Whether we admit it or not we all have an idea of what our ideal girl looks like. For example, some men might prefer a flirty blonde whereas others might think that there is nothing more alluring than a mysterious brunette.
The way that we picture our dream girl is of course influenced not only by the women that we see in real life but also by the women that we see in the news, in magazines, on the big screen and in concert halls. Indeed, there are countless gorgeous women out there – many of them brunettes - and they all impact on what we look for in our dream girl.
Whether one goes for blondes or brunettes depends on one’s personality and personal taste, of course. However, in general, brunettes are seen as more enigmatic and trustworthy not to mention smarter, than blondes.
On the flipside, they are also seen as less approachable! According to Elite Daily, in a recent study a woman wore three wigs – one was blonde, the other brunette and the third red. During the first phase she sat in a bar and was approached most often when she wore a blonde wig. And yet when pictures of the same woman were shown to the same men, most confided that they found the brunette most beautiful! Apparently, that might have something to do with the fact that blonde women are seen as more needy whereas brunettes are seen as more independent.
So, which of the below gorgeous, talented and independent brunettes would everyone say yes to? Go ahead and make the choice and we’ll match everyone with their dream girl!
Eva Mendes is another multi-talented woman. She is not only an actress but also a rather successful model. As an actress she is known for starring in films such as the 2001 crime thriller Training Day, the 2003 action thriller film 2 Fast 2 Furious, the 2005 romantic comedy film Hitch, the 2007 supernatural superhero film Ghost Rider, the 2010 buddy action cop comedy The Other Guys and the 2012 crime drama The Place Beyond the Pines. As a model she has worked as an ambassador for such famous brands as Calvin Klein, Reebok and Cartier (IMDb).
Who could say no to Alexandra Daddario? Daddario is a talented actress who stands out from other actresses in Hollywood thanks to her stunning eyes. Daddario is known both for her TV work and her film work. In terms of TV work, she has made an appearance in quite a few TV shows, including Law & Order, The Sopranos, True Detective and New Girl although she only had a recurring role in one TV series – All My Children. In terms of film work, she has starred in movies such as Baywatch, San Andreas, The Layover, and When We First Met (IMDb).
Gal Gadot first came to international attention exactly 10 years ago, back in 2009, after she landed the role of Gisele Yashar in the action film Fast & Furious. She later reprized this role in the film’s sequels. However, it was only when she was cast as Wonder Woman that Gadot became truly famous. As most people (or at least those who are into superhero films) are probably well aware, Gadot first portrayed Wonder Woman in the 2016 superhero film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The following year she appeared in Wonder Woman and Justice League (IMDb).
Here we have another model. So, who’d go ahead and pick Bella Hadid and who’d pass on her? Bella Hadid began modelling when she was 16-years-old which was not all that surprising seeing how her older sister, Gigi, was already a model at the time. Gigi first walked for New York Fashion Week five years ago, in 2014. The brand that she walked for was Desigual but she has since also walked for Tom Ford, Tommy Hilfiger, Marc Jacobs, Jeremy Scott and Diane von Fürstenberg (IMDb).
Megan Fox began acting in the early 00’s but it was not until 2007 that she landed the role that was going to make her big. The role was that of Mikaela Banes in the science fiction action film Transformers. It was Fox’s breakout role and she reprized it in the film’s sequel, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, which came out in 2009. Unfortunately, that same year Fox likened the film’s director Michael Bay to a notorious dictator and was fired from the franchise. Nonetheless, she appears to be making a comeback for according to IMDb, she is due to star in as many as three movies this year!
Emily Ratajkowski is not only a model but also an actress. She was signed by Ford Models when she was only 14-years-old and has since posed for numerous fashion brands. She has also appeared on the cover of quite a few prestigious magazines, including Vogue Spain, Marie Claire, InStyle, Glamour and GQ. Some may also recognize her from Robin Thicke’s music video “Blurred Lines”. As an actress she is known for her role of Tasha on Nickelodeon’s TV series iCarly as well as for her role of Ben Affleck’s character’s love interest on the 2014 mystery thriller Gone Girl (IMDb).
