The Top 10 Left-Handed Hotties

April 3, 2009

Sexy left-handed women are part of a rare group of people to grace this earth. Only approximately seven percent of the population is born as southpaw and the majority of this group is male. While lefties were once shunned by society, today they are beloved and considered high achievers. After all, three of the last four United States Presidents have been left-handed. Can you guess which one wasn’t? Left-handed women may be rare, but like a precious metal they are prized and adored.

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10. Nicole Kidman

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Nicole Kidman won the Academy Award for her performance in The Hours, where she portrayed right-handed author Virginia Woolf. For the role, Kidman betrayed her left-handed brothers and sisters and learned to write with her right hand. She stated in an interview, "I learned to write with my right hand for it [The Hours]. People look at me, like, that's crazy, and I'm like, no, it was necessary." Her hard work, authenticity, and lack of a hand double culminated in numerous accolades.

9. Kate Hudson

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Kate Hudson has many things in common with her mother Goldie Hawn. Both are blonde, both are movie stars, and both are left-handed. This is rare. Research has shown that left-handedness is partly genetic and partly environmental. High testosterone levels during pregnancy may be a key reason why people are born left-handed. The theory goes that higher testosterone levels suppress growth in the left side of the brain, causing more neurons to migrate to the right side. The ride side of the brain controls the left side of the body. This is how science made both Kate and Goldie unique.

8. Rebecca Romijn

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Sexy Rebecca Romijn likes to tell everyone that her last name is pronounced “Romaine,” like the lettuce. The blonde bombshell recently married Stand By Me star Jerry O’Connell and gave birth to twins. While it's unknown what dexterity her children will be, they have a higher chance of being left-handed because they are twins.

7. Angie Harmon

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Both Angie Harmon’s parents were models. The stunning brunette started her career as a model, then transitioned into acting after being discovered on an airplane by David Hasselhoff. Soon Angie was on Baywatch and the rest is history. Angie is the only left-handed out-and-proud Republican to make this list, making her one of the hottest left-handed Republicans in the world.

6. Amy Smart

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Amy Smart was once named one of Organic Style magazine’s "Women with Organic Style,” making her one of the leading left-handed women with organic style in the world. Whatever that means. The star of Road Trip, Varsity Blue and Crank is a hippy at heart. She was until recently a vegetarian. When she’s not acting, she is an ardent activist for the environment.

5. Jessica Alba

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Like many young left-handed people, Jessica Alba was stigmatized and made to feel inadequate. She says she was forced to use her right hand when she was young. This had a great impact on her life, stating “From a very early age, I remember thinking that adults were always acting like a**holes. I couldn't understand why I had to respect them. My pre-school teacher forced me to write right-handed when I was left-handed. I didn't get why I had to change. Nobody could give me a reason. I have had a big problem with authority ever since.” Alba’s story is one of grit and left-handed determination.

4. Scarlett Johansson

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Scarlett Johannsson is one of the youngest left-handed actresses in Hollywood. The fact that Scarlett has a twin brother might help explain why she's southpaw. Research has shown that left-handedness, in comparison to the general population, appears to occur more frequently in both identical and fraternal twins. Her twin brother Hunter used to work for another famous leftie, the current President of the United States.

3. Angelina Jolie

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Angelina Jolie is one of the most photographed women in the world. This makes the high profile actress a poster child for all left-handed women. Angelina is specifically a pioneer for left-handed actresses. While performing in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider she had special guns made so that she could easily reload them. She also designed a special floral tattoo for her left hand in the film Wanted.

2. Milla Jovovich

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Model/actress Milla Jovovich has appeared on the cover of more than 100 magazines. She found movie stardom in The Fifth Element and the Resident Evil films. Milla’s left-handedness makes her a rarity among models. This is something she shares and talks often about with fellow model Kathy Ireland (who narrowly missed making this list). On occasion, Milla likes to flirt with her right side, her website states that she “plays guitar and shoots right-handed.” Oh the betrayal!

1. Michelle Monaghan

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Michelle Monaghan has a thing for sticking with her own. The young actress has made a career appearing opposite left-handed male actors. She got her break in Mission Impossible 3 with leftie Tom Cruise. She appeared in Constantine in an uncredited role alongside southpaw Keanu Reeves. Recently she played the adorable Miranda in The Heartbreak Kid with left-handed funny man Ben Stiller. Michelle also teamed up with Angelina Jolie in Mr. and Mrs. Smith. With Michelle, you really have to squeeze her left hand to get her to consider working with a rightie.

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