The World's Prettiest Women

Celebrating Beautiful Women of Today and Yesterday

Brooke Burke November 26, 2008

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Perfect face, perfect body. What’s not to love?!

Burke was born as the first of nine children in Hartford, Connecticut to Donna and George Burke, she was raised in Tucson, Arizona. Her mother is Jewish and she considers herself Jewish; she also has Irish, French and Portuguese ancestry. She attended both Palo Verde and Sahuaro high schools in Tucson. She studied broadcast journalism at UCLA, but initially pursued a modeling career. She was signed to top modeling agencies, including the renowned Ford Models Agency, and subsequently appeared in prominent television commercials for Bally Fitness Clubs, Coca-Cola, and Discover Card.

Brooke Burke – Career

Brooke worked as a model for Venus Swimwear and Frederick’s of Hollywood. From 1999 to 2002, Burke became well-known while hosting Wild On!, a popular travel series on the E! Entertainment Television channel, replacing previous host Jules Asner. As part of the series, she travelled the world extensively, profiling many popular travel destinations. Burke first appeared nude during her early modeling career for the website BlueNudes.com, and most notably after gaining fame in the May 2001 and November 2004 issues of Playboy and has also appeared in lad mags such as Maxim, Stuff, and FHM Hot 100 List and featured her on their gallery. She was the voice and ce face of “Rachel Teller” in Electronic Arts’ video game Need for Speed: Underground 2, and asks the “People and Places” questions in the video game, Trivial Pursuit Unhinged.

Burke has fronted infomercials promoting a swiss ball video home fitness workout named Gunnar Peterson’s Core Secrets, and appears in the first video of the series entitled 20 Minute Full Body Workout. The infomercials have screened in New Zealand and Australia.

In 2005 and 2006, Burke hosted the CBS summer reality show Rock Star, an American Idol-like series in which aspiring singers compete to become either the frontman or frontwoman for a rock band.

Brooke Burke starred as a playable character in the Burger King advergaming title PocketBike Racer and in Big Bumpin’. In 2007, she was listed as one of Blender’s hottest women of film and TV.

In 2007, Brooke started a company called Baboosh Baby, which offers wraps for pregnant women. The company’s website features a blog from Brooke about her children.

Burke is a participant in Season 7 of Dancing with the Stars, and is paired with Derek Hough.  source

Brooke Burke website.

 

Angie Everheart November 24, 2008

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I’m seeing red, and I like it. Never hear much about her, she did quite a bit of acting 10+ years ago.

The fact that redheaded stunner Angie Everhart, who set the pages of Sports Illustrated on fire in addition to numerous revealing print and film appearances, was commonly mistaken for a boy in her youth may come as more than a shock to some given that her name became synonymous with sex appeal in the mid-’90s.

Born to an engineer father and a homemaker mother in Akron, OH, in September of 1969, Everhart was the middle child of three siblings, graduating from Harvey S. Firestone High School (where she took on the role of the school’s mascot) in 1987. Following a playful photo session with her mother and the subsequent submission of the results to a local modeling agency, Everhart was on a plane to Paris later that same year. By the end of the following year, the burgeoning model had graced the covers of such fashion mainstays as Elle and Glamour (for which she was the first-ever red-haired cover girl). Though a horseback riding accident in which she broke her back nearly put an end to her catwalk aspirations, the determined model was soon on her feet again against all odds.

Making her film debut in 1993 with the Arnold Schwarzenegger action-comedy The Last Action Hero, Everhart has since appeared in such features as Tales From the Crypt Presents: Bordello of Blood (1996), Denial (1998), Camera, and Gunblast Vodka (both 2000). An avid skydiver and a master of the art of airplane dog smuggling (she likes to keep her Maltese nearby on long flights), the beautiful actress/model was briefly engaged to Sylvester Stallone in 1995, married to Ashley Hamilton from late 1996 until early 1997, and has been rumored to be involved with Prince Albert of Monaco. source

 

Halle Berry

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Half black, half white, fully beautiful.  This pic is her post-baby, jugs o’milk picture. Wowie.

Halle Maria Berry (IPA: /ˈhæli ˈbɛri/; born August 14, 1966) is an American actress, former fashion model, and beauty queen. Berry has received Emmy and Golden Globe awards for Introducing Dorothy Dandridge and an Academy Award for Best Actress in 2002 for her performance in Monster’s Ball, becoming the first and, as of 2008, only woman of African-American descent to have won the award for Best Actress. She is one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood and also a Revlon spokeswoman.[3][4] She has also been involved in the production side of several of her films.

