Aishwarya Rai's transformation through 8 iconic magazine covers

Published: December 10, 2017
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PHOTO: INDIA TIMES

PHOTO: INDIA TIMES

PHOTO: INDIA TIMES PHOTO: FILMFARE PHOTO: HARPERS BAZAAR PHOTO: VOGUE PHOTO: FEMINA PHOTO: COSMOPOLITAN PHOTO: ELLE PHOTO: PREMIERE PHOTO: FEMINA

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

PHOTO: FEMINA

PHOTO: FEMINA

Aishwarya’s first big solo cover had quintessential 90s beauty written all over it.

2) Premiere, 1999

PHOTO: PREMIERE

PHOTO: PREMIERE

This cover featured a very unusual beauty look on the former Miss India, with pale lilac eyeliner and pink lipstick.

3) Elle, 2000

PHOTO: ELLE

PHOTO: ELLE

Aishwariya channelled her inner angel with this cover – one that introduced the poker-straight hair, highlighted skin, and glossy nude lips.

4) Cosmopolitan, 2005

PHOTO: COSMOPOLITAN

PHOTO: COSMOPOLITAN

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

PHOTO: FEMINA

PHOTO: FEMINA

This cover was a comparison between Aishwarya’s 2000 look and her then-current appearance — both of which seemed almost identical.

6) Vogue, 2011

PHOTO: VOGUE

PHOTO: VOGUE

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

PHOTO: HARPERS BAZAAR

PHOTO: HARPERS BAZAAR

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

PHOTO: FILMFARE

PHOTO: FILMFARE

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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Reader Comments (2)

  • Bunny Rabbit
    Dec 11, 2017 - 12:37PM

    Yawnzzz. Cant understand your obsession with this has-been actress. Many in India have forgotten her . out of sight – out of mind …Recommend

  • Ali S
    Dec 11, 2017 - 7:57PM

    She’s easy on the eyes I’ll admit but my chair has better acting skills than her.Recommend

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