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Women prefer Audrey Hepburn, men Ursula Andress

Last updated on: April 05, 2010 13:13 IST

Hollywood legend Audrey Hepburn is often called cinema's most iconic, enduring beauty, particularly for her breath-taking look in the 1961 film Breakfast At Tiffany's.

If that's true, women have had a disproportionate say over the matter.

A new survey done by Radio Times shows that while, for women voters, Hepburn tops the list of iconic females in film, for men it's actually Bond girl Ursula Andress, who starred alongside Sean Connery in the 1962 Bond film Dr No.

The rest of the lists -- which feature the top 50 females in film, chosen by both men and women -- show a great disparity between the two genders' estimations.

Ultimately, it seems, women chose strong central females, with nuanced roles and loads of character. Men, on the other-hand, focussed on buxom blondes and bikinis.

The men's poll saw Hepburn take fifth place, following Andress, Sigourney Weaver in Alien, Carrie Fisher in Star Wars and Jane Fonda in Barbarella.

For women, Hepburn was number one, followed by Julie Andrews in second and third for The Sound Of Music and Mary Poppins, respectively. Judy Garland in The Wizard Of Oz and Julia Rober in Pretty Woman rounded out the ladies' top 5.

About 2,000 people voted for their favourite from a shortlist chosen by Radio Times' film experts of both genders.

Image: Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast At Tiffany's and Ursula Andress in Dr No.