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

EVA MENDES, 38

The Miami native has no problem showing a little skin. Or even a lot of skin. Just check out her racy ads for Calvin Klein. "I'm not at all ashamed or frightened about showing my body," she told the Spanish edition of Vogue. As for being labeled a sex symbol, Mendes says, "I like it when it doesn't limit my career. It's a part of my life, but on a secondary plane."