Most of us associate Jennifer Lopez with the music world but she is also an actress, dancer and producer. According to Billboard, as a singer she is best known for songs such as “If You Had My Love”, “Love Don’t Cost A Thing”, “Waiting For Tonight”, “Get Right”, "Papi", "I'm Real" and "Dance Again" among others. As an actress she has starred in films such as Second Act, The Boy Next Door, Maid in Manhattan, Enough and The Back-Up Plan (IMDb).
Jessica Biel first gained recognition for her role of Mary Camden in the family drama TV show 7th Heaven which was on air between 1996 and 2007. After the series ended she made brief appearances on other TV shows. Currently she portrays Cora Tannetti in the anthology crime drama mystery TV series The Sinner (season one of which aired in 2017). Of course, she hasn’t just stuck to TV shows all this time. Indeed, she has also been featured in quite a few movies, including I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, The A-Team, Total Recall, Next, and Blade: Trinity (IMDb).
Adriana Lima was only 13-years-old when she entered the Ford Supermodel of the World Contest and won second place. Her unique beauty is a result of her mixed heritage (she is, according to IMDb, part French, part Portuguese, part Indigenous Brazilian, part Japanese, part African, and part Caribbean). Lima has been modelling ever since she was 16 years old but it wasn’t until she appeared in a Guess campaign that she became known as one of the world’s top models. Lima has also walked for a number of Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows and is known as one of the few lucky ones that have made it to Victoria’s Secret’s Perfect 10.
Fans of the Harry Potter movie series will without doubt choose Emma Watson as their favourite brunette. Watson played the role of the know-it-all Hermione Granger on the magical film series. She was featured in all eight Harry Potter movies but unlike some of her co-stars managed to avoid slipping into obscurity after the franchise came to an end. Indeed, she has since starred in films such as the 2012 coming-of-age drama The Perks of Being a Wallflower, the 2013 drama film The Bling Ring, the 2014 epic biblical drama Noah and the 2017 musical romantic fantasy film Beauty and the Beast (IMDb).
To this day the actress Courteney Cox is best known for the role that made her famous – that of Monica Geller on the iconic TV series Friends. After the series ended Cox pretty much slipped into relative obscurity even though she is still active in the acting industry today. She regularly appears in both TV shows and movies. For example, over the years she has starred in films such as Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Scream, 3000 Miles to Graceland, Just Before I Go, Zoom and Mothers and Daughters (IMDb).
Alessandra Ambrosio is a talented woman. She is not only a model but also a skilled actress. She began taking modelling classes at the mere age of 12 and was hired as a model by the age of 15. Like many other world famous models, she has also walked for Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, according to IMDb. In terms of acting, she has starred in five movies – Casino Royale, Daddy’s Home, Daddy’s Home 2, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, and Double Duchess. In two of them however she played none other than herself.
Natalie Portman made her feature film debut more than 20 years ago, all the way back in 1994. As some might be well able to recall, she played the role of Mathilda in the French thriller film Leon: The Professional. It was only four years later that she landed the role of Padme Amidala in the epic space opera Star Wars: Episode I – Phantom Menace. It was this role that made her an international star. Nowadays most of us associate her with films such as Black Swan, No Strings Attached, Thor, Thor: The Dark World and Jackie (IMDb).
Beyonce is one of those talented singers and songwriters that everyone admires (although of course that does not necessarily mean that you have to choose her). She first rose to fame in the late 90’s as the leader of the girl group Destiny’s Child. It was only after the group went on a hiatus that Beyonce released her first solo album (IMDb) which proved a success in all four corners of the globe. Today Beyonce is best known for songs such as “Best Thing I Never Had”, “If I Were A Boy”, “Halo”, “Me, Myself and I” and of course, “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)” (Billboard).
Angelina Jolie is one of Hollywood’s best known A-listers. She first came to prominence in the 90’s when she appeared in films such as Girl, Interrupted, Gia, Hackers and The Bone Collector. However, it wasn’t until she landed the lead role of Lara Croft in the 2001 action adventure film Lara Croft: Tomb Raider that she became an international star. Today most of us associate her with movies such as Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Maleficent, Salt, Original Sin, Wanted and The Tourist (IMDb).
