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Just Jared's Most Popular Actresses 2012

Just Jared's Most Popular Actresses 2012

It was an eventful year for women in Hollywood and we are ranking the hottest actresses of 2012!

Our list includes three ladies that gave birth this year and one who adopted, two that went through major splits, three that got engaged, and another three who got married. In addition, three women got super short haircuts in the past year!

Did your favorite actresses make JustJared.com‘s cut?

Also, be sure to check back tomorrow to see who made our list of the top 50 celebs of 2012! Who do you think made it to number one?!

20. Reese Witherspoon
19. Halle Berry
18. Charlize Theron
17. Emma Watson
16. Aishwarya Rai
15. Natalie Portman
14. Mila Kunis
13. Emma Stone
12. Megan Fox
11. Nina Dobrev

Click inside to find out who were JustJared.com‘s top ten most popular actresses of 2012!

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10. Anne Hathaway
9. Blake Lively
8. Jennifer Lawrence
7. Lindsay Lohan
6. Vanessa Hudgens
5. Katie Holmes
4. Jennifer Aniston
3. Angelina Jolie
2. Miley Cyrus
1. Kristen Stewart

WHO WAS YOUR FAVORITE actress of 2012?

FYI: These rankings are calculated by a number of factors, including pageviews/hits from readers, comments, and social media interaction. Want to see your favorite on the list next year or in a higher position? Make sure to share articles with your friends and help give those posts a wider audience!

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128 Comments

# 1

Oh, well.. my favorite is Rooney Mara.

# 3

Kristen is perfect!

Haters live your own life!

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notyourfriend @ 12/27/2012 at 1:58 pm

where’s Kerry Washington? She’s in a great movie starring Leo and her Tv show rocks!!!! u racist ****

# 5

Kirsten and Jen Aniston amazing list .

# 6

3 … Angelina Jolie? She is a lesbian and will go to hell +

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superjosh @ 12/27/2012 at 2:01 pm

LOL I guess Kate Bosworth hasn’t been paying her JustJared bills!!!

# 8

Great list except for the Lesbian of Jolie!

# 9

Miley 2nd most popular with a movie that went straight to DVD. Yeah… okay.

Vanessa, Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Watson and Mila<3

Miley Cyrus… an actress?!

The vampire Angelina in this list? she thinks she is La Madre Teresa but she is just a HOE

TrashyJolie @ 12/27/2012 at 2:07 pm

Angelina jolie??? Wtf Jajajaja. Well say! She is a lesbian! and the Pope say that lesbian and relatives going to HELL

YAY for Vanessa Hudgens, Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Katie Holmes +++

The most wanted actress of 2012 is Cameron Diaz (and the beautiful ass of her’s ) !!!!!!!!!!

im here for Vanessa and Mila

Anniston is consider a relic of another era,IMO!!!

And the ones who put Lohan on the list outta be shot!!!!

Angelina should be the first one! She is amazing!

Yes, Angelina the first one!

@Dieter:

Still stuck in 1997,eh Dieter????

Let me tell you, most of these actresses are on this list for all the wrong reasons like Halle Berry & Kristen Stewart.

The only actresses that deserved to be on this list were Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Stone & Emma Watson, Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman and the other great actresses that actually starred in great movies and that are respectable people by not only “regular people” but also respected by their industry!

Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Lawrence <3 I miss there Rachel McAdams and Leighton Meester

abbimorgan @ 12/27/2012 at 2:18 pm

I don’t get how the hell miley did it at #2 but im cool with others like Natalie Portman, Emma Watson, Vanessa Hudgens, Reese Witherspoon, Halle Berry & angie jolie

BarneyLegendary @ 12/27/2012 at 2:21 pm

@TrashyJolie:

And when the Pope say “jump off a bridge”, I’m sure YOU would do it! That’s kinda stupid, really. She isn’t a lesbian and even if she were – she were still a better person than you are!

BarneyLegendary @ 12/27/2012 at 2:22 pm

* would be

Kristen Stewart all the way!

Anne Hathaway looks so stupid omg

sensitive @ 12/27/2012 at 2:40 pm

Is this Just Jared’s personal list or is it based on the many comments they get from the population?

