August Covers '94 - '09
WHO Whoopi Goldberg, 38
WHY The Oscar-winning actress showed off her historic California home.
NOTABLE QUOTE "My work life is plenty exciting, so I don’t need more excitement in my private life. What I crave in a house is privacy and silence."
WHO Andie MacDowell, 37, and daughter Sarah Margaret, 10 months
WHY The actress, who was starring in Unstrung Heroes, opened the doors to her log cabin home in Montana.
NOTABLE QUOTE "I'm sure if I lived in New York or Los Angeles, I'd be more in the game, more of a star, but that’s something I don’t want to be."
WHO Goldie Hawn, 50, and Kate Hudson, 17
WHY The actress was starring in The First Wives Club with Bette Midler and Diane Keaton.
NOTABLE QUOTE "The only real goal that I have ever had was to be a good mother. I mean, the nature of the business I'm in is so serendipitous-so beyond my control-it was the only sensible way to prioritize."
WHO Lisa Kudrow, 34
WHY The Friends actress was starring in Romy amp Michelle’s High School Reunion with Mira Sorvino.
WEARING An Azzedine Alaia dress
NOTABLE QUOTE "It's bad enough to have my performance reviewed, but when you get reviewed just for existing-that's tough."
WHO Jamie Lee Curtis, 39
WHY The actress-author was starring in Virus and launching her children’s book, Today I Feel Silly amp Other Moods That Make My Day.
WEARING A Norma Kamali swimsuit
NOTABLE QUOTE "I look at these books. They are the gifts of my life, besides my children. I look at them and think, How is it possible these books came from me? For me to have found a place for them, that is the only success I've had that I get. That I feel."
WHO Cate Blanchett, 30
WHY The busy actress was starring in An Ideal Husband, The Talented Mr. Ripley and David Howe’s play, Plenty.
WEARING An Elspeth Gibson dress
NOTABLE QUOTE "I know how privileged I am to be in a position I never expected to be in. I am so lucky to be doing what I love."
WHO Elizabeth Hurley, 35
WHY The model-actress was starring in Bedazzled and The Weight of Water.
WEARING A Versace Couture dress
NOTABLE QUOTE "I'll always love Hugh amp#91;Grantamp#93;, but I have faced the fact that perhaps we’re not meant to live happily ever after with each other after all.”
WHO Hilary Swank, 27
WHY The Oscar-winner was starring in Insomnia, The Affair of the Necklace and The Chambermaid.
WEARING A Richard Tyler dress and a Fred Leighton lariat necklace
NOTABLE QUOTE "When I finished Boys Don’t Cry I felt like I'd lost a piece of me. I think I had been hiding my femininity for so long that I felt like I wasn’t gonna get it back.”
WHO Gwyneth Paltrow, 29
WHY Paltrow was starring in Possession.
WEARING A Calvin Klein dress and a Terry Rodgers amp Melody bracelet
NOTABLE QUOTE "I have so little interest in how the world labels me. I just do my own thing. It's a part of my job that people are going to draw conclusions about my life and sometimes they’ll be closer to the truth and sometimes they'll be far from it."
WHO Kate Hudson, 24
WHY The actress was starring in Le Divorce and Raising Helen.
WEARING A Celine by Michael Kors dress
NOTABLE QUOTE "I've had a lucky life so far and a lot of things have come true for me. And they continue to unfold and get better. It's a nice place to be when you're young, to feel secure in your life and your career. For this moment, it's a beautiful thing."
WHO Jennifer Lopez, 35
WHY Lopez was starring in Monster-in-Law, Shall We Dance and An Unfinished Life.
WEARING A Gucci dress and Vera Wang Fine Jewelry earrings
NOTABLE QUOTE "I'm not a Superwoman or anything. I have a lot of interests, though, and I get very passionate about each thing I do. When you care about things, you don't really care if you're tired. You just kind of give it your all."
WHO Courteney Cox, 41
WHY The actress-producer was starring in November and was playing Go Go Gopher, in an upcoming MTV live action-animated show, Dirt Squirrel.
WEARING A Carolina Herrera dress, Me amp Ro earrings and bracelets and her own ring
NOTABLE QUOTE "David and I do say 'God, we need a vacation' about 12 times a day. Yet we don't have time for one. Who does when you have to keep so many ducks in a row?"
WHO Michelle Pfeiffer, 48
WHY The actress was starring in I Could Never Be Your Woman.
WEARING An Alexander McQueen jacket and vest, a Vince tank and Yanuk jeans
NOTABLE QUOTE "I was so convinced that I was going to screw up my life. But if you had told me then that in my 40s I would have a great career, an amazing husband and beautiful children, I never would have believed it."
WHO Mandy Moore, 23
WHY The singer-actress was promoting her new album Wild Hope and starring in Dedication.
WEARING A Calvin Klein dress, Seedhouse cuff and David Yurman earrings and bangles
NOTABLE QUOTE "I've always been the underdog. From the very beginning people figured, here today, gone tomorrow. I don't think people expected much from me. I like proving them wrong."
WHO Rihanna, 20
WHY The singer was going on tour with Kanye West.
WEARING A Bill Blass blouse, a Catherine Angiel necklace and her own earrings
NOTABLE QUOTE "In 10 years I want to have already started my family and have some businesses of my own. A fashion line, a makeup line, and I still want to be doing what I'm doing at a much bigger capacity-by the grace of God!"
WHO Katherine Heigl, 30
WHY The actress is starring in The Ugly Truth with Gerard Butler and Five Killers.
WEARING A Roberto Cavalli dress, De Beers earrings and a Cartier ring
NOTABLE QUOTE "Isn't it better to be alone than pretend you’re someone else? Be you. Find you. Be happy with that."