World's Most Beautiful

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

KATE HUDSON

Most Beautiful 2008: The natural beauty confessed to PEOPLE at the time, "I don't even remember the last time I got a manicure." Her priority: spending free time with then-5-year-old son Ryder rather than in a salon. Still, when she did get a facial or leg waxing, "I always think, 'I should do this more often.'"
Now: At 37, the mom of two (she welcomed second son Bingham in 2011) tells Self, "Some of my girlfriends get lasers and things, and I say, go for it, babe. It's important for women to find confidence. Whatever makes people happy."