Hottest Women Alive Then & Now
There’s certainly no shortage of hot women. But there’s also no denying there’s a varying degree of attractiveness among the pool of sizzling hotties that encompasses Hollywood. Some have really managed to maintain their hotness throughout the years, and that puts them at the top of their game.
Whether through a rigorous diet and exercise routine or just great genetics, there’s no denying some Hollywood hotties have got it going on. And some of these women are the masters of looking amazing at any age. And regardless of whether they are genetically blessed or perhaps a little vain, you can’t deny they are beautiful.
The following A-list stars have really made a name for themselves not just in appearance, but as for their talent as well – which just makes them even hotter. And while we haven’t really changed how we see them, it is interesting to see how much they have changed over the years.
If there was a contest for aging like fine wine, these celebrities could win the top prize. With that said, here are the hottest women alive, then and now. Some have even earned the official title by various publications like People Magazine and GQ Magazine. Let’s take a look!
Kim Kardashian Then
Whether you think she’s talented - at whatever it is that she does exactly – or not, there’s no denying that Kim Kardashian is incredibly hot. The TV personality, businesswoman and socialite is always front and center in various media outlets, partly because of how hot she is – and the other part of it is marketing.
But I digress, Kim Kardashian rose to fame after her celebrity sex tape with boyfriend Ray J. Later that year, she appeared on the reality series Keeping Up with the Kardashians, which really launched her career. The series also spawned various spin-offs that have had success as well.
Kim Kardashian Now
Since Kim Kardashian has become famous, nearly everything she does manages to make news. If Kim Kardashian has a new boyfriend, we are certainly bound to hear about it. From Ray J to Kris Humphries, from Kanye West to Pete Davidson, the men in Kim Kardashian’s life are fleeting.
But, needless to say, while Kim Kardashian’s romances don’t last quite that long, one thing that hasn’t changed is her beauty. Now in her 40s, Kardashian seems to be keeping all the beauty secrets to herself, because nobody can quite get the attention she gets. It’s truly something to behold.
Gal Gadot Then
Gal Gadot’s beauty is certainly no secret. At the age of 18, she was crowned Miss Israel 2004. After serving two years in the Israeli Defense Forces as a combat fitness instructor, she attended a private University called IDC Herzliya. At the same time, she pursued both modeling and an acting career.
In 2007, she appeared in a Maxim photoshoot called “Women of the Israel Defense Forces." Her big acting break was the film Fast & Furious, which brought her international recognition. She would end up reprising her role as Gisele Yashar several times for the franchise.
Gal Gadot Now
But it was her roles as Wonder Woman in the DC Extended Universe that really made the actress a star. Since then, she has been placed at the top of FHM’s "100 Sexiest Women in the World" list and continues to perform in blockbuster films that rake in millions of dollars.
Sorry boys, Gal Gadot is not single. She’s married to a real estate developer named Yaron "Jaron" Varsano and has been since 2008. She has three daughters with him as well. Her next big projects is as the evil queen in a live-action adaptation of Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Mila Kunis Then
Mila Kunis started out as the child actress that nobody even knew she was. She rose to fame in the late ‘90s on That ‘70s Show, where she played Jackie Burkhart. Originally written as a sexy character, Kunis had lied about her age to get the part, claiming to be 18 years old.
The producers eventually figured it out but let her stay onboard the show. Her breakout film role was in the 2008 film Forgetting Sarah Marshall. She then received critical acclaim for her role in Black Swan, starring opposite Natalie Portman. Since then, she’s starred in a number of films in different genres, but much of it has been in comedy.
Mila Kunis Now
Both funny and hot is a rare combo in Hollywood but Mila Kunis has it all. In 2011, GQ named Kunis the “Knockout of the Year,” while men’s health named her one of the “100 Hottest Women of All-Time.” FHM has named her among their “Hot 100” list in 2012, and in 2013, one of the “100 Sexiest Women in the World.”
Since 2012, she has been with her former co-star Ashton Kutcher. They became engaged in 2014 and married in July of 2015. They now have two children together. Meanwhile, Kunis continues to act in television and film. She is soon to be seen in the sequel to series that launched her career, called That ‘90s Show as well as the film Luckiest Girl Alive.
Halle Berry Then
Halle Berry began her career in show business at a very young age, becoming a frontrunner in the Miss USA pageant and Miss World in 1986. Her breakout film was Boomerang in 1992 and it led her to getting other roles like The Flintstones. By the 2000s, she became one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood.
Proving that she had the equal talent to match her beauty, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her work in Monster’s Ball. To-date, she is the only African American to have won the award. Following that milestone, she began taking on several blockbuster films, including X-Men, Swordfish and Die Another Day.
Halle Berry Now
Back in 2003, Halle Berry was placed number one on People’s “50 Most Beautiful People in the World.” That same year, she was also one of FHM’s 100 Sexiest “Women in the World.” Then in 2008, she topped the list of Esquire’s Sexiest Woman Alive. She was hot then and she still is now.
