The Hollywood Gossip Asks: Who is Aishwarya Rai?

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Unfamiliar to many in the United States, Aishwarya Rai has made her presence felt on the Bollywood scene for years.

She's starred in over 50 films and, according to at least, is highly desirable; the website has listed her at number-40 on this year's list of the top 99 women in the universe.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Photo

Rai won the Miss World competition in 1994 and, unlike Tara Conner, didn't humilate the honor of pageant winner. Conversely, she's taken it to new levels, as 60 Minutes hailed her as "The Most Beautiful Face in the World."

Enjoy the beautiful image of her below - even if it isn't drunk and naked like that of Katie Rees - and commit this name to memory. You'll be hearing from her a lot in the future ...