparks interest and curiosity. We are delighted to have her debut on our list at number 71.

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70. Ximena Navarrete

mxJimena “Ximena” Navarrete Rosete is a Mexican actress, TV Host, model and beauty queen who won Miss Universe 2010, becoming the second Mexican to do so. She was previously named as Nuestra Belleza México 2009. To be fair, she could easily have been on the list for the last four or five years. However, she lands at number 70 in her first foray into the Top 100.

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69. Charlotte Le Bon

caLe Bon is a 29 year-old French Canadian actress, model and television presenter. She is known for her work in the Canal+ talk show Le Grand Journal, and some superb performances in films like “Yves Saint Laurent”, “The Hundred-Foot Journey”, and “The Walk”. Look for her to have starring roles opposite Idris Elba, Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac in 2016. She is a massive star on the rise.

2nd Year – Highest: 26th (in 2014)

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68. Adelaide Kane

auThe 25 year-old Miss Kane is a fantastic Australian actress. She is known for her roles as Lolly Allen in the Australian soap opera “Neighbours” and Mary, Queen of Scots in the CW period drama series “Reign”. She is also known for her recurring role as Cora Hale in “Teen Wolf”. She has a visual element of Jennifer Connelly — something that bodes well for her longevity in our Top 100.

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67. Song Hye-kyo

krThe 34 year-old South Korean actress never seems to age. She is such a splendid actress, stealing the scenes in films such as “A Reason to Live”, “The Grandmaster” and “The Crossing”. If anyone on this list embodies grace, elegance and class… it is Song Hye-kyo. She will likely come close to a decade in the Top 100, which makes her one our all time favorites and a Hall of Famer!

6th Year – Highest: 5th (in 2011)

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66. Jessica Lucas

caJessica is a Canadian actress and singer. She is known for her roles in television, such as “Melrose Place”, “Edgemont and Cult”, and in the films “She’s the Man”, “Cloverfield” and “Pompeii”. She also starred in the music video for Coldplay’s 2014 single “True Love”. This year, you can find her in the hit TV show, “Gotham”. What a fantastic debut… bursting in at number 66!

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65. Malena Costa Sjögren

esseThis supremely photogenic Spanish model makes the list for the third consecutive year. She has hundreds of thousands of followers on her social media accounts and ranks as one of the most sought after models in the industry. We wish her all the best in 2016 as she is starting a family with her husband.

3rd Year – Highest: 30th (in 2014)

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64. Keira Knightley

ukKeira is already in a legendary stratosphere of beauty. The two-time winner has been in the Top 100 for a decade and a half. A surefire hall of fame visual and the acting chops to match. When we eventually get around to making a Top 100 of All Time — Keira will be near the top. Inevitably, everyone falls off the list — and dropping to 64th in 2015, we may be seeing one of the last few appearances from this perfect face. But she will always have a place in our Hall of Fame!

14th Year – Winner in 2005 and 2006

63. Poyd Treechada

thThis astonishing Thai beauty has many names. We went with Poyd Treechada… although you may know her as Nong Poy or Treechada Petcharat or Treechada Malayaporn or simply Poyd. She is a lovely model with 2 million Instagram followers. She has won multiple beauty pageants and is becoming a fine actress in movies such as “The White Storm” and “From Vegas to Macau II”.

2nd Year – Highest: 63rd (in 2015)

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62. Nazanin Boniadi

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We first became aware of the gorgeous Nazanin from her terrific work in the hit TV series, “Homeland”. She has also had prominent parts in “How I Met Your Mother” and “Scandal”. Look for her to make a huge impact in one of the most anticipated films of 2016, the remake of “Ben-Hur”. She debuts at number 62 and we expect her to be in the Top 100 next year as well.

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61. Sarah Gadon

caOne of the more personable and likable celebrities working today, Sarah is a fabulous actress and one of the most interesting, eloquent and intelligent people we’ve encountered. She is a stunning, almost Hitchcockian blonde with mesmerizing eyes. She has a Grace Kelly vibe that is uncanny. We also think she selects some of the more intriguing and daring roles in the biz.

