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

KERRY WASHINGTON, 35

As a spokesperson for L'Oréal Paris, the Scandal star loves to see beauty through the lens of different cultures. "I can feel beautiful naturally when I'm on vacation," she told PEOPLE. "I don't even bring makeup with me. But I do love to shop for products in other countries – you get a sense of what beauty means in a different society."