500 covers, 500 cover girls. Let's have a look at some of the best!
Feb 01, 2015 2:14pm
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May 1973: Our first ever cover! Featuring a quiz on how good a lover are you? And "Why tough, sexy Steve McQueen is a '70s legend".
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April 1977: $1.20 for "How to zap people with your knowledge and conversation" - where do we sign up?
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April 1980: From a time where green eye-liner and red lippy could be worn together without people immediately thinking "CHRISTMAS".
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August 1980: Is motherhood for you? Even today, a woman's right to not have kids can come under fire - so imagine how unusual it must have been to see an article like this back in 1980.
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January 1983: Oh hay, Elle McPherson. Please, give us more deets on the good news about the 21st Century.
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January 1984: Elle again! This time she's telling us about our "love muscle" AKA "the hidden trigger to unimagined sexual pleasures".
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August 1985: Hands up if you're hoping this hair 'do comes back in fashion? Oh, everyone with frizzy hair? Okay.
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July 1987: Perennial '80s cover model and Cameron Daddo's wife, Alison Brahe, was our pick for this cover.
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January 2001: It's Posh! When she was still tecnically Posh! Massive LOLs for "look what she can do with a doily".
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July 2001: Gwyneth Paltrow winking at us from the past because she knew she'd one day be responsible for punking us with Sex Bark and Vagina Steaming.
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August 2001:Charmed's (REMEMBER CHARMED?!) Alyssa Milano was a best-selling cover girl. This issue also urged readers to petition their MP's to overturn legislation that demanded vaginas are Photoshopped in print press.
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October 2001: It's Britney, bitch. From a time so far in the past belt-loops weren't a thing.
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November 2002: Kirsten Dunst's cover was pulled from the shelves over the cover line: "Oral-sex lessons". Controversial!
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September 2003: SJP in the peak of her Sex And The City fame.
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January 2004: One for all the petite ladies out there, "Kylie: attack of the 5ft woman".
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April 2004: CHRISTINA AGUILERA, EVERYBODY! From a time when thin eye-brows, wearing one earring and crazy-unnatural tans were a thing.
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February 2004: Oh gahd. Who didn't crush on Holly Valance at one point in their life?
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June 2004: A slightly scary-looking Angelina Jolie appears. Apparently she wanted a shaved head, 30 tattoos, a plane, 7 kids and 3 lovers. Almost, Ange.
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May 2011: Kim Kardashian aces it in her pre-Kanye days.
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March 2014: Australia's first plus-size supermodel, Robyn Lawley, lands her first Cosmo cover.
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July 2014: Cosmo goes global! And puts Katy Perry on every single Cosmo cover WORLDWIDE. Because we're innovative and shiz.
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March 2015: Brings us to NOW! This sparkly new issue starring Jen Hawkins is on sale right now.