4th Year – Highest: 31st (in 2013)

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60. India Eisley

usIndia was born into a family of celebrities — and as the daughter of Olivia Hussey, she has a pedigree of innate beauty. She is a mesmerizing screen presence, effortlessly handling action, romance and drama like a natural. This is her 4th consecutive appearance in our Top 100. We are eagerly awaiting a massive break that will propel this starlet into superstardom!

4th Year – Highest: 11th (in 2014)

59. Deepika Padukone

dkinThe astonishingly popular Danish-born, Indian Bollywood star is a refined beauty with an intellect to match. She is one of the most impressive people on our list this year. Deepika has the countenance and the style of royalty. No beauty list is complete without her.

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58. Kate Beckinsale

ukOur 2007 winner has been on the list for almost two full decades. She is a bonafide legend. She has the acting range to handle comedy, action, romance and drama all with equal aplomb. K-Becks is a two-time winner of the young writer of the year award in Great Britain — a sign of intellect that many may not be aware of — seeing her mainly in her leather-clad costume from the “Underworld” franchise. But don’t sleep on Miss Beckinsale… she is one of the best & birghtest in the biz.

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57. Jessica Jung

krusIn K-Pop, it doesn’t get much bigger than Girl’s Generation (SNSD). They have tens of millions of fans all over the world — a fact which vaulted former member, Jessica Jung, to mega-stardom. She has since left the band to try solo projects, including her own fashion brand — Blanc & Eclaire. She is fierce and elegant in equal measure. A former Top 10 entry — she lands at 57th in 2015.

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56. Antonia Iacobescu

roThe blisteringly hot Romanian songstress keeps appearing on our list year after year. It is impossible to deny her a spot in the Top 100. Doing a Google image search for Antonia is a rabbit hole of gorgeousness that is hard to climb out of. She is a fantastic entertainer and her music videos are addictive to watch. We have a small, but passionate group of followers from that part of the world. They always demand that we include her… we happily oblige.

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55. Sophie Charlotte

brdeBorn in Hamburg in 1989, Sophie Charlotte made her way to Brazil with her family in 1996. By the age of sixteen, she was acting in telenovelas and soon rose to stardom. This debutante is a charm volcano, a lovely actress and a talented dancer. She has one of the premier smiles on this year’s list. We welcome her with open arms and expect to see her again… multiple times.

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54. Jessica Brown Findlay

ukFor the 4th Year in a row, the Independent Critics welcome JBF to our Top 100. The English Rose is one of the stars of “Downton Abbey” and has bewitched us in some great feature films like, “Winter’s Tale” and “Albatross”. She also happens to be one of the best and most charming interviewees on the planet. Check her out on YouTube and you will be as enamored as us we have been since her debut at #6 in 2012.

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53. Ju Jingyi

cnJu Jingyi is a a 22 year-old Chinese idol singer and a member of Chinese idol girl group SNH48. She is a co-founder member of SNH48’s Team NII. This is her debut in the Top 100.  It will not be the last time.

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52. Camren Bicondova

usHer second appearance on the list lands Camren at #52.  This young starlet gained notoriety as a fantastic dancer.  She then landed a plum role on “Gotham” as Serena Kyle and has developed into a really good young actress.  With a unique visual and a bundle of charisma, Miss Bicondova nabs another mention on the Independent Critics List 2015.

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51. Jasmine Tookes

usThis California girl was an avid gymnast and an all-around athlete as a young girl.  It paid off… as now she has risen to the top of the supermodel A-list.  She regularly walks for all the major fashion brands, including the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.  Her dynamite smile and energetic presence make her a fixture on catwalks all over the world.  She bows in for the first time at number 51.

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50. Stephanie Corneliussen

dkThis mesmerizing 28 year old Danish actress and model caught our eye in the superb new drama, “Mr. Robot”.  She is a more exotic version of Angelina Jolie.  We expect a lot from her in the years to come.  After all, you cannot look like that and not become a megastar.

