Most Beautiful 2014

PEOPLE's 2012 World's Most Beautiful Woman

See Beyoncé like never before, plus a first look at the other A-listers who made the cut

CHARLIZE THERON

"For the first eight years of my life, I didn't have front teeth," the South African beauty, 36, told W magazine. "I was pretty sick as an infant, and antibiotics rotted them. But then I started to take dance classes, and I eventually got some teeth." Fast forward through a successful modeling stint and an Oscar-winning acting career, and Theron is now tackling her most rewarding challenge – being mother to son Jackson, whom she adopted in 2012.