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Kim Kardashian Then

Kim Kardashian Then

Whether you think she’s talented - at whatever it is that she does exactly – or not, there’s no denying that Kim Kardashian is incredibly hot. The TV personality, businesswoman and socialite is always front and center in various media outlets, partly because of how hot she is – and the other part of it is marketing.

But I digress, Kim Kardashian rose to fame after her celebrity sex tape with boyfriend Ray J. Later that year, she appeared on the reality series Keeping Up with the Kardashians, which really launched her career. The series also spawned various spin-offs that have had success as well.

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Kim Kardashian Now

Kim Kardashian Now

Since Kim Kardashian has become famous, nearly everything she does manages to make news. If Kim Kardashian has a new boyfriend, we are certainly bound to hear about it. From Ray J to Kris Humphries, from Kanye West to Pete Davidson, the men in Kim Kardashian’s life are fleeting.

But, needless to say, while Kim Kardashian’s romances don’t last quite that long, one thing that hasn’t changed is her beauty. Now in her 40s, Kardashian seems to be keeping all the beauty secrets to herself, because nobody can quite get the attention she gets. It’s truly something to behold.

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Henry Cavill Then

Henry Cavill Then

Henry Cavill had started acting as far back as the early 2000s, most notably appearing in the 2002 version of the Count of Monte Cristo. At that time, however, he was just a teenager and it wasn’t until 2007 that he got his big break on The Tudors where he played Charles Brandon.

Not long after he got his first major film role as Superman aka Kal -El in the 2013 film Man of Steel. He would appear as the character two more times in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice as well as in Justice League – all as part of the DCEU, the DC expanded universe series of films.

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Henry Cavill Now

Henry Cavill Now

Today, Henry Cavill has returned to television but still makes time for movies as well. He appeared in the 2018 film Mission Impossible: Fallout, and in 2022, will be seen in the spy thriller Argylle. As for his television role, which is arguably his best role to-date, he plays Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter in a series based on the book series of the same name, The Witcher.

Henry Cavill seems to be enjoying the single life as Glamour magazine’s “World’s Sexiest Man.” He isn’t married isn’t married nor does he have any children. He is somewhat of a nerd, albeit a hot nerd, as he enjoys PC gaming and WARHAMMER – and if you don’t know what that is, look it up.

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Gal Gadot Then

Gal Gadot Then

Gal Gadot’s beauty is certainly no secret. At the age of 18, she was crowned Miss Israel 2004. After serving two years in the Israeli Defense Forces as a combat fitness instructor, she attended a private University called IDC Herzliya. At the same time, she pursued both modeling and an acting career.

In 2007, she appeared in a Maxim photoshoot called “Women of the Israel Defense Forces." Her big acting break was the film Fast & Furious, which brought her international recognition. She would end up reprising her role as Gisele Yashar several times for the franchise.

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Gal Gadot Now

Gal Gadot Now

But it was her roles as Wonder Woman in the DC Extended Universe that really made the actress a star. Since then, she has been placed at the top of FHM’s "100 Sexiest Women in the World" list and continues to perform in blockbuster films that rake in millions of dollars.

Sorry boys, Gal Gadot is not single. She’s married to a real estate developer named Yaron "Jaron" Varsano and has been since 2008. She has three daughters with him as well. Her next big projects is as the evil queen in a live-action adaptation of Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

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Ryan Reynolds Then

Ryan Reynolds Then

Ryan Reynolds has been one of the hottest actors of the past 20 years and we don’t mean just his career. Her notably started out in television with appearances in The X-Files, Sabrina the Teenage Witch and in 1998 the show Two Guys, A Girl and a Pizza Place. His big break would come with his first film career.

Most notably, he starred in the National Lampoon film Van Wilder in 2002, a film in which he had a starring role. Following that he appeared in The In-Laws, also starring Michael Douglas and Albert Brooks. He played Hannibal King in the third film of the Blade franchise, Blade: Trinity in 2004. Year later he appeared in a remake of the film 1979 film The Amityville Horror.

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Ryan Reynolds Now

Ryan Reynolds Now

Ryan Reynolds has appeared in two of People’s Sexiest Man Alive list – in 2007 and in 2009. And considering he’s just as hot as he was almost 15 years ago, we’d say he hasn’t quite lost his touch in the looks department. And his acting has only improved from there.

While some of his films are misses in terms of quality, he continues to draw in audiences with his charming personality, humor and chiseled looks. However, his biggest commercial success to-date would have to be the X-Men films Deadpool, as well as its sequel - but strangely, in those films, his appearance is covered up in hideous makeup.  

