Ten to fifteen years ago, if you asked anyone who they thought the hottest female actresses were, they would probably say actresses like Angelina Jolie or Julia Roberts. Today, while these actresses are still quite popular, the popular view has shifted to some actresses that are making their mark on Hollywood from a younger age.
1. Jennifer Lawrence
For only twenty four years old, she is one of the most popular actresses in Hollywood today. Getting her start in modellingin New York and roles in minor television shows, she moved to Los Angeles and got a role on The Bill Engvall Show. Her big break, however, came in 2010 when she was cast in the movie Winter’s Bone which earned her both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe nomination. She soon garnered more recognition when she was cast as the sexy figured Mystique in the reboot of the X-Men franchise and became known worldwide when she was cast in the lead role in The Hunger Games. She did receive an Academy Award for her role opposite Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Plabook.
2. Emma Stone
Emma Stone had her first taste of acting in a theatre group in her home state of Arizona. Participating in many stage plays, she decided to pursue a career in acting. Winning the role of Laura Partridge in a reality show on VH1, led to her gaining minor roles on television over the next few years. Her movie film debut in 2007 was in Superbad led to roles in other movies such as The House Bunny and Ghosts of Girlfriends Past. These roles would lead to her first leading role as Olive in Easy A. She is currently known for her role as Gwen Stacy, Peter Parker’s girlfriend in the Spiderman reboot; a role she has been playing in two movies since 2011.
3. Kerry Washington
Only in minor roles in 1994 and 1996, Kerry Washington made her mark in the independent film Our Song. After this she was in films such as Save the Last Dance, The Human Stain, and She Hate Me. In 2004, she was in the movie Ray with Jamie Foxx which earned her a NAACP Image Award. She would go on to get another NAACP Image Award for her performance in 2006’s The Last King of Scotland. She would go on to play Foxx’s wife again in 2012’s Django Unchained for which she would receive yet another NAACP Image Award. She is currently playing the role of Olivia Pope in ABC’s Scandal which she has garnered critical acclaim for, gaining her two Primetime Emmy nominations, one Golden Globe nomination, and a Screen Actor’s Guild nomination. She has earned a NAACP Image Award for her role.
4. Emma Watson
She is best known for her role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series. Participating ina number of Stagecoach theatre roles, she was discovered by Harry Potter casting agents in 1999through her acting coach. The first film in the series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, got her five nominations of which she won one: the Young Artist Award for Best Actress in a Film by a Leading Young Actress. Over the next ten years she would continue to play the role of Hermione Grangerwhich gained her many nominations which would include a Teen’s Choice, People’s Choice andMTV Movie Awards for her role. She would then go on to play another literary character in The Perks of Being a Wallflower which gained her six awards including two San Diego Film Critics Awards. She was recently in the film Noah based on the story of Noah from the Bible.Including her acting career, she isalso a Goodwill Ambassador with the UN focusing on female empowerment.
5. Chloe Grace Moretz
Born in 1997, her first role was during two episodes of CBS’ The Guardian in 2004. However, her first big break was that in the 2005 remake of The Amityville Horror. Her next big film was 2010’s Kick-Ass, a role which even though it received mixed reviews, would get her enormous praise from critics. She would go on to play this role again for the 2013 sequel. She had a starring role in Martin Scorsese’s Hugo, which she earned a Saturn Award nomination and a Young Artist Award. She also starred in another horror movie remake of Stephen King’s Carrie. She can currently be seen in the film adaptation of Gayle Forman’s If I Stay.