It’s been 26 years since she first got the juices flowing in the fliek Pretty Woman, in which she plays a hooker opposite hunky Richard Gere. A year later, at 23, she did her first cover shoot for People’s World’s Most Beautiful issue.
And now she’s done it again!
The stunning star could hardly believe it, telling People magazine: “I am very flattered.”
Previous winners include Jennifer Lopez, Michelle Pfeiffer, Halle Berry, Jodie Foster, Beyoncé and Cindy Crawford.
Julia’s triumph puts her well ahead of pal George Clooney, who was voted People’s Sexiest Man Alive twice.
She jokes: “I’m going to mention that in my Christmas card to the Clooneys this year.”
Julia, 49, and cinematographer Danny Moder have been married for 14 years. The couple have twins Hazel and Phinnaeus, 12, and Henry, nine.
She thinks the best is yet to come: “I think I’m currently peaking.”
She reflects on how she found confidence after her “awkward” early years – and how she found her own fairytale ending. “I mean every day my husband walks in the door it’s like a recurring dream. I’m like, ‘Ah, he’s back!’”
So maybe she’s just a girl, standing in front of her mirror asking it to love her back.