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Mila Kunis Then

Mila Kunis Then

Mila Kunis started out as the child actress that nobody even knew she was. She rose to fame in the late ‘90s on That ‘70s Show, where she played Jackie Burkhart. Originally written as a sexy character, Kunis had lied about her age to get the part, claiming to be 18 years old.

The producers eventually figured it out but let her stay onboard the show. Her breakout film role was in the 2008 film Forgetting Sarah Marshall. She then received critical acclaim for her role in Black Swan, starring opposite Natalie Portman. Since then, she’s starred in a number of films in different genres, but much of it has been in comedy.

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Mila Kunis Now

Mila Kunis Now

Both funny and hot is a rare combo in Hollywood but Mila Kunis has it all. In 2011, GQ named Kunis the “Knockout of the Year,” while men’s health named her one of the “100 Hottest Women of All-Time.” FHM has named her among their “Hot 100” list in 2012, and in 2013, one of the “100 Sexiest Women in the World.”

 Since 2012, she has been with her former co-star Ashton Kutcher. They became engaged in 2014 and married in July of 2015. They now have two children together. Meanwhile, Kunis continues to act in television and film. She is soon to be seen in the sequel to series that launched her career, called That ‘90s Show as well as the film Luckiest Girl Alive.

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Halle Berry Then

Halle Berry Then

Halle Berry began her career in show business at a very young age, becoming a frontrunner in the Miss USA pageant and Miss World in 1986. Her breakout film was Boomerang in 1992 and it led her to getting other roles like The Flintstones. By the 2000s, she became one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood.

Proving that she had the equal talent to match her beauty, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her work in Monster’s Ball. To-date, she is the only African American to have won the award. Following that milestone, she began taking on several blockbuster films, including X-Men, Swordfish and Die Another Day.

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Halle Berry Now

Halle Berry Now

Back in 2003, Halle Berry was placed number one on People’s “50 Most Beautiful People in the World.” That same year, she was also one of FHM’s 100 Sexiest “Women in the World.” Then in 2008, she topped the list of Esquire’s Sexiest Woman Alive. She was hot then and she still is now.

Now in her 50s, you couldn’t tell in the least just looking at her. We are shocked at how good she looks, and quite frankly, it makes me a little angry. She continues to have success in films too, having starred recently in John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum as well as the film Moonfall.

Paul Rudd Then

Paul Rudd Then

Actor Paul Rudd’s big break came in the coming-of-age teen comedy film Clueless starring Alicia Silverstone. That same year, he also appeared in Halloween: The Curse of Michael Meyers. While Paul Rudd would certainly do a wide variety of films in terms of genre, it was his career in the 2000s that really branded him as a comedic actor.

During that decade, he starred in a string of successful comedy films, including Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked-Up – just to name a few. His charming personality, dry humor and good looks have propelled him to the top, making him an A-List star.

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Paul Rudd Now

Paul Rudd Now

Nobody can quite tell us when and where Paul Rudd discovered the fountain of youth but it is quite clear that he did. He hasn’t changed much at all in the past 30 years and there’s clearly magic at work here. The man is now in his 50s but still looks like he’s in his 30s at most. In 2021, he was named People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive,” making his hot status official.

In 2003, Julie Yaeger snagged Mr. Rudd at a wedding ceremony and never let him go. They have two children to this day. Meanwhile, Paul Rudd continues to have a successful film career. Some of his most notable recent film roles have included the superhero Ant-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and his role in Ghostbusters: Afterlife.

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Selma Hayek Then

Selma Hayek Then

Selma Hayek began her career in Mexico, on the telenovela series Teresa which ran from 1989 to 1991. On top of that, she appeared in the film El Callejón de los Milagros. And it wasn’t long before she made her way to Hollywood appearing alongside Antonio Banderas in Desperado in 1995.

Some of her other big hits from the ‘90s included From Dusk Till Dawn, Dogma, and Wild Wild West. No one could resist her charming personality and totally smoking hot looks. She became a sex symbol and People magazine named her among the 50 most beautiful women in the world three times.

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Selma Hayek Now

Selma Hayek Now

Selma Hayek’s beauty has not declined in the least. Her film career has had continued success in the 21st century as well, notably including Once Upon a Time in Mexico and Puss in Boots. Maxim ranked her in their 2005 and 2007 list of Hot 100 celebrities. And FHM named her one of the 100 Sexiest Women in the World in 2005 and 2006.

