July Covers '94 - '09
WHO Patrick Swayze, 41 and Lisa Niemi, 36
WHY Nine years after buying a rocky, rundown ranch, the couple transformed it into a glorious retreat.
NOTABLE QUOTE "We’ve got everything that we could possibly want to do here. At the same time it could be too much of a good thing."
WHO Carly Simon, 50
WHY The songstress was embarking on her first major tour in 14 years.
NOTABLE QUOTE "I feel that you choose an artist and you give them free reign. When somebody asks me to write a song for a film, if they constrain me, they’re not going to get the best of me."
WHO Christie Brinkley, 42, daughter Alexa Ray, 10, and son Jack, 11 months.
WHY The model mom was designing a line of sportswear and dabbling in cosmetics.
WEARING A Banana Republic shirt, Double R.L. Vintage Collection bandanna and jeans on Brinkley; a Gap Kids shirt on Alexa; a Polo Ralph Lauren sweater on Jack.
NOTABLE QUOTE "I look at my kids and I?m so thrilled to be here to see their daily victories."
WHO Julia Roberts, 29
WHY The actress was starring in My Best Friend’s Wedding and Conspiracy Theory.
WEARING An Alberta Ferretti dress and a Barneys New York necklace.
NOTABLE QUOTE "I have a remarkable, spectacular amazing life for which I am so grateful. It may seem like it sucks, but it’s the best-kept secret in town. I think I’m moments away from coming into my own. Not that I will ever be an Anouk. But I will be one helluva Julia."
WHO Mariah Carey, 28
WHY The songstress moved to New York City and was starring in Double oo-Soul.
WEARING A Plein Sud dress.
NOTABLE QUOTE "To get my voice in a good place, I have to sleep. When I’m touring, I feel like a hermit. My dancers and singers will all be out having fun and I’m in bed, like, Woe is me."
WHO Claire Danes, 20
WHY The Ivy League student was starring in Brokedown Palace.
WEARING A Dolce amp Gabbana dress.
NOTABLE QUOTE "Here, amp#91;Yaleamp#93; you’re supposed to mess up. In Hollywood, they’ll let you make few mistakes. But they’ll jot it down."
WHO Halle Berry, 33
WHY The actress was starring as Storm in X-Men.
WEARING A Versace top.
NOTABLE QUOTE "I’m wiser because of what happened to me this year. I’ve proven I can be strong, I can survive. That’s what life is all about."
WHO John Travolta, 47, and Kelly Preston, 38
WHY The actor was starring in Domestic Disturbance and Swordfish with Hugh Jackman and Halle Berry.
WEARING A Dolce amp Gabbana shirt on Travolta; a Celine top on Preston.
NOTABLE QUOTE "I definitely feel in the prime of my life. I feel lighter than I ever have. I've accomplished enough to satisfy any dream I’ve had."
WHO Britney Spears, 20
WHY The songstress was finishing her Britney tour and had a cameo appearance in Austin Powers in Goldmember.
WEARING A Versace top, Miss Sixty jeans and Chanel earrings.
NOTABLE QUOTE "I’ve just gotten to the point where I can really allow myself to relax. The other day I was in my room, and I was like ‘I’m bored. This is what it’s like to be bored!’ And it was kind of cool. But I think it will only last for a week or two."
WHO Lisa Kudrow, 40
WHY The Friends actress was starring in The Opposite of Sex.
WEARING An OMO Norma Kamali top, Frankie B. jeans and Susan Foster jewelry.
NOTABLE QUOTE "I only want to make more films if there’s something interesting. It’s hard to find scripts where women get to be smart and flawed, without being ditzy."
WHO Catherine Zeta-Jones, 34
WHY The actress was starring in The Terminal.
WEARING A Michael Kors dress.
NOTABLE QUOTE "My road now is to choose different roles, to have fun, to work with great people."
WHO Kate Hudson, 26
WHY The actress was starring in The Skeleton Key.
WEARING A Dolce amp Gabbana dress and David Yurman earrings.
NOTABLE QUOTE "Don’t sweat the small stuff. Because I grew up in it, I know what a career in show business entails. You’re gonna be on top and you’re gonna be on the bottom. There’s always going to be someone younger, prettier and better. Everybody’s replaceable. My focus is doing the best job I can and then concentrating on my family. That’s how I was raised."
WHO Keira Knightley, 21
WHY The actress was starring in the Pirates of the Caribbean sequel, Dead Man’s Chest.
WEARING A Dolce amp Gabbana blouse, 7 for All Mankind jeans and a Melody LLC ring.
NOTABLE QUOTE "My greatest fear is that I’ll wake up at 50 and will have worked a lot but won’t have lived."
WHO Catherine Zeta-Jones, 37
WHY The actress was starring in No Reservations.
WEARING A Hermes dress, Me & Ro earrings and a Stephen Dweck necklace.
NOTABLE QUOTE "At a certain age in Hollywood, you have to find the material you want to do."
WHO Anne Hathaway, 25
WHY The actress was starring in Get Smart with Steve Carell.
WEARING A Versace dress and Fred Leighton jewelry.
NOTABLE QUOTE "We’re so lucky to do what we do for a living. So I like to enjoy every minute of it."
WHO Michelle Pfeiffer, 51
WHY The actress will be starring in Cheri.
WEARING A Versace dress, a Tom Binns necklace and her own ring.
NOTABLE QUOTE "Once you turn 50, you feel grateful you made it. Because you’ve lived long enough that you've lost people you love. You realize you’re on your second half, that your time is finite here. I want to make the time I have count."