InStyle Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Julianne Moore + 15 Former Cover Stars

Posted on August 07, 2019

“After the Wedding” star Julianne Moore covers the 25th anniversary issue of InStyle magazine photographed by Phil Poynter and styled by Karla Welch.

“In addition to our amazing cover, we are thrilled and honored that 15 former InStyle cover stars joined us to celebrate our anniversary. Jennifer Aniston, Kerry Washington, Demi Moore, Jessica Alba, Kate Hudson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Reese Witherspoon, Cameron Diaz, Halle Berry, Drew Barrymore, Meg Ryan, Gwyneth Paltrow, Salma Hayek and Jennifer Garner. The world has changed since these women débuted on InStyle, and so have they. Below, they tell us how — in their own words.”





Jennifer Aniston (Photographed by Michael Thompson)

“When I think back on the ’90s, it makes me nostalgic— period. They were simpler times. This is going to sound odd, but there was a sense of safety in the world. We weren’t ex – posed to as much as we are now. And even if there was just as much shit going on, we didn’t necessarily have it in our faces 24/7. It was lighter. There was a lot more human connection.”




Kerry Washington (Photographed by Camilla Armbrust)

“I’ve learned to not apologize for things that don’t require an apology, like being a woman or a person of color. I’m unapologetic for who I am, where I’m from, and what I believe.”




Demi Moore (Photographed by Camilla Armbrust)

“Looking at the life I’ve lived, the things we’ve done, it’s incredible and I’m so appreciative.”




Jessica Alba (Photographed by Paul McLean)

“Looking back, when I shot my first InStyle cover, I was insecure. I felt like I needed to be someone I wasn’t in order to be accepted. I allowed other people’s ideas of who they thought I should be to define me. Who am I now? I give zero fucks. I have three children. They’ve exploded my body, and I’m cool with it.”




Kate Hudson (Photographed by Paul McLean)

“To be honest, it doesn’t take a lot for me to take my clothes off. People can say whatever they want, but I like being naked. Always have!”




Michelle Pfeiffer (Photographed by Helena Christensen)

“Becoming famous was always challenging for me. At the time I said, “Stardom looks right on some people, but it wouldn’t on me.” And, innately, I still feel that way.”




Reese Witherspoon (Photographed by Helena Christensen)

“A lot of people think the Internet is destroying things, but I’ve never seen such female solidarity. I’ve never seen so many women understand that they are consumers and their voices matter. I’ve never seen more women’s stories told. I’ve never seen more people of color have ascendency in our business or LGBTQA+ communities being acknowledged. I would rather be in a time when I just have a seat at a table that’s more representative of the real world than in a time that was really showing only white women—and very few, at that—as the heroes of stories.”




Cameron Diaz (Photographed by Camilla Armbrust)

“The way I look at it is that I’ve given more than half of my life to the public. I feel it’s OK for me to take time for myself now to reorganize and choose how I want to come [back] into the world. If I decide to.”




Halle Berry (Photographed by Paul McLean)

The only thing I want at the end of the day is for my children to say, “You weren’t perfect, you didn’t do everything right, but you were a good mom.”




Drew Barrymore (Photographed by Helena Christensen)

“My daughters are 5 and 7, so they love their bodies at this point. I think we all did at that age because we weren’t inundated with societal messages or comparisons. I was built to have these girls, and I have never fallen prey to the Hollywood stigma about how a woman is supposed to look. That’s the dumbest thing. I love girls and women. They rule my universe.”




Meg Ryan (Photographed by Paul McLean)

“I’m happy. I’m going to get married at some point. But for now this engagement thing is a state of grace.”




Gwyneth Paltrow (Photographed by Paul McLean)

“Married life has been really good. We took a year to let everybody [in the family] take it in and let the dust settle. And now we’re moving in together this month. I adore my husband. He’s brilliant and deeply kind. I feel like he’s a real equal too. And he pushes me in the best ways. I really like being married. It’s fun.”




Salma Hayek (Photographed by Paul McLean)

“Looking back, I realize how big of a risk it was to come to the U.S. in the first place. I could have stayed doing soaps in Mexico — I was doing really well there. But my dream was to do film.”




Jennifer Garner (Photographed by Emman Montalvan)

“When you’re one of the ‘hot girls’ of the moment, you’re making choices that define you. I was defined first by choosing to go on hiatus, and then I was very quickly defined by pregnancies and babies.”


The anniversary issue will be for sale August 16th.


[Photo Credit: InStyle Magazine]

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