There once was a time when women weren’t even allowed to work in most countries. But times have changed and these women have the brains and beauty to lead an entire nation.

Some of these ladies started out modelling, acting or in sports, but they found their true calling in politics.

Despite their new career path we can’t help but admire that these lovely ladies are seriously stunning.

Check out the world’s hottest female politicians here:

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1. Alina Kabaeva (Russia)

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She’s also one of the world’s most decorated rhythmic gymnasts, with having won 2 Olympic gold medals, and 14 World Championship medals. After retiring from gymnastics in 2007; she entered the political scene and was soon rumored to be Vladimir Putin’s lover, who is twice her age. Since their love affair began, Kabaeva has had two children that the media has kept on the hush hush. Not sure about you, but we think we have a pretty good idea of who the father might be.