The “Independent Critics” List….. 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2012

December 21, 2012 |  by  |  beauty, celebrities, faces

TC Candler presents The 23rd Annual Independent Critics List of the 100 Most Beautiful Faces 2012, which has been published in various formats every year since 1990… and in recent years has been seen by over 30 million unique visitors from around the world.

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Unlike many other annual publications, The Independent Critics List is not a popularity contest. It is not about the sexiest or the most famous. Rather, it aims to be a very international list and one that is inclusive of many cultures, lifestyles, professions and degrees of fame. The Independent Critics List intends to inform public opinion rather than reflect it. This list searches far and wide, listening to the millions of suggestions submitted every year, and tries to put together a list representative of the modern ideal of beauty. Aesthetic perfection is only one of the criteria. Grace, elegance, class, poise, joy, promise, hope… they are all embodied in a beautiful face.

Over 25 countries are represented on the 20121 list. That number seems to go up every year as the list grows and expands. Feel free to comment below with your suggestions or opinions. Originality is most welcome! For example, as much as you may like her, there is really no need to mention Angelina Jolie (who was on the list from 1999 to 2003). Of course, lists are very subjective… you will disagree with some of the choices, but perhaps you will find a new favorite. Every year, this list is populated by some legendary beauties who never seem to fade, but it is also replenished with the freshest and most promising talent from around the world. A mix of new and nostalgia… as Don Draper (Mad Men) once conveyed, “one creates an itch, the other creates a bond.”

The 2012 Most Beautiful Faces List…

100 – Scarlett Johansson
99 – Barbara Meier
98 – Danielle Campbell
97 – Carmen Ejogo
96 – Doutzen Kroes
95 – Jessica Chastain
94 – Gianna Jun
93 – Krysten Ritter
92 – Maite Perroni
91 – Sophia Bush
90 – Alessandra Mastronardi
89 – Barbie Hsu
88 – Melanie Laurent
87 – Sanaa Lathan
86 – Katharine McPhee
85 – Gabriela Marcinkova
84 – Ludivine Sagnier
83 – Lena Katina
82 – Xun Zhou
81 – Frida Gustavsson
80 – Jenny Skavlan
79 – Renee Olstead
78 – Ariana Grande
77 – Elizabeth Loaiza
76 – Leighton Meester
75 – Natalie Tran
74 – Zsuzsanna Jakabos
73 – Priyanka Chopra
72 – Rose Byrne
71 – Candice Swanepoel
70 – Kelly Rowland
69 – Cintia Dicker
68 – Whitney Able
67 – Go Ara
66 – Kaya Scodelario
65 – Kate Winslet
64 – Juno Temple
63 – Monica Bellucci
62 – Freida Pinto
61 – Giusy Buscemi
60 – Stana Katic
59 – Rachel Weisz
58 – Nam Gyu-Ri
57 – Blake Lively
56 – Karen Gillan
55 – Meagan Good
54 – Meisa Kuroki
53 – Emma Roberts
52 – Sarah Gadon
51 – Elizabeth Olsen
50 – Im Yoona
49 – Nicola Roberts
48 – Gina Carano
47 – Gaite Jansen
46 – Yuliya Snigir
45 – Louise Bourgoin
44 – Dada Chan
43 – Keira Knightley
42 – Kim Taeyeon
41 – Edita Vilkeviciute
40 – Amanda Seyfried
39 – Shannon Kane
38 – Lena Gercke
37 – Felicity Jones
36 – Imogen Poots
35 – Christina Hendricks
34 – Elsa Pataki
33 – Song Hye Kyo
32 – Carice Van Houten
31 – India Eisley
30 – Natalie Portman
29 – Olivia Wilde
28 – Kate Beckinsale
27 – Selena Gomez
26 – Alison Brie
25 – Nozomi Sasaki
24 – Kylie Bunbury
23 – Emma Stone
22 – Zhu Zhu
21 – Emily Browning
20 – Mila Kunis
19 – IU
18 – Jennifer Lawrence
17 – Carey Mulligan
16 – Amber Heard
15 – Tamsin Egerton
14 – Rihanna
13 – Kate Upton
12 – Mirei Kiritani
11 – Lily Collins
10 – Lana Del Rey
9 – Camilla Belle
8 – Kerry Washington
6 – Jessica Brown Findlay
5 – Jessica Jung
4 – Chloe Moretz
3 – Alexandra Daddario
2 – Marion Cotillard
1 – Emilia Clarke


  1. Jane oineza one of the most beautiful faces in the philippines

  2. Dzień dobry,
    bardzo ciekawe miejsce, napewno chętnie odwiedze Cię tu nie raz, bardzo ciekawie piszesz twojego bloga – jest faktycznie dużo udany

  3. Dzień dobry,
    bardzo oryginalne miejsce, napewno chętnie odwiedze Cię tu nie raz, bardzo ciekawie piszesz twojego bloga – jest niewątpliwie bardzo dobrzy

  4. Felicidades •-•)/ ^~^ IU, yoona , Nana ^~^

  5. Nana unnie *—*)/ annyong ^^

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  9. Jessica Jung (5) deserves the rank. She’s indeed beautiful. And also a good vocalist. :3 I wish Sooyoung can make it to the list. She really have a natural beauty. :))

  10. Jessica jung is beautiful she can reach the first place!! she is the most beautiful, she is like a doll please this year i want thet Jessica Jung can win!!!

  11. If you are talking natural beauty then those who have had surgery done or who look bad without makeup should be taken out. Speaking of makeup, no offense to Im Yoona, she is beautiful, but in comparison to the other members like SooYoung or Tiffany who look the same even without makeup then I think she should be replaced by these.

  12. VICTORIA SONG of korean girl group F(X)!!!!! from china/korea
    Ah i really like her face. coz in my own opinion natural face is still the best unlike those who had plastic surgery.

  13. Jessica is beautiful!!

  14. i hope Chloe Grace Moretz will get number 1 when she hits her 18 :)

  15. Son Na-eun from APink!!!

  16. Go Ara should rank higher!!

  17. Hope this year all members of Girls’ Generation make it to the list~~~~ <3

  18. Anna Octarina – Indonesia
    Choi Sooyoung – Korea
    Victoria Song / Song Qian – China/Korea
    Krystal Jung – Korea
    Febby Rastanty – Indonesia
    Jamie Chung – US/Korea
    Cinta Laura-Indonesia/Germany
    Sandara Park – Philipines/Korea
    PLeeease :)

  19. and luna maya from indonesia!!

  20. I suggest, Song ji hyo, Choi sooyoung, and Han
    ga in! Song ji hyo, she has natural beauty and also smart. Choi soo young, ohh hy god! She’s the most georgeous girl! And Han ga in, she has natural beauty and fresh! Just start googling them!

  21. I kindly suggest you for 2013. You will never regret for putting them in:

    1. Jessica Jung
    2. Tiffany Hwang
    3. Krystal Jung
    4. Kwon Yuri
    5. Choi Sulli

    Thanks :D But I think Jessica Jung is a big MUST. She is deadly Gorgeous ^^

  22. Im Yoona of SNSD, Jessica Jung of SNSD, Krystal Jung of F(X), Sulli of F(x), Cho Hyun Young of Rainbow, Kang Min Kyung of Davichi, Nam Gyu Ri of Seeya, Liu Yi Fei, Go Ara, Oh Seung Ah of Rainbow should be in here and rank high in this ranking….. they are all pretty, gorgeous, elegant, lovely and cute at same time and also simple ….

  23. Tiffany (SNSD) & Sandarapark


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