She’s our favourite Pretty Woman, and now she’s been honored with People’s 2017 World’s Most Beautiful Woman award. Not even for the first time, as Julia Roberts, 49, has won this flattering title a record FOUR times already – with the likes of Jennifer Aniston falling behind by taking the crown just twice (tough, we know).
Since gracing our screens back in the 1980s with classic blockbuster hits like Satisfaction and Mystic Pizza, she’s been Hollywood’s golden girl. But her sleek style and glossy highlights haven’t always been quite as polished as they are now, as this American-born star first broke onto our screens with masses of red curls and un-groomed brows.
In honor of her latest award, we’re taking a look back through her best beauty looks to see just how Mrs Roberts has changed…
1988 – 80s icon
This was the year Julia hit it big with her first big-budget film Satisfaction – where she starred alongside a young Liam Neeson. This snap shows her as a 22-year-old with natural curly hair and thick brows.
1994 – natural beauty
By the early 90s, Julia had already starred in Pretty Woman and Sleeping with the Enemy, and this snap is of her doing promo for her latest film The Pelican Brief (where Denzel Washington was the male lead!). She let her curls go untamed and has barely any make-up on, but manages to look young and fresh.
1997 – gone for the crop
As the end of the 90s nears, Julia shows off a more sophisticated style – with cropped hair, manicured brows and a more lady-like ensemble.
2000 – millennial girl
Leaving the 90s behind her, Julia starts off the new century with a darker ‘do and corkscrew curls (back then it was cool!). Her lilac eye make-up may have failed to hit the mark, but she still manages to look as pretty as ever. This was the year she became the first actress to make The Hollywood Reporter’s list of the 50 most influential women in show business, so she was doing something right!
2005 – belle of the ball
Looking ladylike in monochrome with a sleek up do, Julia stunned at the 77th Annual Academy Awards Governors Ball in 2005.
2009 – blonde ambition
Julia showcased the start of her blonde years back in 2009 when she made an appearance at the world premiere of Duplicity – another one of her hit movies. We think her side-swept fringe and gold-tinged hair was one of her most flattering looks.
2011 – beach babe
Julia proves at 43 that you don’t have to be in your twenties to pull off beachy waves. Her golden hair looks glossy and without a wrinkle in sight, the actress seems to be getting better with every year.
2015 – back to her roots
Her auburn hair made a return back in 2015 – but with a slightly darker tinge than back in her youth. Her usual minimal make-up look was swapped out for sultry smoky eyes, to match her bouncy blow dry. We loved her new siren side!
2017 – the world’s most beautiful woman
It’s not hard to see why Julia’s taken the beautiful crown. With dozens of hit movies, countless jaw-dropping red carpet appearances and an established and classy style (even back in the 80s!) – the actress certainly deserves it. Well done, Jules!