100 Most Beautiful People of 2009 Revealed

People Magazine chose cancer survivor Christina Applegate as 2009’s “Most Beautiful Person” for the issue’s annual “100 Most Beautiful” list.

Christina Applegate (born November 25, 1971) is an Emmy Award-winning American actress, known for playing Kelly Bundy on the long-running FOX Broadcasting Company sitcom Married…with Children. She has since established a film and television career, with major roles in several pictures, such as Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead, The Sweetest Thing, Anchorman, Farce of the Penguins. She has also starred in numerous productions including the 2005 Broadway revival of the musical Sweet Charity. More recently, she plays the lead character, Samantha Newly in the ABC sitcom Samantha Who?.

On August 3, 2008, People Magazine reported that Applegate had been diagnosed with breast cancer. This was confirmed by her representative, who said in a statement: “Christina Applegate was diagnosed with an early form of breast cancer. Benefiting from early detection through a doctor-ordered MRI, the cancer is not life-threatening. Christina is following the recommended treatment of her doctors and will have a full recovery. No further statement will be issued at this time”.

Also making the cut this year are Zac Efron (17 Again, High School Musical), Halle Berry, country star Taylor Swift, Angelina Jolie, Channing Tatum (Step Up), The Cast of 90210, Ciara, Christina Aguilera, Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire), Julianne Hough (Dancing with the Stars), Robert Pattinson (Twilight), Taylor Momsen (Gossip Girl) and the first lady Michelle Obama.

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