Now in her 50s, you couldn’t tell in the least just looking at her. We are shocked at how good she looks, and quite frankly, it makes me a little angry. She continues to have success in films, too, having starred recently in John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum as well as the film Moonfall.
Selma Hayek Then
Selma Hayek began her career in Mexico, on the telenovela series Teresa which ran from 1989 to 1991. On top of that, she appeared in the film El Callejón de los Milagros. And it wasn’t long before she made her way to Hollywood appearing alongside Antonio Banderas in Desperado in 1995.
Some of her other big hits from the ‘90s included From Dusk Till Dawn, Dogma, and Wild Wild West. No one could resist her charming personality and totally smoking hot looks. She became a sex symbol and People magazine named her among the 50 most beautiful women in the world three times.
Selma Hayek Now
Selma Hayek’s beauty has not declined in the least. Her film career has had continued success in the 21st century as well, notably including Once Upon a Time in Mexico and Puss in Boots. Maxim ranked her in their 2005 and 2007 list of Hot 100 celebrities. And FHM named her one of the 100 Sexiest Women in the World in 2005 and 2006.
It’s just a fact, Selma Hayek is pure hot. She’s managed to grace the covers of numerous magazines across the globe. But sadly, for everyone, Selma Hayek has been married to François-Henri Pinault since 2009, and they have one child together. You can count her husband among the luckiest men in the world.
Kate Upton Then
Kate Upton has been modelling for over a decade now. She began modeling in 2008, signing with the Elite Model Management and then IMG Models. She got her big break on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2011, and she would also appear on the 2012, 2013 and 2017 issues.
Upton was later the subject of Vanity Fair’s 100th Anniversary Cover. In 2012, she was ranked as the fifth sexiest model by Models.com and that same year was listed on Maxim’s Hot 100 list. But besides being hot, she also acts hot in movies like Tower Heist, The Other Woman and The Layover.
Kate Upton Now
Apparently, even being one of the hottest people alive doesn’t come without criticism. Even after having graced the cover of Sports Illustrated, some have been critical of her weight. Taken aback by this, she apparently questioned whether to continue modeling, telling the Editorialist, “I remember a really big moment in my career where I was questioning why I was continuing to put myself out there in a public way when I was receiving so much criticism.”
Today she is married to baseball player Justin Verlander with whom she shares one child. Upton is also a Christian and her beliefs are important to her as she told Elle magazine. In it she said:
"I was at a photo shoot and I was wearing a cross necklace that my mom bought me, and somebody made a joke like, 'Why are you wearing a cross? Like you would be religious.' And then they took [my necklace] away. I was really affected by that. The whole thing made me realize that I do want [a cross] with me, at all times."
Beyoncé found fame in the late ‘90s as the lead singer of Destiny’s Child. It became one of the most successful girl groups of all time. After the group disbanded in 2006, she pursued a solo career in music and also began acting in Hollywood films like The Pink Panther and Dreamgirls.
Beyoncé has been named the “World’s Most Beautiful Woman” by People and “The Hottest Female Singer of All Time” by Complex. In addition to being one of the hottest women on the planet, she’s also one of the world’s best-selling recording artists. GQ placed her at the top of their list of the “100 Sexiest Women of the 21st Century.”
Beyoncé has starred in 10 films and put out six different solo studio albums since starting her career. On top of this, she’s also been working as a director and has directed four films thus far. She continues to tour and is an active philanthropist, who has donated to numerous charitable causes, including $6 million to the National Alliance in Mental Health in 2020.
Since 2008, Beyoncé has been married to Jay-Z. They have three children together, including their first child, Blue Ivy. It’s truly astounding how ageless she is at the age of 40. So, what’s her secret? Apparently, it’s listening to your mother as Beyoncé told Glamour, "She always says that outer beauty fades and inner beauty has a lasting effect. She also told me to wash my makeup off before going to bed. I don't always, but I'm trying!”
Emily Ratajkowski Then
Emily Ratajkowski is most famous for her modeling, but she actually got her start on the Nickelodeon series iCarly. Her modeling debut didn’t come until 2012 for the March cover of the erotic magazine treats! This led to an appearance in two music videos: Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" and Maroon 5's "Love Somebody."
It was her appearance in these videos, and in particular, the summer hit “Blurred Lines,” that really brought her fame. She then made her feature film debut in the 2014 film Gone Girl starring Ben Affleck. And it was Affleck that wanted her for the role of his mistress in the film after seeing her in the “Blurred Lines” video – hmmm, wonder why…
Emily Ratajkowski Now
In 2018, Ratajkowski had announced that she had married actor and producer Sebastian Bear-McClard whom she had dated for only several weeks. Nonetheless, devastating to every male, people took to Instagram to congratulate her, and later in 2021, when she gave birth to her first child.
However, it seems this tale may not be happily ever after as there are reports that divorce papers have been filed. Among the causes for their divorce is that the actor is allegedly a serial cheater. Whether these allegations are true or not is up in the air. But if true, that would make him one of the dumbest guys in the world.