Emma Watson declared ‘Most Beautiful Face’ in the world: good choice?

TC Candler has posted its 22nd Annual Independent Critics List of the 100 Most Beautiful Faces, and the list is rather surprising. Neither Angelina Jolie nor Jennifer Aniston have qualified for the list, which purports to not focus solely upon aesthetic beauty but also upon “grace, elegance, class, poise, joy, promise, hope…” After a presumably careful qualification process on an international basis, the list has settled upon Emma Watson in 1st place. Yes, Emma is very, very pretty in a very youthful way, but I can’t think of any reason why she’d be considered the “most beautiful face” in the world, nor is she “one of the finest talents of this current generation” in the acting department.

The rest of the list — which includes Rihanna, Marion Cotillard, and Amber Heard in the top 10 as well as Lily Collins at #18 — can be seen in its entirety here. Of course, the rankings are subjective, but it seems odd that Mila Kunis has made the list … at #100. Doesn’t this list seem a bit backwards?

In other list-related news, Ask Men has published its annual “Most Desirable” rankings, and the irrepressibly saucy Sofia Vergara scored the top position. Somehow, this cheesecake list sounds a hell of a lot more well-reasoned than one would expect and explains its top pick as follows:

When it comes to Colombian imports, none are more in demand than Sofia Vergara these days. The jaw-dropping Modern Family star is one of our favorite things about one of our favorite comedies. Vergara shows off the best cleavage on network TV, and we’ve never been more jealous of Ed O’Neill. But despite her obvious assets, Vergara’s also one very funny woman, lampooning stereotypes with her perfect timing. You don’t have to pretend to laugh at her jokes, even if you do have to make a concerted effort to pay attention to them. And though you’d never think it to look at her, Vergara is mother to a 20-year-old.

[From Ask Men]

Ask Men takes its list all the way down to #99, which is the slot reserved for Paz de la Huerta, who possibly should’ve qualified slightly higher due to the sheer quantity of nude scenes and photoshoots she’s participated within in the past year or so. Or maybe not. After all, crazy nude isn’t always a desirable thing. By the way, I’ve really missed Paz on the red carpet — she didn’t show up to support “Boardwalk Empire” at either the Golden Globes or the SAGs. Is this because her camp took away the alcohol, and now she is no longer Paz?

Photos courtesy of WENN

 

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  1. Maya says:

    Paz would have to be the most unattractive woman I’ve seen in a while.

  2. atlantapug says:

    If you don’t know who she is, and you just look at her FACE and not hair, makeup or styling… her face is quite stunning. Large eyes, cute nose, balanced mouth, adorable little freckles.

    I might have put Natalie Portman at or near the top, her face is flawless as well.

    I think Emma Watson is gorgeous, as to her actual talent? That’s still to be determined.

  3. Asli says:

    Emma’s pretty. But these women have make-up and hair artists, stylist and so on spending hours on them. They don’t really qualify. And then there’s the whole photoshop-deal. No, The Hollywomen barely scratch the surface of most beautiful. Most of them, without make-up, are very ordinary looking. I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

    Just to show you how big a difference make-up and a little (alot) of photoshopping does in Hollywood, take a peek at this. It’s kind of scary:

    http://seehere.blogspot.com/2006/08/celebrities-without-makeup.html

  4. tired of rumers says:

    cute =/= beautiful.

    she’s so boring.

  5. kibbles says:

    These lists are so stupid! Emma Watson has a very pretty face but who the heck determines these things? Let me guess. A panel of mostly white men? There are many very beautiful people who aren’t famous. Unless they are going to judge all of the nearly 7 billion faces on the earth then this survey is BS. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. What is considered beautiful to a white American man could be considered just okay to someone of a different race and/or nationality. Ridiculous.

    • cecilia says:

      Actually, standards of beauty are less changeable than you’d think. There are mathematical ratios that have been determined to be universally beautiful. If the features fit into the ratios, everyone (wherever they’re from, whatever background they have) will find the face (whatever ethnicity it is) beautiful.

