15 Hottest Magazine Covergirls of the Decade
This past decade can truly be dubbed the naughties. From fashion pages to TV Guides and, of course, men’s magazines — gorgeous women don the covers to draw us in. Many covergirls have done these years justice by gracing our publications with taut bodies and luscious locks. Here are 15 of the greatest magazine covergirls of the decade so far. Who will we see at magazine stands this final year? Whoever it may be, they’ll have to keep up the pace set by these lovely ladies.
Actress Scarlett Johansson has graced the silver screen since her 1994 debut in the film North. She recently expanded her horizons by releasing an album in September 2009 and will be featured on Broadway. The beauty has been seen on the covers of everything from Elle to Vanity Fair. The cover above is from French Vogue, April 2009.
Sexpot Angelina Jolie was practically born into the business — she began modeling at the age of 14, and acting at 16. She shot into superstardom after her roles in Girl, Interrupted and Tomb Raider. Here she is on the cover of Esquire, July 2007, but she has been on the cover of so many magazines — close to 175– it’d make your head hurt if she wasn’t so good to look at.
South African bombshell Charlize Theron is the first African to win an Academy Award in a major acting category, receiving it for her role in Monster. She gained status in the late 1990s with roles in The Devil’s Advocate and The Cider House Rules. She’s since graced many covers, like the sultry GQ July 2008 issue above.
Kate Beckinsale, British actress, is best known from her roles in Underworld, Van Helsing, and Pearl Harbor. Her first cover was in 1998, for the UK mag Deluxe, and she has since stepped up to the big leagues. She caught the cover of the November 2009 issue of Esquire, after being named the “Sexiest Woman Alive.”
Sexy Jessica Alba has been acting since the age of 13, when she first started appearing on television. She’s blossomed into quite a beauty to say the least. Alba is frequently on Maxim‘s “Hot 100” list and was named “Sexiest Woman in the World” by FHM in 2007. The cover of GQ‘s April 2005 issue really got everyone’s motor going.
Singer, dancer, songwriter Britney Spears revived teen pop in the 1990s with her debut … Baby One More Time. She has since been on a veritable roller coaster ride of divorce, baby momma drama and rehab, but she’s on the rebound — slowly but surely. No matter her personal history, she’s one of the most famous covergirls of the decade, gracing around 200 magazine covers around the world since 1999 — including the sweetly sexy March 2008 Blender cover above.
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Jennifer Love Hewitt gained popularity in American culture in the FOX series Party of Five, and then later, in I Know What You Did Last Summer. She’s also done a bit of work in voice acting, but we just love to look at her. Hewitt has been a covergirl every year since 1997, in a variety of magazines — one of her recent covers being the September 2009 issue of German FHM.
Fiery beauty Nicole Kidman is an American-born Australian actress known for her roles in Dead Calm and critically acclaimed The Hours. She first appeared as a covergirl in 1989 and has done many, many covers since then. Kidman shines most recently on the December 2009 GQ cover — looking far younger than her 42 years.
Christina Aguilera burst onto the scene in 1990 on the television series Star Search, and has since turned American pop music upside down. Her look has changed over the years, going from dirty girl dreadlocks to classic glam blonde bombshell. She’s posed on many a Rolling Stone cover, scantily clad — but this August 2006 issue is our favorite.
Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria captured the attention of millions of women — and men — when the ABC series took off. She was named one of FHM‘s “Sexiest Women in 2008” and has appeared on many covers since 2004. Though she’s not on as many covers as some of her compatriots on this list, she’s made an impression on us all.
Gracing the covers of magazines and the silver screen, actress Halle Berry has kept us drooling since her beauty queen days. Her role in Monster’s Ball earned her an Academy Award and everyone else a pair of uncomfortable pants. Her first cover was in 1993, and her 2007 Esquire cover has the same effect today that it did then.
Bootylicious beauty Jennifer Lopez has kept us entertained as both a singer and actress. Though she’s most well-known now for her careers in music and movies, she actually started out as a dancer on In Living Color. Her role as covergirl has been consistent since 1998, and she dazzled on this October 2008 Elle issue.
Brunette beauty Jessica Biel played the tomboy for a chunk of her career, but worked her way into America’s heart while doing it — with her work on 7th Heaven. Once she blossomed, it was quickly noted that she was, well, hot. We’ve not gone back since and we’re thankful she’s been on as many covers as she has, looking especially stunning on the June 2009 issue of Allure.
Like her list counterpart Briney Spears, Lindsay Lohan has had her career — and personal — ups and downs. Lohan started off as a cute little redhead in flicks like the revamped Parent Trap, but has grown up to be quite the hottie. Putting her flops aside, we still love to look at her and her amazing covers, like the September 2009 issue of Elle.
Megan Fox has been compared to the likes of Angelina Jolie — in terms of looks at least. Her career as a mainstream actress is relatively new, and she’s faced a box office flop already with Jennifer’s Body. The Transformers franchise really kick-started her fame — and our attentions — and she has since fueled our fantasies with amazing shoots. A less mainstream cover, the May 2009 issue of Empire is something you can add to your collection.