This former Miss World with the captivating blue-green eyes has captured the hearts and imagination of millions of male admirers in her native India. Aishwarya Rai may not be well known outside of Asia, but we think it's only a matter of time (and perhaps a role in a Western film) before India's jewel becomes the whole world's darling.
Aishwarya was crowned Miss World in 1994. She had previously done some modeling, and became well known in India after appearing in an ad for Pepsi. Since winning the Miss World title, she has become one of the most popular stars of India's huge film industry known as Bollywood.