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

MADELEINE STOWE

Go behind the scenes of her PEOPLE photo shoot
She left Hollywood over 12 years ago to raise a family but was lured back with a plum role on the ABC hit Revenge. "It's fun being noticed on the streets," says Stowe, whose combination of beauty and talent led to '90s box-office success in The Last of the Mohicans and Unlawful Entry. As for aging in Hollywood, the 53-year-old actress takes a philosophical approach: "My forehead moves! Some things, you have to let go."