With over 17 feature films released to date and a collective worldwide gross of over $9 billion, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the most profitable film franchise of all time. Although the intriguing characters, amazing spectacle, and intertwining plot lines are undoubtedly what keeps audiences coming back for more, casting a wide variety of beautiful women certainly doesn’t hurt their odds of success.
While most films have an imposing muscular male at the center of the story, there have still been plenty of female characters introduced into the MCU over the last decade to keep eager males satisfied. And in 2019, audiences will finally get a look at their first female-led superhero film with Captain Marvel, which finds Brie Larson suiting up to play the eponymous half-human/half-Kree hero.
But before then, we still have Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, and Ant-Man and the Wasp to look forward to -- which will all feature a number of new and familiar female beauties.
So let's take a look back at the women of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and see where each one of them falls on your scale of attractiveness. Rate wisely and by the end, we should have a pretty good idea of what type of women you simply can't resist!
Scarlett Johansson has appeared as Black Widow in five MCU movies to date, though she is already slated to appear in both Avengers 3 and 4. On top of being one of the most attractive women in the movie industry, Johansson is also the highest paid actress of all time.
Evangeline Lilly first gained widespread notoriety for her performance at Kate on the hit ABC series Lost. Since then, she has made her debut in the MCU as Hope van Dyne in Ant-Man, though she is expected to play a much bigger role in this year's Ant-Man and the Wasp.
Before appearing as Sue Storm in the abysmal Fantastic Four reboot, Kate Mara had a small role in the MCU proper with her appearance as a U.S. Marshall in Iron Man 2. She has since appeared in American Horror Story and House of Cards.
Natalie Portman has appeared as Jane Foster in both Thor and Thor: The Dark World. As of right now, it doesn’t look like the actress will be making another appearance in the MCU, though she is set to star in the upcoming sci-fi thriller Annihilation.