Most of us will probably always associate the actress Emilia Clarke with her role of Daenerys Targaryen in the popular TV series Game of Thrones, regardless of the future characters that she might portray. That makes sense. After all, it was this role that turned Clarke into a celebrity practically overnight. It was also for this role that she was nominated not only for three Primetime Emmy Awards in the category Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series but also for as many as six Screen Actors Guild Awards in the category Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (IMDb).
Miranda Kerr is a stunning model who is without doubt best known for her dimples (her trademark feature, according to IMDb). Kerr is a Victoria’s Secret model but has also worked for numerous other brands, including Maybelline, Dolly, Tigerlily, Billabong Girls and Roxy. She also has her own skincare brand, which is called KORA Organics. She founded it 10 years ago, back in 2009. Professional life aside, Kerr is also known for having once been married to the actor Orlando Bloom. Their marriage did not work out however and she is currently married to Evan Spiegel.
Any Degrassi: The Next Generation fans here? If so, they might recognize Nina Dobrev as the talented actress who portrayed the young mother, Mia Jones, on the show. Indeed, the role of Mia Jones was Dobrev’s very first acting role! Today however Dobrev is best known for her role of Elena Gilbert and Katherine Pierce on the supernatural TV show The Vampire Diaries. She left the show prematurely (at the end of season six to be exact) so as to focus on other projects (IMDb).
Remember That ‘70s Show? If you do then you are probably well aware that Mila Kunis played the role of Jackie Burkhart in it. It was by no means Kunis’s first acting gig – she had previously made brief appearances in TV shows such as Baywatch and 7th Hevean and in films such as Santa with Muscles and Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves – but it was this role in this particular TV series that put her on everyone’s radar. Furthermore, it was on set of this TV series that she first met her husband Ashton Kutcher (IMDb)!
Anna Kendrick has been acting ever since the late 90’s. However, it wasn’t until the late 00’s that she gained acclaim. As some might be very well able to recall, it was in 2008 that Kendrick landed the role of Jessica Stanley in the incredibly popular supernatural film series The Twilight Saga. Having proved that she was a skilled actress she went on to appear in movies such as Up in the Air, Mr. Right, The Accountant, A Simple Favor and of course, Pitch Perfect (IMDb).
Who’d pick and who’d pass Phoebe Tonkin? Tonkin has not yet reached the status of a Hollywood A-lister but that does not mean that she should be overlooked. Indeed, she is as talented as some of the bigger stars on this quiz! Tonkin began acting in mid 00’s and over the years has starred in a number of movies, including Tomorrow, When the War Began and Billionaire Ransom. However, she is better known for her TV work, and in particular, for her role of Cleo Sertori in the drama fantasy TV series H2O: Just Add Water (IMDb).
Anne Hathaway is another Hollywood A-lister that doesn’t really need an introduction. Indeed, according to Forbes, back in 2015 she was the world’s highest paid actress, which is rather impressive. She rose to fame when she was still a teenager - she portrayed Mia Thermopolis in Disney’s coming-of-age film The Princess Diaries, which was released in 2001. Four years later, in 2005, she transitioned to adult roles by starring in Brokeback Mountain and Havoc. Nowadays most of us link her to films such as The Devil Wears Prada, Ocean’s 8 and Love & Other Drugs (IMDb).
The role of Gabriella Montez in the 2006 romantic comedy drama film High School Musical was the role that made Vannesa Hudgens famous. She later reprised her role in the film’s two sequels but then went ahead and slipped into relative obscurity. Indeed, her acting work is sporadic at best although she did appear in as many as three movies last year – the romantic comedy Dog Days, the Christmas romantic comedy The Princess Switch and the romantic comedy Second Act, according to IMDb.
