Roll Call: Sexy Celebs With The Best Booties In Hollywood
In case you haven't noticed, the derrière is having something of a cultural moment in Hollywood. Everywhere you look -- in fashion, film, music, and more -- the focus is on that good ol' behind.
We're not complaining, but we do play favorites. Here are some of the sexiest women in Hollywood with the buns to prove it. Click through to find out our controversial number-one pick and some extra surprises along the way.
The Only Time I'm On The Net Is To Google...
One of the best butts you'll ever lay eyes on definitely belongs to Nicki Minaj. She totally reclaimed the big-girl-booty pride with her hit "Anaconda," which itself samples the classic '90s ode to the female behind: Sir Mix-A-Lot's "Baby Got Back." Drake's reaction in the music video says it all.
Kim K, Breaking The Internet Again
Kim Kardashian's butt is never far from the tabloid covers. But when she posed for that Winter 2014 issue of Paper that promised to "break the Internet"... well, we're still here. From Kim's Twitter: "And they say I didn't have a talent … try balancing a champagne glass on your a** LOL."
The Original Jenny From The Block
Jennifer Lopez, J-Lo, whatever you like to call her -- you can't deny that she's the original queen of rotund rear love in Hollywood. Times have definitely changed: Her controversial dress from the 2000 Grammy Awards seems almost tame now! Click through to slide #8 for another rich Latina throwback.
Is Amber Rose's Body Even Real?
No matter what this 33-year-old model/actress/rapper is wearing, you can bet that it's going to show off her incredible hourglass figure. Some (like her ex, Wiz Khalifa) have accused her of having implants, but she always denies it, insisting that she's all-natural from head to toe.
I Don't Think You're Ready For This Jelly...
All hail Queen Beyonce. From the looks to the voice, is there anything she really can't do? She is, after all, both #flawless and bootylicious -- and she knows it. Her stage outfits are always cut high enough on the leg to get a little cheeky, and she can certainly shake a tail feather.
Keeping Up With Blac Chyna, Too
With her exaggerated personality and posterior, Blac Chyna definitely fits right in with the Kardashian clan. Like her BFF Amber Rose, there are a lot of rumors that she's gotten the help of some plastic enhancements. But like #14 on our list, her savvy business skills are what keeps her on our radar as much as her looks.
Bad Gal RiRi Comes Up From Behind
The resurgence of the big-butt trend has definitely been a boon for Rihanna. When the Barbados-born singer first hit the mainstream, she was pressured to lose a lot of weight and have a stick-thin figure. Now that curves are cool again, she's taking the opportunity to shake what her mama gave her.
These Hips Are Still Speaking Truths
One of the best-selling songs of the 21st century so far is "Hips Don't Lie," and Shakira's body has been speaking its truths ever since. Even though you might not have heard her on the American radio lately, she still has a huge hit in practically every Spanish-speaking country around the globe right now with "La Bicicleta," a track she recorded with Carlos Vives. Coming up on the next slide -- another beautiful woman from her same hometown of Barranquilla, Colombia!
Sofia Vergara Says "Eyes Down Here"
The acclaimed Modern Family star once lamented to Howard Stern on the radio that men paid too much attention to her breasts, and not enough attention to her fantastic behind. "I think it's been underestimated," she said. "My a** is really good!" We'll agree with you there, Sofia.
Ciara And Her 'Goodies'
Ciara's full name is Ciara Princess Harris, and we'll willingly bow down before this royal beauty. She was also dubbed "The Princess of Crunk&B" after the release of her debut single, "Goodies." She has a child with the rapper Future, but is now married to Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.
Eva Mendes Is The Envy Of Women Everywhere
Actress Eva Mendes is American-born but of Cuban descent (like another entry on our list!). She got her start with small acting roles and music video appearances, including Will Smith's "Miami." Now, she's also known as the envy of every other woman on the planet thanks to her beau, Ryan Gosling.
We're Just Getting To Know Emily Ratajkowski
This 25-year-old model gained a lot of attention after appearing in the 2013 music video for Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" in the (almost) buff. Since then, she's also posed for two Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues, acted opposite Ben Affleck in Gone Girl, and advocated for Planned Parenthood.
