Most Beautiful 2009

Flashback: World's Most Beautiful People 2009

From superstars (Christina Applegate! Halle Berry!) to the freshest faces (90210 cast! Channing Tatum!), see who made last year's list


This year's Most Beautiful star admits that after being diagnosed with breast cancer last March, she had "a rollercoaster of emotions, but there was a calm about what I had to do." The Samantha Who? actress, 37, underwent a double mastectomy, followed by reconstructive surgery. "It's a decision that you made to save your life," she says, noting one positive effect: "I don't have to wear a bra! They don't hang down to my knees like they did before. And the gals look good in tank tops."