30 HOTTEST INTERNATIONAL WOMEN

Celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8   rounding up the 30 hottest babes in Hollywood. OK, maybe that’s not exactly what the holiday celebrates, but who’s complaining? Click through to see these sexy international imports from around the world.

Anna Paquin 
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Portia de Rossi  

Birthplace: Geelong, Victoria, Australia

Portia was born Amanda Lee Rogers, but reinvented herself at the age of 15. She was inspired by William Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice” and took an Italian last name. She’s married to talk show host and

comedian Ellen DeGeneres

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Zhang Ziyi

Birthplace: Beijing, China

In 2005, Time magazine listed her as one of the world’s 100 Most Influential People. They called her “China’s Gift to Hollywood.”

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Malin Akerman

Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

When Malin was 2, her family emigrated from Sweden to Canada. She’s said that she feels more Swedish in Canada and more Canadian in Sweden.

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Elisabetta Canalis

Birthplace: Sassari, Italy

Elisabetta’s loves have included a handful of soccer players, as well as George Clooney from 2009 to 2011. Elisabetta said it ended with George because she can be a “doormat” in her relationships.

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Shakira

Birthplace: Barranquilla, Colombia

Shakira, whose full name is Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, was appointed to a presidential commission on education for Hispanics by President Barack Obama. She is also a UNICEF goodwill ambassador.

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 Anna Kournikova

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Anna came to the U.S. at age 10 when she signed a deal to train at a famous tennis academy in Bradenton, Florida.

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 Freida Pinto

Birthplace: Mumbai, India

In 1994, when Freida was 10 years old, she watched Sushmita Sen become the first Indian to win Miss Universe. That inspired her to pursue her own dreams of acting and modeling.

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Amy Adams

Birthplace: Vicenza, Italy

Amy’s first full-time job was as a waitress at Hooters. She admits she wasn’t initially aware of how sexualized the gig was, but says: “I did learn, quickly, that short-shorts and beer don’t mix! The nicest guy walking in is

not necessarily the nicest guy after two pitchers of beer.

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 Morena Baccarin

Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The “Homeland” actress was exposed to the world of acting through her mother, Vera Setta, a well-known Brazillian actress who’s had roles both on stage and in television.

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Bérénice Marlohe

Birthplace: Paris, France

Before her English-language debut in “Skyfall,” Bérénice had a string of small roles on French television. Now, as a Bond girl, her success in the States will likely rise … just ask Halle Berry.

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Salma Hayek

Birthplace: Coatzacoalcos, Mexico

In 1989, Salma earned superstar status in Mexico when she landed the title role in “Teresa,” a hugely successful telenovela.

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Isla Fisher

Birthplace: Muscat, Oman

Isla converted to Judaism for hubby Sacha Baron Cohen and took the name Ayala, which means “doe” in Hebrew.

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Marion Cotillard

Birthplace: Paris, France

When Marion won the Best Actress Oscar in 2008 for “La Vie en Rose,” she became the first person in history to win an Academy Award for a French-language performance.

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. Rachel Weisz

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

Rachel was educated at the prestigious St. Paul’s Girls School in London, where she was in the same class as actress Emily Mortimer.

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 Penelope Cruz

Birthplace: Alcobendas, Spain

In 1992, Penelope appeared topless in her first leading role as sexy Sylvia in Spanish art house flick “Jamón, Jamón.” Her costar? Future hubby Javier Bardem.

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Jessica Paré

Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Though Jessica gained fame as the breast-baring groupie in “Hot Tub Time Machine,” she quickly snagged a role on “Mad Men,” where she wooed Don Draper with more than just her chest.

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Rose Byrne

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Once, Rose punched a guy because he wouldn’t kiss her. She admits being a little drunk at the time and has since apologized, but she doesn’t regret throwing the right hook.

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Emma Watson

Birthplace: Paris, France

Emma had never auditioned or acted before she went out for the role as Hermione Granger in “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” She says she auditioned because her friends did and she thought it’d be “a laugh.”

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 Natalie Portman

Birthplace: Jerusalem, Israel

Harvard graduate Natalie Portman can speak Hebrew fluently, and she’s conversational in French, German, Japanese, and Spanish.

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 Bar Refaeli

Birthplace: Hod HaSharon, Israel

Bar’s mother was a successful Israeli model in the 1970s under her maiden name, Tzipi Levine.

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Charlize Theron

Birthplace: Benoni, South Africa

Charlize’s first language is Afrikaans.

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Adriana Lima

Birthplace: Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

At the age of 5, Adriana won first place in Ford’s Supermodel of Brazil competition. The following year, she took second in Ford’s Supermodel of the World. Shortly after, Adriana signed with Elite Model

Management.

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Heidi Klum

Birthplace: Bergisch Gladbach, Germany

Heidi became a naturalized American citizen in 2008 in order to vote for then presidential candidate Barack Obama.

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 Rihanna

Birthplace: Saint Michael, Barbados

After Rihanna won Gillette’s Venus Breeze “Celebrity Legs of a Goddess” award in 2007, she insured her legs for $1 million.

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 Alessandra Ambrosio

Birthplace: Erechim, Brazil

Alessandra, who decided she wanted to be a model at the young age of 8, had cosmetic surgery to get her ears pinned back when she was 11. As an adult, she regrets that she had the surgery.

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Gisele Bundchen

Birthplace: Horizontina, Brazil

In 1999, Vogue magazine said Gisele marked the return of the “sexy model,” crediting her with ending the heroin chic era of modeling. Gisele also ushered in a wave of Brazilian models who would find success, including

Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio

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 Sofia Vergara

Birthplace: Barranquilla, Colombia

Sofia is a natural blonde. In October 2010 she told Self magazine, “The moment I dyed my hair dark, it was, ‘Oh, she’s the hot Latin girl.’ I loved it. I’d always felt a little ‘too much’ as a blonde, like a big-mouth version of Pam

Anderson. Being brunette toned me down a bit.

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Miranda Kerr

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Miranda Kerr was the first Australian model to participate in a Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Since, she’s appeared on Forbes’ Top-Earning Models list multiple times.

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 Mila Kunis

Birthplace: Chernivtsi, Ukraine

Mila Kunis played the younger version of Angelina Jolie in the 1998 film “Gia.”

Credits ;Katie Mathewson and Rebecca Silverstein

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