It’s just a fact, Selma Hayek is pure hot. She’s managed to grace the covers of numerous magazines across the globe. But sadly, for everyone, Selma Hayek has been married to François-Henri Pinault since 2009 and they have one child together. You can count her husband among the luckiest men in the world.

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Chris Hemsworth Then

Chris Hemsworth Then

The god-like Chris Hemsworth had humble beginnings in Australian television, starring as Kim Hyde in a series called Home and Away from 2004 to 2007. And it wasn’t long after that show that he would start his Hollywood film career jumping straight into the Star Trek franchise, starring as George Kirk, father of James Kirk.

By 2011 he had a starring role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the film Thor. It was his first big starring role and from there he would only appear in more. Playing a literal god undoubtedly helped him obtain a powerful onscreen presence and its helped claim a ton of lead roles.

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Chris Hemsworth Now

Chris Hemsworth Now

Four Thor movies and four Avengers films later, there are no signs of anything stopping Chris Hemsworth soon. The actor has starred in numerous other blockbusters, including Snow White and the Huntsman, In the Heart of the Sea, and Men in Black: International, among many others.

In 2023, Hemsworth will be seen in a sequel to his film Extraction, appropriately titled Extraction 2. After that, Hemsworth’s next project is Furiosa, a spin-off and prequel to Mad Max: Fury Road. In it, he will play Immortan Joe. It is currently filming and is set for release in 2024. Whether we will see him again as Thor remains to be seen. Nevertheless, on top of all that, he has three kids that keep him busy as a dad.

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Emily Ratajkowski Then

Emily Ratajkowski Then

Emily Ratajkowski is most famous for her modeling, but she actually got her start on the Nickelodeon series iCarly. Her modeling debut didn’t come until 2012 for the March cover of the erotic magazine treats! This led to an appearance in two music videos: Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" and Maroon 5's "Love Somebody."

It was her appearance in these videos, and in particular, the summer hit “Blurred Lines,” that really brought her fame. She then made her feature film debut in the 2014 film Gone Girl starring Ben Affleck. And it was Affleck that wanted her for the role of his mistress in the film after seeing her in the “Blurred Lines” video – hmmm, wonder why…

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Emily Ratajkowski Now

Emily Ratajkowski Now

In 2018, Ratajkowski had announced that she had married actor and producer Sebastian Bear-McClard whom she had dated for only several weeks. Nonetheless, devastating to every male, people took to Instagram to congratulate her, and later in 2021, when she gave birth to her first child.

However, it seems this tale may not be happily ever after as there are reports that divorce papers have been filed. Among the causes for their divorce is that the actor is allegedly a serial cheater. Whether these allegations are true or not is up in the air. But if true, that would make him one of the dumbest guys in the world.

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Idris Elba Then

Idris Elba Then

Idris Elba is one of the hottest British actors in Hollywood and he’s so good at accents, some people don’t even realize he is British. As equally as talented as he is handsome, Idris Elba took Hollywood by storm ever since playing Stringer Bell on HBO’s The Wire – a show considered by some to be the best ever made.

In that role, he played Stringer Bell, a leader in the criminal underworld. In his next big television role, he was on the opposite side of the law, playing Detective John Luther in the BBC series Luther. One of his first major films was 28 Weeks Later, a sequel to the horror film 28 Days Later.

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Idris Elba Now

Idris Elba Now

Ever since, Idris Elba has appeared in a number of major blockbuster films, including Thor, Prometheus, The Suicide Squad, and Pacific Rim. His commanding onscreen presence has made him a leading man in Hollywood. Some have even touted him as a worthy replacement for the next James Bond.

In 2013, Essence named Elba the Sexiest Man of the Year, and in 2018, Idris Elba was named as People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive. But being hot isn’t all he does. He’s also a family man who has been married to Sabrina Dhowre since 2019, and currently has two kids.

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Chris Evans Then

Chris Evans Then

Chris Evans started his career off in the early 2000s, acting in teen flicks like the teen film parody Not Another Teen Movie as well as the teen heist film The Perfect Score about a group of students who steals the answers for SAT exam. And that same year, he also appeared in the action thriller Cellular, which also starred Jason Statham.

His first big break happened in 2005 when he appeared in the comic book film Fantastic Four. In it he played Johnny Storm aka The Human Torch. Although it received mixed reviews, it definitely had commercial success. Little did he know then that he’d end up playing another superhero.

