You may well consider Gwyneth Paltrow a Renaissance woman, as she is a wife, mother, owner and creator of GOOP, actress, singer, and author of two books including her most recent It's All Good. To top it all off, there is no denying that the actress is also stunning.

From her tall, slim figure to her lovely blonde locks, Gwyn has quite a few covetable attributes, and People recognized her this year as their Most Beautiful Person.

Daughter of Blythe Danner and producer Bruce Paltrow, Gwyneth made her debut on stage but started working on films in the early '90s. She played Emma in the film rendition of the Jane Austen book in 1996, but gained the most critical acclaim from her role as Viola in Shakespeare in Love. For her performance, Gwyneth won the Academy Award for Best Actress, a Golden Globe Award and two Screen Actors Guild Awards, among countless others.

She has a very streamlined-chic look, and is known for one of the most iconic looks of the Academy Awards, the spaghetti strap pink Ralph Lauren gown she wore in 1999. So cheers, Gwyn, and here's to adding one more item to that long resume: Most Beautiful of 2013.

Click through the gallery to see Gwyneth's style transformation from a young casual tomboy to today's classic elegance.