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Famous Smiles

Did you know smiling can boost your health?

Smiling elevates your mood and reduces stress. If you smile while completing a stressful task, your heart rate returns to normal faster than those who don’t smile.

Physiologically, it improves your immune system and lowers your blood pressure. Smiling tells the emotional centers of your brain everything is good. So put on a smiling face.

Our facial expressions communicate more than the words we speak. Your smile leaves a lasting impression, as it is the first thing people see. It can also be your most memorable feature.

Here are some of the most recognizable famous smiles.

The Mona Lisa

The most famous smile in the world is Leonardo DaVinci’s masterpiece painting, the Mona Lisa. For over 500 years people have been fascinated with her grin, it has been described as shy, sly, witty, eerie, sensual, and mysterious.

The Cheshire Cat

The Cheshire Cat’s mischievous grin makes him one of the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carrol’s novel Adventures in Wonderland and Disney’s Alice in Wonderland adaptation.

Julia Roberts

Hollywood’s most famous smile belongs to award-winning actress Julia Roberts. Her most popular movies are Pretty Woman, Steel Magnolias, Erin Brockovich, Mystic Pizza, and Eat Pray Love. People magazine has named her the most beautiful woman in the world five times.

Will Smith

Award-winning actor and rapper, Will Smith’s broad smile makes him one of the most likeable performers. He starred in the 90s television sitcom, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air; it is still popular today. His freshman role in this series catapulted his acting career. In 2007, he was named “the most powerful actor in Hollywood” by Newsweek.

Photo by Daniel Lincoln

The Joker

Jack Nicholson, Heath Ledger, Cesar Romero, Jared Leto, and Joaquin Phoenix have all played this grinning Batman supervillain. The Joker debuted in D.C. Comics in 1940 and is one of the most iconic comic book characters. In 2019, a Joker origin story led the Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and a Best Actor win for Phoenix.

Kerry Washington

It’s not a scandal, Kerry Washington has a memorable smile. She is a talented actress, producer, and director who has received numerous awards, and was named one of Time magazine’s most influential people.

Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson

Whether slamming his opponent to the mat in the WWE, chasing criminals in Fast and Furious, running through the jungle in Jumanji, or singing with his youngest daughter on Instagram, his radiant smile is captivating.

Chris Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth lights up the screen with his charming smile. This Australian actor is best known for playing Thor in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe.

Let us know in the comments. Which famous person has the most memorable smile?

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