Most Beautiful 2009

Beautiful at Every Age

With the help of a few famous faces – Vanessa! Halle! Christie! – these gorgeous gals prove true beauty is timeless. By Karen J. Quan

BEYONCÉ KNOWLES, 29

She debuted a saucier, edgier alter-ego with the release of her third solo album, I Am ... Sasha Fierce, but the actress-singer can still wow us with her style savvy – all thanks to her mom, Tina. "[My mom] taught me the importance of looking good and feeling good," Knowles told The New York Observer Style. "But also that beauty comes from within, because it fades."