Most Beautiful 2014

PEOPLE's Most Beautiful Women: Then & Now

See the gorgeous icons who've earned the coveted title – and find out how they've gotten more gorgeous with time


Most Beautiful 1992: "My face must have dropped in the last five years," joked the then 29-year-old beauty, who had just earned a Best Actress Oscar for The Silence of the Lambs and won raves for Little Man Tate, her directorial debut. "Suddenly I got bones that I never had before. Now I really enjoy putting care into my clothes, my makeup, my appearance."
Now: Fifty-three and a mom of two, the actress – who most recently starred with Matt Damon in Elysium – says she isn't likely to try cosmetic surgery to keep her looks in check. "For me, it's really a self-image thing," she told More magazine. "I'd rather have somebody go, 'Wow, that girl has a big nose,' than 'Wow, that girl has a bad nose job.'"