People Magazine Names Julia Roberts ‘World’s Most Beautiful Woman’ for Fifth Time

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Actress Julia Roberts attends the “Money Monster” premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival. (Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)


Nearly 30 years after first gracing the magazine’s cover, People has named Julia Roberts the World’s Most Beautiful Woman for the fifth time.

“I am very flattered,” the 49-year-old Roberts told People’s editor-in-chief Jess Cagle.

In her cover story, Roberts discusses the early days of her career when the hit romantic comedy Pretty Woman skyrocketed her into instant fame. She was only 22 at the time.

“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,” Roberts said. “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.”

Roberts tells the publication that she believes the best is yet to come. “I think I’m currently peaking,” she said.

The other Most Beautiful recipients include Oprah, Carrie Underwood, Emma Watson, Mandy Moore, Viola Davis, Taraji P. Henson, and Chrissy Metz.


Read the full story in People here.