      Assuming there aren’t any major skin problems, of course.

  6. Not the most beautiful by a loooooooong shot.. A more sensible choice would have been chelsea handler..
    Sofia vergara really is the human viagara

  7. Madrid says:

    She is really cute but this is lancome´s PR pushing hard

  8. lucy2 says:

    She’s very pretty, but I don’t know that I would choose her for that title. Rihanna? That blows their “grace, elegance, class, poise, joy, promise, hope” claims. She’s a mess.
    I actually agree with Sofia as the choice for the other one though.
    Paz…good Lord.

  9. Harley says:

    She’s cute, but that’s about it. Sofia, on the other hand, put everyone to shame.

    And I miss Paz’s hot messiness too.

  10. RocketMerry says:

    Well, Eva Green comes to mind…

    Also she’s recently back in the Hollywood news, too, so she would have been a very “hot” choice.

  11. TheOriginalVictoria says:

    Any woman from India would seriously blow that trick to smithereens.

    But seriously, the most beautiful face in the world (meaning celebrity) imo is a toss up between Ash Rai (India), Jolie (Americam), Zhang Ziyi (China) Emanuela de Paula (Brazil) and the mother of all beauty Iman (Africa)

  12. Adele says:

    Rebecca Black?!!!!! Pfffffffffft she’s fug! What’s next? The Willis “beauties”?

  13. Jackie says:

    gimme a break. she looks like a cute 12 year old girl. certainly not the most beautiful face in the world.

  14. Tiegan says:

    Yeh, her face next to Keira’s on the main page isn’t really doing her any favours. Lovely eyes and brows, but that’s about it.

  15. birdie says:

    To me she deserves the title! She is flawless. Kinda mean that you post such an unflattering pic of her with the double chin to underline your point!

  16. Pandora says:

    the Independent Critics, otherwise known as the Association for the Visualy Impaired……..

  17. Gwen says:

    No, I don’t think it’s a good choice. I think she’s pretty but not beautiful.

  18. only1shmoo says:

    It’s all in the eye of the beholder. She possesses so many wonderful qualities and is NATURAL, and for that I find her infinitely more appealing than someone like Megan Fox or Kim Kardashian (both of whom have tweaked their faces way too much!)

    Good for Emma!

  19. Adrien says:

    She’s cute and pretty but not beautiful,well, not yet. But yeah, Aniston is the hottest woman OF ALL TIME and Bradley Cooper, sexiest, I’m not going to complain.

  20. Cerulean says:

    These lists never make sense. Very cute and elfin but beautiful is quite a stretch.
    It would be interesting if someone searched the world for beauty and ranked real women, not celebs with teams dedicated to make them look good. Their teams include surgeons most often than not.

  21. Julie says:

    emmas face is pretty but not the “most beautiful face in the world”. i love her profile thats got to be top ten world wide. her nose and bone structre look very good from the side, very defined but not manly.
    also consider emma is damn young, nature is still on her side.

    but emma watson is a better choice than aniston. (i’d really like to know how jen feels about those “sexiest women alive” stuff, if she is annoyed, laughs about it or takes it serious)

    and im in love with milas nose. there are quite a few eastern european women who have her looks but its still rare in hollywood.

  22. mk says:

    I think Marilyn looks gorgeous in her no makeup shots. At least, she looks like her glam pictures do. I think we all have our angles and ‘bad’ days, though, and it’s totally subjective…. but I’ll admit it makes me happy that Halle Berry looks like her BAPS character IRL.

    • Minty says:

      I agree. According to people who knew Marilyn Monroe, she gave off an aura like she was lit from within. Someone (I forget who) said that she walked around with her own “spotlight”, which she could turn on and off. Her charisma was not entirely based on her appearance, and I think this is something many Marilyn imitators forget. Without makeup and fancy clothes, she could still project beauty.

