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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 Responses to “Just Jared's Most Popular Actresses 2012”

  1. 1
    Malu Says:

    Oh, well.. my favorite is Rooney Mara.

  2. 2
    Raynnah Says:

    Vanessa <3

  3. 3
    Carla Says:

    Kristen is perfect!

    Haters live your own life!

  4. 4
    notyourfriend Says:

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

  5. 5
    Lovely Says:

    Kirsten and Jen Aniston amazing list .

  6. 6
    Hoe Says:

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

  7. 7
    superjosh Says:

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

  8. 8
    CArla Says:

    Great list except for the Lesbian of Jolie!

  9. 9
    Jessyka Says:

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

  10. 10
    Vivi Says:

    Vanessa, Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Watson and Mila<3

  11. 11
    what? Says:

    Miley Cyrus… an actress?!

  12. 12
    PAUL Says:

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

  13. 13
    TrashyJolie Says:

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

  14. 14
    TT Says:

    yay, Vanessa!

  15. 15
    telle Says:

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

  16. 16
    Dieter Says:

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

  17. 17
    Fan Here Says:

    im here for Vanessa and Mila

  18. 18
    Joboots Says:

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

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

  19. 19
    nani Says:

    Angelina should be the first one! She is amazing!

  20. 20
    nani Says:

    Yes, Angelina the first one!

  21. 21
    Joboots Says:

    @Dieter:

    Still stuck in 1997,eh Dieter????

  22. 22
    Selma Says:

    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!

  23. 23
    Evie Says:

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

  24. 24
    abbimorgan Says:

    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

  25. 25
    BarneyLegendary Says:

    @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!

  26. 26
    BarneyLegendary Says:

    * would be

  27. 27
    sonia Says:

    Kristen Stewart all the way!

  28. 28
    name Says:

    Anne Hathaway looks so stupid omg

  29. 29
    Dina Says:

    1- Trampire

  30. 30
    sensitive Says:

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

  31. 31
    Dove Says:

    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.

  32. 32
    Selma Says:

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

  33. 33
    Ftw Says:

    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.

  34. 34
    Holy Moly Says:

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

  35. 35
    Joan Says:

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

  36. 36
    LOL Says:

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

    Keep it up!

  37. 37
    Diane Says:

    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.

  38. 38
    Nessie Says:

    Anne Hathaway, my diva <3

  39. 39
    Deborah Says:

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

  40. 40
    Sofia Says:

    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?

  41. 41
    willanka Says:

    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.

  42. 42
    Heidi Bivens Says:

    @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

  43. 43
    Dieter Says:

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

  44. 44
    chrome Says:

    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

  45. 45
    Gethelp Says:

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

  46. 46
    Fefe Says:

    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

  47. 47
    bobbi Says:

    Jennifer Lawrence!!

  48. 48
    Chrome Says:

    @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!

  49. 49
    Tina Says:

    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!

  50. 50
    LooseLipz Says:

    Miss Piggy.

  51. 51
    creed Says:

    Sasquatch Lawrence is on here lol

  52. 52
    Fefe Says:

    @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

  53. 53
    dd Says:

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

  54. 54
    Ana. Says:

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

  55. 55
    um Says:

    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.

  56. 56
    elizabeth Says:

    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

  57. 57
    Sofia Says:

    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.

  58. 58
    michelle Says:

    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 .

  59. 59
    Sofia Says:

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

  60. 60
    Studio 54 Says:

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

    Happy New Year!!!

  61. 61
    Dirkstar Says:

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  62. 62
    @creed Says:

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

  63. 63
    Ana Says:

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

  64. 64
    ohohrich Says:

    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

  65. 65
    Dirkstar Says:

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  66. 66
    Dirkstar Says:

    Jolie is…
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    1, 2, 3 ,…..Jolie is 3

  67. 67
    Bec Says:

    Jolie FTW.

  68. 68
    Drogo Says:

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

  69. 69
    Simian Says:

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

  70. 70
    potel Says:

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

  71. 71
    oscar Says:

    @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.

  72. 72
    carrie Says:

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

  73. 73
    Richard P Says:

    Go Angie
    I love her

  74. 74
    nm Says:

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

  75. 75
    katie Says:

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

  76. 76
    Deano Says:

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

  77. 77
    denise Says:

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

  78. 78
    CboxTT Says:

    KRISTEN ♥ I Love You…

  79. 79
    mimignyc Says:

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

  80. 80
    Agatha Says:

    i love you angie!

  81. 81
    Angelina Jolie Says:

    Angelina Jolie is my forever fav!

  82. 82
    blue Says:

    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

  83. 83
    Sophia Says:

    Anne Hathaway as Cat woman wa my fav

  84. 84
    JustinWantsAFrontlaceWig Says:

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

  85. 85
    Ginger Says:

    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

  86. 86
    Vamp Says:

    Ninaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Vanessssssssssa! Well I’m satisfied.

  87. 87
    Sofia Says:

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

  88. 88
    Sean Says:

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

  89. 89
    notafan Says:

    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

  90. 90
    bochakuw Says:

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

  91. 91
    Maggie Siff Says:

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

  92. 92
    Natasha Says:

    YAy!! I Love Kristen Stewart!

  93. 93
    Dasha Says:

    Angie #1 ♥

  94. 94
    beta Says:

    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)

  95. 95
    dave Says:

    Amanda Seyfried <3 ???

  96. 96
    aquarius64 Says:

    @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.

  97. 97
    um Says:

    @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.

  98. 98
    Sarah Says:

    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

  99. 99
    beta Says:

    @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

  100. 100
    yep Says:

    love JEN!

  101. 101
    oscar Says:

    @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.

  102. 102
    sabrina Says:

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

  103. 103
    macy Says:

    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.

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    Dirkstar Says:

    And why is Drew Barrymore not on that list?
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    She got her beautiful baby Olive.
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    Drew is my No. 4 ! ! ! !

  105. 105
    Ugonna Wosu Says:

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

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    Dirkstar Says:

    Charlize Theron is No. 5
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    Halle Berry is No. 6
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    Emma Watson is No. 7
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    And Kristen Stewart??….No. 20 coz´ of her affair with Rupert, hihi !

  107. 107
    Dirkstar Says:

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  108. 108
    HazelLove Says:

    Selena Gomez is not on the list…Why??

  109. 109
    Lisa Says:

    Jen An!! :) yay :)

  110. 110
    geraldine Says:

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

  111. 111
    geraldine Says:

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

  112. 112
    Angi Says:

    @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.

  113. 113
    dawn Says:

    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

  114. 114
    John Says:

    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.

  115. 115
    Viviana Says:

    Love Aishwarya Rai, queen of Bollywood.
    Brasil.

  116. 116
    Viviana Says:

    Love Aishwarya Rai, queen of Bollywood.
    Brasil.

  117. 117
    Viviana Says:

    Love Aishwarya Rai, queen of Bollywood.
    Brasil

  118. 118
    K Says:

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

  119. 119
    dan Says:

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

  120. 120
    Cyn Says:

    Love Kristen stewart! She is gorgeous

  121. 121
    duleeka Says:

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

  122. 122
    janith Says:

    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

  123. 123
    awesome Says:

    love you Aishwarya!! <3

  124. 124
    Des123 Says:

    @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!

  125. 125
    Sofia Says:

    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”

  126. 126
    Pratibaba Says:

    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.

  127. 127
    alex Says:

    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!

  128. 128
    jana Says:

    MERYL STREEP, she is the greatest!!

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