By People Staff
May 13, 2002 12:00 PM

Beneath the moisturizer and mascara, this year’s chosen 50 are brimming with joy. I always wake up in a good mood,” says our cover girl Nicole Kidman. Reese Witherspoon focuses “on the things that make me happy—my marriage, my child and my work.” And Cameron Diaz says, “It’s all about being comfortable with who you are.” That exuberance shows in the glowing faces on the coming pages. Behold 2002’s beauties.