Others are already well-established in their field.All of them are making a difference (or on their way to) by improving our lives through research and new discoveries. We sympathize, but technology keeps improving and we have to keep up, too.
These aren't your typical lab coat-wearing, messy-haired brainiacs — with the exception that they're all pretty brain-y.
Some of the people who made our list are rising stars.
Her red carpet style is 100% sexy: SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 12: Actress Mila Kunis attends Walt Disney Studios: "Frankenweenie," "Wreck It Ralph" and "Oz" during Comic-Con International 2012 held at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel on July 13, 2012 in San Diego, California.
(Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)Even when she's not going all-out glam, she still looks beyond hot.
Daenerys Targaryen Story: Esquire's Sexiest Woman Alive is the sultry Emilia Clarke Penelope Cruz (2014) The "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" and "Vanilla Sky" actress tells Esquire that she had "an attraction to drama" in her teens and 20s but "could not be less interested now." Cruz is keeping quiet about her personal life.