Beauty seems to come with aging this days as the age at which people are considered ‘most beautiful’ is moving closer to 40, researchers have found.
Scientists studying People magazine’s ‘World’s Most Beautiful’ list in 1990 and 2017 discovered the average age of the celebrities increased from 33.2 to 38.9.
Michelle Pfeiffer, then 32, topped the list in 1990. Julia Roberts won the following year at 23. This year, the Pretty Woman star took the title again aged 49.
She is the second oldest winner, after Sandra Bullock who won in 2015 at 50. The oldest this year is Oprah Winfrey, 63.
In 2016, Jennifer Aniston then at 47 was named the World’s Most Beautiful Woman by PEOPLE magazine beating the likes of Julia Roberts, Cindy Crawford and Courteney Cox to the title.
The researchers, from Boston University School of Medicine, also found a wider variety of skin tones, with 88 per cent lighter-skinned stars in 1990 and 70.4 per cent this year.