March 03, 1997 12:00 PM

Displaying racy royal form, thighmaster Princess Stephanie scored a perfect 10 (check out those cornrows!) in the surf of Saint Martin. The buff Monaco belle, who recently celebrated her 32nd birthday, ruled the waves while vacationing with her two children, Louis, 4, and Pauline, 2.

Harvard’s Hasty Pudding club hailed Julia Roberts as its Woman of the Year, an honor involving a parade (with natty undergrads, above) in Cambridge, Mass., and a roast, where Roberts got in her licks (at right). The following week, Hasty’s Man of the Year, a madcapped Mel Gibson, collected his brass pudding pot and a dainty Cross-Your-Braveheart bra.

Demure, doe-eyed Princess Diana took a devilish plunge in a slinky Catherine Walker gown at the London premiere of Richard Attenborough’s In Love and War. The gala raised more than $160,000 for the Red Cross campaign against land mines, a cause Di has backed with a BBC documentary about her trip to Angola.

It was more than just puppy love when Olympic gold medalist Greg Louganis locked limbs for a big smooch with one of his five Great Danes at the Valentine’s Pet Theft Awareness Day rally in L.A. Louganis dived in to dog Congress to pass the Pet Safety and Protection Act, which would keep stolen pets out of research labs. “When you mess with my dogs, you mess with my family,” he said.

Caroline in the City’s Lea Thompson (above) got carat-ed away while viewing pricey jewelry modeled at the launch of Cartier’s latest collection in L.A. Not out-sparkled by these creations, Superman Dean Cain (right) and Suddenly Susan’s Brooke Shields, former sweethearts at Princeton, cozied up for the camera. Presumably the gems did not include kryptonite.

U2’s the Edge (left), Bono and Adam Clayton set up shop among the kitsch at a Kmart in Manhattan’s East Village, where they announced their PopMart tour, which kicks off April 25 in Las Vegas. U2’s new album, Pop, is due March 4.

Uma Thurman, in a stylish shmatte, arrived undercover for the Tibet House New York benefit at Carnegie Hall, which raised $100,000. Her dad, Robert A.F. Thurman, is president of Tibet House, which promotes Tibetan culture.

Former Mouseketeer Annette Funicello, who is battling multiple sclerosis, was all ears as Mickey and Minnie saluted her at the Women in Show Business…For Children Valentine Tribute in Beverly Hills.

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