Aishwarya Rai Bachchan isn’t just a Bollywood icon who became the envy-inducing heroine we aspired to be. She is in fact, a global phenomenon who took over the universe when she won the Miss World title back in 1994. Compiled from iDiva, here’s proof of her magnanimous splendour:
1) Femina, 1995
Aishwarya’s first big solo cover had quintessential 90s beauty written all over it.
2) Premiere, 1999
This cover featured a very unusual beauty look on the former Miss India, with pale lilac eyeliner and pink lipstick.
3) Elle, 2000
Aishwariya channelled her inner angel with this cover – one that introduced the poker-straight hair, highlighted skin, and glossy nude lips.
4) Cosmopolitan, 2005
Aishwarya stunned everyone with this international magazine cover, clad in a navel-baring top and classic denim miniskirt, could it BE any more 2000s?
5) Femina, 2010
This cover was a comparison between Aishwarya’s 2000 look and her then-current appearance — both of which seemed almost identical.
6) Vogue, 2011
The star amazed everyone with this high fashion cover with her smouldering and edgy style. This is probably one of Aishwarya’s most powerful covers yet.
7) Harper’s Bazaar, 2015
Cementing her status as the most beautiful woman, this cover contained the most satisfying mix of indulgent fashion, beauty and artistic photography.
8) Filmfare, 2017
Aishwarya’s latest magazine cover paid reverence to her newly-hatched persona as a sultry, sensual woman, courtesy her Ae Dil Hai Mushkil role. Featuring today’s typical ‘no-make-up make-up,’ it is a long way from her first cover.
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