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49. Bella Heathcote

auBella is a 28 year old Australian actress. She began her acting career in 2008. The following year, she had a recurring role as Amanda Fowler on the television soap opera “Neighbours”. Heathcote played Victoria Winters in Tim Burton’s film adaptation of “Dark Shadows”, Jane Bennett in “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”, and Gigi in the upcoming Nicolas Winding Refn film, “The Neon Demon”. She also plays Nicole Becker in Amazon Video’s, “The Man in the High Castle”.  She keeps rising on our list… for the 3rd consecutive year.  Bella is a possible future Top 10 candidate.

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48. Jei (Kim Jin-hee)

krJei is one of the delightful members of the K-Pop girl group, Fiestar.  They debuted in 2012 and have had lots of success ever since.  She is the group’s leader.  Jei also has major success as a model before joining the group.  She has one of the cutest smiles of anyone on the 2015 list.

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47. Cara Delevingne

ukOne of our major weaknesses… or maybe strength’s… is our love for great eyebrows.  Not many can compete with Miss Delevingne for the title of Best Eyebrows every year.  The elite supermodel has dominated the magazine covers for the past few years and has begun to make headway in her bid to become an actress.  Her upcoming role in “Suicide Squad” will be a big boost for her.  However, she has also quietly accepted roles in smaller films like, “Paper Towns” and “The Face of an Angel”.  The last title is a fitting description.  She bangs her second appearance on our list in as many years.

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46. Ruby Rose

auRuby Rose is an Australian model, DJ, recording artist, actress, television presenter, and former MTV VJ. She emerged in the media spotlight as a presenter on MTV Australia, followed by several high-profile modelling gigs, notably as the face of Maybelline New York. In addition to her modelling career, she has co-hosted various television shows, namely Australia’s Next Top Model and The Project on Network Ten.  She then pursued a career in acting from 2008 onwards, with her debut performance in the Australian film “Suite for Fleur”. She is known primarily for her role in seasons three and four of the Netflix series “Orange Is the New Black”.

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45. Suzy (Bae Su-ji)

krBae Su-ji, better known by the mononym Suzy, is a South Korean singer and actress. She is best known as a member of the fantastic K-Pop girl group miss A, under JYP Entertainment, and is also known for her extensive modeling and her TV roles in the musical drama “Dream High”, romantic film “Architecture 101” , historical-fantasy “Gu Family Book” and upcoming melodrama “Uncontrollably Fond”.

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44. Aimee Carrero

dousAimee is a Dominican-American actress. She is known for her role as Angie on the Cartoon Network live-action series Level Up. Since 2014, she has starred as Sofia Rodriguez on the sitcom, “Young & Hungry”, and provides the voice of Princess Elena on the Disney Channel animated series “Elena of Avalor”.

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43. Inka Williams

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This Bali-based, Australian and French heritage model is an Instagram star and one of the most promising models on the planet.  She is repped by IMG Models and is still in high-school.  With an already growing portfolio and a ton of advertising work under her belt, it won’t be too long before we see Inka everywhere.  We like to jump the gun sometimes… but we think her debut on our list is a safe bet for repeat visits.

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42. Justine Skye

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Justine got her start at a professional singing career when she performed songs to go with the book “Rules To Rock By”. She became well known for having made a cover of “Headlines” by Drake which received 2 million views on youtube. Her debut EP, Everyday Living, helped the Brooklyn kid with the purple-hued hair ink a deal with Atlantic Records in 2013 and release with them the album Emotionally Unavailable. During that time she made a song “Collide” featuring the rapper Tyga. In october 2015, she performed at an event created by JAY Z and at a Tommy Hilfiger show in Brazil. Her single “Bandit” became a big hit and set her well on the path to burgeoning stardom.  Look for more from Justine Skye in the coming year or two!

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41. Sarah Ellen Robertson

auThis Aussie model and actress became “internet famous” when her eyebrow dancing video went viral 5 or 6 years ago.  Since then, she has carved out a place as one of the more sought-after young models in the world.  She has also landed a role on the famous daytime soap from down under, “Neighbours”.  With an amazing visual originality and bags of charm, Sarah Ellen is going places fast.