Thor, Thor: The Dark World, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, The House Bunny, Big Momma’s House 2, Daydream Nation, Defendor and Raise Your Voice are some of the films that you might have seen Kat Dennings in. Overall, her filmography is not that extensive but then again, it’s not like she is very active in Hollywood anyways. Indeed, her last film was the 2014 comedy thriller film Suburban Gothic, if you don’t count the 2015 action comedy film Hollywood Adventures in which she only made a cameo appearance according to IMDb.
The role of Dr. Remy “Thirteen” Hadley in the medical drama TV show House (on air between 2007 and 2012) is the role that made Olivia Wilde famous. Indeed, it is still this role that first pops into our head when we think of this talented, and incredibly good looking, actress! She hasn’t been cast as a main character in any TV series since then but she has appeared in quite a few films, including Life Itself, The Change-Up, Tron: Legacy, Cowboys & Aliens, The Girl Next Door, In Time and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone to name just a few (IMDb).
If you’ve listened to the song “thank u, next” then you probably couldn’t get it out of your head for days. It’s a catchy tune and one that has almost 300 million views on YouTube. If you don’t live under a rock then you probably know that it is sung by the very popular singer Ariana Grande who is also known for songs such as "Side to Side" and "breathin" (Billboard). But Grande is not only a singer – she is also a talented actress. Indeed, before she turned to music she was known for her role of Cat Valentine in the popular sitcom Victorious (IMDb).
Who’d pick and who’d pass on Aubrey Plaza? Most people associate Plaza with her role of April Ludgate on the very popular TV show Parks and Recreation, which was on air between 2009 and 2015. Some may also know that she currently stars in the TV series Legion, in which she portrays a character named Lenny Busker. TV work aside, Plaza has also made an appearance in a couple of movies, including the 2009 comedy drama Funny People, the 2012 science fiction romantic comedy Safety Not Guaranteed, the 2016 romance film Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates and the 2017 medieval comedy film The Little Hours (IMDb).
The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, About a Boy, The Fountain, The Constant Gardener, and Constantine are just some of the movies that you might have glimpsed Rachel Weisz in. She does not seem to have any projects lined up for this year but she did star in the comedy period drama The Favorite last year. Of course we simply can’t leave out the fact that she is also married to James Bond or rather, Daniel Craig (IMDb), the man who portrays him.
Zoe Saldana has been acting ever since the late 90’s. Indeed, she made her screen debut exactly 20 years ago, all the way back in 1999 when she made a brief appearance on the TV show Law & Order. Saldana is obviously a very talented actress but even so she did not make her breakthrough until a decade after she started acting. Indeed, it was only in 2009 that she was cast as Nyota Uhura in the Star Trek film series and as Neytiri in James Cameron’s epic science fiction film Avatar (IMDb).
Selena Gomez is yet another multi-talented brunette that we just had to include on this quiz. She is not only an actress but also a well-respected singer. In terms of acting she is known for playing the role of Alex Russo on Disney Channel’s TV series Wizards of Waverly Place as well as for starring in films such as Spring Breakers and Monte Carlo. In terms of singing she is known for numerous songs, the latest one being "Anxiety" (Billboard). According to IMDb, Gomez is also known for her on-again, off-again relationship with Justin Bieber (which came to an end after he married Hailey Rhode Baldwin).
10,000 BC, Push, From Prada to Nada, When a Stranger Calls, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Sundown, The Quiet and Practical Magic are just some of the movies that Camilla Belle has starred in over the years. Still, for someone who has been acting ever since the early 90’s, Belle’s filmography is not that extensive. Furthermore, it seems like she might be taking a break from Hollywood – her last film was the 2017 drama thriller film The Mad Whale (IMDb) and she is not currently filming for any TV shows or working on any other projects either.
Dakota Johnson made her acting debut exactly 20 years ago, all the way back in 1999. However, most of us had never even heard of her until 2015, which was when she landed the role of Anastasia Steele in the Fifty Shades film series. Still, that does not mean that she wasn’t booking acting gigs. Indeed, before Johnson became an international star, she played supporting roles in films such as the 2010 biographical drama film The Social Network, the 2012 action comedy 21 Jump Street and the 2014 action thriller Need for Speed (IMDb).
