Just Jared Jr's Top 25 Actresses of 2012

Just Jared Jr's Top 25 Actresses of 2012

Check out the Top 25 Actresses of JustJaredJr!

There are staples, surprises and new stars on the rise in our list — check them all out below!

Let us know which celeb you’re most surprised about. Did your top actress make the list?

25. Lily Collins
24. McKayla Maroney
23. Bridgit Mendler
22. Victoria Justice
21. Ashley Benson
20. Zendaya
19. Jennette McCurdy
18. Kylie Jenner
17. Emma Watson
16. Mia Talerico

Click inside to see the rest of the list, including your Top Five…

15. Willow Smith
14. Brenda Song
13. Bella Thorne
12. Ariel Winter
11. Shawn Johnson
10. Chloe Moretz
9. Alexa Vega
8. Kristen Stewart
7. Jennifer Lawrence
6. Ashley Rickards

And your Top Five are…

5. Kendall Jenner
This year, Kendall made her acting debut on CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 and walked the runway for the second year in a row at New York Fashion Week for Sherri Hill. Kendall also graced quite a few magazine covers including Miss Vogue, Seventeen and Girlfriend.

4. Ashley Tisdale
2012 brought Ashley a few new television roles — on Fox’s Raising Hope and in a CBS pilot, which unfortunately didn’t get picked up. Ashley also reunited with boyfriend Scott Speer before ending their relationship again later in the year, but not before she modeled with Sarah Hyland for Op and filmed Scary Movie 5.

3. Vanessa Hudgens
Outside of her yoga classes, Vanessa took on two gritty roles in Frozen Ground and Spring Breakers (she even took Spring Breakers overseas). And after getting Punkd by Lucy Hale, Vanessa was honored at the 2012 Power of Youth. We can’t forget the magazines she covered too — Untitled, Harper’s Bazaar Arabia and Glow.

2. Miley Cyrus
It was the year of the engagement and the haircut for Miley. First came the exciting news back in June that she was engaged to her beau Liam Hemsworth. Then later in the summer, Miley let her hairdresser chop off all her pretty locks to make way for an edgier blonde look. Miley also hit the studio, working on her new album expected to debut in 2013. Can’t wait!

1. Selena Gomez
Taking the top spot and dethroning Vanessa Hudgens, Selena is our #1 Actress! The 20-year-old multifaceted entertainer became Glamour mag’s Woman of the Year, took over for Miley Cyrus in Hotel Transylvania, debuted her first perfume, released a music video for “Hit The Lights”, launched a nail collection, came back for more Wizards, and kissed Nat Wolff for an upcoming flick. And let’s not forget about her breakup and makeup with boyfriend musician Justin Bieber.

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Posted to: 2012 Year End Recap


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abbimorgan @ 1:07 pm on 12/30/2012

wey hey vanessa hudgens is ON ¡¡¡

MennA @ 1:22 pm on 12/30/2012

Lol Jared, I think you just put the five most popular people in the top 5. Aside from appearing in Two & a Half Men, Miley hasn’t really done anything. Should of put Emma Watson in there in her place. It’s the top 25 ACTRESSES, has nothing to do with their personal lives.

merlin's mum @ 1:23 pm on 12/30/2012

But neither of Vanessa’s films have been released yet, have they?

jenn @ 1:53 pm on 12/30/2012

i don’t like selena, but i would agree with her being number one. she has been filming movies after movies this year and her movie Hotel Transylvania went #1. but what i don’t get is why miley???? her movies went straight to dvd and acted on a couple of episode, no big deal. kendall, Ashley??? they haven’t done SH!T!!

vale @ 2:08 pm on 12/30/2012


Diab aly @ 2:23 pm on 12/30/2012

Jenette <3 <3

joshua @ 2:33 pm on 12/30/2012

i think bella should be higher but it does show she is really popular. i think she will be even more this year. bella and zendaya are the best on the channel right now. a little surprised that the little mia beat zendaya but mia is really cute. ashley is weird for me and no debby ryan which is lol since she was also on a show with those twins and now has her own. not surprised at selena being #1.

V @ 3:11 pm on 12/30/2012

What about Nina Dobrev?! She’s my favorite and I was hoping for her to get a spot!

