People's Most Beautiful 2013: Gwyneth Paltrow

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People's Most Beautiful 2013: Gwyneth Paltrow
Blythe Danner and her daughter, Gwyneth Paltrow during 4th Annual New York Caberet Benefit for the Williamstown Theater Festival. Gwyneth is seen wearing a babydoll dress with a lace collar. Gwyneth was 13-years-old.
Actress Blythe Danner and daughter actress Gwyneth Paltrow attend "The Prince of Tides" Century City Premiere. Gwyneth is seen wearing a casual white long sleeve top with a pair of black pants.
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow attends the "Flesh & Bone" Hollywood Premiere wearing a plain white t-shirt and black coat. When Gwyneth first arrived in the public spotlight she sported a very tomboy style.
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow smiles while attending a dinner at the Four Seasons in a sleeveless black top. Gwyneth was rocking a serious short hairdo.
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow attends the "Jefferson in Paris" New York City Premiere in a silver sleeveless dress.
Hello leopard! With longer hair, Gwyneth is showing off an edgier side.
Gwyneth Paltrow & Brad Pitt, a couple at the time are seen at the Academy Awards wearing a pale sequin dress. The actress looks seriously happy. 
Gwyneth Paltrow and Ashley Judd pose for the camera in all black.
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow attends the "Hard Eight" Hollywood Premiere in a detailed floral coat with fur trim. 
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow attends the "Great Expectations" Century City Premiere in a spaghetti strap black dress.
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow attends "A Perfect Murder" wearing an black dress with a sheer overlay and yellow flowers. Note Gwyneth's unusual updo.
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow attends the 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards in a satin skirt with a black top and clutch.
In one of Gwyneth's most iconic looks, the actress is seen wearing a Ralph Lauren gown to the 1999 Oscars.
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow attends the 55th Annual Tony Awards in a stunning sequin & embroidered nude dress.
Gwyneth Paltrow, wearing Oscar de la Renta is honored at The Fashion Group International 'Night Of Stars.
Gwyneth Paltrow during Chanel Fashion Show wearing a simple white sweater over a black t-shirt.

What could have possibly possessed Gwyneth Paltrow to wear this gothic see-through dress? This dress has been mentioned in countless worst dressed lists of all time.

Gwyneth Paltrow and Valentino attend the opening night of "Frieda" in a stunning black Valentino dress.
A pregnant Gywneth poses with Jennifer Garner at the ShoWest Award Show. Gwyneth is seen wearing a grey and yellow tapered dress that fits loosely over her growing baby bump.
Gwyneth Paltrow during "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow" premiere is seen wearing a white dress with a taupe sash. 
Gwyneth appears on MTV's TRL wearing a casual gold sequin jacket over a black t-shirt paired with denim jeans.
Gwyneth Paltrow during "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow" Madrid Photocall is buttoned up wearing a tweed blazer and skirt with her hair casually styled.
Gwyneth Paltrow during The 77th Annual Academy Awards wearing a Stella McCartney nude silk-and-cotton gown.
Gwyneth Paltrow is seen with casual waves and simple makeup at the 2005 Toronto Film Festival.
Gwyneth Paltrow during The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards wearing a pale yellow babydoll dress with flirty sleeves and lace.
Showing off a new hairstyle, Gwyneth is seen wearing a black brocade top with drop earrings.
Gwyneth makes a statement on the red carpet in an eye-catching gold top with leather shorts and suede booties.
Wearing a pale blue skirt and a chic punk rock t-shirt, Gwyneth arrives at the private viewing for the movie "Quilt."
Gwyneth Paltrow attends the 2nd Annual Bent on Learning Benefit shows off some serious leg in a MINI metallic dress with strappy heels.
Gwyneth Paltrow attends the "Country Strong" premiere in Nashville revealing some skin in a black cut out dress. 
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow arrives at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards wearing a metallic floor length gown.
Gwyneth Paltrow signs copies of her new book with tousled waves and striking eye makeup.
Gwyneth Paltrow looks gorgeous in a short sleeved coral dress accented by a black belt.
Gwyneth Paltrow attends the 5th Annual Women In Film Pre-Oscar Party wearing a black pantsuit with a plunging neckline.
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow arrives at the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar Party wearing a gorgeous and simple white Tom Ford dress.
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow poses during the 'Iron Man 3' photocall wearing a floral pantsuit with her hair styled straight.
You may well consider Gwyneth Paltrow a Renaissance woman, as she is a wife, mother, owner and creator of GOOP, actress, singer, and author of two books including her most recent It's All Good. To top it all off, there is no denying that the actress is also stunning.

From her tall, slim figure to her lovely blonde locks, Gwyn has quite a few covetable attributes, and People recognized her this year as their Most Beautiful Person.

Daughter of Blythe Danner and producer Bruce Paltrow, Gwyneth made her debut on stage but started working on films in the early '90s. She played Emma in the film rendition of the Jane Austen book in 1996, but gained the most critical acclaim from her role as Viola in Shakespeare in Love. For her performance, Gwyneth won the Academy Award for Best Actress, a Golden Globe Award and two Screen Actors Guild Awards, among countless others.

She has a very streamlined-chic look, and is known for one of the most iconic looks of the Academy Awards, the spaghetti strap pink Ralph Lauren gown she wore in 1999. So cheers, Gwyn, and here's to adding one more item to that long resume: Most Beautiful of 2013.

Click through the gallery to see Gwyneth's style transformation from a young casual tomboy to today's classic elegance.
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