I’m here for classy and talented young women like Nina, Emma, Emma Stone, Natalie, and Jennifer Lawrence who aren’t on here for drugs, famewhoring, or scandals.

YAY for Vanessa ! She deserves it so much :)
Kristen Stewart ? Lol she’s only famous for her scandal.

Wtf!! Stewart and Cyrus in the top 3,Pattinson and Efron in the top 3 of the list of actors….congrats Jared your site is full of teen fangirls.

Holy Moly @ 12/27/2012 at 2:49 pm

Jared, thank you for telling us how you calculate the rankings. Those of us with statistics backgrounds/jobs etc. are now happy!

I love Vanessa Overall then Jennifer aniston, Katie Holmes, Reese Witherspoon.

Thanks Haters! thanks to you and your comments Kristen came in first place!

Keep it up!

Where are the beauties like Kerry Washington, and Gabriel Union? Why are there no Blacks on this list?
And don’t mention Halle, because she is half white.

Anne Hathaway, my diva <3

Gwyneth Paltrow is the best even if is not there!!!!!!!!

This list should consist of the actresses that get the most posts/comments on here. Some of these women are completely ignored on here. So how can they be favorites?

I’m kind of surprised Nicole Kidman didn’t make even the top 20. Posts about her always seemed to attract readers, at least I thought so.

Heidi Bivens @ 12/27/2012 at 3:18 pm

@TrashyJolie:

HEY MANISTON-LOVER we know that you post multiple comments with different names. you need help!

TEAM HEIDI BIVENS

Chinnifer is a HOMEWRECKING CU.NT bahahah
no scream at the ocean for that plasticsurgeryaddict LoL

@Joboots: From personal experience: tight ass + loose poon any day over tight poon and loose ass !!!!!

thank god i have never commented on all the Minka kelly gym threads. But it would have been funny if she had made the list. Dare people to try to watch more than 15 min of Charlie’s Angels. The army doesnt have to waterboard anymore just use her voice

@TrashyJolie: stop spamming ” i am god too you” Keep focusing on Gerald Butlers threads wich you have already ruined

what ? is this list based on how popular these actresses are
I mean I’m also cool with Natalie Portman, Emma Watson,Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Lawrence,Emma Stone,Mila Kunis
but Miley…a #2 actress and…Kristen stewart in #1 ? these( top) spots were clearly based onhow often we’ve seen their faces in the media…NOT their talent

Jennifer Lawrence!!

@Fefe: PEOPLE PLEASE READ THE ARTICLE. JARED EXPLAINS THE STATICS. ;)
FYI: These rankings are calculated by a number of factors, including pageviews/hits from readers, comments, and social media interaction.
HOPE EVERYONE HAS A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Angelina has done more good than all of these women combined!! she should have been number one..but then again charity doesn’t get you the recognition when you sleeping with your director!

LooseLipz @ 12/27/2012 at 4:13 pm

Miss Piggy.

Sasquatch Lawrence is on here lol

@Chrome:

Oops! My bad :) I’m just sick of how overrated most of them are you know ? ;) I saw all the previous lists but never really read the articles ..the word popular has many meanings and I misunderstood it in this sense

Miley Cyrus? What movie did she act in for 2012?

Vanessa, Jennifer x2, Angelina & Emma. ** ( Miley too, even if we didn’t really saw her. )

can somebody for the love of god explain why the hell do people like vanessa hudgens? she isnt even a talented actress or singer and she acts like shes hot sh*t and i saw her blog once and she sounds annoying. is it the High School Musical fanbase that keeps giving her thumbs up on those really shallow comments just saying “GORGEOUSSS <333" cause they sound like idiotic teenagers.

elizabeth @ 12/27/2012 at 4:45 pm

What is that all about????? Miley wow cant believe cant sing cant act and she is on the list….Yukkkkkkkkkkkkkk

Yey for Angelina my number one

So, women that get some of the biggest hits/comments for you here are left off? So don’t “use” them to get hits for you in the future then.

Not to be rude or anything but why in the world is vanessa hudgens on the list she can’t even act .. kristen stewart acts better than her .