Kate Beckinsale is not only gorgeous but also very talented. Like most famous actresses, she began acting all the way back in the early 90’s. She made her film debut in the 1993 romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing and continued starring in minor roles for the remainder of the decade. Indeed, it was only in the early 00’s, and to be even more specific in 2001, that she came to prominence – she starred in the war drama film Pearl Harbor and the romantic comedy Serendipity. Today, Beckinsale is best known for appearing in a number of successful action films (IMDb).
Before Keira Knightley established herself as a leading Hollywood lady, she was cast as Natalie Portman’s decoy in the 1999 epic space opera Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. Still, it did not take Knightley long to prove that she was incredibly talented and before long she was starring alongside Johnny Depp in the 2003 fantasy action film Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (she later reprized her role of Elizabeth Swann in the film’s sequels according to IMDb).
Emily Blunt first gained notice in 2006 when she landed the role of Emily Charlton in the comedy drama film The Devil Wears Prada which also starred Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway. It was for this role that she received a nomination for a BAFTA Award in the category Best Actress in a Supporting Role. A few years and numerous acting gigs later and she was being cast as the leading lady. Today she is known for movies such as A Quiet Place, Edge of Tomorrow, Sicario and The Girl on the Train. Last year she played the role of Mary Poppins in the fantasy adventure film Mary Poppins Returns and everyone was sure that she would win an Oscar for it (according to IMDb, she didn’t, which is a pity!)
Before Lea Michele was cast as Rachel Berry in the incredibly popular musical comedy drama TV series Glee (on air between 2009 and 2015) she appeared in a number of Broadway productions including Les Miserables and Fiddler on the Roof. Still, it was for her role in Glee that she was nominated for a number of awards, including two Golden Globe Awards in the category Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical and one Primetime Emmy Award in the category Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (IMDb).
Hannah Simone is certainly not as famous as some of the other brunettes mentioned on this quiz but that does not mean that she is any less talented. Currently Simone’s filmography is not that extensive but that makes sense seeing how she only began acting in the mid 00’s. Most of us associate her with the popular TV series New Girl, which was on air between 2011 and 2018 and in which she played the role of Jess Day’s best friend, Cece (IMDb).
Who’d go ahead and pick Jessica Pare and who’d pass on her? Pare is nowhere near as famous as some of the other celebrities on this quiz. Nonetheless, that doesn’t mean that she won’t make it big sometime in the future. She’s certainly more than talented and she isn’t lacking in the looks department either. Those who have watched the very popular TV series Mad Men without doubt recognize Pare as Megan Draper, Don Draper’s wife. That is probably her most famous role although she has also made an appearance in a few films, such as Stardom, Lost and Delirious, Wicker Park and Brooklyn (IMDb).
Alison Brie is one of those actresses who are best known for their TV work. Indeed, Brie is probably best known for her role of Annie Edison in the comedy TV series Community, which was on air between 2009 and 2015 as well as for her role of Trudy Campbell in the once very popular TV show Mad Men, which was on air between 2007 and 2015. Fans of the animated comedy series BoJack Horseman might also be aware that Brie is the voice behind Diane Nguyen (IMDb).
Chrissy Teigen is a busy woman. She is not only a model and an actress but also a book author. As a model she has posed for countless campaigns for such famous brands as Gap Factory, Gillette Venus & Olay, Nike, Beach Bunny Swimwear and XOXO. Furthermore, she has appeared on the front cover of such prestigious magazines as Vogue, Cosmopolitan, and GQ (IMG Models). As an actress, Teigen made an appearance in the romantic comedy TV series The Mindy Project and she also voiced the character of Crystal in the 2018 computer animated comedy film Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation. As an author, she has published two recipe books (IMDb).
Most of us associate Zooey Deschanel with the big screen, and in particular, with films such as The Good Girl, Elf, The New Guy, 500 Days of Summer, Yes Man, Bridge to Terabithia and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Galaxy. Some may also be well aware that she played the lead role in the very popular TV series New Girl which was on air between 2011 and 2018. Still, it is worth mentioning that Deschanel is also a talented singer. In fact, according to IMDb, she did her own singing in the film Elf!