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40. Hyeri (Lee Hye-ri)

krHyeri is one of the most personable and likable idols in all of K-Pop.  She is one of the four members of the all-girl supergroup, Girl’s Day.  If we made list of the 100 Best Laughs and 100 Best Legs, this girl would make both of those too.  She is also a multi-talented actress too… having already won awards for her roles in TV and Films.  We love this girl and can’t wait to see more from her!

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39. Sai Bennett

ukSai grabbed our attention when she landed a part in “The Face of an Angel”.  She is just embarking on what is sure to be a long and wonderful acting career.  She has talent to spare and is one of our highest debuts of 2015.  We also happen to think that Sai is one of the very best dressed celebrities of the year.  Her style is unique, young, fun and seemingly effortless.  We are rooting for Sai to grab a massive role soon.

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38. Selena Gomez

usSelena has something special.  It might be easy for some to dismiss her as a Disney princess with as much depth as puddle.  They would be wrong.  She has one of the best tones of voice in the music business.  Her songs convey more emotion than 90% of her contemporaries.  Her film choices — especially her amazing performance in the epic and beautiful “Spring Breakers” are interesting and thoughtful.  We think there is so much more to Selena than meets the eye.  She is an old soul… and she keeps making our beautiful faces list every single year.  That won’t change any time soon.

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37. Natalie Portman

ilusOur legendary 2008 Winner is just about the most talented and intelligent person we have ever had on our list over the past quarter of a century.  She is a miraculously gifted actress.  She is a burgeoning director.  She is a Harvard graduate.  She is an Oscar Winner.  She is a Beautiful Faces Winner.  What more could anyone possibly ask for in a role model.  She is a superstar.  One for the ages.  Natalie Portman is a first ballot hall of fame human being.

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36. Go Ara

krGo Ara is one of the best and most popular Korean actresses of this generation.  She is one of the most photogenic people on the planet and has been a fixture in our Top 100 since 2011.  She is a surefire Hall of Fame beauty.  The 25 year-old is also a sought after model — posing for numerous fashion brands and advertisements over the past few years.

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35. Elsa Hosk

seThe blue-eyed blonde supermodel is the quintessential Swedish beauty.  She has been a Victoria’s Secret Angel for the last few years and has been one of the most coveted catwalk models of the past half decade.  This 27 year old Stockholm native has been on our list for three years now — peaking at 13 in last year’s ranking.

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34. Aditi Rao Hydari

inMiss Hydari has become one of the reigning queens of Bollywood.  Her talent and beauty have combined to make her one of the most popular figures in the industry.  She is a glorious vision every time she hits the screen or the red carpet.  We are very proud to include her in our 2015 list.

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33. Kate Bock

caA Canadian goddess, Miss Kate Bock is a statuesque six-foot blonde who has graced the pages of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue for the past few years.  In 2013, she was named rookie model of the year in the magazine.  She has also modeled for Victoria’s Secret.

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32. Eve Hewson

ieBono’s daughter, Eve Hewson, caught our eye when she nabbed a role in the acclaimed Cinemax drama, “The Knick”.  Starring opposite Clive Owen, her talent and beauty made her impossible to ignore.  She moves up one spot from last year’s debut.  We expect her to be on this list for many years to come.

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31. Mirei Kiritani

jpIn her fourth appearance, this former Top 10 beauty makes #31.  She is a bundle of energy and charm in everything she does.  Make sure to check her out on Netflix with the Japanese show, “Atelier”.  Mirei also happens to be one of the most utilized Japanese celebrities in commercial endorsements.  She is ubiquitous on TV and in magazines.

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30. Ella-June Henrard

beElla-June has been on our radar since her role in “Bo” back in 2010.  She is a stunning beauty and makes her first appearance in our Top 100 this year.  The Belgian actress is a hypnotic visual feast — with some of the most striking features you will see anywhere.  Make an effort to seek out her work.  You will be very impressed with this young talent.

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29. Nathalie Emmanuel

ukWe took notice of Nathalie when she became Khaleesi’s sidekick translator in the epic HBO series, “Game of Thrones”.  She got her start on the soap opera, “Hollyoaks”, but has since gone on to bigger and better things.  You can now see her in film franchises like the “Fast and Furious” movies and the “Maze Runner” adaptations.  She is here to stay!

