She was born with her acting family’s classic beauty, but Drew Barrymore credits her fun-loving approach to life for her No. 1 spot on People magazine’s annual “100 Most Beautiful People” list.
“I just think happiness is what makes you pretty. Period,” she tells the magazine. “Happy people are beautiful. They become like a mirror, and they reflect that happiness.”
Barrymore, 32, graces the cover of the issue that hits newsstands Friday. It’s her fourth time on the list, but first as cover girl.
Making the cover “made my peacock feathers shine in the golden-hour light and extend to the heavens,” says Barrymore, who stars in the upcoming Warner Bros. film “Lucky You,” opposite Eric Bana.
Barrymore is one of 11 celebrities — including Eva Longoria and three Jessicas (Simpson, Alba and Biel) — photographed for the issue without makeup.
“I find that men, in my past, have preferred me without it,” Biel, 25, says of makeup.
Among others on the “Beautiful People” list: Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, George Clooney, Oprah Winfrey, Alicia Keys, Leonardo DiCaprio, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Garner, Scarlett Johansson, Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Halle Berry, Julia Roberts, Jennifer Lopez and Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz.