Julia Roberts is more than just a “Pretty Woman.” People magazine has named her the “World’s Most Beautiful Woman” for a record fifth time.
“I am very flattered,” Julia tells the mag, adding that, even at 49 years old, she thinks her best years are to come. “I think I’m currently peaking,” she jokes. The A-list star’s first time on the cover was in 1991 when she was just 23 years old, and just one year after her breakout movie, Pretty Woman. “People say, ‘Oh, when Pretty Woman came out it must have really changed your life,’” she adds. “And it’s kind of become this joke, but the truth is, I was out of town when Pretty Woman came out. I was in another movie in this tiny little town that was showing Star Wars in its first run.”
Also included in this year’s “World’s Most Beautiful” issue were celebrity couples including Joe Manganiello and Sofia Vergara, George and Amal Clooney, and Jay Z and Beyonce.
Some breakout stars included in this year’s “Fresh Faces” category include Emma Stone and Janelle Monae.
Ali Wentworth, the star and executive producer of “Nightcap” on Pop TV, and wife of “GMA” anchor George Stephanopoulos, published an essay reflecting on the “indignities of aging” in People’s “Most Beautiful” issue this year.