'85 vs. '05: Sexy Then & Now

From Sean Penn to Ben Affleck and Michael J. Fox to Adam Brody, see how sexy has changed since PEOPLE's first SMA. By Janice Morris


1985: Despite his bad-boy reputation, Sean Penn – one of the decade's hottest young actors – exchanged vows with Madonna as paparazzi helicopters swarmed above. (Their media-circus marriage lasted until 1987.)

2005: No big wedding, no hovering photographers: Ben Affleck said "I do" with Jennifer Garner in June in a private ceremony. The parents-to-be have since embraced a domestic routine of coffee runs and quiet nights.