Female athletes on the red carpet

These women have shocked us all with their incredible talents and are just as stunning on the red carpet. Here’s a list of some of the most beautiful and talented female athletes who shatter records and dress to impress.

Nikki Bella

Nikki Bella is one of the biggest names in professional wrestling along with her twin sister, Brie. Nikkie started her career in 2007 as a wrestler in the WWE. She and her sister performed together and were known as The Bella Twins. Nikki is a two-time WWE Divas Champion winner and holds the record for the longest reign for that title. She retired in 2019 and has been in quite a number of TV shows in the past few years. Looking fierce Nikki!

Nikki Bella

Brie Bella

Nikki Bella’s twin sister Brie is just as gorgeous and talented as her sister. The pro wrestling sisters often performed together as The Bella Twins. Brie is also a one-time WWE Divas Champion in her own right. During her wrestling career, she’s made quite a number of TV appearances throughout the years including the reality show Total Divas, Total Bellas, and Drop the Mic. In addition, Brie competed in several bikini contests, which comes as no surprise by the looks of this photo!

Brie Bella

Gina Carano

Gina Carano got her start in Muay Thai but switched to MMA, competing in Strikforce and ElitXC. Since 2009 however, she tried her hand at acting and her career took off. Some of her more famous credits include Fast & Furious 6, Steven Soderbergh’s Haywire, and Deadpool. In addition, Gina modeled for ESPN The Magazine’ and was named Top Influential Women in 2008. And with this stunning outfit, she won’t be forgotten for quite some time.

Gina Carano

Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey or “Rowdy”, is possibly the most well known female wrestlers today, and we’re not exaggerating. She started out in a different sport and was the first American woman to win a gold medal in Judo. She then pursued a career in mixed martial arts, eventually signing a contract with WWE. Ronda is officially the only woman to win a championship in both WWE and UFC titles. In addition, Ronda is an actress and starred in movies such as Furious 7.

Ronda Rousey

Aly Raisman

Retired Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman, is one of the most well known and skilled gymnasts. As the leader of the “Fierce Five” and “Final Five” U.S. women’s Olympic gymnastics teams, she lead both teams to victory. Before retiring in 2020, Aly won silver and gold medals individually for her floor routines, and on the team, making her the second most colorful Olympic medalist in American history. In addition, Aly showed off her dancing skills, landing in fourth place on the 16th season of Dancing with the Stars.

Aly Raisman

Paige Spiranac

It may come as a bit of a surprise, but this blond bombshell is a professional golfer. In college, Paige Spiranac played in both the University of Arizona and San Diego State University, and won All-Mountain West Conference honors from 2012 to 2014. After posting trick-shot videos on her instagram account, she gained over 2 million followers by 2018. She was also featured in several magazines such as the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition and in Golf Digest. And she definitely knows how to work the red carpet!

Paige Spiranac

Hope Solo

Hope Solo is one of the top female goalkeepers in the world. From 2000 until 2016 she was the star goalkeeper for the U.S women’s national soccer team. Believe it or not, she is both a World Cup winner and a two-time Olympic gold medalist. When she wasn’t on the field, Hope showed off her dancing skills on the 13th season of Dancing with the Stars, finishing in fourth place. And we’re not surprised she’s been featured in magazines after seeing this cute outfit!

Hope Solo

Anastasia Ashley

Anastasia Ashley is a Californian professional surfer. This beach beauty started surfing at only five years old. After winning a surf contest with a run-down board she found in the trash, Anastasia got a sponsor and won her first major national title at the age of 16. In 2010, she won the Pipeline Women’s Pro in Hawaii. From the looks of this picture, it’s no surprise that Anastasia is also a model and was featured in several magazines including the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition in 2014.

Anastasia Ashley

Barbara Blank

Barbra Blank, better known as her ring name Kelly Kelly, is a professional wrestler. Before wrestling, she was a cheerleader and a model for Hawaiian Tropic and Venus Swimwear. In 2006 she signed with WWE. In addition to competing and modeling, Kelly Kelly has made appearances on a number of shows. Some of them include, Celebrity Fit Club: Boot Camp, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and WAGS LA. And she’s certainly showing off her modeling chops in this black number.