      Also, a great smile always helps.

  23. Cathy says:

    She’s cute, but not beautiful yet. Of course she is still young and her style and stuff will change as she gets older. Perhaps she will grow into being beautiful. For one thing she needs to let her hair grow back out.

  24. Sakyiwaa says:

    I’m a Jolie fan but i’d go for Aishawarya Rai. it does seem we are spoilt for choice these days though… i see extremely beautiful faces everywhere i go… Non-celebrities…

  25. Krill says:

    No, Watson is not a good choice. Not even close. She’s ordinary-looking, and Boring.

  26. Franny says:

    Paz has the worst idea of lipstick I’ve ever seen on a celebrity. First concealer lips, then frosted lips, then smeared orange metallic lipstick? Who in the world told this girl that is a good look?

  27. HA! says:

    I think it was a good choise, she is young and fresh, I lije she keeps a rather low profile and I’ve never heard of her being drunk, drugged, dressing like a ho or usong too much make up. I say:
    GOOD CHOICE!
    not to mention, she has that clear and beautiful skin! Not a bad choice at all.

  28. Laura says:

    Lohan has a more beautiful face than Scar-Jo? Ha!

    • JudyJudyJudy says:

      I think she does actually – ScarJo has a harsh face, not pretty. But she has a great figure and voice and she is healthy.
      Had Lohan stayed healthy I think she would have had a real career and been up there. It is just so sad to see…and so many people fall into addictions and wreck their lives that I dont find it all that funny to diss her.

  29. kay says:

    Morena Baccarin

    I have such a girl crush on her, from her Firefly days.

  30. JudyJudyJudy says:

    emma is lovely and she doesn’t pile on tons of make-up so if you lined them all up without make-up i bet she would win. Just a guess.

  31. Funnylilou says:

    what about Monica Belluci, that is some living goddess! Pure beauty face and body Or Diane Kruger that is one heavenly creature too!

    • Umlaut says:

      I have a giant girl crush on Monica Bellucci. I can’t even think straight when I look at her.

      One time I asked my husband who he thought the most beautiful woman in the world was, and he said, “Well, babe, you’re really pretty, but there is Monica Bellucci…sorry, it’s just…”
      Me: “That’s okay. It’s Monica Bellucci.”

      Love her :-)

      (For what it’s worth, I think Emma Watson is adorable, and she seems like she has a great personality and real intelligence. Much more attractive to me than the self-centeredness and sketchy morals of many pretty celebrity women.)

  32. kristipistol says:

    I think Mila Kunis or Kate Beckinsale have beautiful faces

  33. Mitch Buchanan Rocks says:

    I’ve seen more beautiful people on the bus and driving through the res.

  34. Sandra says:

    I agree with Camilla Belle being 2nd though, she’s gorgeous and underrated.

  35. MJ says:

    After her awards season no-shows, I have a feeling Paz de la Huerta won’t be back on Boardwalk Empire. There was a BI a while back about an actress who was unhappy with the turn her character took on the new season of her show (i.e. Lucy being pregnant and not a central character) and spent some time “on strike” in her trailer, so the powers that be planned to write her off. I’m betting it’s Paz.

    Also, does anyone remember when she spilled the beans on a spoiler that was supposedly going to be that her baby died on the season finale of BE? That never happened. I wonder if it had been planned, and they recut it to avoid the mess. I love a good conspiracy theory.

    She was absolutely gorgeous as Lucy in season 1, and she is talented. Too bad she is such a trashbag in real life.

  36. Suzy (from Ontario, Canada) says:

    My husband thinks Emma is gorgeous but I just don’t see it. She’s cute but I wouldn’t call her beautiful or gorgeous or even that far above average. Just my opinion.

  37. Tazina says:

    No, no, I’ve seen far prettier girls. Emma is more cute than pretty. She is also getting forehead lines at a very young age, which is not a good look unless you want to end up looking like Sean Penn.

