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Sexiest Woman Alive 2022

/ 12:42 PM March 11, 2021

Only three months into the new year, many are already vying to become the next sexiest woman. While a list like this usually focuses on the benchmark of beauty for women, physical features and sex appeal aren’t everything. Especially not when it comes to these multi-talented, multi-awarded, smart, strong, and philanthropic women.

Top 10 Sexiest Women Alive in 2022

It is only fitting that we celebrate Women’s History Month by acknowledging the many accolades and attributes of these women that make them sexy in all positive senses of the word. Check out some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry, newly-emerging stars, and long-running candidates for Woman of the Year.


zendaya - sexiest woman alive

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Born Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman, this stunning American actress, singer, and dancer started young in the industry. After being booked as the main lead on Disney Channel’s Shake It Up, she became a global phenomenon. The public became enamored with the actress and has since amassed millions of followers on her social media platforms.

In 2017, she joined the cast of Marvel’s Spiderman and played the role of quiet, edgy teen Michelle “MJ” Jones, who eventually became Peter Parker’s love interest. Currently, she plays the lead character in HBO’s Euphoria.

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Jennie Kim

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South Korean music artist and rapper of girl group Blackpink, Kim Jennie (김제니), are among the hottest K-pop icons right now. She studied in New Zealand for five years before returning to South Korea to train before debuting. Since her group’s debut in 2016, they have gained millions of fans worldwide.

In 2018, Jennie debuted as a soloist with the song “SOLO“ but continues to perform with Blackpink today. Since she skyrocketed to stardom, she has been asked to become an ambassador for high-end fashion brands such as Chanel.

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Viola Davis

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Throughout her almost three-decade career, actress and producer Viola Davis has become an inspiration for women everywhere. Truly gifted in her craft, she has been nominated for three Academy Awards, making her the first black woman in history to do so; it’s interesting to consider how many brilliant BIPOC actresses are out there.


Her roles in both film and television have garnered much-deserved praise from critics and viewers alike. Some of her most famous works include The Help (2011), Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (2020), and television shows like How to Get Away with Murder (2014). She is also well-known in Broadway and theatres for her astounding performances.

Lupita Nyong’o

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Actress Lupita Nyong’o identifies as Kenyan-Mexican and is fluent in several languages, including Swahili, Spanish, English, and Luo. Apart from her impressive linguistic capabilities, she is also an award-winning actress. Not to mention her stunning beauty that stuns everyone at every red carpet event she graces.

Her accolades include Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for 12 Years an enslaved person (2014), a Tony Award for Eclipsed (2016), and SAGA for Black Panther (2019). She was also named “The Most Beautiful Woman” by People Magazine in 2014.


Gemma Chan

One of the newer names in this list, British actress Gemma Chan first appeared in Crazy Rich Asians (2018) as an absurdly rich and powerful heiress. She dropped some pretty iconic lines in the movie that helped cement her role in the public’s eye.

A fashion icon in her own right, Gemma isn’t only gorgeous. She earned herself a law degree from Oxford University before becoming an actress. Her other projects include the television show Humans and other popular movies. These include Captain Marvel, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and Transformers: The Last Knight.

Saoirse Ronan

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At the age of 26, Irish-American actress Saoirse Ronan began her acting career in 2003. Her breakthrough came after being cast in Atonement (2007), wherein she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her subsequent roles became more significant as she rose to popularity thanks to her being a good actor.

She was featured by Forbes in two of their 30 Under 30 lists with an impressive background. The New York Times also ranked her tenth on its list of the greatest actors of the 21st century. Since her early career, she has had four Oscar nominations, one Golden Globe Award, and five British Academy Film Awards.

Emilia Clarke

Emilia Clarke - sexiest woman alive

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Emilia Clarke studied as an English actress and philanthropist at the Drama Centre London to pursue her acting and performing love. She once played Audrey Hepburn on Broadway before making it big on film and television. The hit HBO series Game of Thrones actress is best known for playing the Mother of Dragons and Khaleesi, Daenerys Targaryen.

She was hailed as the Sexiest Woman of Esquire magazine’s last segment feature in 2015. Thanks to her passion for many charitable efforts and contributions, Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2019. Her other works include the films Terminator Genisys (2015), Star Wars film Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018), Me Before You (2016), and Last Christmas (2019).

Scarlett Johansson

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The world’s highest-paid actress since 2018, Scarlett Johansson, is pretty much a household name. The American actress has featured in multiple Forbes Celebrity 100 throughout her career. Her filmography has impressively grossed $14.3 billion worldwide.

She was once married to actor Ryan Reynolds and former French journalist Romain Dauriac and had a latter. She is now married to American comedian and actor Colin Jost. Some of her notable roles include Black Widow in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe (2010 — present), Lucy (2014), and Marriage Story (2019).


Rihanna - sexiest woman alive

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Robyn Rihanna Fenty, the American singer, more popularly known by her stage name Rihanna, was born in Barbados. The music artist, actresses, and entrepreneur are known worldwide. After her record debut in 2005, her massive success did not slow down. With sales of over 250 million records worldwide, she is one of the most successful and best-selling music artists of all time.

She has also dabbed in the movie business now and again, appearing in several films. However, she seems to have slowed down on her music career and focused more on her company Fenty Beauty. She also likes to involve herself in humanitarian causes and charities. Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world twice, once in 2012 and for the second time in 2018.

Serena Williams

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Serena Jameka Williams is an American professional athlete who is widely regarded as one of the greatest female tennis players of all time. Her many titles include holding the most Grand Slam titles in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles combined among active players.

In 2016, Serena was the highest-paid female athlete whooping almost $29 million in prize money and endorsements. She was also named Sportsperson of the Year by Sports Illustrated magazine in December 2015. She was 63rd in Forbes’ World’s Highest-Paid Athletes of 2019 list.

Sexiest Women in the US

There are hundreds of sexiest woman awards who deserve to be on this list, but we’ll run out of space if we list them all down. Notable mentions of gifted, brave, hottest women include music artists Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Actresses Mila Kunis, Charlize Theron, Jennifer Lopez, Teyana Taylor, Halle Berry, Minka Kelly, Kate Beckinsale, Penelope Cruz, Lucy Liu; Philanthropists and activists Gabrielle Union, Jane Fonda, Malala Yousafzai, and many, many more.

Final Thoughts

The Sexiest Woman is a feature by many magazine and entertainment media outlets. These include People, Esquire, GQ, FHM, and many more. These lists are a supposed benchmark of beauty, slightly sexist in that sense, for women worldwide. However, there isn’t one universal standard of beauty.

The many women featured in these lists are a gift to humanity. Not only are they sexy in the physical sense but also attractive in their own right for being talented, smart, and ready to take on the world. On the other hand, check out our list for Sexiest Men Alive.

Updated on February 14, 2022.
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