Aphrodite was not only the essence of Love, she was passionate towards her mortal lovers and children. This made her life exciting and dangerous.
She was wounded at the battle for Troy trying to save her son Aineias. She managed to find her brother Ares and, with the help of swift-footed Iris, drove Ares war chariot off to Olympos for healing.
Beautiful... yea, you could say that. But... she was not as beautiful as Hera.
These fun facts were taken from The Iliad and The Odyssey