We're always told that the mouth is key to fitness, but there is a healthy mouth ... and then there is a fabulous smile. For a little fitness levity, think for a moment about which celebrity has the best smile. With the 2011 Oscars in sight, a survey by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry found that Black Swan diva Natalie Portman swept the field with 91% of cosmetic dentists ranking her smile #1 among other nominees in the Best Actor/Actress in a Leading or Supporting Role.
Not far behind is 127 Hours-star James Franco, who took the runner-up spot with 82% of votes. The Fighter's Christian Bale, only got 26% of the vote.
Oscar nominee smile ratings
- #1 Natalie Portman
- #2 James Franco
- #3 Nicole Kidman
- #4 Annette Bening
- #5 Colin Firth
- #6 Christian Bale
There's no telling how much time (or money) Portman puts into her smile, but for that role in Black Swan, she worked out six days a week for eight hours a day, says Shape Magaine. She also supplemented her ballet workouts with swimming, endurance and cross-training. (Check out that Shape article for some exercises you do yourself or if you're here in Silicon Valley, look for a workshop by Stephanie Herman, a dancer/fitness pro who holds classes and workshops that help people of all fitness levels find the dancer within.)
Most kissable star mouths
The AACD member dentists also ranked the most kissable smiles and here are the results:
Angelina Jolie for having the perfect pout for smooching. Natalie Portman comes in second followed by a close third-place tie for Halle Berry and Julia Roberts.
As for the most kissable men, Golden Globe nominee Jake Gyllenhaal beat out perennial favorites such as Brad Pitt, George Clooney and Denzel Washington.
Your top choices
Do your top choices match the dentists? If not, or if so, put in your two-cents worth in the comments section. And to get San Jose Fitness via email, subscribe to get the updates.