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

MEL GIBSON, 1996

The actor, then 40, had just earned his Oscar wins for Best Director and Best Picture (for Braveheart) when he appeared on the cover (alongside Michelle Pfeiffer, Brad Pitt and Brandy) for a second time.