2. Blake Lively
Serena van der Woodsen was basically only good at pouting and being a hot mess. In real life, Blake Lively is much more down to earth and put-together than her small-screen alter ego. Since the conclusion of Gossip Girl, Lively starred in movies like Savages and The Age of Adeline. She is currently working on an untitled Woody Allen project. Her lifestyle website Preserve was shutdown in October 2015 due to poor sales.