    Actually Lindsay Lohan is very pretty when she is made up professionally.

  38. Bad Fairy says:

    THese lists are all subjective crap anyway.

  39. HotPockets says:

    I just looked at the entire list and it was one of the worse lists I’ve ever seen. Lindsay Lohan was placed before Scarjo? What?? I know this is all subjective, but someone had their beer goggles on when they determined this order. Also, Rebecca Black, the girl who sings Friday was placed higher than Mila Kunis? WHAT!?!?

  40. izzyvalentine says:

    Why would you assume Jolie and Aniston would be on the list? What is with Kaiser’s weird obsession with those two? Jeez.

  41. Ernst says:

    I have to say I had the good fortune of seeing Emma Watson in a shop this weekend (and stayed in there for a good hour observing her in a non creepy way – the shop was empty and no one even realised who she was)- she is very fresh faced and beautiful in person. My friend and I were also suprised at how normal and unassuming she was, shopping on a saturday with a gf.

    • Funnylilou says:

      I saw her too in real life and indeed she is fresh but I have to say that she is really really bland, she is as cute as the next girl, but she doesn’t stand out amongst other girls, she does not strike you, she is the average college student, fresh and cute but not really pretty.
      and I was actullay quite surprise because most of girls around were way prettier than her!

  42. LM says:

    Lindsay Lohan made the list? And above MILA KUNIS and Ebihara?? Maybe 6 or 7 years ago, but not now. She’s fallen apart.

  43. Maria says:

    I didn´t know who paz de la huerta was, i thought it was a transexual :$

  44. Dolkite says:

    Christina Hendricks better be in the top ten.

  45. marie says:

    Who compiled this list??? Emma Watson looks like a kid…an average looking girl and definitely not beautiful. Mila Kunis is looking worn and does not have a healthy look to her. The person in the pink dress…who the ***k is that! She is ugly!

  46. skuddles says:

    Excuse me, but what?? Saying Emma is the most beautiful face is about as accurate as saying Aniston is the sexiest woman…. who the hell comes up with these things?? Emma’s cute but most beautiful? Puhleeeze!

  47. skuddles says:

    Forgot to add, I think Aishwarya Rai is the most beautiful … and also Angelina Jolie.

  48. Rhea says:

    Hmmmm…it’s like when Aniston got the award for the most beautiful woman of all the time :D Soooo funny…..

  49. Erica says:

    Ummm for me she is not even close to the most beautiful face. I actually find her rather unattractive. Sophia Vergara would have been my pick.

  50. Jenne Frisby says:

    Yes, I totally disagree. It’s bizarre to have Mila Kunis at 100, but it’s insane to have Kerry Washington at 99. She is one of the most beautiful women I’ve ever seen. And Aishwarya Rai isn’t even on the list at all! Emma Watson is very pretty, but…

  51. Leticia says:

    no, she does not have the most beautiful face in the world. I can go to the local mall and see cuter girls.

  52. Bob says:

    Emma is just a kid. I don’t see it. She’s cute but not beautiful. There are plenty of beautiful women who should be ahead of her.

  53. MOONAGE says:

    PAZ?PEZ? Oh, whatever..reminds me of Steven Tyler (shudders)…

  54. Minty says:

    I appreciate that they include women of different ethnicities from all over the world. But citing elegance and class as two of your necessary criteria, then including a porn actress and Rihanna is absolutely ridiculous. The pictures they used were the typical, excessively photoshopped ones. Seriously, who came up with this – two men harassed by hundreds of publicists?

    Some past winners were Meg Ryan(1991), Gwyneth Paltrow(1998), and Camilla Belle(2010). Now I’m not surprised Emma was chosen. Arguably attractive, pretty women, yes, but not drop-dead beautiful. Emma is cute and seems pleasant enough, but she doesn’t have the kind of face that would make you stop, stare, and forget what you were just doing.

