Top ten Irish hotties - our list of the most beautiful Irish people - PHOTOS
An Irish of People magazine list of perfect folk
4. Stuart Townsend
Nooo, this is not just Charlize Theron’s ex-partner – this is the handsome face of one of Ireland’s gifted actor/directors and also a new cast member of Peter Jackson’s new movie “The Hobbit”.
The dark-featured stud was first noticed overseas for his role of a seducer in 2000’s “About Adam,” and then as a vampire in 2002’s hit “Queen of the Damned,” which co-starred Aaliyah.
It’s his star power and good Irish looks that make this Howth, County Dublin native much more than Charlize’s former-arm candy…
5. Des Bishop
So technically he’s Irish American, but comedian Des Bishop is widely considered an honorary Irishman since he has lived in Ireland since he was 15, has created numerous Irish TV shows and is now fluent in Gaelic.
Therefore, we feel justified in claiming him as one of our own and adding him to the list (his boyish good looks and great sense of humor didn’t hurt his chances either).
New York City-born Des is famous in Ireland for his hilarious comedy shows and his stand up (and for singing “Jump Around” in Gaelic – “Leim Thart”).
And next time you watch Jim Sheridan’s excellent film “In America,” keep on the lookout for a high as a kite, hip hopping Wall Street type – that’d be our Des!
Irish women may not be in the global spotlight as much as Irish men, but that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of good looking, talented Irish lasses around!
1. Andrea Corr
This raven-headed beauty is easily one of Ireland’s best looking women. And age has done little to change this.
In 2000, Corr was voted 26 on FHM’s “100 Sexiest Women” list – no doubt if such a list were restricted to Irish women, Corr would rightfully stake her place at the top.
It’s certainly the case that she faces stiff competition in the looks department in her family from sisters Sharon and Caroline, but Andrea just about comes out on top. We can forgive her for making some occasionally pretty much God-awful music - that other less attractive women simply wouldn’t get away – because, well, she is Andrea Corr and she should be allowed do as she pleases.
2. Lisa Hannigan
Probably one of the best things to have happened to Irish music in a long while was for Damien Rice to have kicked Lisa Hannigan out of his band. Hannigan had been his backing singer and was always the best thing about a lot of Rice’s songs. Rice always came across as being an entirely self-absorbed misery guts; Hannigan’s debut album "Sea Sew," is an altogether more charming affair, and one of the best solo albums from an Irish singer-songwriter in years.
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