Hollywood is always looking for the next big thing, and 2012 offered a bounty of beautiful new stars on the scene. While there's no denying their talent, we're sure their good looks didn't hurt. Click through to see who made the list of 2012's most beautiful breakout stars -- from Jessica Chastain and Carly Rae Jepsen to the newest Victoria's Secret Angel and the girls from "Girls."
The 35-year-old actress seemed to materialize practically overnight in 2011 when, after only a few small roles on television, she starred in six films. Two of those, "The Help" and "The Tree of Life," were major contenders during the 2012 awards race. Jessica scored Academy Award, Golden Globe, and SAG Award nominations for her role in "The Help," and while she didn't ultimately take home the trophies, she made just about every best-dressed list out there. In August, she became the face of YSL's Manifesto fragrance. Plus, her new film, "Zero Dark Thirty," is a frontrunner for the 2013 Oscars. We can't wait to see what she'll wear to the show!