Most Beautiful 2003: The woman who'd made history the year before as the first African-American to win the Best Actress Oscar (for Monster's Ball) described herself as "very imperfect but okay with my imperfections." When asked to name her apparent flaws, she said, "Where do I start? I would get a nose job" – plus "a boob lift."
Now: When does the 49-year-old mom of two think she looks her best? "I feel the most beautiful whenever I'm doing things that I love," she told PEOPLE. "I love work, I love being around children, I love reading."