Actress Jennifer Aniston is world's most beautiful woman: People magazine

12 years since she her first win - Jennifer Aniston has been named People magazine's most beautiful woman of 2016.
Actress Jennifer Aniston arrives at the 21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards in Santa Monica, California on Jan 17, 2016.
Actress Jennifer Aniston arrives at the 21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards in Santa Monica, California on Jan 17, 2016.PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW YORK (AFP) - Actress Jennifer Aniston has been anointed by People magazine as the world's most beautiful woman, the weekly announced on Wednesday (April 20).

The magazine named Aniston the most beautiful once before, in 2004.

Aniston, 47, who became a mega-celebrity through her starring role in the long-running television sitcom Friends, said she was stunned to hear the news.

"I thought, 'Oh my God,'" she told People.

"There was this sort of very excited, teenage-y kind of moment."

Her latest movie, Mother's Day, opens later this month.

Last year, she married her longtime beau, actor and director Justin Theroux, 44.

 

She is famous for her impeccably coiffed tresses and for her marriage and divorce from actor Brad Pitt, who has since found love with actress Angelina Jolie - both of whom have had their own turns as People's most beautiful.

Aniston - along with last year's honoree, Sandra Bullock, 51 - is also among the oldest women to have been singled out by People.

"Beauty has changed for me over the years," she told the magazine. "It's really learning to love every single thing about yourself."

Aniston confided that looking good takes more effort as one ages.

"We've got to really be mindful of what we put inside our bodies, and how we sleep and take care of ourselves. You can get away with a lot in your 20s," she said.

But beauty, she added, is not just a question of external looks.

It comes with "taking on challenges, and...not feeling like a failure or allowing people to critique your life and make you feel like you've failed at something. That's just toxic noise".