• Katrina Kaif
    • Success of films like “Tees Maar Khan” (2010) and specially her chart-buster song sequence "Sheila Ki Jawani". • Her special appearance and item song in “Chikni Chameli” song of Karan Malhotra’s forthcoming film “Agneepath”.Reuters
  • Barbara Mori
    Barbara Mori, a Mexican model and actress, made her Bollywood debut in Anurag Basu’s “Kites” (2010), opposite Hrithik Roshan. Although she hasn’t appeared in any other Bollywood production since then, she remains something of a favourite in B-town.Reuters
  • Jacqueline Fernandez
    • Former Miss Sri Lanka (2006) was seen in “Murder 2” (2011) • She will be seen in “Houseful 2”, and “Race 2”Reuters
  • Lisa Haydon
    Lisa Marie HaydonOfficial Facebook page
  • Yana Gupta
    The Czech model and actress, in many ways, started the “item girl” craze in Bollywood today, with her now iconic cameo in E. Niwaz’s “Dum” (2003) – she appeared in a song sequence for “Babuji Zara Dheere Chalo”. She has since appeared in a number of other Bollywood films, either in specific song sequences or in cameo roles. She has also worked in the Telugu and Tamil film industries.Reuters

The trend, in recent years, of casting actresses and models from some of the more exotic countries from around the world has been steadily increasing.

Spurred by the wildly successful career of Bollywood's British-Indian import, Katrina Kaif, others like Mexican actress Barbara Mori and Australian-Indian model Lisa Haydon have taken to the silver screen, welcomed by a number of filmmakers and producers looking to spice up their films with fresh faces and new talent.

Check out the slideshow below to catch a glimpse of some of the more popular foreign actresses in Bollywood: