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Oldies have still got it...in beauties poll

Three women who are old enough to claim their pensions appeared in a list of the 10 most beautiful women in the world, which was released today.

French actress Catherine Deneuve (67) was fifth in the list, which was based on the amount of media coverage given to a select group of celebrities.

Helen Mirren (65) came sixth and 76-year-old Sophia Loren, a grandmother-of-two, was in 10th place.

Spanish actress Penelope Cruz (36) took top spot in the list, which was compiled for clothing firm Wizard Jeans.

Sally Allen from the firm said: "As someone once said, the difference between pretty and beautiful is that pretty is temporal, whereas beautiful is eternal."


1) Penelope Cruz

2) Claudia Schiffer

3) Kristin Scott Thomas

4) Queen Rania of Jordan

5) Catherine Deneuve

6) Helen Mirren

7) Charlize Theron

8) Kate Beckinsale

9) Natascha McElhone

10) Sophia Loren