Who did People Magazine names as its first “Sexiest Man Alive” in 1985?
Before his much-publicized meltdown, Mel Gibson was considered the Aussie hunk du jour, kicking off People magazine’s inaugural “Sexiest Man Alive” feature in 1985. Since then, the magazine has crowned a wide range of winners from the world of pop culture and entertainment. The youngest recipient of the award was the then 27-year-old John F. Kennedy Jr., while the oldest was Sean Connery – 59 years old at the time. Source: Daily Mail
Mel Colmcille Gerard Gibson AO (born January 3, 1956) is an American actor and filmmaker. He was born in Peekskill, New York, and moved with his parents to Sydney, Australia, when he was 12 years old.
Gibson is best known as an action hero, for roles such as Martin Riggs in the Lethal Weapon buddy cop film series, and Max Rockatansky in the first three films in the Mad Max post-apocalyptic action series.