Fantastic Four star Jessica Alba has been named the sexiest woman in the world in the largest FHM poll ever.

The stunning 25-year-old actress scooped the title from last year's winner Keira Knightley, who slipped out of the top ten.

But other British beauties including Cheryl Cole, Rachel Stevens and Kelly Brook all made the top 20, while page 3 stunner Keeley Hazell came runner-up.

And some of the biggest fallers from last year's poll were also Brits, with FACTORY GIRL star Sienna Miller dropping from 12th to 45th place and WAYNE ROONEY's girlfriend COLEEN MCLOUGHLIN slipping out of the top 100.

FHM editor Chris Bell said: "We have had votes from every continent across the globe, from Belgium to Belize.

"Jessica Alba is a worthy winner of this year's FHM title. She's a talented, successful and beautiful actress who clearly has sex appeal that translates worldwide."

Meanwhile, Jessica has been confirmed as a presenter of the Logie Awards in Melbourne next week, joining co-stars Michael Chiklis and Ioan Gruffudd from the forthcoming FANTASTIC FOUR: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER movie.

26/04/2007 11:00:23