Barbara Blank

Laila Ali

Otherwise known as “Madame Butterfly,” Laila Ali is perhaps the most famous female boxer today. As the daughter of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali, Laila had a lot to live up to, but she certainly made a name for herself. Between the the years of 1999 to 2007, she held multiple super middleweight titles and a lightweight title. By the time she retired, Laila was undefeatable. Since her retirement, Laila has been keeping herself busy between TV, modeling, and raising her children with her husband and former NFL player, Curtis Conway.

Laila Ali

Serena Williams

Let’s be real. We all know who this one is— the one and only Serena Williams. The striking professional tennis player is best known for winning 23 Grand Slam singles titles, which is more titles than any other man or woman has gotten in the Open Era of tennis! Off the court, Serena is known for her body positivity and is an inspiration to women around the globe. She is also very big on fashion which is evident from the gown she chose on the red carpet.

Serena Williams

Eugenie Bouchard

This Canadian tennis player has both the talent and the looks. Eugenie Bouchard was the first Canadian born player to get to the finals of a Grand Slam tournament in singles at Wimbledon. She reached the 2014 Australian Open and the 2014 French Open semifinals, and was ranked number five in the world for that year. She was also named WTA Newcomer of the Year in 2013. And from her stunning red carpet looks, she seems to have a great fashion sense!

Eugenie Bouchard

Danica Patrick

Danica Patrick is one of the most famous car racers of all time and the best looking one— without a doubt! She is the most successful female racing driver in the history of open wheel racing. Her win in the 2008 Indy Japan 300 was the only time a woman has ever won an IndyCar Series race. She competed in many NASCAR Cup Series’ and was awarded the IndyCar Series Most Popular Driver from 2005 to 2010. And when she’s not racing, Danica is scoring some points on the red carpet.

Danica Patrick

Lolo Jones

Lolo Jones is an accomplished athlete for sure. At 37 years old, she competed in not just one but two sports— hurdling and bobsledding. She won three NCAA titles and gold medals at the World Indoor Championship in both 2008 and 2010 for hurdling. Lolo is also a brakewoman on the U.S. national bobsledding team and competed in the 2014 Winter Olympics. She’s actually one of the only athletes to compete in both the Summer and Winter Olympics!

Lolo Jones

Alex Morgan

Soccer star Alex Morgan is just as stunning as she is talented. She started her career at 14, and has been crushing it ever since. She became the youngest American soccer player to score 20 goals in a single season and helped the U.S. team win for both the 2015 and 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Alex was named U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year in 2012 after finishing off the year with 28 goals and 21 assists. Way to go Alex!

Alex Morgan

Leryn Franco

Leryn Franco is a successful model and actress. But before she switched careers, this Paraguayan beauty was a former athlete. She competed the javelin throw for the 2004, 2008, and 2012 Olympic Games. Leryn currently works for the athletics department of the Club Sol de América. She also posed for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition in 2011 and starred in the Irish film, Eliza Lynch: Queen of Paraguay. There is no slowing down for Leryn Franco!

Leryn Franco

Lindsey Vonn

Lindsey Vonn is definitely the most famous woman when it comes to professional skiing. She is a World Cup alpine ski racer and competed on the US ski team. Lindsey won four World Cup championships which is quite rare for female skiers. After many competitions, she received the Laureus Sportswoman of the Year and United States Olympic Committee’s sportswoman of the year in 2010. And after so many events there’s no question she also a pro on the red carpet— especially in this getup.

Lindsey Vonn

Maria Sharapova

At the young age of 18, tennis professional Maria Sharapova became the top ranked player in the world. During her wildly successful career, Maria won five Grand Slam titles in total. She won two French Open titles, and one each at Wimbledon, Australian Open, and the U.S. Open. In addition to that, she is an Olympic winner, receiving a silver medal at the Summer Olympics in 2012. With the amount of training and practice, no wonder she looks so good on the red carpet.

Maria Sharapova

Elsa Hosk

Although you may recognize her as a Victoria Secret Angel, believe it or not, Elsa Hosk was a former basketball player in Sweden. She left the world of basketball behind after two years and started her modeling career. Elsa moved to New York City and has been working with Victoria Secret since 2015. She’s also modeled with brands such as Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, and Guess. With all of her modeling experience, it’s no surprise that she knows how to work the red carpet.

Elso Hosk

McKayla Maroney

Former Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney, is as talented as they come. She was part of the winning “Fierce Five” U.S. gymnastics team at the 2012 Olympic Games. She won a gold medal in the team and an individual silver medal in the vault section. In addition, she competed in the 2013 World Championships and became the first female athlete to defend a vault title in those games. McKayla has also appeared in a number of TV shows. Loving the casual red carpet look!

