Liz Hurley has the most desirable body, according to a survey of British women.

The actress came top in a poll conducted by New Woman magazine, which asked its readers to vote for whose body they would most like to emulate.

And it was the British actress-cum-model who came out on top, edging Victoria Beckham into second place and former popstar Myleene Klass into third.

New Woman editor Helen Johnston said the Estee Lauder model, who famously showed off her figure in a revealing Versace dress held together by safety pins, had the perfect shape.

"She is pencil-slim but still curvy, the ideal most women desperately want," she said.

"However, ordinary women can comfort themselves with the fact it is a 24-hour-a-day job, requires iron determination and probably very little food.

"For most of us, a body like Elizabeth Hurley's would require a lifetime of sacrifice."

Making up the top five were actress Kelly Brook and supermodel Kate Moss, but it was an eclectic mix of shapes and sizes which made the list.

Alongside leggy models such as Cat Deeley (seventh), was the svelte figure of Keira Knightley (tenth) and also the voluptuous enhancements of Jordan (eighth).

More than 5,000 women voted in the poll.

The Top 10 Body Idols

1 Liz Hurley
2 Victoria Beckham
3 Myleene Klass
4 Kelly Brook
5 Kate Moss
6 Kate Winslet
7 Cat Deeley
8 Jordan
9 Sienna Miller
10 Keira Knightley

29/03/2007 11:17:46