69. Marion Cotillard
Biggest accomplishment this year: Co-starring in two films, The Immigrant and Blood Ties, that premiered earlier this month at the Cannes Film Festival
This Academy Award-winning favorite of Christopher Nolan has become a huge star, and this year added a unique award to her already formidable collection: Harvard's Hasty Pudding Theatricals' Woman of the Year. She also appeared in David Bowie's controversial music video "The Next Day," in which she dances with a priest played by Gary Oldman and promptly suffers fro, stigmata wounds on her hands that spray blood on everyone. It's weird. Later this year, the French actress will appear in two eagerly anticipated movies, The Immigrant (with Joaquin Phoenix and Jeremy Renner) and Blood Ties (with Clive Owen, Billy Crudup, Zoe Saldana and Mila Kunis).