- Tom Hiddleston knocks Robert Pattinson off top spot to become Sexiest Actor Alive
- Golden Globe winner and Oscar & BAFTA nominated Jennifer Lawrence voted Sexiest Actress Alive
- Twilight couple Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in top 3
- Over 25,000 reader votes cast
- Alan Rickman surprise entry at 7th
18/01/13 With over 25,000 votes received, Total Film unveils its 50 Sexiest Stars in Movies Right Now revealing the sexiest thespian’s currently steaming up the big screen.
Storming into first place for the men is Hollywood’s favourite Brit, Tom Hiddleston, who knocks Twilight heartthrob and last year’s winner, Robert Pattinson (2nd) off top spot, whilst also proving villains get the best lines by beating his Avenger’s cast-mates Robert Downey Jnr. (9th) and Chris Hemsworth (10th) in the process.
The bashful Hiddleston says: “Are you sure? . . . My god, you know how to make a man feel good! . . . My sister used to say I had hair like a broom. She was probably right. One of the great flaws we all share is that we think everyone else is cool, everyone else is sexier, everyone else has all the answers. [growing up] that was me too.”
Jennifer Lawrence, recent Golden Globe winner and Oscar and BAFTA-nominated for her performance in Silver Linings Playbook, tops the list for the girls. The last year’s been good to Lawrence, who becoming the biggest grossing action heroine of all time for her role in The Hunger Games, as well as scoring critical acclaim and awards nods for David O. Russell’s comedy-drama. In the Total Film Sexiest Actress Alive list she pips Hollywood stars Scarlett Johansson (2nd) and Kristen Stewart (3rd) to the coveted Sexiest Actress Alive crown.
Elsewhere, British men dominate the top 10 with 6 Brits making the grade, including a surprise entry for the 66-year-old actor Alan Rickman who comes in at 7th place. The man behind secret double agent Professor Snape in the Harry Potter films beat newly single Michael Fassbender (8th) and Hollywood heartthrobs Brad Pitt and George Clooney who don’t even make the cut.
And fresh from claiming the highest grossing Christmas movie of all time, The Hobbit’s Leicester-born star Richard Armitage is voted in at an impressive 5th position finishing above James Bond himself, Daniel Craig. The star of the highest grossing UK box office film ever, Skyfall, didn’t quite make the top 10, ranking number 15th in the list.
It’s not so bright for the British ladies, with 22-year-old Hogwarts alumnus Emma Watson the only one in the top 10 flying the flag for British women.
Finally, despite both recently receiving Razzie nominations for the Worst Actor and Worst Actress in Breaking Dawn – Part II, Twilight couple Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have something to smile about after being voted 2nd Sexiest Actor and 3rd Sexiest Actress Alive respectively.
Total Film Editor, Jane Crowther says: “The thousands of readers who voted clearly show that the concept of sexy doesn’t fit a stereotype – though it’s very good news for British men judging by the number of British gents making the top ten.”
The top 10 Sexiest Actors and Actresses Alive are:
1. Tom Hiddleston 1. Jennifer Lawrence
2. Robert Pattinson 2. Scarlett Johansson
3. Ryan Gosling 3. Kristen Stewart
4. Benedict Cumberbatch 4. Emma Stone
5. Richard Armitage 5. Mila Kunis
6. Tom Hardy 6. Emma Watson
7. Alan Rickman 7. Anne Hathaway
8. Michael Fassbender 8. Zooey Deschanel
9. Robert Downey Jr. 9. Natalie Portman
10. Chris Hemsworth 10. Charlize Theron
The full list can be seen in the latest issue of Total Film, on-sale 18th January.
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