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

MERYL STREEP, 60

If there is one thing Streep resisted over the course of her 30-year career, it's getting wrapped up in the glamour game. Instead, the multiple-Oscar winner focused on giving life to the characters she embodied. "I never thought I would be on the cover of magazines wearing fashions," she told Entertainment Weekly. "That wasn't the career I chose as a drama major in college, and at Yale, where I played a 90-year-old woman and a really fat person."