All-Time Most Beautiful Women

It's PEOPLE's 30th anniversary! To celebrate, we've gathered some of the most dazzling women our pages have seen over the years. Take a peek at Catherine Zeta-Jones, Beyonce Knowles and others, and see what makes them so stunning. By Lucy Maher

CHARLIZE THERON

South African-born Theron, 28, glowed in movies like Sweet November and The Italian Job but won critical acclaim (and a Best Actress Oscar) only after disguising her willowy frame and delicate features in 2003's Monster. Now the former model (pictured in 2000), who is dating actor Stuart Townsend, has "the whole package," director John Frankenheimer once said. "She's one of the most beautiful girls around."