Hollywood is full of beautiful and talented actresses. The most popular actresses often have longevity in their television and film careers. Many of today’s most popular actresses got their start in television and quickly graduated to international fame in film. Some of these women have multi-tasked and have worked as models, singers, directors and producers. Here are the top 10 most popular and extraordinary Hollywood actresses in 2017.
10. Jessica Alba
She began her career in television and soon achieved success as a film actress. Recently, Jessica Alba was named one of the richest “self-made” women by Forbes Magazine. Jessica developed The Honest Company, a lifestyle brand that provides healthy, developmental, environment friendly products for babies and children. Jessica began acting in television in 1994. She shot to popularity starring as Max in Dark Angel from 2000 to 2002. The beautiful Mexican/Danish actress’ television and movies include Entourage, Sin City and Valentines Day. in 2017 she can be seen in Sing and Captain America: Civil War. She will star in Ghost In A Shell in 2017. Jessica is married to longtime love Cash Warren and they have 2 daughters.
9. Marion Cotillard
Marion Cotillard is an award winning French actress who is much sought after in Hollywood. She is also a successful singer and song writer. Marion broke out as an international actress in 2004’s A Very Long Engagement and 2005’s La Vie en Rose. She won a Golden Globe and Oscar for her outstanding role as Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose. She has worked in film since 1993. This year, Marion will star in Assassin’s Creed, It’s Only the End Of the World, From the Land to the Moon and the romantic thriller Five Seconds of Silence starring along side Brad Pitt.
8. Mila Kunis
The beautiful Ukrainian/American actress started acting classes at 9 years old. Her break out role as Jackie on That 70s Show was award winning. She graduated to film and starred as Max in Judd Apatow’s Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Her film career continued to be successful in movies including The Book of Ely and Black Swan. In 2014, Mila and her parents founded a television production company that produces many ABC Studios projects. Last year, Mila starred in Jupiter Ascending with Channing Tatum. She recently married her That 70s Show costar, Ashton Kutchner. They have a daughter, Wyatt.
7. Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson is considered a Hollywood sex symbol. She was named “Sexiest Woman Alive” by Esquire magazine twice. The talented actress is also a model and singer. She broke out in Hollywood in 2003’s Girl With a Pearl Earring and Sophia Coppola’s Lost In Translation starring with Bill Murray. In 2008, Scarlett starred in The Other Boleyn Girl. She plays Black Widow in Captain America, Iron Man and Avengers. Scarlett currently appears in Hail Caesar! with George Clooney and narrates the classic Alice In Wonderland. Scarlett has appeared on Broadway in Cat On a Hot Tin Roof. She is married to Romain Dauriac and they have a daughter, Rose.
6. Emma Stone
Emma Stone has risen to Hollywood success in the past decade. Her husky voice, hot looks and talent make her one of Hollywood’s most popular actresses. She debuted her career in 2007’s Superbad and went on to star in The House Bunny, Zombieland and Easy A for which she won the Best Actress Golden Globe. Emma’s Hollywood cache was cemented with 2011’s The Help.
She recently appeared in The Amazing Spider-man films and Birdman with Michael Keaton. She played Sallie Bowles in Broadway’s Cabaret. Emma Stone is set to star in Battle of the Sexes, a sports drama/comedy as the iconic tennis star Billie Jean King alongside Steve Carell.
5. Charlize Theron
The beautiful South African native became a US citizen in 2007. Charlize studied ballet at New York City’s Joffrey Ballet School but, due to a knee injury, could not continue a dancing career. She soon found modeling work and has modeled for John Gallano and Christian Dior. Charlize found fame as a Hollywood actress. She starred in 1997’s The Devil’s Advocate with Keanu Reeves and went on to get roles in The Italian Job and an award winning, starring role in Monster in 2003. Charlize also appeared in the hit Arrested Development. She took a 3 year hiatus from acting to raise her adopted son. Last year, she starred in Mad Max: Fury Road. Currently Charlize is working on Thee Gray Man, Villain Fast 8, and she is producing the spy thriller, The Coldest City. Charlize works as the US Messenger of Peace in the African Outreach Project and other causes for Africans.
4. Angelina Jolie
The prolific actress, filmmaker and humanitarian is as popular as ever. Angela Jolie is one of the highest paid actress in Hollywood. One of her first roles was in Lookin’ To Get Out with her father Jon Voigt in 1982. She continued to develop her acting skills in TV’s Gia in 1998 and her award winning role in 1999’s Girl, Interrupted. Angelina famously co-starred with her future husband Brad Pitt in 2005’s Mr. and Mrs. Smith. She has been a successful producer and director creating films including In the Land of Milk and Blood and Unbroken. The talented actress and filmmaker has won an Oscar, 2 Screen Actor’s Guild and 3 Golden Globe awards.
3. Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts has been an iconic Hollywood star for decades. From her classic role in Mystic Pizza to he breakout role in Pretty Woman, Julia has graced the Hollywood screen and achieved international success. She appeared alongside some of the greatest Hollywood actresses in Steel Magnolias and won an Oscar for Best Actress as Erin Brockovich. Julia has appeared as a guest star on Friends and Law and Order and as a Narrator as in 2014’s Makers: Women Who Make America. She has been named by People “Most Beautiful People in the World”. This year, Julia stars with George Clooney in Money Monster and along with Nicole Kidman in The Secret In Their Eyes.
2. Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston is often considered “the girl next door” for her down to Earth personality and her humility as a Hollywood star. Although she started in movies, Jennifer’s breakout role was Rachel in the hit 1990’s sitcom Friends. She starred in several movies and she and, then husband, Brad Pitt founded a production company. She has proven her acting ability by starring in both comedy and drama. She was lauded for her work in the film Cake. Jennifer has worked as a director and a producer. She is set to star along with her Horrible Bosses co-star Jason Bateman in this year’s Office Christmas Party.
1. Jennifer Lawrence
The most popular Hollywood actress in 2017 is Jennifer Lawrence. Known for her humor, candidness and acting ability, Jennifer has built a successful Hollywood career while still in her twenties. The Louisville, Kentucky native shot to fame in her starring role as Katniss Everdeen in the Hunger Games trilogy. She has often starred alongside her friend Bradley Cooper in several films including American Hustle and Silver Linings Playbook. Jennifer won both Golden Globe and Oscar awards for that role. Jennifer recently starred with Robert De Niro in Joy and is nominated for another Oscar. Her next film is Passengers.
The top 10 Hollywood Actresses this year are beautiful, talented and successful. Whether their career has developed over decades or more quickly, these actresses have proven their outstanding abilities. The top 10 Hollywood actresses in 2017 will be considered icons for decades to come.