Avengers: Endgame might have signaled the end of phase three for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but phase 4 has got a lot in stores for fans. While superheroes like Iron Man, Thor and Spider-Man have made their mark in Pop Culture for many years, we are finally starting to make way for female superheroes such as Scarlet Witch, Gamora and Captain Marvel.
The beautiful actresses portraying these leading ladies are not only gorgeous, but they can kick butt! Actresses such as Scarlett Johansson, Brie Larson, Zoe Saldana and Evangeline Lilly have already made their mark, but they've only scratched the surface so far. In the past, female superheroes might have been used primarily for their sexuality, but it's safe to say that those days are long gone. Nevertheless, just because these powerful women are now being regarded for their badassery, does not mean they are not beautiful.
Here are 20 photos of the MCU's most attractive females without makeup, and without their superhero costumes.
20 Move Over, Jane
Kat Dennings portrayed Darcy Lewis in 2011's Thor. Although she plays a secondary character to Natalie Portman's Jane, she can't be overlooked. We saw how witty and lovable Kat could be on 2 Broke Girls and we continue to be amazed by all the photos she posts on social media.
She posted this selfie to Twitter when she was promoting the #BareSkinProject for the brand SK-II, and if that doesn't show how beautiful she looks without makeup, we don't know what will.
19 Gamora Is A Beauty (Green Or Not)
Zoe Saldana has been portraying the role of Gamora, Thanos' "favorite" daughter ever since she appeared in the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie. Critics have praised her for the portrayal, and it's not hard to see why. Whether Zoe is wearing green makeup all over her body, or no makeup at all, she looks flawless.
18 Captain Marvel’s Post Workout Selfie
Brie Larson has been stealing fans' hearts ever since she took on the role of Carol Danvers. MCU fans were skeptical when news broke that she was cast, but it's safe to say those skeptics have changed their minds. The 30 year old certainly has a bright future ahead of her, and it's clear she is working very hard to maintain her bada** image, as evidenced by this bare faced post-workout selfie.
17 Wanda Maximoff's Got Nothing On Elizabeth Olsen
She doesn't even need her superpowers! Okay, maybe she does when she's fighting alongside the Avengers, but in her day to day life, Elizabeth Olsen clearly doesn't need any help from makeup artists. It's clear that this is not a photo she prepared for, given that her hair has that messy bed-head thing going on, but regardless, she looks amazing.
16 Captain America Would Love Peggy Even Without Makeup
No wonder Steve Rogers fell in love with Peggy Carter... Hayley Atwell portrayed the Agent of the Strategic Scientific Research ever since she appeared in Captain America: The First Avenger, and fans have taken notice of the actress. Special Operations Agent Peggy is an undeniable beauty in the comics, and Atwell perfectly translates that on the big screen.
15 Mantis Without Her Antennas
She doesn't need her antennas or her superpowers to make a statement! Pom Klementieff portrayed Mantis in Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and she looked unrecognizable in her role. As evidenced by the photo above, Pom is a blonde, and not a brunette. No matter what color her hair is though, one thing is for sure, she looks beautiful without makeup.
14 Nothing Can Stop Lady Sif From Looking Beautiful
Even after undergoing surgery after her appendix ruptured, Lady Sif (played by the gorgeous Jaimie Alexander) looks nearly perfect. She shared this photo on Twitter during her recovery, and even though she is wearing a hospital gown, and absolutely no makeup, the star still looks gorgeous. The 35 year old has been busy since Thor, appearing in the popular TV series Blindspot, as Jane Doe.
13 Karen Gillan Minus All The Blue
Obviously Nebula isn't actually blue, but it's still pretty hard to tell who plays Nebula in Guardians of the Galaxy under that costume. Karen Gillan has portrayed Gamora's sister in the Guardians films, as well as in Avengers: Endgame, and although the actress has claimed that the costume made her feel claustrophobic, fans still think she played the role to perfection.
12 We Never Pictured Aunt May This Way
The most recent Spider-Man films (Far From Home and Homecoming) took a whole new approach on Peter Parker’s aunt May’s looks when they decided to cast Marisa Tomei in the role. Tomei gained fame when she portrayed Mona Lisa Vito in the 1992 film My Cousin Vinny, alongside Joe Pesci. She might be older now, at almost 55 years old, but there is no doubt she is aging gracefully, with or without makeup.