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28. Thylane Blondeau

frciThere is no question that young Thylane is a strong favorite to top our list someday.  She made her debut last year at the age of 13.  Only Chloe Grace Moretz, Natalie Portman and a handful of others have ever made such an impact that early.  In only her second year, she rises 56 places to number 28.  Don’t be surprised to see her make an equally impressive leap next year!  Top 10 — here she comes!  Thylane is a fabulous model — with a eyes that pierce the camera lens and jump of the page and screen.  She is also a burgeoning actress — taking on a role in the film, “Belle et Sebastian”.  We cannot think of a more promising beauty in the world today.  She will be a strong contender for #1 in a couple of years.

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27. Alicia Vikander

seAlicia might already be the best young actress in the world today.  Her performance in “Ex Machina” (the best film of 2015) and her Oscar-worthy turn in “The Danish Girl” have catapulted her to the head of the A-List.  She is blissfully photogenic and also happens to be one of the most charming interviews in the business today.  Miss Vikander is a pristine Swedish beauty with Top 10 aspirations.  We think she may do just that in next year’s list.

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26. Zhu Zhu

cnThe former Chinese MTV VJ has developed into a fine actress in films such as, “Shanghai Calling”, “Cloud Atlas”, “The Man with the Iron Fists” and TV shows like the Netflix Original, “Marco Polo”.  She is one of the most daring and unique visual treasures we have encountered in recent years.  Zhu Zhu makes her 4th consecutive appearance inside our Top 30 — a truly impressive feat.

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25. Alexandra Daddario

usFor the billionth time, Alexandra wins the most astonishing eyes on the planet.  Quite frankly, whenever we see a photo of Miss Daddario, we end up just staring at it for minutes, lost in a hypnotic trance and covered in drool.  She is a magnificent creature and she will keep popping up in the top half of our list for quite a while yet.

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24. Taeyeon
(Kim Tae-yeon)

krTaeyeon is the insanely talented leader of Girl’s Generation and has recently gone on to huge success as a solo artist.  She is a delicate beauty with bags of personality and charm.  Next year, she will assuredly join her ex-bandmate Jessica in the Faces Hall of Fame.  Her loyal fans are always very vocal with us every year — and we oblige them happily once again.  Taeyeon makes the list for the 5th consecutive year.

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23. Blanca Padilla

esWe haven’t had enough Spanish representation on this list in recent years.  Blanca Padilla helps us right that wrong with a placement at number 23.  She is probably one of the 5-10 most active supermodels in the world today — having worked for virtually every major brand in the biz.  We are thrilled to include her, as she is loved by the camera and takes some of the most visually striking images we’ve seen.

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22. Gugu Mbatha-Raw

ukHer role in “Belle” was a star-making turn.  She is jaw-droppingly gorgeous.  Her style is on point.  Her acting is subtle and nuanced.  Her hair is always a 10.  There is nothing to pick at with Gugu.  She is virtual perfection on and off screen.

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21. Emilie Nereng

noIf anyone has ever won the genetic lottery more than Emilie, we want to know about it.  This Norwegian fashion and make-up blogger / vlogger is as angelic a beauty as we’ve ever seen.  She has a smile that virtually retires the practice — no one else needs to bother smiling any more.  We found the perfect one!  She is a very good writer and a charming on-screen presence.  How she is not a worldwide mega-star is beyond us.  Still, if you haven’t stumbled across Emilie yet — Do yourself a favor!!!

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20. Maite Perroni

mxThere aren’t too many sets of fans that are more loyal and passionate than Maite Perroni’s fans.  They love her to an unfathomable degree.  And why not?  She is a great pop-star and a visual goddess.  We have loved having Maite on our list for all these years.  Long may it continue!

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19. Satomi Ishihara

jpThis superb Japanese actress is one of our favorites.  Every year, Satomi seems to creep higher and higher on our list.  Look out for her in next year’s “Shin Godzilla” movie!  We can’t wait to see more of her in international films.  She deserves all the success in the world.

