Julia Roberts was just named People’s Most Beautiful Woman for 2017. This is the fifth time the actress got the title, beating George Clooney’s track record of being “Sexiest Man Alive” twice. “I’m going to mention that in my Christmas card to the Clooneys,” she joked.
The news was a major throwback for many, even though some people don’t agree with it. Just think, Julia was first named “Most Beautiful Woman” in 1991 after starring in Pretty Woman. 26 years later, we’re still in love with her infectious smile and timeless charm.
In light of this wonderful news, we decided to look back on some of Julia Roberts’ best movie moments. You can also share with us your favorites in the comments section or on social media.
Just like what I said in another article, this is one of my favorite scenes from the movie. The chase scene happens after Julia’s character tells her best friend that she’s in love with him. It’s funny and makes me want to shout along with her while she’s running after Dermot Mulroney. I also wish I had the same stamina to run as fast and drive a van into heavy traffic.
When Richard Gere offered Julia a diamond necklace, her reaction went from shock to utter joy. Mostly because of Richard jokingly slamming the box shut. The best part is that director Garry Marshall revealed that the scene was intended for Pretty Woman’s gag reel. He told Entertainment Tonight that it was a prank to wake Julia up after a night of partying. “I said, ‘Richard, you gotta wake her up a little, so when she reaches for the box, slam it.’ It was a soft box. I would never hurt her,” Garry said. “We put it in… and it became like the trademark of the movie.”
Rom-com fans would know this scene so well, and you’re probably getting #feels while remembering it. I bet that you can also say this line with the same heartbroken look that Julia had while standing in front of Hugh Grant.
Bustle calls the “Numbers” scene as one of the most iconic scenes in the film. It basically shows how men think they can get away with being rude by asking a woman for her phone number. Julia then delivers a burn to make sure that the guy doesn’t come on to her again.
A lot of people didn’t like Larry Crowne, calling it “lackluster” and “depressingly bad.” However, I did find the scooter scene endearing and funny. Who wouldn’t want Tom Hanks to save you from a pressing situation, right?
Who else felt envious of Julia’s trip around the world and eating all the Italian food she wants? The video above sums up her love for pizza and we can relate 100 percent. Plus, if ever you’re in Italy, you can visit the place in Napoli and have all the pizza you want.
Screengrab from Eat, Pray, Love