World’s Sexiest Movie Stars – the readers of film magazine Empire have decided on the sexiest movie stars in the world and the good news for UK film fans is that the winners of both sexiest man and sexiest woman are British.
As a hint to a former child star turned singer the awards prove that you don’t have to go to extremes to be thought of as sexy by the public. Emma Watson has more than moved on from her first movie role as Hermione in the Harry Potter movie series.
Emma was the only British actress to make the Top 10 of the sexiest female movie star list with the next highest placed British female actress being Keira Knightley in 17th position with Kate Beckinsale, Gemma Arterton and Emily Blunt following just after Keira.
Emma beat off some strong international competition for the award with Scarlett Johansson coming in 2nd place, followed by Jennifer Lawrence in 3rd place.
Just to prove that the Empire readers have not forgotten those sexy ladies from the classic movies if the past Marilyn Monroe and Grace Kelly both got into the Top 50 list.
Benedict’s victory may surprise many US readers who only see the 37-year old in some very unromantic roles such as Khan Noonien Singh in Star Trek, Smaug in The Hobbit and of course the notoriously crusty Sherlock. He does however have a very large and loyal fanbase (often referred to as Cumberbitches) and it seems that he won the sexiest movie actor poll by some way attracting over 50k votes.
Although it doesn’t really fit in with his movie image Benedict seems pretty pleased by the new accolade as he said apart from finding it ‘hysterically funny’ he did admit that it ‘puts a spring in your step. It’s nice, you swagger a little bit, it’s enjoyable.’
Unlike the women’s poll it was mostly other British actors who were Benedict’s main competition for the sexiest man title with Tom Hiddleston in 2nd place followed by Henry Cavill.
It really is quite a change in the sexiest actor listings as it was not that long ago that Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp and George Clooney would have all been shoe-ins for the Top 10 but not one of them made the top placings this time round.
Here are the Top 10 Sexiest Woman in the Movies as voted for by Empire readers in 2013:
- Emma Watson
- Scarlett Johansson
- Jennifer Lawrence
- Kristen Stewart
- Anne Hathaway
- Emma Stone
- Mila Kunis
- Natalie Portman
- Angelina Jolie
- Zoe Saldana
and here are the Top Sexiest Men in the Movies as voted for by Empire readers in 2013:
- Benedict Cumberbatch
- Tom Hiddleston
- Henry Cavill
- Ryan Gosling
- Robert Downey Jr
- Chris Hemsworth
- Robert Pattinson
- Michael Fassbender
- Hugh Jackman
- Bradley Cooper