Victor Hugo, author of Les Misérables, once said, “When a woman is talking to you, listen to what she says with her eyes.” The eyes have been described variously as being the windows of the heart, the soul and the mind. They allow us to see what we desire or wish to escape but more importantly, they are signals to others. They tell others that we want them or that we desire them. They show our emotions, when we are angry or sad. They say we don’t understand, that we can believe the truth or that we have picked out your lie. With such a range to them it’s no wonder that we find the most beautiful eyes in the world in Hollywood.
Eyes can speak volumes without uttering a word. Is it any wonder that we often look for the most beautiful eyes around us? Beautiful eyes abound in this world of ours yet for me to say the server in that coffee shop in Manhattan or the girl in the market stalls in Morocco would be imprudent. While their eyes might well be the most beautiful in the world, only a handful of people have seen them.
Therefore, this list will contain the famous. The eyes we have all seen and wanted to be seen by. A list of the most beautiful eyes should be the eyes seen by millions upon millions. But how to create such a list? Should it be the color, the shape or the message they convey? The truth is, the most beautiful eyes in the world will have all of those qualities and more. So with the criteria set, let us look at the most beautiful eyes the world has ever seen.
#10 – Bette Davis
The only eyes on our list that have had a song written about them. Bette Davis knew how to use her eyes, and how to use them well. I was once said of her that she had a “magic quality that transformed this sometimes bland and not beautiful little girl into a great artist”. That magic made its appearance in her eyes. Her eyes could be described as “down-turned”, allowing them to be both innocent and desirable at the same time. Her most noted movies were Jezebel, The Little Foxes and All About Eve.
#9 – Lynda Carter
Lynda Carter used her beautiful ocean-blue eyes to gain the titles of Miss Phoenix, Miss Arizona and Miss World before arriving in Hollywood. Her English and Mexican backgrounds combined perfectly and allowed the five feet nine inch actress to land the role she will be remembered for always, Wonder Woman. Often times in the series the famous “twinkle” would appear in her eyes, a testament to the feature that earner this wonder of a woman her place in the most beautiful eyes in the world.
#8 – Lucy Lawless
Another woman warrior fills this spot. Lucy Lawless, an New Zealand actress and singer offers the list her sky-blue eyes. Forever known as Xena the Warrior Princess, Lucy also lent those beautiful eyes to the role of Lucretia in the Spartacus series on Starz. This actress is also a spirited eco-warrior, fighting alongside Greenpeace in keeping greenhouse gasses and mining in check. The blue eyes also show compassion as she sits on the board of trustees for The Starship Foundation, a children’s health care facility.
#7 – Kristen Stewart
Kristen Stewart has received suspect reviews for her acting. While a good many feel she has the talent of a tree, none can deny the beauty of her moss-green eyes. As Bella in the Twilight series, she had to mask that beautiful shade of green with brown contact lenses. Thankfully, they were allowed to shine brightly once more as Snow White in the film Snow White and the Huntsman.
#6 – Steve McQueen
These ice-blue eyes belong to a man and helped him gain the title of “King of Cool.” Steve McQueen, actor, director and almost professional racecar driver burst onto the scene in the fifties. Most often, his baby-blues would portray the inner turmoil his character was living. In movies like Bullitt and the Great Escape, they showed the cool, calm demeanor that would make him one of the most remembered actors of all time.
#5 – Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor had the distinction of being one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood. A large part was due to the most beautiful eyes ever created, her striking violet eyes. The timeless beauty of her eyes is best shown in her role as Cleopatra. People who knew her knew that the rare color of her eyes was enhanced by an even rarer mutation called distichiasis, double eyelashes. This combination gave Ms. Taylor the distinction of what may well be the most beautiful eyes in the world.
#4 –Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie, humanitarian, actress and director. Her upcoming film “Maleficent” in which she portrays the Sleeping Beauty villainess is the perfect vehicle for such fairy-tale eyes as hers. Having one of the most beautiful eyes in the world allows this actress to pick and choose her roles. Her blue-gray eyes set in their almond shape are the stuff of legends in Hollywood.
#3 – Mila Kunis
Russian born Mila Kunis lights up the stage with her eyes. The Oz star has heterochromia, two different eye colors. One is a soft brown while the other is a hazel-green color. Such a condition is not too frequently found in people but other notables with it include Kate Bosworth, Robert Downey Jr. and Kiefer Sutherland. The raven-haired beauty with the exotic eyes can be seen in Jupiter Ascending in the summer of 2014.
#2 – Eva Mendes
Making the sultry look seemingly effortless, actress Eva Mendes shows her brown eyes can certainly make the list. Her Cuban heritage brings a taste of the tropical allure and her eyes are the high point of that look. She has been voted in the top-ten lists of such magazines as Maxim and People for her beauty. Her breathtaking eyes lit up the screen in movies like Training Day, Hitch and Ghost Rider.
#1 – Your Loved Ones
The number one slot can only go to one person. No other eyes in the world can match them for beauty, grace, charm or elegance. Who could own such eyes? Well, they belong to the person who looks at you every day with love. Be it your mother, your wife or husband or your child, no other eyes could ever elicit so many emotions within a person. The most beautiful eyes in the world are the ones that think you’re the most beautiful person on earth.
Eyes come in a multitude of shades of greens, blues, browns and so on. They arrive in a multitude of shapes. They can be almond or round, close-set and deep-set, hooded and down-turned. They can warm a heart or incite a sexual inferno by something as simple as a wink. They can direct feelings and emotions by a soulful gaze or a single shedding tear.
Eyes are the windows of the soul. No doubt about that. They reflect what lies within as well as what they see without. That is what truly makes the most beautiful eyes in the world.