Keira tops world's sexiest women poll

Keira Knightley has come top of a poll of the world’s 100 Sexiest Women.

The actress beats off competition from the likes of Halle Berry, Charlize Theron, Cameron Diaz and Kate Moss.

US star Scarlett Johansson, 21, takes third place in FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006 poll, one below glamour model Keely Hazel.

Angelina Jolie is fourth, ahead of last year’s winner Kelly Brook, who has slipped to fifth place.

FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women poll received nearly two million votes from the British public.

Pride and Prejudice star Keira, 21, shot up the annual chart from 18th place last year.

Girls Aloud singer Cheryl Tweedy, who was second last year, is now in sixth place, one above superstar Beyonce.

Lost actress Evangeline Lilly, who was an unknown last year, takes eighth place, followed by actresses Jessica Alba and Jessica Simpson.

Doctor Who star Billie Piper snaps up eleventh place in the poll, one ahead of fellow British actress Sienna Miller.

Herbie Fully Loaded star Lindsay Lohan is 13th, followed by ex S-Club singer Rachel Stevens.

Knightley also beats the likes of Halle Berry (17), Charlize Theron (26), Paris Hilton (34) and Cameron Diaz (76).

Desperate Housewives stars Eva Longoria was voted 20th in the list of the world’s Sexiest Women, while her co-star Teri Hatcher is at 81.

FHM editor Ross Brown said: “FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women in the World is growing year by year and 2006 has seen more votes than ever.

“Keira Knightley truly deserves to be the winner of our 2006 poll.”

FHM’s 100 Sexiest Supplement is featured in the June edition of FHM on sale now.

:: FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006
1. Keira Knightley
2. Keeley Hazel
3. Scarlett Johansson
4. Angelina Jolie
5. Kelly Brook
6. Cheryl Tweedy
7. Beyonce Knowles
8. Evangeline Lilly
9. Jessica Alba
10. Jessica Simpson
11. Billie Piper
12. Sienna Miller
13. Lindsay Lohan
14. Rachel Stevens
15. Sarah Harding
16. Jennifer Love Hewitt
17. Halle Berry
18. Jennifer Aniston
19. Fearne Cotton
20. Eva Longoria
21. Mischa Barton
22. Elisha Cuthbert
23. Kate Beckinsale
24. Hayley Parsons
25. Eva Mendes
26. Charlize Theron
27. Kara Tointon
28. Rachel Bilson
29. Tanya Robinson
30. Holly Willoughby
31. Jennifer Ellison
32. Gemma Atkinson
33. Hilary Duff
34. Paris Hilton
35. Lucy Pinder
36. Brittany Murphy
37. Tera Patrick
38. Christina Aguilera
39. Lisa Snowdon
40. Charlotte Church
41. Tara Reid
42. Victoria Silvstedt
43. Jennifer Lopez
44. Maggie Grace
45. Coleen McLoughlin
46. Kate Bosworth
47. Michelle Marsh
48. Natalie Portman
49. Nicole Scherzinger
50. Chantelle Houghton
51. Natalie Pike
52. Jaime Pressly
53. Tina O’Brien
54. Brooke Burke
55. Nadine Coyle
56. Maria Sharapova
57. Nikki Sanderson
58. Charlotte Marshall
59. Jennifer Garner
60. Anna Kournikova
61. Kristen Kreuk
62. Lady Isabella Hervey
63. Holly Valance
64. Natalie Oxley
65. Joss Stone
66. Kimberley Walsh
67. Kayleigh Pearson
68. Sophie Howard
69. Fergie (Black Eyed Peas)
70. Heidi Klum
71. Sarah Michelle Gellar
72. Pamela Anderson
73. Sammy Winward
74. Naomi Watts
75. Kirsty Gallacher
76. Cameron Diaz
77. Roxanne Pallett
78. Myleene Klass
79. Katie Holmes
80. Gisele Bundchen
81. Teri Hatcher
82. Reese Witherspoon
83. Gwen Stefani
84. Nicola Roberts
85. Adele Silva
86. Rebecca Romijn
87. Kate Moss
88. Carmen Electra
89. Rachel McAdams
90. Myfanwy Waring
91. Roxanne McKee
92. Jenna Jameson
93. Jessica Biel
94. Kate Middleton
95. Josie Maran
96. Emma Griffiths
97. Joanna Krupa
98. Denise Van Outen
99. Rosario Dawson
100. Sofia Vergara

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