  55. Happy21 says:

    Emma has a beautiful face. She does. A lot of women do. To say someone has the most beautiful face in the world is a bit silly. Have these people seen every single face in the world? I didn’t think so! I’m almost positive that there is probably a woman or maybe more than one – out there who has a much more beautiful face than any of these people. But, they are likely everyday women who are not actresses, singers or models, just everyday women.

    These lists always make me laugh because I’m sure there are many, many women out there who are more beautiful, more sexy and more appealing than these celebs. They should say “Most Beautiful Celebrity Face” or “Most Desirable Celebrities”.

  56. fabgrrl says:

    What a strange, strange list1 There were a few true beauties there, but most of the list seemed totally random and totally out of order. And no Angelina? no Cate? no Zhang Ziyi? huh?

  57. Sachi says:

    Emma has a classic beauty. Her looks won’t fade in time. Her facial features have perfect symmetry, just like Christy Turlington’s and Cindy Crawford’s (and Cindy has super gorgeous kids). There’s no “extreme” on her face, which will benefit her as she ages. She’ll still be very beautiful when other beauty trends go out of style. She’s not hot and overtly sexy, and she’s not conventionally gorgeous. She has more of a quiet beauty that grows on you.

    Some people have that kind of face that makes them look trashy and cheap (ie. Chelsy Davy). Some people have that face that make them look very elegant with their Patrician features. Some people have a face that makes them appear arrogant and haughty.

    Emma has none of those “negatives” on her face. Her face looks very soft and ‘sophisticated’. Yes, she’s not THE most beautiful, but when I watch her, I just get this mature, classy, chic vibe from her and IMO that is beautiful. She has a kind of radiance about her that reminds me of the late Diana, Princess of Wales. Diana herself wasn’t beautiful, but she just had that glow, that charisma that drew the eye and made her so attractive.

    Sofia Vergara is hot. But she looks different with no make-up on. You can actually tell that she has a lot of makeup on when watching Modern Family. She’s one of those pretty people who get better with thick makeup on.

    Angelina Jolie may be considered by many on this site to be beautiful, but some people don’t hold the same opinion. I know about 20 people who think her lips are like a fish’s, and that her big eyes-big lips ratio make her look scary, take up most of her face, and are emphasized by her gaunt face. Her facial features now look so disproportionate. It’s like her eyes are bulging out of their sockets nowadays.

    • Mari says:

      I totally agree.

      Emma is a classic beauty, her features (nose, mouth, eyes, eyebrows) are delicate and beautiful, her face is proportional and symmetrical, she has a beautiful smile and her profile is stunning. Also she doesn’t need much makeup, her skin is flawless, I have seen many pictures of her without makeup, and she is still very cute and fresh.

      Besides that, she seems to have a great personality, smart, fun, elegant, kind, articulate, down to earth and still manages to be bold at times.

      I think it was fair enough, although I would have chosen Natalie Portman.

  58. samira677 says:

    I stopped caring about these lists a few years ago. Everybody has their own prerequisites for who makes the list and very often the choices are WTF.

  59. skeptical says:

    I really don’t like these sorts of lists.
    Beauty is subjective, and anyone who disagrees with the lineup ends up bashing the celebrities on the list.
    Emma is a cute kid and she seems very level-headed. Why bash her because someone else decided to label her by putting her on this list?
    I do think Rai should be included. She’s GORGEOUS. But again, that’s my subjective opinion (which is apparently shared by others).

  60. kimberly says:

    god I hate her but have to agree. She has the facial structure of a natural beauty that many woman have to pay lots of money to clone . . . unsuccessfully I might add. The fact that she doesn’t have to load craps of make up on her face like other actresses do. Her structure is clean, and as long as she cares for her skin and skips the liquor and cocktails she’ll keep her pretty face.

    make up whores like the cuntdashias need to take a fucking Q-tip soaked in hydrogen peroxide to their faces and get down to the nitty gritty.

    btw fuck biore strips, hydrogen peroxide and a qtip will clean out blackheads in 3 seconds, and can save u ten dollars!