Let’s be honest – regardless of the roles that Kristen Stewart might land in the future, we will always associate her with the role that made her famous, that of Bella Swan in The Twilight Saga film series. After all, it was this role that established Stewart as one of the most popular and highest paid actresses in the world. Still, it wouldn’t be fair to disregard all of her other work. For example, she has also starred in films such as Snow White and the Huntsman, Personal Shopper, Lizzie, Panic Room and Into the Wild (IMDb).
Lily Collins was only two years old when she made her acting debut! She starred in the short-running TV series Growing Pains. Still, it was quite a while before she booked her next acting gig, and by "a while" we mean 20 years! Today, she is known for starring in TV shows such as 90210, The Last Tycoon and Les Miserables. She has also been cast in quite a few movies, including To the Bone, Love, Rosie, The Blind Side, Mirror Mirror, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones and Stuck in Love (IMDb).
The actress, producer and filmmaker Rashida Jones is perhaps best known for her role of Karen Filippelli in the famous comedy TV series The Office, which was on air between 2005 and 2013. Some might also recognize her as Louisa Fenn from the drama TV series Boston Public (on air between 2000 and 2004). Like most actresses on this quiz, Jones has also tried her hand at film work. For example, some might recall seeing her in the 2009 comedy film I Love You, Man, the 2010 biographical drama The Social Network and the 2018 comedy TAG (IMDb).
You might associate the actress Sarah Hyland with films such as the 2011 Disney movie Geek Charming, the 2014 fantasy comedy thriller Vampire Academy, or the 2016 drama film XOXO. Or you might link her with the popular TV mockumentary family sitcom Modern Family, in which she plays the role of Haley Dunphy. According to IMDb, it was for her role of Haley in Modern Family that Hyland was nominated for a number of awards, including a Critics’ Choice Television Award.
Cindy Crawford is a supermodel known for her gorgeous figure, her sultry voice and her beauty mark above her mouth. She first rose to fame in the 80’s and the 90’s. Back then she was one of the most popular – and beloved – models in the world. According to IMDb, Crawford has graced the covers of more than 600 magazines, including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, People, ELLE, Allure and W. As most people are probably well aware, Crawford was one of the five original supermodels (the other four being Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer, and Christy Turlington).
The English singer and songwriter Adele is without doubt one of the most beloved singers of our time. She released her debut album more than 10 years ago, all the way back in 2009. She titled it “19”, for that’s how old she was at the time. Indeed, according to IMDb, one of Adele’s trademarks is her propensity to title her albums after the age that she was when she wrote them. Adele has sold countless albums and given numerous concerts ever since she first took to stage. She is well appreciated by many. Indeed, to date she has won as many as 15 Grammy Awards and one Oscar Award.
Tyra Banks is a famous model, TV personality, actress, author, producer and last but not least, businesswoman. According to IMDb, she is known for having once been a Victoria’s Secret Angel as well as for being featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Most people associate her with America’s Next Top Model, a reality TV series that she created and was a presenter on. Back in the 90’s she also starred in a few TV shows, including the sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
Barbara Palvin was scouted more than 10 years ago, all the way back in 2006, at the mere age of 13, on the streets of Budapest, her home city. That same year she posed for her very first editorial and four years later she made her runway debut. Since then Palvin has graced the covers of countless prestigious magazines including Vogue Russia, L'Officiel and Glamour Hungary. She has also modelled for such famous brands as Victoria’s Secret, H&M, and Armani Exhange (IMDb).
Remember the good old days when Victoria Beckham was a member of the all-female pop group Spice Girls and when she was better known as Posh Spice? After the iconic band split, Beckham released a few solo hits but then turned to business. As pretty much everyone knows, Beckham is married to the retired professional footballer David Beckham with whom she has four children. Beckham is known for her amazing sense of style as well as for the fact she is almost always in heels. Fun fact: according to IMDb, Beckham once auditioned for the role of Lara Croft but obviously lost out to Angelina Jolie!