The 20 Best Celebrity Smiles

These Hollywood stars rock seriously high-wattage grins.

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Halle Berry

She may have toughened up her appearance for her Academy Award-winning role in 2001’s Monster’s Ball, but in real life, Halle Berry can never hide her charming, effervescent smile. (Just ask Adrien Brody, who couldn’t resist planting a celebratory smooch on Berry when she presented him with an Oscar statue in 2003.)

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Christie Brinkley

Divorces, accidents, tabloid drama. Christie Brinkley has survived it all, and her megawatt grin in still intact. And why not? The 57-year-old recently debuted as Roxie Hart in the Broadway musical Chicago.

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Julianna Margulies

As Alicia Florrick on The Good Wife, Julianna Margulies might not have much reason to be mirthful, but in real life, her triumphant TV comeback has her grinning from ear to ear.

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Julia Roberts

Will any smile ever surpass the Pretty Woman's luminous grin? Julia Roberts practically invented the role of romantic comedy leading lady, and the Larry Crowne actress owes much of her appeal to her multi-million dollar smile.

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Patricia Clarkson

We loved her in Saturday Night Live’s “Motherlover” digital short, but what makes Patricia Clarkson such a convincing cougar is her classic, playful (and sexy!) smile.

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Diane Lane

By landing an Emmy nomination for her portrayal of Pat Loud in HBO’s Cinema Verite, Diane Lane has proven that she and her radiant smile only get better, even after 46 years and 53 acting credits.

Lucy Liu

Sure, Lucy Liu plays tough gal roles (see: Kill Bill or Charlie’s Angels) but that just makes her lovely grin seem all the more refreshing.

Gwyneth Paltrow

OK, so this Oscar winner and cookbook author is known for, well, not smiling much. But when Gwyneth Paltrow does treat us to a grin, she absolutely glows. Maybe her recent comic turns (guesting on Glee and dueting with Cee Lo Green and The Muppets during The Grammys) will loosen Paltrow up.

Tyra Banks

This beauty has every reason to smile. Not only does her company, Bankable Productions, produce America’s Next Top Model (which Banks hosts), the former supermodel snagged an Emmy for her work on her eponymous talk show. Her first novel, Modelland, is slated to released this fall and she also attends Harvard Business School. Fierce!


Laura Linney

Though this More cover girl plays a character dealing with cancer on Showtime’s The Big C, in real life she rocks a sunny smile. “I feel like I’m getting better looking as I get older,” she says. We agree!

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Meryl Streep

What’s better: Meryl’s golden grin or the way she makes us smile with her roles in films like It’s Complicated, Julia & Julia, and Mamma Mia! Next up: a more serious turn as former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady.

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Jennifer Lopez

American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez has a smile that perfectly matches her  persona—it’s sophisticated, sexy and always polished.

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Diane Keaton

Diane Keaton made us smile as the free-spirited title character in Annie Hall. But her friend Martin Short says it’s no act; Keaton’s normal mode is happy-go-lucky. “Her laugh is contagious and generous, her take on life and how it should be lived—you’re envious of it and want to emulate it,” he says.

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Angelina Jolie

When it comes to dazzling smiles, Angelina Jolie has little competition. Her famously luscious lips have inspired countless makeup brands to market “lip-plumping” products to women who want to re-create Jolie's perfect pout.

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Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson won our hearts playing Queenie in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and we’ve been hooked by her radiant smile ever since. She’ll soon grace the screen again in the sports drama From the Rough, playing the first woman to coach a college men’s golf team.

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Bridget Moynahan

Bridget Moynahan began turning heads on the covers of Glamour and Vogue in the 1990s. The More cover girl later turned her modeling stint into a successful acting career, bringing her wide smile along with her.

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Sofia Vergara

This lovely Latina, currently starring in ABC’s Modern Family, had better practice flashing those pearly whites—she was recently named the new face of CoverGirl Cosmetics.

Jennifer Garner

With dimples that deep, it’s no wonder Jennifer Garner was cast as a 13-year-old stuck in a 30-year-old’s body in 2004’s 13 Going on 30. Her smile emits bubbly innocence, which provides a delightful juxtaposition to her sometimes tough-as-nails characters.

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Ellen DeGeneres

She's happily married (to Aussie beauty Portia de Rossi), a CoverGirl model and has one of the funniest talk shows on television. No wonder Ellen DeGeneres keeps grinning!

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Catherine Zeta Jones

After taking a brief hiatus, the seemingly ageless star will bring her exotic smile back to the silver screen with three films scheduled for release in 2012.


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First Published Wed, 2011-07-27 14:47

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