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Chris Evans Now

Chris Evans Now

Chris Evans ended up getting to show off his bodacious abs again for his role as Captain America role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which he appeared as in several films of the franchise. His final appearance as the character happened in the 2019 film Avengers: Endgame. His most recent film appearances have included the Disney/Pixar film Lightyear, in which he provides the voicework for Buzz lightyear, and the Netflix original film The Gray Man.

But how does someone as hot as Chris Evans stay single? In the past he’s been linked to Jessica Biel, Minka Kelly comedian Jenny Slate. But what about now? It seems there’s nobody yet but he does want a family. He told Men’s Journal, “I want a wife, I want kids. I like ceremony. I want to carve pumpkins and decorate Christmas trees and s**t like that.”

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Beyoncé Then

Beyoncé Then

Beyoncé found fame in the late ‘90s as the lead singer of Destiny’s Child. It became one of the most successful girl groups of all time. After the group disbanded in 2006, she pursued a solo career in music and also began acting in Hollywood films like The Pink Panther and Dreamgirls.

Beyoncé has been named the “World’s Most Beautiful Woman” by People and “The Hottest Female Singer of All Time” by Complex. In addition to being one of the hottest women on the planet, she’s also one of the world’s best-selling recording artists. GQ placed her at the top of their list of the “100 Sexiest Women of the 21st Century.”

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Beyoncé Now

Beyoncé Now

Beyoncé has starred in 10 films and put out six different solo studio albums since starting her career. On top of this, she’s also been working as a director and has directed four films thus far. She continues to tour and is an active philanthropist, who has donated to numerous charitable causes, including $6 million to the National Alliance in Mental Health in 2020.

Since 2008, Beyoncé has been married to Jay-Z. They have three children together, including their first child, Blue Ivy. It’s truly astounding how ageless she is at the age of 40. So, what’s her secret? Apparently, it’s listening to your mother as Beyoncé told Glamour, "She always says that outer beauty fades and inner beauty has a lasting effect. She also told me to wash my makeup off before going to bed. I don't always, but I'm trying!”

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Chris Pratt Then

Chris Pratt Then

Chris Pratt started humbly, waiting tables at the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company in Maui when he was just 19. He was discovered there by Rae Dawn Chong, who wanted him for a short film called Cursed Part 3. From there he would pursue a career in acting, appearing in television series like Everwood and The O.C. In 2008, he appeared in Wanted, starring James McAvoy.

His big break came on the show Parks and Recreations in which he played Andy Dwyer. Upon joining the show, he was only intended to be a temporary character but the producers loved Pratt so much they kept him on as a regular character. His first major film role was in Moneyball starring Brad Pitt.

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Chris Pratt Now

Chris Pratt Now

Many blockbuster films later, Chris Pratt has since become an A-list star. He’s part of three film franchises, including Jurassic World, Guardians of the Galaxy and The Lego Movie. In 2023, he can be seen in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, and in 2024, a brand-new Garfield film.

Only two lucky women have laid claim to Chris Pratt’s heart thus far. The first of which was Anna Faris whom he was married to from 2009 to 2018, and Katherine Schwarzenegger whom he has been married to since 2019. Thus far, he has three children to pass on those genes.

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Kate Upton Then

Kate Upton Then

 Kate Upton has been modelling for over a decade now. She began modeling in 2008, signing with the Elite Model Management and then IMG Models. She got her big break on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2011, and she would also appear on the 2012, 2013 and 2017 issues.

Upton was later the subject of Vanity Fair’s 100th Anniversary Cover. In 2012, she was ranked as the fifth sexiest model by Models.com and that same year was listed on Maxim’s Hot 100 list. But besides being hot, she also acts hot in movies like Tower Heist, The Other Woman and The Layover.

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Kate Upton Now

Kate Upton Now

Apparently, even being one of the hottest people alive doesn’t come without criticism. Even after having graced the cover of Sports Illustrated, some have been critical of her weight. Taken aback by this, she apparently questioned whether to continue modeling, telling the Editorialist, “I remember a really big moment in my career where I was questioning why I was continuing to put myself out there in a public way when I was receiving so much criticism.”

Today she is married to baseball player Justin Verlander with whom she shares one child.  Upton is also a Christian and her beliefs are important to her as she told Elle magazine. In it she said:

"I was at a photo shoot and I was wearing a cross necklace that my mom bought me, and somebody made a joke like, 'Why are you wearing a cross? Like you would be religious.' And then they took [my necklace] away. I was really affected by that. The whole thing made me realize that I do want [a cross] with me, at all times."

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