British actress Keira Knightley has topped a poll naming the actresses most likely to conquer Hollywood.

The 19-year-old screen star - who has already featured in blockbusters Pirates Of The Caribbean: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL and Bend It Like Beckham - beat off competition from up-and-coming American actress Scarlett Johansson and PEARL HARBOR beauty Kate Beckinsale.

The survey - featured in the latest issue of Britain's FILM REVIEW magazine - puts the LOST IN TRANSLATION star in second place, with 14-year-old WHALE RIDER star Keisha Castle-Hughes following in third.

The top ten in full is:

1 KEIRA KNIGHTLEY

2 SCARLETT JOHANSSON

3 KEISHA CASTLE-HUGHES

4 Chloe Sevigny

5 Naomi Watts

6 Julia Stiles

7 KATE BECKINSALE

8 Sophia Myles

9 Maggie Gyllenhaal

10 Rachel Weisz.

16/04/2004 17:29