The 50 Most Beautiful People in the World
updated 05/03/1993 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 05/03/1993 AT 01:00 AM EDT
Despite this delectable democracy, we haven't forgotten beauty's redoubtable roots in our Most Beautiful People choices this year. Mel's here, and JFK Jr., and Michelle, as well as some nice mugs from Main Street. But those comedic features of actress Emma Thompson, the smashing ex-astronaut Mae Jemison and the gorgeous sculpture that is Gregory Peck offer fresher angles on our image of pulchritude. As for age, septuagenarian Pamela Harriman, the Democratic Party's grande dame, and George Hamilton's rangy son, Ashley, 18, close the generation gap. Even modeling, haute bastion of the One and Only Look, has lightened up. Gap-toothed and nearly 50, Lauren Hutton is back in fashion, and so is Twiggy-tweaking newcomer Kate Moss.
"How does it feel to be one of the beautiful people?" asked the Beatles on their 1967 Magical Mystery Tour album. Judging from the diversity of answers served up on the following pages by our fortunate few, it feels pretty good.