11 Traveling Au Naturel
Casual has never looked so good. This photo of Captain Marvel (also known as Brie Larson) was taken at the Tokyo airport after the actress landed in Japan. It is clear that she doesn't need to wear makeup to look good, as her skin just seems so naturally even. Not only does she look great, but the star was said to be all smiles as she greeted fans upon her arrival.
10 No Makeup (Like Ever)
Possibly one of the most acclaimed actresses in the MCU, Natalie Portman needs no introduction. Portman has been portraying Jane Foster since her first appearance in Thor: The Dark World, and she will be taking the front seat as the female Thor in Thor: Love and Thunder. It's clear that Portman isn't an actress who needs a ton of makeup to look good, but even without an ounce of it, she certainly stands out.
9 No Makeup, No Problem
According to an article from People Magazine, Cobie Smulders practically never wears makeup! Certainly a rarity in Hollywood, we have to applaud Cobie for her decision to go au natural more often than not. The How I Met Your Mother actress has been portraying Agent Maria Hill since her first appearance in 2012's The Avengers, and although she does not occupy the screen for a long period of time in the MCU films, there is no doubt that this actress is a natural beauty.
8 Scarlet Witch Sipping On A Coffee
Elizabeth Olsen is the youngest Olsen sister, but don't let that fool you. Although her twin sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have been staples in Hollywood for what feels like forever, Elizabeth is slowly edging them out. She has been portraying the role of Wanda Maximoff (Scarlet Witch) since her appearance in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and she will be reprising her role in the upcoming series, WandaVision.
7 Evangeline Lilly Doesn't Seem To Age
How is Evangeline Lilly 40 years old? This beauty just doesn't seem to age. Fans started to take notice of the Canadian actress since she took on the role of Kate Austen in the popular TV series, Lost, and they haven't stopped obsessing over her. In the MCU Lilly plays the role of Hope van Dyne (also known as The Wasp) alongside Paul Rudd's Ant-Man, and this bare-faced selfie proves that Marvel executives can count on this flawless beauty for many years to come.
6 Pepper Potts’ No Makeup Selfie Costs $600…
Tony Stark is a billionaire, and it looks like his wife also has expensive taste. Gwyneth Paltrow has been a staple in Hollywood since the 1990s and although the 47 year old seems to be aging like a fine wine, she might have a secret to share. Paltrow claims to spend about $600 for her nighttime skin routine, which might explain how she looks so damn good without an ounce of makeup on.
5 Sharon Carter Shopping
Emily Van Camp does not seem to care about leaving the house without an ounce of makeup on (and she shouldn't). Emily portrayed Agent 13 (Sharon Carter, Peggy Carter's grand-niece) in both Captain America movies and will reprise her role in the upcoming WandaVision series, as well as in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier series.
Some fans may have found her romantic story with Steve Rogers to be a little odd, but when you look this good without an ounce of makeup on, it's no wonder Captain America couldn't resist.
4 Krysten Ritter Does NOT Look (Breaking) Bad Without Makeup
Krysten Ritter's performance in the Netflix show Jessica Jones was well received by critics but unfortunately, it was still canceled. Prior to portraying one of the members of The Defenders, Ritter received acclaim for her role as Jane in Breaking Bad (even though she only appeared in the first few seasons). She might not have been on screen for a long time, but we doubt she'll have trouble landing new roles, given how naturally beautiful and talented she is.
3 Zoe's Radiant Complexion
We know that Zoe Saldana is not pregnant with Star-Lord's baby, but we bet he'd wish she was. Seriously, how does anyone look this great without makeup on (and while pregnant!)? We're so used to seeing Zoe in full-green makeup, so getting a look at her in her natural complexion is refreshing.
2 Black Widow Is Always Flawless
Scarlett Johansson is no doubt one of the most beautiful celebs in Hollywood. She was named the Word's Highest Paid Actress in 2018, and Esquire named her Sexiest Woman Alive twice. Need we say more?
Scarlett has been portraying Black Widow since appearing in 2010's Iron Man 2, and MCU fans have loved her ever since. As evidenced by this photo, she doesn't need to be wearing that black, tight suit for people to take notice.
1 There's A Reason Everyone Loves Captain Marvel
We close this article off with another flawless selfie of Brie Larson, AKA Captain Marvel. There is no doubt that Larson had big shoes to fill when she was cast as Carol Danvers, but the actress has not disappointed. MCU fans are looking forward to watching Larson don the Captain Marvel costume again in the second standalone film.
Sources: Variety, People, DailyMail