McKayla Maroney

Gabby Douglas

A star on the U.S. Gymnastics Team, Gabby Douglas started her career very early on. She started training at 6 years old and landed her spot on the U.S. team at 13. She is the first U.S. gymnast to win a gold medal in both individual all-around and team competitions at the same Olympic Games. Following her gymnastics career, her life story was made into a Lifetime biopic film called, The Gabby Douglas Story. How cool is that!

Gabby Douglas

Jessie Graff

Jessie Graff might just be the coolest woman on this list. She is a professional stuntwoman, has a black belt in Taekwondo, and is trained in five other styles of martial arts. And that’s not all— she’s a championship pole vaulter and gymnast. Jessie also did stunts for many shows and movies. Some include, X-Men: First Class, Make It Or Break It, Bridesmaids, and Sons of Anarchy. She became more well known after appearing on the show American Ninja Warrior. Impressive!

Jessie Graff

Miesha Tate

After competing in the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) and having a successful career in MMA, Meisha Tate is pretty much as talented as they get! She started wrestling in high school and has since won many UFC fights and MMA championships, such as the Freestyle Cage fighting promotion in 2009 and the Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Championship in 2011. Since her retirement, Meisha has done some modeling for publications like Fitness Gurls and ESPN The Magazine. And she sure knows how to work the red carpet.

Miesha Tate

Lisa Lesile

Standing at a cool six-foot-five, Lisa Leslie is an accomplished basketball player and coach. She started out her career in the WNBA and was both a three-time WNBA MVP and a four-time Olympic gold medalist. She was also the first WNBA player to dunk during a game! Following her retirement in 2009, Lisa started coaching for Triplets in the BIG3 professional basketball league and was inducted in the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2015. Impressive!

Lisa Lesile

Becky Lynch

Irish powerhouse Becky Lynch, is a professional wrestler. After starting out in 2002, she signed to WWE. Although she had to take time off due to a severe head injury in 2006, Becky came back to the ring six years later. She went on to compete in the SmackDown Women’s Champion and held the record for the Raw Women’s Champion at 399 days! In addition, the fiery redhead is expecting a child with fellow wrestler Colby Lopez.

Becky Lynch

Nastia Liukin

As a daughter of two former Soviet gymnasts, Nastia Liukin was no stranger to the world of professional gymnastics. She started her career at the young age of three, and she’s certainly made a name for herself. She’s a 2008 All-Around champion, a five time Olympic winner, and a world champion on both the balance beam and on the uneven bars. Although she retired in 2012, she’s made a number of TV and movie appearances and is still looking fantastic on the red carpet.

Nastia Liukin

Caroline Wozniacki

Hailing all the way from Denmark, Caroline Wozniacki started her professional tennis career at the age of seven. She reached the number one spot in singles and was the first woman from a Scandinavian country to hold that ranking. After her 16 year career, Caroline retired at the start of 2020 when the Australian Open was over. After such a successful run we definitely won’t forget about her tennis playing or her stunning outfits on the red carpet!

Caroline Wozniacki

Stacy Keibler

Former professional wrestler Stacy Keibler is as talented as they come. She started out as a cheerleader, then signed with the WWE in 1999. But Stacy is more than just a wrestler. She modeled for a number of publications starting in 2006 like Stuff and Maxim. Stacy was also a contestant on the second season of Dancing with the Stars and placed in third place. She is currently an actress and appeared in shows such as How I Met Your Mother and Project Runway.

Stacy Keibler

Anna Kournikova

Anna Kournikova is quite a famous name in the professional tennis world. In 2000 she ranked number eight in the world for singles, and was the number one player for doubles for a number of times in her tennis career. Although Anna had to retire at age 21 due to spinal and back issues, she was one of the most famous tennis players at the height of her career. She is currently an American TV personality and lives with husband, pop singer Enrique Iglesias and their three children.

Anna Kournikova

Ana Ivanovic

Ana Ivanovic is another professional tennis player that reached high status over the span of her 13 year career. She turned pro in 2003 and made some serious waves, winning a Grand Slam title and 14 WTA Tour single titles. In 2011, she was named by Time as one of the “30 Legends of Women’s Tennis: Past, Present and Future.” She retired in 2016, but from the looks of this white number, she won’t be forgotten any time soon!

Ana Ivanovic