According to Bottlegreen Drinks Co., the most beautiful British woman of all-time
is Gone with the Wind
star Vivien Leigh
. Okay, I imagine you American readers are now wondering, "What is Bottlegreen Drinks Co. and what do they have to do with the movies?" Unfortunately, I can't really give any answers. I'd never heard of Bottlegreen before this news, either, and a quick glance at their website doesn't have me going, "ooooooh, they make _____." As for their expertise on surveys about British celebrity, I can't find a thing.
Nonetheless, the company apparently polled 1,000 men and women, and Leigh, who died nearly forty years ago, topped the list of British beauties. And what about the most handsome British man, you ask? Well, that would be Cary Grant
, whose popularity still astounds me (even though he's grown on me, if only because he appears in so many great films), particularly in the looks department (that hair and butt-chin are awful!). If women aren't ignoring his voice when they claim the attraction, then I give up trying to figure out what women want. Unfortunately, the reports of this news don't include a full list of the male runners-up. As for the other nine ladies who followed in the top ten, you can check them out after the jump.
Top 10 Most Beautiful British Women of All-Time:
- Vivien Leigh
- Elizabeth Taylor (born in England to American parents)
- Catherine Zeta-Jones
- Princess Diana
- Julie Christie
- Honor Blackman
- Kate Moss
- Sienna Miller
- Liz Hurley
- Jane Seymour
Looking at those names, I'm thinking that, not only is Vivien Leigh the best choice, but the actress clearly didn't have much competition, at all. Surely there have been some better-looking Brits in history than that second half of the list. I just can't think of any off the top of my head right now. You?