Julia Roberts named World's Most Beautiful Woman for fifth time

Emma Powell
Pretty woman: Julia Roberts is officially the World's Most Beautiful woman: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty

Julia Roberts has been crowned the 2017 World’s Most Beautiful Woman.

The US actress, 49, said she was “flattered” to receive the accolade for a fifth time.

Speaking to People magazine’s Most Beautiful issue she said: “I am very flattered.”

Roberts – who rose to fame after starring in Pretty Woman – said she can’t wait to let George Clooney, who has been named the World’s Sexiest Man twice, know the news.

Cover star: Julia Roberts on the cover of People Magazine (People Magazine)

She joked: “I’m going to mention that in my Christmas card to the Clooneys this year!”

Roberts – who was only 23 years old when she first appeared on the cover of the World’s Most Beautiful issue in 1991 – said she feels her best years are still to come.

“I think I’m currently peaking,” she said.

The actress – who is married to cinematographer Danny Moder – also graced the covers in 1999, 2005 and 2010.

She took this year’s title from 2016 winner Jennifer Aniston, who also scooped the honour in 2004.

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