Now that she's 30, "I'm starting for the first time in my life to feel like a woman," says Barrymore (in L.A.).
Not long ago, when Drew Barrymore went out to a Sunset Strip restaurant, a woman stopped her and said, "If you were a little fatter, you'd look like Drew Barrymore." It wasn't an altogether unfamiliar encounter. Before the 5'4" star dropped 20 lbs. last year, "I always used to hear, 'I can't believe how short you are,' " she says. "Now it's, 'Hey, you're not as heavy.' I was like, 'Wow, what kind of a butterball was I?' "