12. NATALIE PORTMAN
Besides getting engaged and having a baby boy, what else has Natalie Portman been up to this year? Oh, right, she won an Oscar for playing a ballet dancer who had a sex dream with Mila Kunis, thus fulfilling one of our many fantasies, in Black Swan. She also starred in the surprisingly tolerable rom-com, No Strings Attached, the comparably forgettable drama The Other Woman, rocked a teeny bikini in the James Franco/Danny McBride romp through Medieval Times Your Highness.
After winning a golden statue for a presitigious flick, it's understandable why Portman would sign on to Your Highness and this summer's mega-blockbuster Thor: Every serious A-list actress needs to be in at least one film more people than just the smaller arthouse crowd will actually pay to see.