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18. Marion Cotillard

frThe myth… The Legend… The 2013 Winner… Marion Cotillard.  She is probably the best actress of her generation.  Her Oscar winning role in “La Vie En Rose” was so moving.  Not many have ever had as amazing a run on our list as Marion.  She has been a fixture near the top of our list for almost two decades.  She is a first ballot Hall of Famer and easily ranks as one of the most beautiful women of all time!

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17. Yura
(Kim Ah-young)

krGirl’s Day are close to an All-Kill on our list.  Minah, Hyeri and now Yura have made the list.  Perhaps Sojin can join them in 2016?  Yura is one of the most spectacular visuals in K-Pop… and one of the most fun personalities too.  If you’ve never had the pleasure of watching a Girl’s Day video — head right to YouTube NOW!  Check out the songs “Something” and “Expectation” — our personal faves.

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16. Zoey Deutch

usOne of the hottest young actresses in Hollywood, Zoey is on the verge of superstardom.  She has those classic eyes and a smile that is reminiscent of old-Hollywood beauties.  We hope she chooses roles wisely in the coming years — so we can see a lot more of her.

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15. Nargis Fakhri

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This Bollywood star hails from the Big Apple.  She has the elegance and classic beauty of women like Catherine Zeta Jones or Rita Hayworth.  She is stylish and classy — yet fun and contemporary.  She is the modern definition of what beauty can be.  Nargis is one of our big new favorites this year and we are delighted to have her inside our Top 20.

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14. Odeya Rush

ilusThe Israeli-American combination has worked well for Natalie Portman over the past 20 years.  Why can’t it do the same for Odeya Rush.  This special young talent has the total package.  If she could emulate just a little of Miss Portman’s career, we are in for something great.

3rd Year – Highest: 14th (in 2015)

13. Tzuyu
(Chou Tzu-yu)

twTwice is South Korea’s new super-group.  The K-Pop debutantes are taking over the game and, quite frankly, any of them would be worthy to make our list.  However, Tzuyu is the one who stands out for us.  We can’t take our eyes off the girl.  She is a great singer and dancer and has the single cutest smile we have ever seen in almost three decades of doing this list.  We are proud to have the Taiwanese flag on our list this year!!  This girl is one of the next big K-Pop superstars of the coming decade.  Look for her to rise in 2016!!!

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12. Zara Larsson

seZara Larsson is taking over the pop music scene.  She is Sweden’s answer to Rihanna.  Catchy tunes!  Dripping of sex appeal.  And a face that might make Grace Kelly a little jealous.  She is a classic beauty with contemporary swagger.  Zara Larsson is the it girl of the moment and she makes another Top 20 appearance with us again this year.

3rd Year – Highest: 5th (in 2014)

11. Lupita Nyong’o

kemxHas any actress come along over the past decade with more class and intelligence than Lupita?  She is a consummate beauty with a depth of soul that will definitely make her one of the greats of this generation.  She may also be one of the most stylish red carpet women in the world.

3rd Year – Highest: 3rd (in 2014)

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10. Emilia Clarke

ukOur 2012 Winner is most famous for taming dragons and kicking ass in the best show on TV — “Game of Thrones”.  Our Khaleesi is our pick to win the ultimate prize in that story.  Anything else would be a travesty of justice.  Emilia has eyebrows for days and a smile that can crumble mountains.  She is one of our all-time favorites.  Nuff said!

2nd Year – Winner 2012

9. Ana De Armas

cuThis Cuban-born bombshell is mouth-watering combination of cute and sexy.  She maxes out in both categories.  Her role in the satirical horror-comedy, “Knock Knock” is a star-making turn.  Look for her to pop up in a million more things over the coming few years.  We love everything about this girl.  She is endlessly photogenic and seems like tons of fun in interviews.   Ana De Armas… Welcome to the Top 10!