Aishwarya-rai. ??!! Who? I’ve never seen her have pages of comments here or anywhere..correct me if I’m wrong…

Studio 54 @ 12/27/2012 at 5:12 pm

Fcuk Reese and the horse she rode in on!!!

Happy New Year!!!

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I smell a butthurt Krisbian. Maybe Bucktooth Stewart can stay off the casting catch and keep her legs closed next year.

Haha !! I was so sure of # 1.
Seems that Jared is a “Robsten” fan.

Emma Watson should be the no.1 even though she doesn’t get many comments i think she is the best actress of all of these queue

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1, 2, 3 ,…..Jolie is 3

Aishwarya Rai is gorgeous. She looks more beautiful then even Angelina Jolie and Megan Fox.

Why isn’t Scarlett Johasson on the list? She was in one of the biggest hits this year!

@Sofia: You know who she is.Stop it. Sad that fugly pinto isn’t on the list?

@um: Haha…Compare to you? I see why people love her. You sound idiotic than the rest of her fans…Blondie is unforgettable thus I like her.

wait! if Miley Cyrus is an actress,why is Jennifer Garner NOT in the list? Jennifer Garner almost is here every day

Richard P @ 12/27/2012 at 7:36 pm

Go Angie
I love her

#1=Stewart.. With the difference that Watson, Lawrence, Portman, and Stone are actually worthy of their popularity.

miley, Lindsay???? what the hell?? these girls are flops!!

LOL, the haters are helping to make Kristen NO. 1.. hahahah! Karma

I like jennifer aniston, reese wihterspoon, blake lively and angelina jolie muchly

KRISTEN ♥ I Love You…

LOL. Why no Jennifer Garner? She is posted by this website everyday.

i love you angie!

Angelina Jolie is my forever fav!

Am I the only one who is giving up on JJ. He pushes way to hard for Kate Bosworth, Hillary Duff and Minka Kelly. I gave up on Perez Hilton because he pushed Lady Gaga and Katy Perry way to much last year but at least they have a career. Please change JJ, i dont care to read more about gym, coffee or shopping post

Anne Hathaway as Cat woman wa my fav

JustinWantsAFrontlaceWig @ 12/28/2012 at 12:00 am

Love the photo of JenA above she looks like iggy pop or a man indrag

This rating is based on reader’s reading and commenting… It’s not about the quality of their acting abilities… OH my goodness, please readers, chill!! I’m sure Kristen had a lot of hits because of her quick affair with her director and Twilight. Miley is always up in the news about a stripper pole or something like that. hahaha

Ninaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Vanessssssssssa! Well I’m satisfied.

You should remove Katie Holmes and put Suri Cruise in her spot. Nobody cares about Katie without Suri.

LOL! I guess those 8 Angie STANS couldn’t spam the site enough this year.

Yea Right! KStew is the most popular. So actresses should probably take a lead from her. Just do scandalous stuff and you’ll be popular. Bt yea, I agree, she’s someone who is hard to ignore with all her smugness and stupidity. God I hate her

what’s with that pale vampire and needy human,,???geezz gross

Maggie Siff @ 12/28/2012 at 5:34 am

She is so beautifull and here in Europe we love her.

YAy!! I Love Kristen Stewart!

Angie #1 ♥

not surprised that kristen is number one considering the number of people who comment on every single post about her even if they don’t like her.plus kristen is also forbes second highest grossing actor/actress of 2012 while jennifer lawrence was lower than not only kristen but robert pattinson and taylor lautner as well. (bring on the thumbs down just cos i said something negative bout jennifer lawrence)

Amanda Seyfried <3 ???

aquarius64 @ 12/28/2012 at 7:32 am

@Selma: Agreed. The women who made the top 5 is because of the number of hits their articles got on the JJ site; and they had articles written about them because they had scandal attached to their names.

@oscar: you mean her dumb*ss high school musical teenager fanbase are dumbasses. im nowhere near being a fan of hudgens when she doesnt have nowhere near the talent, authenticity and beauty compared to the likes of emma stone or jennifer lawrence. where does her popularity stem from? her own ego. and suckerpunch was a sh*t movie, stop lying to yourself.