  61. Ah says:

    Nina dobrev? Why is she not on the list??!! List is dumb is why

  62. bk says:

    Emma Watson? BO-ring! Beauty has to involve you somehow– grab you so it’s hard to look away. Never felt that with EW.

  63. sashavice says:

    Emma Watson declared ‘Most Beautiful Face’ in the world: good choice?

    Nope.

  64. Louise says:

    I love Emma, she really is beautiful. Looking at the top 100 list, I’d rate her with Rachel McAdams, Rachel Weisz, Keira Knightley, Aishwarya Rai, Emma Stone, Michelle Williams, Emily Browning, Cate Blanchett and Kate Winslet as my top face beauties (that’s ignoring talent and personality, BTW). But hey, that’s just my opinion. :D

  65. Jin says:

    The most beautiful face in hollywood today is hands down Charlize Theron. Just so alluring and most flawless face since Grace Kelly.

  66. Jover says:

    Good comments all since this is wholly arbitrary i’ll go back to a 90s supermodel Yasmeen Ghauri – flawless skin, a figure to die for, a mature women with sex appeal to spare, not cute, and a list with rihanna really do guys actually find her sexy?

  67. Funnylilou says:

    I saw her and peaches geldof the same week and believe it or not peaches is way prettier, actually peaches is very very pretty (and quite au naturel), my first thought was, what a very pretty girl before realising who she was and I was really shocked to have think that about her because I despise this girl.

    While for Emma I didn’t notice her at first, till she was giggling with a friend and first thing I thought was is this girl seems to have fun and then I realised it was EW, she has a very very pretty skin, but that’ all I can say nice about her, her features are totally fabricated by makeup she has small and droopy eyes, very dull colouring and not so noticeable eyebrows, she actually made me think of a younger and freshier version of Samantha Ronson!! FOR REAL!! very average girl, very bland the word “pretty” is not exactly the word that strikes you when you see her but she seems nice and happy!

    • taksi says:

      Yeah I’m always flummoxed when people say Emma Watson is pretty, she’s so plain and the thinness of her lips and coloring make her look somewhat repressed.

      This list is pretty budget though. There’s some interesting additions of lesser known actresses that I’ve always thought were beautiful but they put in Rebecca Black…higher than Mila Kunis! Emma Watson was in a blockbuster franchise at least.

  68. Sara says:

    Meh. I put her firmly in the pretty or cute category.

    But beautiful? That’s a whole other thing.

    Angelina Jolie, Charlize Theron, Cate Blanchett, Michelle Pfeiffer, Mila Kunis all these women are striking in their own way. They are not pretty or cute and they don’t look like the girl next door.

  69. Francesca says:

    Most beautiful face in the world? The whole world over? I think ‘Hermoine’ is pretty, but come on!

  70. Ravensdaughter says:

    Premature. She still has a girl face, not the face of a woman…

  71. orangebella says:

    JC.

    I would LOVE to see what all of you women look like. I think one day we should all post pictures of ourselves. Seriously some of the comments on here are just plain rude.

  72. Toyin says:

    Why not just call the list ‘One hundred beautiful women’. Why add ‘in the world?’. Have u ever been to Ghana?… Or Togo?..or South Africa?

  73. anonymous says:

    , which purports to not focus solely upon aesthetic beauty but also upon “grace, elegance, class, poise, joy, promise, hope…”

    Emma gained major points in those areas which many Hollywood celebrities would score much lower on….

    Emma is beautiful too

  74. Lucien Garth says:

    Angelina Jolie and Aishwarya Rai are the most beautiful women on earth. Who voted for Hermione anyways? Harry and Ron? Looks like it.

  75. mara versile says:

    Rooney Mara is the most beautiful woman ever! I am kidding HHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHA!!! Imagine if she was called the most beautiful woman ever!