Whitney Houston's headline-grabbing antics over the years have earned her an honour - as Hollywood's top bad girl.

American TV show ACCESS HOLLYWOOD has put together a list of female celebrities who have faced increased media attention for misbehaving. Houston's drug problems and public rants - including an expletive-ridden interview with New York radio host WENDY WILLIAMS - have landed her atop the Hollywood Bad Girls poll, beating out the likes of Courtney Love and LIL' KIM.

Pop icon Madonna received a lifetime achievement nod in the survey's hall of fame, while convicted shoplifter Winona Ryder was mentioned as a good girl who made bad decisions.

Angelina Jolie and Mariah Carey were named as bad girls gone good, while Lara Flynn Boyle and Lisa Marie Presley just missed out on entering the main countdown.

The full top 10 is as follows:

1. WHITNEY HOUSTON

2. COURTNEY LOVE

3. Christina Aguilera

4. Shannen Doherty

5. Tara Reid

6. LIL' KIM

7. Pamela Anderson

8. SHARON AND KELLY OSBOURNE

9. Anna Nicole Smith

10. Pink

20/10/2003 08:54