Top British Beauties Revealed

Written by    Last updated: July 27, 2011

According to new research, the most beautiful British women in 2011 stand at an average of five foot five inches tall, have blue eyes, dark brown hair, and are actresses by profession, according to an analysis of the top one hundred most beautiful British women of all time.audrey hepburn

Meanwhile, Audrey Hepburn has been named as the most beautiful British woman of all time. She tops a leader table that includes beauties such as Twiggy, Cheryl Cole, Kelly Brook and Princess Diana.

The QVC Beauty Survey  also found Cheryl Cole, Kelly Brook and Holly Willoughby making the top ten.

The top ten most beautiful Brits were voted as;

1.    Audrey Hepburn (11 per cent)

2.    Elizabeth Taylor (6 per cent)

3.    Princess Diana (6 per cent)

4.    Catherine Zeta Jones (5 per cent)

5.    Cheryl Cole (4 per cent)

6.    Kelly Brook (3 per cent)

7.    Keira Knightley (3 per cent)

8.    Kate Beckinsale (3 per cent)

9.    Holly Willoughby (2 per cent)

10.  Twiggy (2 per cent)


The new Duchess of Cambridge (12th) came in higher than Kate Moss’s (29th) while Catherine’s sister also pipped the supermodel to the post coming in 28th place.

Blue eyed Brits appear to have beaten brown eyed girls to the top beauty spots with just under half of the top one hundred being blessed with blue eyes compared to only thirty nine brown eyed girls.

Stepping over to the dark side is obviously the way forward with fifty three brunettes dominating the top one hundred versus only forty three blondes, leaving Dr Who’s Karen Gillan, model Lily Cole, singer Nicola Roberts and award winning actress Tilda Swinton flying the flag for redheads.


Actresses meanwhile seem to have the edge on any other profession in the beauty stakes as forty six of our top one hundred are thespians by trade, this is compared to eighteen models, sixteen singers, thirteen television presenters, two members of the British Royal family (with one other relative of the Royals), one chef, one athlete, one designer and one beautiful ballet dancer.

The Top 100 British Beauties are:

1.    Audrey Hepburn

2.    Elizabeth Taylor

3.    Princess Diana

4.    Catherine Zeta Jones

5.    Cheryl Cole

6.    Kelly Brook

7.    Keira Knightley

8.    Kate Beckinsale

9.    Holly Willoughby

10.     Twiggy

11.     Vivien Leigh

12.     Kate Middleton

13.     Kate Winslet

14.     Jane Seymour

15.     Felicity Kendal

16.     Liz Hurley

17.     Julie Christie

18.     Katherine Jenkins

19.     Rachel Weisz

20.     Joanna Lumley

21.     Helen Mirren

22.     Honor Blackman

23.     Helena Bonham Carter

24.     Louise Redknapp

25.     Emma Watson

26.     Anna Friel

27.     Billie Piper

28.     Pippa Middleton

29.     Kate Moss

30.     Jean Shrimpton

31.     Thandie Newton

32.     Gemma Arterton

33.     Nigella Lawson

34.     Sienna Miller

35.     Michelle Keegan

36.     Julie Andrews

37.     Sophie Ellis Bextor

38.     Diana Dors

39.     Marianne Faithful

40.     Karen Gillian

41.     Davina McCall

42.     Carol Vorderman

43.     Joan Collins

44.     Kirsty Gallagher

45.     Keeley Hawes

46.     Samantha Fox

47.     Amanda Holden

48.     Judi Dench

49.     Leona Lewis

50.     Cat Deeley

51.    Lily Allen

52.     Sophie Dahl

53.     Jessica Ennis

54.     Emma Thompson

55.     Lily Cole

56.     Fearne Cotton

57.     Emily Blunt

58.     Lulu

59.     Victoria Beckham

60.     Kim Wilde

61.     Konnie Huq

62.     Naomi Campbell

63.     Pixie Lott

64.     Kara Tointon

65.     Joely Richardson

66.     Georgie Thompson

67.     Alexa Chung

68.     Denise Van Outen

69.     Frankie Sandford

70.     Vanessa Redgrave

71.     Darcy Bussell

72.     Tilda Swinton

73.     Abbey Clancy

74.     Christine Bleakley

75.     Tulisa

76.     Mischa Barton

77.     Tess Daly

78.     Natasha Richardson

79.     Minnie Driver

80.     Nicola Roberts

81.     Naomi Watts

82.     Clare Forlani

83.     Rosie Huntington Whiteley

84.     Jennifer Saunders

85.     Carey Mullligan

86.     Kimberley Walsh

87.     Jane Birkin

88.     Poppy Delevigne

89.     Daisy Lowe

90.     Agyness Deyn

91.     Bonnie Wright

92.     Mollie King

93.     Georgina Chapman

94.     Tamsin Egerton

95.     Lydia Donaldson

96.     Jacqui Ainsley

97.     Edie Campbell

98.     Cara Delevigne

99.     Hazel Court

100.   Georgia Jagger


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