Gwyneth Paltrow named People's most beautiful woman

LOS ANGELES Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:59pm EDT

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow arrives at the 84th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, February 26, 2012. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow arrives at the 84th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, February 26, 2012.

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow on Wednesday was named the world's most beautiful woman for 2013 by People magazine, knocking pop singer Beyonce out of the top spot.

The 40-year-old mother of two credits a five-day-a-week exercise regimen for keeping her in shape as she grows older.

"It makes me look younger and feel strong," Paltrow told the magazine. "When I first started, I thought, 'I'll never be good at this. This is a nightmare!' But now it's like brushing my teeth, I just do it."

It is the fourth time Paltrow, who is married to Coldplay singer Chris Martin, has been named to the magazine's annual beautiful people issue, but the first time landing the coveted cover as most beautiful woman.

She joins the likes of fellow actresses Jennifer Lopez, Julia Roberts, Halle Berry and Jennifer Aniston to top the list.

Paltrow reprises her starring role as Pepper Potts in the action film "Iron Man 3," which opens next month.

The actress has cut back her film work after giving birth to children Apple, 8, and Moses, 7, and released her second cookbook, "It's All Good," this month.

She is also the founder of lifestyle and clothing website

Paltrow won an Oscar for her role as William Shakespeare's muse in the 1998 film "Shakespeare in Love."

The full list of People's "World's Most Beautiful People" can be found on

(Reporting by Eric Kelsey; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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Comments (15)
NoBody2u wrote:
I don’t remember voting for her .
I’m guessing that everyone that reads this article didn’t vote for her as well.
So who came up with this crap ?

Apr 24, 2013 1:56pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
NoBody2u wrote:
I didn’t vote for her .
Guess the 1 person that voted for her was a blind guy ?

Apr 24, 2013 1:58pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
StanGahpa wrote:
Special thanks to our judge, Helen Keller.

Apr 24, 2013 2:11pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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