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

2005

Bertinelli admits that at the time she liked that this size-12 suit was baggy on her "because then I thought, 'Ooh, I'm thin,' " she recalls. "That was silly. I'd gotten to a point where it was too tight so I felt really good about it until I saw the picture and then I went, 'Nope, still not thin.' "