Jennifer Aniston, 42, has been named the 'Sexiest Woman of All Time' by readers of Men's Health magazine. The actress best known for playing Rachel Green in long running sitcom Friends is a favorite of readers, partly because of her "down-to-earth" persona and sense of humor.
In explaining why the Horrible Bosses star topped the poll, Men's Health editors wrote, "Funny is sexy, and Jennifer Aniston is funny. Her down-to-earth persona makes her seem attainable, and anyone who's seen her in Office Space has to admit she makes even pieces of flair look good". The poll had expected to be a straight battle between Jennifer and Angelina Jolie, but 'Team Aniston' fans were no doubt delighted to find Brad Pitt's partner could only manage No. 10 on the list. Elsewhere, Aniston beat out competition from Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe, pop superstar Britney Spears, model Pamela Anderson as well as Jane Fonda, Ursula Andress, Madonna, Bettie Page and Raquel Welch. Despite winning the award, the actress told the magazine she would have instead given the award to Brigitte Bardot or Gloria Steinem.
The honor comes as Jennifer begins to settle down with her new boyfriend, the actor Justin Theroux. The couple have stepped out in public numerous times in the past few months but the actress has denied they are looking to begin a family.