While we’re best known for growing corn and cows, Nebraska also happens to churn out some really beautiful people. Is it the fresh air, the hard work, the down-home environment that makes Nebraskans so darn attractive? Who knows – but these are some of the more beautiful Nebraskans who went on to become famous. (Listed in alphabetical order, not in any type of ranking!)
1. Marlon Brando
This heartthrob, perhaps best remembered today for his role as Vito Corleone in The Godfather, was born in Omaha in 1924.
2. Montgomery Clift
The four-time Academy Award nominee was born in Omaha in 1920.
3. Nicholas D'Agosto
Nicholas, who you might recognize as Harvey Dent from the TV series Gotham, was born in Omaha in 1980.
4. Henry Fonda
This swoon-worthy and incredibly talented actor wowed us in Grapes of Wrath, 12 Angry Men, and plenty of other classics. He was born in Grand Island in 1905.
5. Marg Helgenberger
Lovely Ms. Helgenberger has appeared in numerous movies, but we'll always remember her from China Beach and and CSI.
6. Jaime King
Jaime is known for her work in Bulletproof Monk and both Sin City movies. She was born in Omaha in 1979.
7. Emily Kinney
Emily Kinney, a true Nebraska sweetheart, is a singer and actress. She might be best known for her role in The Walking Dead. Emily was born in Wayne in 1985.
8. Nick Nolte
This prolific actor has been hard at work since 1970. He has starred in memorable roles in movies like The Prince of Tides, Hotel Rwanda, and Lorenzo's Oil. Nick was born in Omaha in 1941. Yes, in recent years his looks have deteriorated...but back in his heyday, he was quite the looker.
9. Scott Porter
Scott was born in Omaha in 1979. He is most recognizable from his roles in in the TV shows Friday Night Lights, The Good Wife, and Hart of Dixie.
10. Andy Roddick
Andy Roddick, retired champion tennis player, was born in Omaha in 1982.
11. Hilary Swank
The lovely Ms. Swank, an A-list movie star known for the movies Million Dollar Baby, Boys Don't Cry, and You're Not You among many others, was born in Lincoln in 1974.
12. Janine Turner
Janine Turner, the model-turned-actress most recognized for her role in the show Northern Exposure, was born in Lincoln in 1962.
13. Gabrielle Union
This hard-working beauty is known for her extensive movie and television credits, including She's All That, Deliver Us From Eva, and Being Mary Jane. She was born in Omaha in 1972.
14. Samantha Ware
Glee fans will recognize this beautiful face and talented actress and singer from her role as Jane Hayward.
15. Malcolm X
Is a civil rights activist an odd choice for a "most beautiful people" list? Perhaps, but in addition to his attractive appearance, Malcolm X had a beautiful spirit that drove him to fight for what he believed in. He was born in Omaha in 1925.
Of course, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. These are my personal picks for some of the best-looking people ever born within Nebraska’s borders. Who would make your list? Share your choices in the comments.