6. Lupita Nyong’o

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Nyong’o burst on the scene seemingly out of nowhere with her Oscar-winning role in “Seven Years a Slave,” and though her talent is undeniable, she is also a stunning woman, with model looks, a devastating smile, and short hair that is non-traditional and distinctive. Lupita’s background is also different. She was born in Mexico, though both her parents are from Kenya. She is actually a Mexican citizen who received her education in the U.S., and she was listed in People’s 2014 ‘Most Beautiful People’ issue.