Angelina Jolie looks so fake to me. All that she does seems to have the intention to promote herself, like her charities works, her relationship with Pitt, her children, her smiles… I dont know… She seems so hypocrite. For me she is unpleasant. And I dont think she is very beautiful. I mean, she is not ugly, just regular. She is too skinny, too veiny, her mouth is disproportional, her face is not beautiful, is square, big, with a large chin. I really dont uderstand why some people glorify her. Several people do such a nice charities (with their hearts not to promote themselves) and dont get her acknowledgment. And she is not a great actress, just ok. I dont know like a director or writer. Her style is for a 60 year old woman. Seriously, almost all her outfits are ugly. She is overreted

@aquarius64: and you probably commented on posts about the people in the top 5 which means you have added to their posts be popular even if it is for all the wrong reasons

@um: You mean one should be as beautiful and talented as stone and lawrence to be liked by anyone? And it seems you’re familiar with her movies, and you’re asking why she’s popular? Oh come on, stop pretending babe…let’s give more hits for hudgens.

@oscar: please shut up Lawrence and stone are fugly and tallentless!! they can’t be at the level of Amanda seyfried’s toe !

wow poor loons Angie is not first and Jen is fourth while Angie is third sad really loons don’t have as much power as they thought,crumbling like their idols.

And why is Drew Barrymore not on that list?
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Drew is my No. 4 ! ! ! !

Ugonna Wosu @ 12/28/2012 at 12:25 pm

I love Angelina and Charlize, so I’m glad they’re both on the list!

Charlize Theron is No. 5
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And Kristen Stewart??….No. 20 coz´ of her affair with Rupert, hihi !

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HazelLove @ 12/28/2012 at 2:33 pm

Selena Gomez is not on the list…Why??

Jen An!! :) yay :)

kristen stewart es lamejor por algo esta en numero 1 como siempre

kristen stewart es la mejor por algo esta en el puesto numero 1 como siempre..!

@Dirkstar: I agree but she was in two big hits this year. She was the lead in both of them. I would much rather see her then someone like Minka Kelly, or freida Pinto. Who are untalented, lame actresses who get papped for shopping then working. Both are C listers going D List. freida pitno espacially. Ugly girl.

people commenting on this post don’t seem to understand that it’s not about acting ability or talent or a ranking of the person themself, it’s about PAGE-VIEWS and how popular they were this year. jesus people, learn to read and comprehend.
which brings me to my next question: are there people who still care about vanessa hudgens? ugh

All these women on this list are movie stars, besides Nina Dobrev. She’s only on this list because any chance she gets to talk about Emma Watson or her relationship with ‘in the closet” Ian Somerhalder.

Love Aishwarya Rai, queen of Bollywood.
Brasil.

Love Aishwarya Rai, queen of Bollywood.
Brasil.

Love Aishwarya Rai, queen of Bollywood.
Brasil

blake lively is a goddess from heaven above. a saint among men. a queen of nations. love her. love her.

@K
too bad she can’t act and mumbles everytime she speaks.

Love Kristen stewart! She is gorgeous

wooow its great aishwarya rai queen of indian fil industry.goddes .great to see her on world’s most pupular actresses list

wooooww Aishwarya Rai deserves it.she is the biggest news maker of the year according to yahoo with the maximum searches of her name for whole last year..Aishwarya Jai Hoooooooo

love you Aishwarya!! <3

@janith: Aishwarya Rai is a world famous actress. Lots love her. Took a pic with her wax figure at Madame Tussauds in London. She is beautiful!

Sorry, but she might be the Queen of Bollywood but she doesn’t get a lot of comments or hits on this site. Next time, let the people who read this site vote for the actresses that get a lot of posts “here”

Pratibaba @ 12/30/2012 at 6:31 pm

This list is based on comments and hits. So yes. Aishwarya Rai out of the indian celebs on this site does get a ton of comments actaully.

kristen stewart all the way! even though the affair came out she stayed strong and I not twilight fan but she is really amazing and Angelina Jolie,Kate Bosworth and Rachel McAdams etc.. are also an Amazing actresses!

MERYL STREEP, she is the greatest!!

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