Gal Gadot is IMDb’s top star of 2017


After coming sixth in the 2016 ranking, Israeli star Gal Gadot knocks Margot Robbie — Harley Quinn in DC Comics movies — off the top spot. After coming top of the table last year, the Australian actress falls out of the top 10 completely in 2017. Gal Gadot, who plays the title role in the box-office hit “Wonder Woman,” comes ahead of Tom Hardy, up from fourth to second place, and Emilia Clarke from “Game of Thrones,” who drops to third.

The rest of the ranking comprises lesser-known, often upcoming stars who piqued the interest of curious web users during the year, such as Alexandra Daddario from “Baywatch,” Swedish actor Bill Skarsgard, who played Pennywise the clown in “It,” or Dan Stevens from “Beauty and the Beast.”

Note that 2017’s top 10 has a three-quarters female line-up, completed by French actresses Pom Klementieff (Mantis in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”) and Sofia Boutella (“The Mummy”), Cuban actress Ane de Armas (“Blade Runner 2049”) and Australian actress Katherine Langford from Netflix series “13 Reasons Why.”

Rather than using industry critics, box-office performance or official data, IMDb’s annual ranking of top stars is based on actual page views on the IMDb website, which gets 250 million monthly unique visitors.

IMDb’s top 10 stars of 2017:

01. Gal Gadot
02. Tom Hardy
03. Emilia Clarke
04. Alexandra Daddario
05. Bill Skarsgard
06. Pom Klementieff
07. Ana de Armas
08. Dan Stevens
09. Sofia Boutella
10. Katherine Langford