Dame Helen Mirren has topped a list of Hotter Than Ever Women Over 50.

The 65-year-old actress - who is renowned for her enviable figure - was named number one in the study by home shopping retailer for 50-plus women, isme.com beating off competition from 61-year-old model Twiggy and actress Joanna Lumley, 64, who placed second and third in the list.

Singer Lulu, 62, Kim Cattrall, and actress and director Emma Thompson, 52, were also voted into the top 10.

However, Helen is unlikely to be too impressed with the accolade, recently revealing she hates when people focus on her looks.

She said: "We have to let go of this c**p. It creates even more pressure on women, and I certainly don't want to be a part of that. I'm not beautiful; I clean up nice.

"Why don't we talk about the fact, for Example, that I just did 'Arthur', and the cinematographer was a woman, the film operator was a woman, the whole camera team were women? That's where we should be putting our attention. The fact that I look good at the age I am is bloody irrelevant."