Robert Downey Jr. shows the love for Gwyneth Paltrow, named People's 'Most Beautiful Woman'

Robert Downey Jr. shows the love for Gwyneth Paltrow, named People’s ‘Most Beautiful Woman’

Gwyneth Paltrow stole the show at the Hollywood premiere of Iron Man 3 after being named the most beautiful woman in the world by People. The 40-year-old actress said she was shocked by the honor, but she was showered in accolades last night at the El Capitan Theater in Los Angeles.

“It’s funny, these things, because it’s like obviously not true. But it’s very sweet to be named that,” Paltrow told reporters.

“And as my friend said, it’s so nice that someone who has kids and is a mom and is not like 21 is named that. It’s really an honor.”

Indeed, Paltrow has long been envied for being the total package.

“Completely justified. Completely justified. She’s gorgeous,” said co-star Guy Pearce.

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Stunning Iron Man 3 Premiere

Paltrow showed she can still turn heads on the red carpet. She wore Antonio Berardi’s daring gown from his Fall 2013 collection. The sheer panels down both the sides from hip to hem revealed a lot of leg and no underwear. But it managed to stay together without incident.

She said the dress was picked out by her stylist. “I think because it’s sexy. You’ve got all the sheer bits but it’s sort of ‘superheroes’ on top,” she explained.

The white panels in front and back created an optical illusion of a curvy Roger Rabbit waist. She looked sophisticated yet approachable, even if she did have a bit of a tall-girl stoop standing next to her noticeably shorter leading men.

Robert Downey Jr. plays Iron Man and Ben Kingsley, who plays his nemesis, the Mandarin. Paltrow plays Pepper Potts, Iron Man creator Tony Stark’s love interest and business partner.

“She is as gracious and beautiful inside as she is outside. She’s got a good heart. She’s got a good heart. A lovely girl,” said Kingsley.

She’s also the mother of two children Apple Blythe Alison Martin and Moses Bruce Anthony Martin with Coldplay frontman Chris Martin. Martin, as usual, avoided the hoopla and stayed home with the kids.

She runs her own website Goop, which specializes in healthy eating habits and has authored several cookbooks. She’s also a workout fanatic and works out regularly with celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson.

Despite a Hollywood pedigree–she’s the daughter of actress Blythe Danner and the late film producer/director Bruce Paltrow–she seems amazingly down-to-earth and has been candid about he flaws.

She’s also acknowledged having a few rough patches in her marriage. But the working mom has managed to work through them. She and Martin have been married since 2003, which far exceeds most Hollywood marriages. She’d previously dated Brad Pitt and Ben Affleck.

She proved her singing chops in her 2010 movie “Country Strong” and several episodes of “Glee.” For once, People, known for its shallowness has opted for inner as well as outer beauty. Check out the hottest movie scenes of her career at (warning:nsfw!)

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