It came as what can only be described as a moment of complete and utter sweet happiness this week when I discovered that Chris Evans, The Avengers Assemble and Fantastic Four star, was of Irish decent. Victory! At last we can prove to the world that we are not a nation of gingers, pale skin and one too many freckles. Unsurprisingly this new found knowledge has culminated in a list containing the ten hottest Irish celebrities (and believe me, I use “celebrities” as a very loose term) who inhabit this beautiful island with their very own universal beauty.
5) Rosanna Davison
Daughter of legendary singer Chris de Burgh, Rosanna shot to fame in 2003 when she became the first Irish woman ever to win the Miss World competition in Sanya, China. Since her famous victory she likes to spend her time doing various photo-calls with boyfriend Wesley Quirke and has adopted her fathers last name in a bid to crack the modelling scene in the U.K. She also does charity work for several animal charities in Ireland. Either way she comes in at number 5 in our countdown.
4) Sarah Morrissey
Since being crowned Miss Ireland in 2006 and finishing in the top 25 during the Miss World competition the same year, Sarah Morrissey has gone on to become one of the most famous and photographed models in Ireland.In 2011 she modeled as the face of college budget-friendly A|wear and comes in as the 4th most beautiful woman in Ireland on our list.
3) Amy Huberman
Starting out as an actress on RTÉ show The Clinic, Amy Huberman soared to high-profile status following the release of her very own novel Hello Heartbreak and stepping out at the 2007 Rugby World Cup as the girlfriend of Irish Rugby Captain Brian O’ Driscoll.The pair tied the knot back in and the 33-year-old IFTA winner has most recently worked filming pilots for a new television show in the States. With her gorgeous blue eyes and blonde hair we salute Ms. Huberman as the third most beautiful woman in Ireland.
2) Rozanna Purcell
Coming in at number 2 as Ireland’s second hottest female is Miss Universe Ireland 2010 Rozanna Purcell. Finishing top 10 in the entire competition, Roz has also gone on to have an extremely successful career in modelling after being signed to Andrea Roche’s agency back in 2010/2011. Appearing on T.V shows such as Come Dine With Me (which she went on to win) and expressing a desire to appear on Celebrity Big Brother means that 21-year-old Roz plans to stay in the Irish limelight for a looooong time. And with her natural beauty, we can honestly say that we don’t mind…
1) Georgia Salpa
Racing in at number 1 to take the crown as Ireland’s most beautiful woman is our very own Kim Kardashian Georgia Salpa. Half Greek, half Irish (we’ll take her) the 27 year old was scouted at the age of just 14 and has made appearances on various RTÉ T.V shows. Her most high-profile relationship was with English bad boy Callum Best however she later dismissed the relationship as “a simple fling.” With an appearance on CBB, Georgia has made a name for herself in Britain and has since moved to England in pursuit of a career.In May 2012 she was voted No.5 on the top 100 list of Sexiest Women In The World and is rarely seen fully clothed. Georgia Salpa, we salute you.
ANNNDDD, THE MEN….
5) Cillian Murphy
Coming in at number five on our male countdown is Irishman Cillian Murphy. Now married with two sons, Cillian resides in London and leads a very private personal life. Having starred in major blockbuster films such as Batman Begins, The Wind That Shakes The Barley and Red Eye, Cork native Murphy has sealed his place in many an Irish and worldwide heart. Whether he plays a rich businessman’s son in Inception or a glam transgender teenager in Breakfast on Pluto, there is no denying that everyone loves a bit of Cillian Murphy.
4) Tommy Bowe
The only sportsperson to feature on our list and facing stiff competition from his Irish teammates, Monaghan native Tommy Bowe storms in as the fourth sexiest Irishman of all time. Having completed a transfer from Welsh side Ospreys back to his native Ulster, Bowe has stolen the heart of many an Irish cailín with his fast-pace, bulging muscles and amazing personality. He is currently dating former Miss Wales Lucy Whitehouse.
3) Michael Fassbender
Born in Heidelberg in Germany to a German father and Irish mother and raised in County Kerry, Michael Fassbender has gone from small Irish country boy to worldwide pin-up following roles in Hunger, Inglorious Basterds, A Dangerous Method and most recently Shame and the Ridley Scott directed Prometheus.
With his charming personality, ridiculous good looks and fantastic sense of humour, Fassbender undoubtedly deserves his place as the third sexiest male in Ireland.
2) Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Where on earth has this beautiful, beautiful man gone? As second sexiest man in Ireland we think it’s about time he made a public appearance or two to satisfy our craving for his amazing good looks. Jonathan Rhys-Meyers is best known for his appearances in movies such as Bend It Like Beckham, August Rush and Mission Impossible III but is best known for his performance as King Henry VIII in television series The Tudors. Last in the public eye following a series of drunken and disorderly acts at various airports around the world, Rhys-Meyers has kept an extremely low-profile over the past year but is still dating long-term girlfriend make-up heir Reena Hammer.
1) Colin Farrell
Coming in as Ireland’s sexiest man is the legendary Castleknock native and Irish answer to Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell. Currently out on the promotional tour for his new movie Total Recall, Farrell is proving why he has stayed as the Irish male pin-up for years on end. With films such as Phone Booth, Alexander and a Golden Globe award for Best Actor in a film for In Bruges, Farrell shows that he has the talent as well as the looks. And lets face it, everyone loves a bad boy. G’wan Colin you babe. ❤