8. Aishwarya Rai
Even with just one release this year -- the forgettable Shabd, Ash stole the show with her chart-topping item number Kajra Re in Bunty Aur Babli.
With minimal makeup, Ash looked stunning in a ghagra choli, as she danced with Amitabh and Abhishek Bachchan.
One of the first actresses to announce an international project, Ash has several lined up: Doug Lefler's The Last Legion (Colin Firth, Ben Kingsley), Jag Mundhra's Provoked (with Naveen Andrews) and Paul Mayeda Berges' Mistress Of Spices (with Dylan McDermott).