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

IMAN, 57

In a business filled with blonde-haired, blue-eyed beauties, the Somali-born supermodel says she had to learn to embrace her one-of-a-kind look. After retiring in 1994, the model-turned-mogul launched an eponymous cosmetics line whose mission is to celebrate beauty of all color, shapes and sizes. "Beauty is being comfortable and confident in your own skin," says Iman. "I want my legacy to be that I've opened the gates to what's considered beautiful now."