Valerie Bertinelli: My Body Then & Now

Almost 49 and in bikini-ready shape, the actress takes PEOPLE on a photo tour of her looks through the years. By Elizabeth Leonard

1977

"That's my favorite shot," says Bertinelli, who by then had become a small-screen sensation playing Barbara Cooper on the hit sitcom. "I think I look pretty there. I might be 16, 'cause I wish I was wearing a bra."