:) @ 3:11 pm on 12/30/2012

what vanessa did this year ?:O just one movie and the rest are filming and they werent out this year so..:?? lol she deserve 10 not 3

:) @ 3:13 pm on 12/30/2012

where’s demi lovato? lol

Selma @ 3:33 pm on 12/30/2012

This is a f*cking joke ! Vanessa is THE number one , selena is only famous for a relationship with Justin. Seriously, I’m done with Just Jared.

june @ 3:34 pm on 12/30/2012


TK @ 3:40 pm on 12/30/2012

@MennA: Welcome to real life, actually it doesn´t matter how talented is an actress or how beautiful and sexy is, the most important to be on any list is to be popular, even on Askmen list if you think only the hottest celebrities are on this list you´re wrong because Askmen list The most desirable women for 2013 we can find Michelle Obama, Paulina Gretzky, Iggy Azalea, and other celebrities who don´t deserve to be in this kind of list, and Megan Fox is out because she isn´t as popular as she was before, so popularity has nothing to do with hotness, talent and so on, That´s why many celebs use their personal lives to make scandals and become more popular you´re right Emma Watson deserves a better place, but I´m sure in one or two years´time she´ll be out of this kind of list because she isn´t the kind of actress who like to make scandals like Miley.

Haters Suck! @ 3:48 pm on 12/30/2012

Well Vanessa’s movie Journey 2 did come out early this year and did quite well. Just thought I’d point that out.

willian @ 4:04 pm on 12/30/2012

LOOOOOOOOL!! Why is Bridgit Mendler 23? She needs to be on top 10 lol

bella @ 4:39 pm on 12/30/2012


Yeah,it’s true that Miley doesn’t produce any new songs or MVs this year. But it’s not that she didn’t do anything this year.

1. Miley participates in Bob Dylan tribute album and sing a much praised cover of “You’re gonna make me lonesome when you go”. She also performed it live. She also participated in VH1 Diva.

2. She has the “backyard session” which she produces the covers of the classic “Lilac wine” “Jolene” & “Look what they’ve done to my song” . All three are well-received and got numerous praises from many music critics.

3. She starred in the film “LOL” with Demi Moore. It might not be a hit in US because of no promotion and marketing from Lionsgate for it, but it did pretty well in other countries and sold millions of DVD copies.

4.She starred in the film “So Undercover” which is gonna be released in 2013.

5. She participated in many charities and good-will organizations. Namely ; Saving Spot Rescue,Save The Music Foundation, the Starkey Hearing Foundation and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Her fans donate money to charities in the name of her for her 20th Birthday and she highly encouraged it,praised it.
She indeed leads the list of the most charitable celebrities of 2012 officially. :)

6. She’s engaged to her 3-year-boyfriend actor Liam Hemsworth. It’s a pretty big deal for her. And it’s a good thing that she’s engaged,showing commitment to her relationship while other celebrities might be making up/breaking up,or dating a guy after another, getting pregnant without commitment,having shot-gun marriage.

7. And yes,she’s on “Two and a half men”

8. She won Special award from “Make a Wish” foundation for her devoted charitable works. She’s nominated for many many awards. She won 3 Teen Choice awards without even attending the event. Her 3 Music Videos got certified for getting over 100 millions views on youtube. Her song “Party in the USA” got played the most whenever Americans achieved success. :D

9.Yes, she had huge transformation from a trendsetting long-flowing brunette to a blond pixie. Some of the materialistic people would think of it as a bad thing by saying that she looks not as beautiful or she looks like a boy or something superficial about it. Needless to say it’s inspirational that she donated her hair to the cancer patients, she also showed people not to afraid of the change,to discover yourself,to challenge, to be yourself,be real. It also means that girls don’t have to be feminine to be a well-accomplished girl.

10. And of course, she’s working on her 4th studio album which is about to released in early 2013.

Miranda @ 4:41 pm on 12/30/2012

Brenda Song is my favourite <3

ohohrich @ 6:06 pm on 12/30/2012

O Miss Watson! : )

Jo @ 6:50 pm on 12/30/2012

Why Kendall or Kylie ? Modeling isn’t acting. This idiot is just saying personal lives. Miley did two movies and did a few episodes of 2 and a half men. Ashley has done a lot of different things but they weren’t aired, Vanessa hasn’t done anything maybe for next year. Emma Watson should be first and where’s Emma stone ?? Willow smith is not an actress.

Jo @ 6:52 pm on 12/30/2012

@:): She’s not an actress anymore

Jo @ 6:54 pm on 12/30/2012

@Selma: She did one movie. Selena filmed two movies, did a voice over role, filmed a new one hour wizards special, and finished her tv show at the beginning of the year.

samsam @ 7:01 pm on 12/30/2012

i love selena, but being with justin as well as their relationship status fluctuating has definitely helped boost her career. u cannot tell me that if she was not dating him then she would be as relevant as she is today. i mean ive never heard her music on the radio in london and in general so it was so confusing when she hosted the emas instead of justin. oh wait, he’s in the music industry…

Lisa @ 7:20 pm on 12/30/2012

Emma Watson is NUMBER ONE in the world.

Lisa @ 7:21 pm on 12/30/2012

Emma Watson is so A W E S O M E !!!!!!!!!

Lisa @ 7:21 pm on 12/30/2012


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