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Helen shows age is no barrier as queen of the sexy figures

Fitness fanatics have voted Helen Mirren the Body Of The Year ahead of Cheryl Cole, Jennifer Lopez and Pippa Middleton.

The 66-year-old Oscar-winning actress scored 17.65pc of the vote, putting her well ahead of second-placed Elle Macpherson with just over 10pc.

Kelly Brook was third, followed by Lopez and Cole.

Researchers polled 2,000 people for the survey, which was commissioned by the LA Fitness gym chain.

Its marketing director, Tony Orme, said: "Helen Mirren's victory in our Best Body poll illustrates how, when it comes to body maintenance and well-being, age really is nothing but a number.

"It's great to see the public celebrating bodies of all shapes and sizes, and proving that you really can look fabulous over 40 and 50."


The same poll put David Beckham top of the charts for celebrity men.

The former Manchester United star got 21pc of the votes, putting him ahead of Daniel Craig and Johnny Depp in second and third place respectively.

Top 10 female celebrities

1. Helen Mirren -- 17.65pc

2. Elle Macpherson -- 10.6pc

3. Kelly Brook -- 8.35pc

4. Jennifer Lopez -- 6.6pc

5. Cheryl Cole -- 5.35pc

6. Myleene Klass -- 4.2pc

7. Holly Willoughby -- 4.1pc

8. Pippa Middleton -- 4pc

9. Kate Winslet -- 3.9pc

10. Nicole Scherzinger -- 3.8pc

Others: 31.45pc

Top 10 male celebrities

1. David Beckham -- 21pc

2. Daniel Craig -- 15.75pc

3. Johnny Depp -- 10.25pc

4. Brad Pitt -- 9.35pc

5. Peter Andre -- 6.65pc

6. David Hasselhoff -- 3.55pc

7. Rafael Nadal -- 3.3pc

8. Ryan Reynolds -- 3pc

9. Robbie Williams -- 2.3pc

10. Simon Cowell -- 1.95pc

Others: 22.9pc