Before becoming an actress, Berry entered several beauty contests, finishing runner-up in the Miss USA (1986), and winning the Miss USA World 1986 title. Her breakthrough feature film role was in the 1991 Jungle Fever. This led to roles in The Flintstones (1994), Bulworth (1998), X-Men (2000) and its sequels, and as Bond Girl Jinx in Die Another Day (2002). She also won a worst actress Razzie award in 2005 for Catwoman and accepted the award in person.

Divorced from baseball player David Justice and musician Eric Benét, Berry has been dating French-Canadian model Gabriel Aubry since November 2005. Their first child, a girl named Nahla Ariela Aubry, was born on March 16, 2008. source

 

Grace Kelly November 11, 2008

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691385Timeless beauty.

Grace Kelly was born in Philadelphia into a remarkable family of Irish Catholics from the wrong side of the tracks. Her grandfather was an immigrant bricklayer, her father a successful house-builder (and also, like her brother, a gold-medal winning Olympic oarsman). Her uncle George Kelly was a successful playwright, while her cousin John Lehman Jr. became a US Secretary of the Navy.
In 1947, after high school graduation, Grace went to New York and became a model. She made her debut on Broadway in 1949 and began to get work in television. She next moved to Los Angeles, in 1951 appearing in her first film. Her movie career was crowned with an Oscar for Best Actress for The Country Girl (1954). High Society (1956) turned out to be Grace’s last appearance as an actress, as she had met and married Prince Rainier III of Monaco, a tiny Mediterranean principality famous chiefly as an international gambling centre. For the rest of her life, she was in the spotlight in her new role as Princess Grace. On September 14, 1982, she was killed in an accident on a cliff road in Monaco. She left behind three children, Caroline, Stephanie, and Albert, one of whom (Stephanie) had survived the fatal road accident. Grace Kelly’s final resting place is in St Nicholas’s Cathedral, Monte Carlo, where she lies under an inscription in Latin. source.

 

Paulina Porizkova

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picture-22There’s hope for us not-so-good-looking guys; she’s married to Ric Ocasek, of the band The Cars, not a good looking guy.

International supermodel Paulina Porizkova has graced the covers of magazines worldwide for more than a decade. She began modeling at the age of 15 and quickly rose to the top of her profession.

She segued into acting in the title role of “Anna,” written by Agnieska Holland and directed by Yurek Bogayevicz, which garnered her wide critical acclaim. She next starred opposite Tom Selleck in “Her Alibi,” directed by Bruce Beresford. She appeared in a co-starring role in “Arizona Dreams,” starring Johnny Depp and directed by Emir Kusturica.

After taking some time off to start a family, Porizkova returned to the movies with “Female Perversions,” starring Tilda Swinton. She then starred in Dana Lustig’s “Wedding Bell Blues,” with Julie Warner and Ileana Douglas, followed by Skip Woods’ “Thursday” with Aaron Eckhart and Thomas Jane. Porizkova also starred in “Long Time Since,” directed by Jay Anania. “Thursday” and “Long Time Since” both screened in the 1998 Toronto Film Festival. After taking another break to have her second child, Porizkova made her return to the screen appearing in “L’Interne,” which was an Official 2000 Sundance Film Festival Selection. She also starred in “After the Rain,” written by Jerome Ehlers and produced by Jackie O’Sullivan; “Nearest to Heaven,” directed by Tonie Marshall; “People I Know,” alongside Al Pacino; “Second Best” with Joe Pantoliano, and the independent comedy “Knots,” with John Stamos.

Porizkova was recently seen on “Dancing with the Stars.” She also wrote the novel “A Model Summer” for Hyperion books. source.

 

Symmetry – The Key to Beauty

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Scientifically speaking, the key to beauty (in terms of facial beauty) is…symmetry. That is, one vertical half of the face is the same as the other. Look at the pics I have listed below, you’ll see this is true. The Vivian Leigh photo seems to have on eyelash lifted up, but still, symmetrical.

Interesting.

 

Faith Hill November 9, 2008

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Faith Hill

Audrey Faith McGraw, known professionally as Faith Hill (born September 21, 1967), is an American country singer, known both for her commercial success and her marriage to fellow country star Tim McGraw. Hill’s voice (described as both soulful and raspy) and careful song selection have helped her to sell more than 35 million records and accumulate eleven number-one singles on the Country charts.

Hill has been honored by the Country Music Association, the Academy of Country Music, the Grammy Awards, the American Music Awards and the People’s Choice Awards. Her Soul2Soul II Tour 2006 with husband McGraw became the highest-grossing country tour of all time. In 2001 she was named one of the “30 Most Powerful Women in America” by Ladies Home Journal. source