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Top 50 Hottest Jewish Women of 2014 (30-21)

Join Shalom Life in celebrating the 50 most talented, intelligent, funny, and beautiful Jewish women of the year.

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: December 19th, 2014 in Culture » Society » News

Top 50 Hottest Jewish Women of 2014 (30-21)

Welcome to Shalom Life’s 3rd annual JILF list.

We understand that beauty is oft times indescribable, inexpressible, and ineffable, and always in the eye of the beholder. Some people focus entirely on physical attractiveness, while others delve a little deeper, finding attraction in intellect, talent, personality, and a certain “je ne sais quoi”.

Therefore, selecting 50 women that perfectly encapsulate all that is considered beautiful might seem like a daunting challenge. Fortunately, there are countless Jewish women that fit the description, making it nearly impossible to narrow it down, but after a lot of consideration, we think we nailed it… for a third year in a row.

Allow us to present the 50 Hottest Jewish Women of 2014! Check back in every day as we unveil 10 at a time, and come back next week as we reveal the To 50 Hottest Jewish Men of 2014.

#30-21 on the JILF list are below. Did you miss #50-41 and #40-31?

30. EVAN RACHEL WOOD

Age: 27

Hometown: Raleigh, North Carolina

Known for: Thirteen, Across The Universe, The Wrestler

Why she's a JILF: Evan does not have any Jewish blood, so to speak, but describes herself as Jewish. Her father is Christian and her mother is a Jewish convert. Evan began acting at the age of 7 in several made-for-television films and as an occasional guest star on American Gothic. She started to land small film roles, but didn’t breakthrough in Hollywood until cast in 2003’s Thirteen alongside Nikki Reed. Wood is known for her edgy look, style, and personality and shocked media when she announced her engagement to shock rocker Marilyn Manson. But that was many years ago. Evan has since married Jamie Bell with whom she has a child, and has starred in countless hits including The Idea of March, The Wrestler, and The Conspirator. Check out Evan next in Strange Magic and Into the Forest.

29. KATE HUDSON

Age: 35

Hometown: Los Angeles, California

Known for: How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Almost Famous, Glee

Why she's a JILF: Kate is the daughter of actors Goldie Hawn and Bill Hudson, but she considers Kurt Russell to be her father since her parents divorced shortly after she was born. Often compared to her mother, Kate has starred in numerous comedic films, often as a quick-witted, gregarious, blonde bombshell. Her breakthrough role was in 2000’s Almost Famous playing the role of Penny Lane. She has since starred in over a dozen films, guest-starred on FOX’s Glee as Cassandra July, Rachel Berry’s (Lea Michele) dance teacher at the New York Academy of the Dramatic Arts, and has a few more projects lined up for next year including Rock the Kasbah.

28. RASHIDA JONES

Age: 38

Hometown: Los Angeles, California

Known for: I Love You Man, Parks and Recreation, Celeste and Jesse Forever

Why she's a JILF: Rashida is the daughter of the famed Quincy Jones and Peggy Lipton. Although daddy was Christian, her mother was Jewish, so Rashida attended Hebrew school as a child. Rashida was considered a child prodigy of sorts. From a very young age, she was an avid reader, played classical piano, and orchestrated music. Immediately after graduating from Harvard, she landed an acting role in a mini-series called The Last Don. Rashida has been acting consistently since, with roles in many popular TV shows and films including The Office, Parks and Recreation, I Love You Man, The Muppets, and The Social Network. If you missed Celeste and Jesse Forever (in which Rashida co-wrote the script) with Andy Samberg a couple summers ago, we suggest you promptly correct that mistake. She also recently landed a writing gig on the upcoming Toy Story 4.

27. ALISON BRIE

Age: 31

Hometown: Hollywood, California

Known for: Mad Men, Community, The Lego Movie

Why she's a JILF: Alison was raised in Hollywood by divorced parents, a father who attended a “Christian-Hindu hybrid church” and Jewish mother. Alison’s mom “would always make sure we knew we were Jewish,” and in fact, Alison began acting onstage at the Southern California Jewish Community Center. After graduating from the California Institute of the Arts, Alison pursued a professional acting career. Before landing her first TV gig as a minor role on Hannah Montana, Alison worked as a clown at birthday parties, which helped to perfect facial expressions and comedic timing. The world starting noticing Alison as Trudy Campbell on AMC’s Mad Men, but she didn’t attain the insane fan base she currently boasts until snagging the role of Annie on Community. Earlier this year, she voiced Unikitty in The Lego Movie and can next be seen in Get Hard and Sleeping With Other People.

26. LIZZY CAPLAN

Age: 32

Hometown: Los Angeles, California

Known for: Mean Girls, True Blood, Masters of Sex, The Interview

Why she's a JILF: Lizzy was raised in a Reform Jewish family in Los Angeles. Her first passion was music, initially planning to pursue a career in piano, but later switched her focus to acting. Lizzy got her TV debut on Judd Apatow’s Freaks and Geeks playing Jason Segel’s girlfriend. Lizzy gained more attention in 2004 when she starred in the cult-hit, Mean Girls, as the alternative-styled Janis Ian. Lizzy went on to star in Cloverfield, My Best Friend’s Girl (with Kate Hudson), and The Pitts. You might also remember Lizzy as Jason’s girlfriend on True Blood or the druggie comedienne on Party Down. Lizzy currently stars on the Showtime hit Masters of Sex as sex researcher, Virginia Johnson and Sony’s controversial comedy, The Interview, which you may never get the chance to see.

Check out #25-21 on the next page!

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