This isn’t really movie related but I got tired of seeing all those men magazine hotlist that always feature the same woman and spend most of their time focusing on only two attributes. So, I decide to compose my own list, which a couple of choices you may not have expected.
10. Angelina Jolie
Okay, Jolie is many things from bizarre (open-mouth kissing her brother) to a downright home wrecker (Brad Pitt), but she is also a trendsetter. Before Nicole Kidman, Naomi Watts and other celebrities were working with the U.N., Angelina was. Before adopting a baby from poverty was in, Jolie was already a professional at the game. Though, her film resume is rather unimpressive with crappers such as Beyond Borders, Tomb Raider, Tomb Raider II: The Cradle of Life and Life or Something Like It, she has maintained complete control of her image and strives to give something back to society. Her beauty is bested by her humanity and that makes this woman to die for.
9. Scarlett Johansson
One of Hollywood’s most promising young actors with star-making performances in Lost in Translation, Girl With a Pearl Earring and Ghost World. Johansson is stunningly sexy with a plethora of features that are unlike any of her contemporaries. Though, 2006 was not kind to Johansson with Razzie worthy performances in Scoop and The Black Dahlia, hopefully 2007 will bring us the Johansson we all fell in love with.
8. Rachel Weisz
Smart and sexy: a killer combination and that is what Weisz has at her disposal. There not really much else to say but this is an actress that is going to be around for a long time.
7. Jennifer Connelly
Baring The Hulk, Connelly has always appeared in films with substance and that aren’t the usual blockbusters. A fantastic actress who clearly is steering her career into a more fruitful direction, Connelly is just utterly radiant. She is an Academy Award winning actress with standout performances in films such as Requiem for a Dream, Little Children, Blood Diamond, House of Sand and Fog and many more. Bravo to a woman is who is constantly pursuing the next thought-provoking film to add to her repertoire.
6. Kate Winslet
There is nothing sexier than a woman who is completely comfortable in her own skin, and Winslet is this woman. Winslet does not have the usual knockout features but her confidence and sheer talent more than makes up for the rest. While magazines such as Maxim and Stuff look over gems such as Winslet for trashier one-dimensional choices such as the Hilton sisters, others such as myself can not help but to bask in Ms. Winslet’s sexual radiance.
5. Natalie Portman
In V for Vendetta, Portman proved she could be sizzling even with the Sinead O’ Conner look. An important part of a woman’s sex appeal is her intelligence (i.e. the reason Jessica Simpson, Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan were left off.) and with a degree from the nation’s top school, Harvard, Portman has that aspect intact. Portman has a unique ability to infuse her on-screen characters with undeniable charisma that draws viewers to care for them. She is this generations Julia Roberts but with (dare I say it) a bit more raw talent.
4. Fiona Apple
Apple is lanky, sickly and at times rude, but she has an element that makes her extremely attractive: independence. She does not play the game the same way Christina Aguilera or Norah Jones do; she lets her talent speak for itself. Apple is outspoken, unapologetic and an incredibly gift lyricist. Her sex appeal is founded on a pretty girl acting out against a world obsessed with outward appearance. If you need any proof of her sex appeal pick up and really listen to her on Tidal, When The Pawn…, and Extraordinary Machine and by the end of the journey you will find yourself in love with this nymph of honesty.
3. Jennifer Aniston
On the surface, Aniston is just your typical pretty face in Hollywood, but beneath it is a woman who very delicately dealt with her divorce, is a partner in Plan B productions (which has produced Troy, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and recently The Departed) and a star who honestly does not want to deal with the press. In movies such as Bruce Almighty, Along Came Polly and The Break-Up Aniston’s talent as a thespian is underused. The former Friends starlet shines in small independent features as in opposite Catherine Keener (a close call) in Friends With Money and playing bored wife in The Good Girl. In a few years, Aniston will come into her own as a force to be reckoned with in Hollywood.
2. Courtney Love
Already, most people are grossed out by the probability of Courtney Love at number two. I will explain. Love, besides the drug problems and let’s face it no one is perfect, is a shining example of female empowerment. Unlike Evanescence and Yeah Yeah Yeahs who sings rock songs so beautifully, Love sings rock the way it should sound: loud, fast and dirty. When her single, “Celebrity Skin” topped Modern Rock radio for three weeks in 1998 it remained the last time a female has reached the summit until Evanescence in 2003. With a strong personality, holds-no-bar attitude Love made herself a household name but many don’t see what she has done for rock music. I firmly believe Love is an excellent role model for woman because she never relents. And when How Dirty Girls Get Clean is released, she will prove a woman can still rock with the best of them even at the age of 43.
1. Naomi Watts
Watts has all the makings of the typical disposable movie star: gorgeous eyes, fantastic body, an accent and a general warmth. What elevates her above her contemporaries is the ability to transform herself into whichever character she is playing. In her relative short career, she has delivered more noteworthy performances than some actress do in a lifetime of work. Mesmerizing audiences in David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive, Watts quickly made a name for herself as one of Hollywood’s most gifted thespians. Rather than opting for big, shallow blockbuster, Watts has made character-driven pieces of film her forte. Intelligent, sexy, sophisticated and not willing to play the usual movie industry game is what makes unique and my number one.
The one common trait these gifted women shares is that they are all strong, independent and powerful women and there’s nothing on this planet that is sexier than that.