Hot Mama Chrissy Teigen
Chrissy Teigen's exotic beauty stems from her unique heritage: Her father is Norwegian and her mother is Thai. With a long and lucrative modeling career to her name, she and husband John Legend just recently celebrated their daughter's first birthday. We've got to say: Mom is still looking as good as ever.
Classic Hollywood Still Shines With GOOP
Even though there are a lot of curvier women on this list, Gwyneth Paltrow will always win a spot on best bods countdowns, even when it comes to her tiny tush. Known for her super-healthy lifestyle brand as much as her acting these days, it's no wonder this 44-year-old still looks young. As the next two slides show, blondes still get to have plenty of fun.
A What Kind Of Booty, Ms. Lively?
Actress Blake Lively drew some heated criticism last year when she captioned a red carpet picture of herself on Instagram with "L.A. face with an Oakland booty" -- a nod again to Sir Mix-A-Lot's "Baby Got Back." The rapper defended her, saying: "I don’t think she’d wear that dress if she thought that booty is horrible -- and to me, it ain’t horrible."
We'd Go To Bat For Kate Upton
The 24-year-old model must have really made a splash with the editors of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition -- she's been featured on the cover three times. She's currently engaged to her long-time boyfriend, Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander (even though her favorite team is the Yankees).
Fine At Any Size: Jennifer Hudson
We've always known that Jennifer Hudson was something special, from the first moment she appeared to audition on American Idol. Ever since she lost 80 pounds and became a spokeswoman with Weight Watchers, though, we literally can't take our eyes (or ears) off of her. As far as singers go, she's up there with the best.
Jessica Alba Can Kick Butt
No one rocks the yoga pants look better than Jessica Alba. But let's face it: if you're going to play the role of a genetically enhanced super-soldier on a series like Dark Angel, you're going to need a spectacularly muscular butt -- so that you can kick other butts, of course.
She Put The Super In Supermodel
For a supermodel, Tyra Banks is all about loving her curves. "I was at the height of my success when I was at my biggest," she once reflected to US Weekly. "So then I go, 'Why am I shedding weight for press when, like, I told the world to kiss my fat a** and had Emmys and Top Model was at its peak and I was on Time magazine's top influential people two times in a row -- all with a big ass!'"
Salma Hayek Is All Sass And Spunk
This Mexican-American beauty first floored us with her powerful portrayal of the painter Frida Kahlo in Frida. But since then, she's had a diverse career with plenty of sass. Her most recent film, How to Be a Latin Lover, sounds like a course we wish she'd teach.
Serena Williams: Anyone For Tennis?
We could have an entire list devoted to the behinds of sexy female athletes, too -- but Serena Williams really stands out (in a good way, of course). Her star power is unmatched on or off the court, and with a baby on the way, she'll only get more voluptuous than ever before.
Jennifer Lawrence Is Always Catching Fire
J-Law has that girl-next-door charm -- so much so that sometimes it's hard to forget that she's one of her generation's best and most beautiful actresses. She was also a victim of iCloud celebrity nude photos leak back in 2014, but we only need to see her like this to recognize the bountiful behind she's got on her.
Gettin' Nerdy With Rosario Dawson
What makes this frequent Marvel actress extra sexy is that she's a certified comic book nerd herself. In fact, she's even written her own miniseries, Occult Crimes Taskforce. She's also a self-professed Trekkie and can speak Klingon. Oh, right, and she's an incredible actress and singer, too.
You're Making Us Scarlett In The Face
If we had to choose just one Hollywood sex symbol of the 21st century, it might have to be Scarlett Johansson. From Lost in Translation to playing Black Widow in the MCU, this leading lady looks good just about anywhere, anytime. That cyborg supersoldier bodysuit she wears in Ghost in the Shell, though? It might be our favorite.
What A Girl Wants: Christina Aguilera
What can we say about X-Tina that hasn't already been said since her 19-year-old debut with "Genie In A Bottle"? Now 36, the mother of two is still killing it on the stage. "If I want to be sexual, it's for my own appreciation and enjoyment!" she's said. We frankly don't mind, either.