Most Beautiful 2008

PEOPLE's Most Beautiful: A Look Back at the Covers

From a 29-year-old Jodie Foster and a baby-faced Leo to three-time covergirl Julia, see who's graced our Most Beautiful issues


The actress, then 36, had just made history as the first-ever African-American actress to win an Academy Award for Best Actress (for Monster's Ball,) and was about to reprise her role as Storm in X2: X-Men United when she graced the cover. Also on the cover were Britney Spears and George Clooney (his third appearance!).