November Covers '94 - '09
WHO Julia Louis-Dreyfus, 33
WHY The Seinfeld actress was starring in the movie North.
NOTABLE QUOTE "Work, believe me, is important. I consider myself an aggressive actor, but I'm not like I was. It's just not as important since I had Henry. I love my job, I find it creatively fulfilling, but it's just show business."
WHO Sigourney Weaver, 46
WHY The actress was starring in Snow White in the Black Forest and Copycat.
NOTABLE QUOTE "To me what's most important comes from here, the home, from school activities, throwing together dinner for friend, all this daily stuff-I think that's the sweetness of life."
WHO Barbra Streisand, 54
WHY The accomplished actress was starring in The Mirror Has Two Faces.
NOTABLE QUOTE "My greatest achievement," said Streisand of her son Jason.
WHO Kirstie Alley, 42
WHY Alley was appearing in five films and her hit TV show Veronica's Closet.
WEARING A La Perla slip, a Ralph Lauren Collection sweater and a Ballantyne cashmere wrap.
NOTABLE QUOTE "It's been a busy year, but I don't do well with leisure time. It doesn't become me. Cooking for 20 people is my idea of leisure time, you know?"
WHO Oprah Winfrey, 44
WHY The talk show host produced and starred in the film Beloved.
WEARING A Ralph Lauren dress and a Rebecca Moses wrap
NOTABLE QUOTE "As a celebrity you can make the decision to cut yourself away from the world or be a part of it. I choose to be a part of it. Big time."
WHO Antonio Banderas, 39, and Melanie Griffith, 42
WHY The actress was starring in Another Day in Paradise, Celebrity and Lolita.
WEARING A Badgley Mischka dress on Melanie; a Hugo Boss T-shirt on Antonio.
NOTABLE QUOTE "I'm happier now than I've ever been," said Griffith.
WHO Helen Hunt, 37
WHY The Oscar winner was starring in Pay It Forward, Cast Away and What Women Want.
WEARING A Carolina Herrera dress
NOTABLE QUOTE "The only time I've moved forward in my career is when I had the courage to say no to things that were safe or that I'd done before, in order to create a space for something new to enter."
WHO Cate Blanchett, 32
WHY The actress was starring in Bandits, Lord of the Rings, The Shipping News, Charlotte Gray and Heaven.
WEARING A Vera Wang dress and S.J. Phillips jewelry
NOTABLE QUOTE "It's human to want to avoid pain and to desire success and happiness for your offspring, but part of one's experience as a human being is pain and you can't avoid it. If you spend your life running from it, you end up not taking risks."
WHO Faith Hill, 35
WHY The songstress was promoting her new album Cry.
WEARING A Tom Ford for Gucci blouse and skirt and a Van Cleef amp Arpels diamond ring
NOTABLE QUOTE "The more success you have, the harder things get. Right now the pressures are enormous. I'm kind of scared how this record will be received. Is anybody going to get it?"
WHO Gwyneth Paltrow, 31
WHY The actress was starring in Sylvia Plath and World of Tomorrow.
WEARING A Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche outfit
NOTABLE QUOTE "There are some people whose fame is proportional to their work life. I'm not like that. For some reason people seem interested in my life, no matter how much I try to hide."
WHO Naomi Watts, 36
WHY The actress was starring in I Heart Huckabees and King Kong.
WEARING A Prada dress and a Fred Leighton brooch
NOTABLE QUOTE "There's this misconception about me that I'm dark and mysterious because I always play the woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Finally, I get to smile onscreen."
WHO Kirsten Dunst, 23
WHY The actress was starring in Elizabethtown, Marie Antoinette and Spiderman 2.
WEARING A Lanvin dress and a 28 K necklace
NOTABLE QUOTE "What you choose in terms of movies is reflective of what's going on inside."
WHO Lindsay Lohan, 20
WHY The actress was starring in Georgia Rule.
WEARING A Valentino dress and H. Stern earrings
NOTABLE QUOTE "I learned to have a lot of responsibilities at a very young age, whether in my personal life at home with my family or simply having to be on set. I work longer hours than my friends' parents do."
WHO Jessica Simpson, 27
WHY The songstress-turned-actress was starring in Blonde Ambition and Major Movie Star.
WEARING An Isaac Mizrahi dress and Coomi jewelry
NOTABLE QUOTE "I wouldn't change my life for anything, because all these experiences have made me who I am."
WHO Beyonce Knowles, 27
WHY The Grammy winner was promoting her latest album and was starring in Cadillac Records and Obsessed.
WEARING A Gucci dress and Ofira earrings
NOTABLE QUOTE "I am happy right now and this album has a lot of love songs that talk about my emotions-me naked with my heart exposed."
WHO Reese Witherspoon, 33
WHY The actress is working on a movie in which she stars as a pro softball player opposite Paul Rudd and Owen Wilson.
WEARING A DKNY dress, Brooks Brothers blazer and Sid Vintage necklaces
NOTABLE QUOTE "I don't feel like I'm very guarded about what's happened in my life. We're all going through it."