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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