Twenty-six years after Julia Roberts was featured on the cover of People’s World’s Most Beautiful Issue, the actress is taking the title for a fifth time.
“I am very flattered,” the 49-year-old actress tells People’s editor-in-chief, Jess Cagle, adding that she thinks her best is yet to come: “I think I’m currently peaking.”
And she’s right! Roberts jokes that with her new honour, she’s “way ahead” of friend George Clooney (who has been crowned People’s “Sexiest Man Alive” twice), saying, “I’m going to mention that in my Christmas card to the Clooneys this year.”
Only 23 when she first appeared on the cover, Roberts shares how her role in “Pretty Woman” changed her life.
“People say, ‘Oh, when Pretty Woman came out it must have really changed your life,’ and it’s kind of become this joke, but the truth is, I was out of town when Pretty Woman came out,” she says in the cover story. “I was in another movie in this tiny little town that was showing Star Wars in its first run. I remember reading … ‘Pretty Woman came out this weekend and made this much money,’ and I thought, ‘Is that a lot of money? Is that good? Is that great?’ I didn’t really know.”
Opening up about her 14-year marriage to cinematographer Danny Moder, and their twins, Hazel and Phinnaeus, 12 and Henry, 9, Roberts shares a little bit of her very own fairytale life.
“I mean, every day my husband walks in the door it’s like a recurring dream. I’m like, ‘Ah, he’s back!'”
For more with 2017’s World’s Most Beautiful Woman, not to mention her ageless beauty secrets, head over to People.com.