What is it that makes a woman most desirable?
When you figure it out, let us know, but in the meantime, Askmen.com seems to have it all laid out in their list of the 99 Most Desirable Women of 2014. Based on a tally of more than one million international votes from readers choosing the women who most closely match their ideals — judged on criteria like character, talent and potential — the final list is a mix of reader and staff votes.
On it you’ll find some of the usual pop starlet suspects like Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry and Rihanna; actresses galore including Shailene Woodley, Mila Kunis and Gal Gadot and those women who defy categorization, like Kim Kardashian and Paulina Gretzky.
Who made it into the top 12? Well, let’s kick it off with “2 Broke Girls” potty mouth Kat Dennings, before sliding into the baddest you-know-what in the game, Beyoncé, who crushed the music biz in December with her surprise self-titled album.
If you’ve seen her fierce performance in “The Wolf of Wall Street,” then you know very well why Australian beauty Margot Robbie is on there. And forget for a minute that Amy Adams is Lois Lane, her one-two shot of “American Hustle” and “Her” puts her at the top of anyone’s list of screen queens.
The #7 slot belongs to the ultimate crisis manager, “Scandal”‘s Kerry Washington, behind SI swimsuit cover girl Kate Upton and “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” chameleon Emma Watson. The list of superlatives for #4 vote-getter Jennifer Lawrence is endless: girl next door, franchise queen, most relatable superstar in Hollywood and, oh yeah, total badass.
There are just two words you need to Google when it comes to the #3 woman, Emily Ratajkowski: “Blurred Lines.” And though she’s best known as the neurotic Annie Edison on “Community,” Alison Brie also happens to supply the hilariously loopy voice of Uni-Kitty in the smash animated “Lego Movie.”
So, who is #1? How about the Mother of Dragons? English actress Emilia Clarke is best known to American audiences as “Game of Thrones” warrior Daenerys Targaryen, who, well, conquers all with the help of her fire-breathing babies. You kind of can’t top that.