The 40-year-old-actress, took to Instagram to express her thanks to WHO for the photo shoot, fans were quick to crowd the comments section with admiration over her natural looks.
WATCH: Kate Ritchie debut on the cover of Who Magazine's Beautiful People.
Fans applauded the original 1988 Home and Away star for 'keeping it real' on the unedited cover.
'You look real and not airbrushed into oblivion which is so refreshing, thank you, gorgeous lady,' wrote on Instagram user.
Another responded saying, 'Once again it shows natural beauty shines through,' while another added: 'Stunning, authentic and inspiring'.
Meanwhile, another fan wrote, 'Totally love the fact you insisted on keeping it real. Beautiful.'
Other users gushed saying phrases like, 'Naturally beautiful,' ' so inspiring,' and 'so natural, so beautiful.'
One user, in particular, went all out to praise the star in an emotional post.
"Good on you. I'm 40 and have 4 kids. I love my body more now than I ever have. You are showing your daughter, other little girls & more importantly little boys that natural beauty is strength. THANK YOU." they wrote.
In the original post made by Kate she wrote: 'Thank you to @whomagazine and to @jasonierace for capturing this forty-year-old woman truthfully and with such warmth, despite the pool temperature, on the day!'
This news comes after the Australian actor hinted at a possible return to Summer Bay during an interview with TV Week in January this year.
'I would be lying if I said I'm not looking forward to the day I'm back on TV or film set, flexing those [acting] muscles again.' she said.
Kate also admitted she hasn't ruled out the possibility of a return to her old roots on Home and Away.
'Never say never... I think for now Summer Bay seems to be surviving quite well without Sally Fletcher,' she said.