The camera never gave me cold feet. I have always felt comfortable in front of it.
This year's highest new entry, the Mumbai model made her film debut in Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire last year and rocketed straight into number two on everyone's list of favourite Indians (Sachin Tendulkar remains strong in first position, but she nudged Gandhi down to third, who can only expect to drop further if he continues his stubborn refusal to contemporise his image like Madonna does). Now BAFTA-nominated, the 24-year-old had previously been presenting a television travel show and appearing in Skoda adverts.
9. Anna Friel
For me personally, everything is on a kiss.
Crashing back into the Top Ten, the 32-year-old star of massive US series Pushing Daisies could never have expected how far she would go after finding fame while lezzing off in scally misery fest Brookside. After a dalliance with a m้nage เ trois alongside Jonathan Rhys Meyers in The Tribe, Hollywood came calling. Anna is now starring in this summer's big blockbuster Land Of The Lost alongside Will Ferrell.
8. Kristin Kreuk
Just because I don't do bad things doesn't mean I don't have bad thoughts.
Last year's shock entry was Elisha Cuthbert, reaching the No.4 spot simply by dint of breathing. This year, another 26-year-old crashes into the Top Ten - again, it seems, solely on the basis of TV nostalgia. It can't be Kristin's role in Street Fighter: The Legend Of Chun-Li. Nope, us neither. So it must be her role as Superman's girl in Smallville driving the votes. Or Superman himself, repeatedly pressing the "submit" button on FHM.com like a demented supersonic jackrabbit.
I'm a huge fan of video games and comic books. I'm not die-hard or anything, but I definitely appreciate the art in it, which is really cool.
She's been beaten, kidnapped and shot at. Hell, she's even been chased by a cougar. But you can't keep a good girl down, so, come 'Day Seven', Kim Bauer's back, pouting provocatively and running chestily. And, fantastically, 24 isn't this coquettish, Top Ten stalwart Canadian's only showcase. No, the 27-year-old also stars in The Six Wives Of Henry Lefay, a 'comedy' where she juggles six stepmothers at her father's funeral. Hmmm, maybe you should stick to 24, or download The Girl Next Door - Elisha plays an ex-porn star.
6. Adriana Lima
Sex is for after marriage. [Men] have to respect that this is my choice. If there's no respect, that means they don't want me.
Now entering her tenth year on the catwalk, Brazilian supermodel Lima is so perfect that her government uses her picture to make Brazilians not mind about all that City Of God stuff. A strict Catholic, she was believed to be the only 28-year-old virgin left on the planet until she married on Valentine's Day this year. Lima volunteers in an orphanage in her home town where the small boys ask her for cuddles, look down her top and then high-five each other the second that her back's turned.
If I'm swimming in a pool and my bikini pops off, I'm not bothered and carry on.
It's a mystery of modern times that Keeley, despite consistently featuring in the 100 Sexiest's Top Five, has never nabbed the top spot. Is it because she's too nice? Has her green campaigning diluted the appeal of what is, without doubt, the UK's most revered frontage? Or is she just in limbo? She's overtaken David Beckham as the most Googled Brit in the US. The 22-year-old is taking drama and psychology classes. She's started her own modelling agency. And she's single. Our girl's doing just fine.
I no longer study Kabbalah, my baby is my religion.
Like a slightly unhinged chameleon, Britney Spears can change her appearance at the drop of a hat. From schoolgirl to diva, through doting mother to... well, yes, there may have been a slight blip when she and K-Fed split, what with the hair shaving, bingeing and showing off the contents of her 'purse' to all and sundry. But Britney's stormed back up the list and - after a rumoured £60,000 makeover - she's looking, if not her best, then a pretty good approximation of what she once was.
I've said I won't go naked in any of my movies, because I don't want to. But that doesn't mean I don't want to see other people strip off!
Motherhood causes strange things to happen. Things like the Razzie-nominated The Love Guru. But, sprog dropped, it's back to business as usual for our 2007 champ. After a guest appearance in the US version of The Office, she'll be dusting down her leather chaps and gyrating her way back into nerdish hearts as Sin City 2's Nancy Callahan. But does she take her work home with her? "Most nights I end up wearing a wife beater T-shirt and boxers." Shame. But at least you've got more in common than you thought.
I have the libido of a 15-year-old boy - my sex drive is so high.
After a winning debut in last year's competition, the fire'n'ice beauty has spent the year waltzing, clothes-free, around Simon Pegg in How To Lose Friends & Alienate People, playing a possessed cheerleader in the forthcoming Jennifer's Body and generally making good boys want to be very, very bad: "I like the bad-boy types. The guy I'm attracted to is the guy in the club with all the tattoos and nail polish. He's usually the lead singer in a punk band and plays guitar." Well, he sounds like a cock to us.
I wish I was a bloke sometimes. There are a few things I'd like to try out as a bloke.
Nadine. Kimberley. Sarah. Nicola. The other members of Girls Aloud, in case you've forgotten. But it's a forgivable slice of amnesia, given that 2008/09 has been all about Cheryl - never mind the bandmates. In the last 12 months, thanks to taking The X Factor by storm, the gorgeous Geordie has become Britain's most wanted star. And it's easy to see why. With her flawless skin, high cheekbones, wafer-thin waist, perfect pins and criminally underexposed cleavage, it's like God himself decided her native Newcastle was looking a bit dowdy, and needed a beacon of angel-like beauty at its centre. Add a dirty laugh and ability to repel Simon Cowell, and it's no wonder that the 25-year-old has usurped even the mighty Keeley Hazell as the UK's sexiest female. She's also been named Britain's Best Dressed Woman by Tatler, won a Brit Award, graced the covers of FHM and Vogue, climbed Kilimanjaro for Comic Relief and claimed the title of Heat's 'most fanciable female'.
And now, she accepts perhaps the ultimate accolade for womankind: the wide-eyed, reverential acclaim of FHM's readership. Such was the enormous surge in votes during the early weeks that, within a fortnight of the polls opening, she had an insurmountable lead. Seriously: at this rate of nationwide domination, it can only be a matter of time before the country converts en masse to a new religion: Cherylanity. We're imagining black and white Toon Army monk habits, and prayers that end in "howay". In fact, there may only be one question left: is she perfect? No, she has a flaw. His name's Ashley. Just say the word, Cheryl. Just say the word.
source : FHM