DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star Nicolette Sheridan's fashion sense has earned her top place on style critic MR BLACKWELL's 45th annual list of worst-dressed celebrities.

The DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star, noted for her sexy outfits, has caught the eye of Blackwell for all the wrong reasons.

He says, "In barely-there bombs, she's a taste-free pain. Let's crown her the Tacky Temptress of Wisteria Lane."

Lindsay Lohan landed in second place on the list, with Blackwell deeming her "over-hyped and under-dressed", while sisters JESSICA and Ashlee Simpson tied for third place.

The "fabulous fashion independents" who won praise from Blackwell for 2004 are Nicole Kidman, Natalie Portman, Barbara Walters, Kate Winslet, ANNETTE BENING, Oprah Winfrey, Scarlett Johansson, Gwen Stefani, Jennifer Garner and Sheridan's Desperate Housewives co-star Teri Hatcher.

Blackwell's previous worst-dressed star, hotel heiress Paris Hilton, dropped to number five.

The top 10 is as follows:

1. NICOLETTE SHERIDAN

2. LINDSAY LOHAN

3. JESSICA and ASHLEE SIMPSON

4. Courtney Love

5. PARIS HILTON

6. Serena Williams

7. Britney Spears

8. Paula Abdul

9. Meryl Streep

10. Anna Nicole Smith.

12/01/2005 02:40