(Shockingly, the subject of gorgeous ladies is a popular one. With that in mind, we now present TopTenz’ third list of the most beautiful international women in the world who will never date you ever).
From Sandra Bullock to Beyoncé Knowles, there is no shortage of beautiful celebrity women who grace our lives. They do their thing in a wide range of professions: actresses, models or in some cases, just being famous (the Kardashians come to mind). But when many of us start compiling our list of top beautiful women, it tends to have an American flavor. While America certainly has its share of gorgeous ladies, the country by no means has a monopoly on beauty. Indeed, hot ladies with international pedigrees shine just as bright as their American counterparts. Just take a look at our top 10 international beauties, and I’m sure you will agree.
10. Aya Ueto (Japan)
Unless you are familiar with Japanese offerings in television, films or music, then you probably never experienced the stunning vestige of Aya Ueto. And oh, what an experience! If you don’t know her, then the misfortune is truly yours. This 26-year-old beauty is a national darling in Japan. Born in Tokyo, Aya’s personage can be found everywhere across this island nation – billboards, magazines, television, films and the like.
And with good reason too! Aya’s famously sterling smile is guaranteed to move a product, as well as make a guy’s heart skip a beat or two. A seemingly magical combination of cuteness and heavenly innocence manifests in Aya’s sparkle. Aya’s beauty, in one sense, is “girl next door” in that it is not blatant in-your-face sexuality. Rather, she radiates a subdued, but nevertheless illuminating, presence. In fact, the thought of a beautiful fairy tale princess comes to mind with Aya.
To her credit, she is just not another pretty face. An equally talented actress and singer, she has recently added fashion design to her resume. For certain, it is only a matter of time before this Japanese beauty transitions from national stardom to international sensation. We can’t wait.
Where You May Have Seen Her: Aya holds the record for being the actress with the most television commercials in Japan. She was a member of a quartet called “Z-1”. Aya also has a solo career and has released multiple albums. She has appeared in the TV series 3-nen B-gumi Kinpachi sensei 6, and starred in the movie Azumi.
9. Eva Riccobono (Italy)
This lady could almost make the list on her name alone. “Riccobono” sounds hot and sexy as it rolls off the tongue. But believe me, Ms. Riccobono certainly is more than just a pretty name. A model by trade, the 27-year-old beauty hails from Palermo, Italy. Italian women are known to be sultry, and this is certainly the case with Riccobono. She literally burns her way off the pages she appears on, as well as setting the runways on fire when she is doing her thing in person. Her fair complexion and long, lithe body (not to mention the piercing eyes), are among the reasons she has graced the covers of such prestigious magazines as Vogue and Elle. And for those who care to know these things, the lady doesn’t have any problems with nudity.
Really, Riccobono is one of the most photogenic women one is likely to see. She literally doesn’t take a bad picture. Without doubt, this lady is a head turner, a “stop and see” beauty who will continue to dominate the fashion/modeling industry for years to come.
Where You May Have Seen Her: Cover of Vogue, Elle, Cosmopolitan and Italian Playboy. Advertisements for Chanel, Giorgio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, and L’Oreal. Runway for Calvin Klein, Gucci, Donna Karan, and Ralph Lauren. 2009 Lavazza Calendar photographed by Annie Leibovitz.
8. Shania Twain (Canada)
No, Canada is not a part of the United States, so anyone hailing from the Great White North qualifies for this list. And Shania definitely deserves to be here. At 46, the Windsor, Ontario native is the oldest entry on this list, but you can’t hold her age against her. Shania’s beauty seems to be age-defying. What is appealing about Shania is that she has a look that is “girl next door” in nature. This is to say that she has a natural beauty that just seems to radiate. Her claim to fame is as a singer, but this 5’4” beauty brings a lot more to the table then just great vocals. With a body to die for, flowing dark hair, and probably the most beautiful facial features of anyone you are likely to meet, Shania is the total package. No wonder she has been consistently featured on Sexiest and Hottest women lists for years.
Even more telling is that Shania has a wonderful personality. A lot of celebrities come across as pretentious and arrogant. Not Shania. With a humble background that included having to raise her three younger siblings when their parents died, Shania blossomed into the woman she is through hard work and perseverance that is reflected in how she interacts with the world. Whether on stage, in person, or gracing the pages of a magazine cover, Shania Twain is sure to garner attention.
Where You May Have Seen Her: Listed in “People Weekly”s “Most Intriguing People” list. (December 25, 1995/January 1, 1996 issue). She was named #39 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list. She was named #33 in FHM’s “100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005” special supplement. She was named #30 in FHM magazine’s “100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006” supplement. VH1 ranked her at #15 on VH1’s 100 Sexiest Artists.
7. Doutzen Kroes (Netherlands)
Ms. Kroes is an angel – literally! Selected as one of Victoria’s Secret’s Angels in 2008, Ms. Kroes entered into a whole new level of fame and recognition. The lady deserves angel wings because her beauty is truly divine in nature. The statuesque model (she’s 5’10”) is not just hot but sexxxy hot! The lingerie shots of this 26-year-old model from Oostermeer, Holland are all pinup material. With a tone body and angelic facial features, Ms. Kroes has taken the fashion industry by storm.
Her friends call her Doutzy, but most guys who see or meet her for the first time can’t get much out of their mouths besides “wow”. Stunning is the word that best describes this international hottie. And she’s adventurous as well. It’s been reported that she has a reservation to take a trip into space on the Dutch’s first commercial space flight in 2014. This lady is every guy’s fantasy girl come to life: she’s drop dead gorgeous AND she’s into cool activities like space travel.
Where You May Have Seen Her: She was ranked #9 in the Top Sexiest Models list by models.com. She was ranked #21 in the 2009 on Ask Men list of the top 99 “Most Desirable” women. She was ranked #20 Sexiest Women by the Spanish version of DT magazine in 2011. In 2010 she was ranked #50 in the FHM UK list of “100 Sexiest Women in the World”.
6. Rihanna (Barbados)
This Caribbean Queen hails from the tropical paradise of St. Michael, Barbados. Only 23 years of age, Rihanna has been a sensation since hitting the scene as a top charting R&B singer. Rihanna is simply a Presence. There is simply no other way to explain it. Not particularly tall at 5’8”, she nevertheless projects a taller physical stature that is more akin to a model. With a caramel complexion, long legs, and great…physical attributes – Rihanna has made a name for herself as one of the sexiest vocalists in the music industry. Her videos, for a legion of appreciative male fans, leave them wanting more. Her exotic beauty has allowed the pop star to crossover into fashion and modeling. She has been featured on the cover of Italian Vogue (no small feat), as well as being the youngest black woman to hit the cover of American Vogue. Quite naturally, Rihanna continues to be ranked in the top 10 of most sexiest/beautiful women list that are put out. And with good reason. We would be amiss if we failed to follow suit (and blind as well).
Where You May Have Seen Her: Appeared on the cover of Italian Vogue for there “Extreme Couture” edition. [September 2009]. Became the youngest black female to grace the cover of American-Vogue [March 2011]. In 2010 she was ranked #43 in the FHM UK list of “100 Sexiest Women in the World”. She was named the “Sexiest Woman” for 2011 by Esquire magazine [October 12, 2011].