By Bruce Edwin
The most beautiful actresses of our time not only bare their beauty on screen with their presence, but the living greats of our generation, which we here salute, also bare their soul. A great actor, like a great script, can make us laugh or cry. And these TOP 10 HOTTEST ACTRESSES OF OUR TIME made this elite list not only for their looks, but for their ability to move us in ways that only a great actor can; with their voice, their figure, their actions, and of course, with their face, and its every expression and nuance. While our industry is filled with plenty of amazingly talented and beautiful stars, these women are at the pinnacle, the forefront of greatness and all it embodies in Hollywood. They above all others are the reason why men and woman alike intrigue or obsess about Hollywood. They are Hollywood, in its greatest form.
Born on September 27th 1972 to producer Bruce Paltrow and actress blithe Danner, Gwyneth Paltrow moved to Massachusetts with her family at age eleven. It was here she began her early study of the arts, including acting, at the direction of her parents. After moving to New York City to attend Spence College, she later moved to Santa Barbara, California where she was an art history major at the University of California. She later quit, and began following in her mother’s footsteps, acting on stage, including the Williamstown Theatre play “Picnic” in which both she and her mother appeared. In 1991, she appeared in her first major feature, “Shout,” starring John Travolta. In 1992 she appeared in the TV movie “Cruel Doubt,” and in 1993’s TV movie “Deadly Relations.” She was then cast in “Hook” after meeting director Steven Spielberg, and “Flesh and Bone” was filmed in 1993, as was “Malice.” Following this was “Mrs. Parker and The Vicious Circle” in 1994, and “Jefferson In Paris.” Then “Higher Learning,” and also “Moonlight and Valentino” in 1995, but it was her cameo in the serial killer thriller “Se7en” starring Brad Pitt that would really throw her in the spotlight. As many stars who found romance on set, the two took a liking for one another, and began seeing each other and later got engaged. Deciding that their two careers and relationship would not match however, they amicably moved on, and are reportedly friend to this day.
In 1996, she starred in “Hard Eight,” and “The Pallbearer,” but it was her role in “Emma” the same year that would gain her the most critical acclaim yet of her career. In 1997, she starred on TV again for the miniseries of “Thomas Jefferson.” But to understand why she would have little time for love, one needed to only look at her workload the next year in 1998 which had her starring in five films; “Sliding Doors,” “Great Expectations,” the films “Hush” and “A Perfect Murder,” and as if that wasn’t enough, she starred in the 1998 blockbuster, “Shakespeare In Love,” for which she received her first Oscar® nomination. “The Talented Mr. Ripley” followed in 1999, and “Duets” and “Bounce” followed in 2000. 2011 brought Gwyneth starring in “The Royal Tenenbaums” and “The Anniversary Party,” but it was her controversial, starring role in a fat suit in “Shallow Hal” that got her even bigger fame. In 2002 she starred in “Austin Powers Goldmember,” and in the same year “Possession.” In 2003, she starred in “View From the Top” and “Sylvia,” and in 2004, “Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow.” 2005 saw her appear in “Proof,” 2006 in “Infamous,” and in the same year, “Love and Other Disasters,” and “Running With Scissors.” “The Good Night” was in 2007, more TV movies followed in 2008 with “Classical Baby” and “The Poetry Show,” and in 2008, a film called “Iron Man.” “Two Lovers” followed in 2008. In 2009 Gwyneth began focusing more on her voice as a singer, performing rock, folk, alternative, and finding her preferred niche in country music. 2010 saw her return to the screen in “Iron Man 2,” back to TV on the hit show “Glee” for a solid year of episodes in which she also sang, and “Country Strong” back on the big screen as a country singer. Reported upcoming films include “Contagion,” and “The Avengers” among more, as well a new record. Gwyneth Paltrow has also now released her book, “My Fathers Daughter,” subtitled “Delicious Easy Recipes About Family and Togetherness.”
A woman who appreciates her roots as an American, and appreciates what Hollywood has done for her, Gwyneth Paltrow is one of the world Top 10 Hottest Actresses Of Our Time. Don't miss our next issue as we reveal the next name of The World's Top 10 Hottest Actress, and, be sure to check out the other stars (in no particular order) in our archives section.
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