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Tom Hiddleston, Jennifer Lawrence named Sexiest Actors
Bang Showbiz | 21 January, 2013 13:29
British actor Tom Hiddleston. Image by: VINCENT WEST / Reuters
Cast member Jennifer Lawrence poses at the premiere of "The Hunger Games" at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California in this March 12, 2012 file photo. Image by: MARIO ANZUONI / REUTERS
Actor Robert Pattinson arrives for the European premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" in London November 14, 2012. Image by: SUZANNE PLUNKETT / REUTERS
Actress Scarlett Johansson arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit celebrating the opening of the "Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations" exhibition in New York, May 7, 2012 wearing Dolce & Gabbana. Image by: � Lucas Jackson / Reuters / REUTERS
Actor Ryan Gosling waves at the gala presentation for the film "The Place Beyond The Pines" at the 37th Toronto International Film Festival September 7, 2012. Image by: MIKE CASSESE / REUTERS
Actress Kristen Stewart arrives for the European premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" in London November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY) Image by: LUKE MACGREGOR / REUTERS
British actor Benedict Cumberbatch arrives at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles awards season Tea Party in Los Angeles, California, January 12, 2013. Image by: GUS RUELAS / REUTERS
Cast member Emma Stone poses at the premiere of "The Amazing Spider-Man" at the Regency Village theatre in Los Angeles, California June 28, 2012. Image by: MARIO ANZUONI / REUTERS
British actor Richard Armitage, who plays Thorin the dwarf, poses on the red carpet at the world premiere of 'The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey' in Wellington November 28, 2012. Image by: STRINGER / REUTERS
Cast member Mila Kunis poses at the premiere of "Ted" at the Grauman's Chinese theatre in Hollywood, California June 21, 2012. The movie opens in the U.S. on June 29. Image by: MARIO ANZUONI / REUTERS
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Cast member Emma Watson arrives for the European premiere of 'My Week With Marilyn' in London. Image by: PAUL HACKETT / Reuters
Alan Rickman, who plays Professor Severus Snape, smiles at the crowd before the premier of Harry Potter Prisoner of Azkaban at Radio City in New York Image by: AFP Photo
Actress Anne Hathaway. File photo. Image by: FRED PROUSER
Actor Michael Fassbender arrives for the British Academy of Film and Arts (BAFTA) awards ceremony at the Royal Opera House in London February 12, 2012. Image by: Luke MacGregor / Reuters
Actor Robert Downey Jr. displays his hands covered with cement during his hand and footprint ceremony in the forecourt of Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California December 7, 2009. Downey stars in the new film "Sherlock Holmes" which opens Christmas Day. REUTERS/Fred Prouser (UNITED STATES ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY) Image by: FRED PROUSER
Actor Chris Hemsworth arrives to promote , "Thor" Image by: Ethan Miller
Actress Charlize Theron attends the premiere of "The Burning Plain" in New York Image by: Peter Kramer
The Thor star has topped a poll conducted by Total Film magazine to find the most desirable screen hunks in the world, beating Twilight star Robert Pattinson into second place.
Other actors to make the top 10 included Ryan Gosling in third place, Benedict Cumberbatch in fourth, sixth placed Tom Hardy and Robert Downey Jr. in ninth place.
Hiddleston, 31, is surprised to beat so many famous handsome faces to the title, but is very flattered by the honour.
He told the publication: "Thank you, ladies. You are women of impeccable taste and style. My god, you know how to make a man feel good!"
Total Film polled more than 25 000 readers to find their Sexiest Actor and Sexiest Actress.
Other entries in the women’s top 10 included second placed Scarlett Johansson, Twilight Saga actress Kristen Stewart, who came third, fifth placed Mila Kunis - who has won numerous sexiest polls - and Zooey Deschanel in eighth.
Total Film magazine's 50 Sexiest Stars in Movies Right Now, actor top 10 and actress top 10:
Sexiest Actor: 1. Tom Hiddleston 2. Robert Pattinson 3. Ryan Gosling 4. Benedict Cumberbatch 5. Richard Armitage 6. Tom Hardy 7. Alan Rickman 8. Michael Fassbender 9. Robert Downey Jr. 10. Chris Hemsworth
Sexiest Actress: 1. Jennifer Lawrence 2. Scarlett Johansson 3. Kristen Stewart 4. Emma Stone 5. Mila Kunis 6. Emma Watson 7. Anne Hathaway 8. Zooey Deschanel 9. Natalie Portman 10. Charlize Theron