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

MARISKA HARGITAY, 47

She's the daughter of legendary bombshell Jayne Mansfield, but for this Emmy winner (for her starring role on Law & Order: SVU), looks were something she kept on the backburner. Raised in a predominately male household, Hargitay told Ladies' Home Journal, "I developed this attitude that makeup detracts from your inner beauty." .