Beyonce Knowles is the most desirable girlfriend in the world, according to a new poll.

Readers of rated the Dreamgirls star as their number one ideal partner, as Beyonce topped the 99 Most Desirable Women of 2007.

Based on criteria including "intelligence, humour, charisma and ambition", the site claimed to depict the definitive list of the world's most attractive women.

Describing her as having "all the talent and beauty in the world", as well as a "big heart", AskMen said she was the "perfect woman".

The multimillion-selling singer was hoping for an Oscar nomination for her film work this week, but her depiction of a Motown star in Dreamgirls missed out, despite picking up a Golden Globe Award nomination earlier this year.

Joining Beyonce in the top ten are actresses Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Alba, as well as supermodel Adriana Lima.

Another Hollywood siren, Jessica Biel, completed the top five, with readers of the site also identifying the singer Shakira and actress Angelina Jolie as the ideal girlfriend.

Readers were asked to vote from a 'shortlist' of 100 candidates, with more than 8.5 million votes cast.

01/02/2007 09:54:05