Jennifer Lawrence has been crowned the 'Sexiest Woman in the World' by FHM magazine.

The Oscar-winning actress has taken over from last year's winner Mila Kunis, who now sits in sixth place, to top the British men's magazine's annual poll of 100 Sexiest Women in the World voted for by thousands of readers.

Jennifer, 23, narrowly beat the stunning Michelle Keegan to the title, and despite coming in second place, the 'Coronation Street' beauty was still thrilled to finish as runner-up.

Speaking in the new issue of FHM magazine on sale now, the 26-year-old actress said: ''I'm totally taken back by this, it really does mean a lot. Thank you so much to the readers of FHM and everyone who took the time and voted for me, I'm so flattered. I believe that being 'sexy' isn't wearing lots of heavy make-up or having the perfect hair or figure, it's about self-confidence, being comfortable with yourself, smiling and being happy!''

Meanwhile, Rihanna took the third spot, and

British/American model Emily Ratajkowski - who received worldwide attention after appearing naked in Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' video - landed in fourth place while 'Big Bang Theory' actress Kaley Cuoco rounded off the top five.

Other top 10 placed babes include Beyoncé in seventh spot, Nicole Scherzinger in ninth and Scarlett Johansson in tenth.

Notable entries in the list of a hundred women include TV chef Nigella Lawson at number 21, Kate Moss at 42, Jennifer Aniston at 36 and supermodel Cara Delevingne at 54.

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FHM's 100 Sexiest Women in the World, top 10:

1. Jennifer Lawrence

2. Michelle Keegan

3. Rihanna

4. Emily Ratajkowski

5. Kaley Cuoco

6. Mila Kunis

7. Beyoncé

8. Lucy Mecklenburgh

9. Nicole Scherzinger

10. Scarlett Johansson