2nd Year – Highest: 9th (in 2015)

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8. Camilla Belle

usbrIf truth be told… Camilla Belle might be our favorite face of all time.  If she’s not, she is right up there in the conversation with Hedy Lamarr, Marilyn Monroe, Rita Hayworth, Grace Kelly, Michelle Pfeiffer etc.  The only surprise is that our 2010 Winner hasn’t won a second time… yet!  She is the complete package of brains, beauty and talent.  She has it all.  She also happens to be the best dressed woman of all time.  Camilla just nails the red carpet look every single time… and she has a myriad looks.  Original, daring, unique and resplendent… Camilla Belle is a legend in our eyes.  Perfection personified.  This is her 10th straight list appearance… and her 8th inside the Top 10!  Wow!

10th Year – Winner 2010

7. Chloë Grace Moretz

usFive straight years in The Most Beautiful Faces List… All five of those years have been spent in the Top 7. That is in unbelievable streak for Chloë Grace Moretz — the youngest person ever to make our Faces Hall of Fame. At only 18 years of age, she already has a varied body of work that is relentlessly impressive. She can handle any role in any genre. Everything about CGM is seemingly perfect. Look for her to be in our Top 100 for another 10 to 15 years.

5th Year – Highest: 2nd (in 2014)

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6. Liza Soberano

phusWe have to thank Liza Soberano’s astonishing army of fans who demanded that we consider her for our 2015 list. We agree wholeheartedly with their fandom. After all, Liza is one of the most beautiful women we have ever seen. She immediately vaults into the Top 10 with one of the highest debuts of all time. She is a lovely and charming young Filipina talent and will contend for the top spot in the coming years. We welcome her to our exclusive list and wish her nothing but success and happiness for her promising future.

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5. Golshifteh Farahani

irThis Iranian actress may be one of the most talented performers in film today. Her eyes tell profound stories. Her smile illuminates the screen. Her emotions stir souls. We have a deep love for Golshifteh and she makes her 2nd consecutive appearance in our Top 10. make sure you go out of your way to find her films… especially “About Elly” — a shattering movie with a terrific cast. She is one of a dozen or so faces with a chance of winning our 2016 list.

3rd Year – Highest 5th (in 2015)

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4. Emma Watson

ukfrCan she really have been on this list for 10 years already? Time flies. The 2011 Winner has been in the Top 10 each of the last six years… making her a bonafide legend by her mid-twenties. And don’t expect her to fall down this list any time soon… Emma is a timeless beauty. On top of her genetic gifts, Miss Watson is a magnificent acting talent and an impressive humanitarian — heading the very successful HeForShe campaign in coalition with the united Nations. In there anything she can’t do?

10th Year – Winner in 2011

3. Jourdan Dunn

ukOne of the most energetic and joyful personalities in the modeling industry belongs to Jourdan Dunn. She combines every beauty trait imaginable — making her a contender, not only for the Top 100, but the Top 10, for years to come. She is a proud mother and a savvy business woman. Intelligence, Class, Poise, Elegance, Passion, Charm… she embodies them all. Jourdan Dunn is absolutely flawless.

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2. Gal Gadot

ilThe Israeli stunner is, unsurprisingly, the new Wonder Woman. She enters the DC Universe and will assuredly become a mega-star over the coming decade. Her A-list status is helped by her supermodel visuals and a sharply defined face that reminds us a great deal of Cindy Crawford back in the early nineties. Gal Gadot is a powerful screen presence, fierce and elegant in equal measure. She is on this list for many years to come.

2nd Year – Highest: 2nd (in 2015)

1. Nana (Im Jin-ah)

krCongratulations Nana! The first two-time, back-to-back winner since Keira Knightley a decade ago. She immediately vaults into legendary status with her 2nd win. In three years on the list, Nana has finished 2nd, 1st and 1st — an amazing streak only matched by a few other faces in the past quarter of a century.. She is multi-talented… a fantastic K-Pop Idol… one of the most sought after commercial models in Asia… and a burgeoning new actress with charisma oozing out of every pore. To be honest, if we had been aware of her upon her After School debut in 2009, she would have been in the Top 10 every single time. She is already in the Hall of Fame — and if the Hall of Fame had its own Hall of Fame, Nana would be in that too. We adore her!

3rd Year – Winner in 2014 and 2015

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