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Balfe one of the most wanted stars on planet

Former Irish supermodel Caitriona Balfe has joined Hollywood's hottest young starlets Jennifer Lawrence and Shailene Woodley in a top 10 poll of the most sought-after actresses on the planet.

The Monaghan star is in the same league as Scarlett Johansson and Emily Blunt thanks to her role as the beautiful English heroine Clare Randall in the adaptation of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander.


She has shot into the top 10 actresses in IMDB's STARmeter rankings, which provide the ultimate up-to-minute gauge of celebrity popularity based on the searches of 190 million users on the Internet Movie Database.

Caitriona (35) is the ninth most searched for actress this week, ahead of Oscar winners like Angelina Jolie and Sandra Bullock and Halle Berry.