Occupation: Model, actress
Biggest accomplishment this year: Starring in Oblivion opposite Tom Cruise
This Ukrainian star has put in a lot of work over the last few years, achieving global fame after appearing in the James Bond film Quantum of Solace and most recently starring alongside Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman in Oblivion. She's also scheduled to appear alongside Pierce Brosnan in the spy thriller November Man, which should be hitting the big screen sometime next year. Of course, Kurylenko is probably just trying to build up the juice so we can finally see Empires of the Deep, a classic man-and-mermaid love story set against the backdrop of a war between oceanic mermaid tribes that despite its $130 million budget has yet to find a company willing to distribute it. Think The Little Mermaid crossed with Avatar, only with the worst special effects imaginable.