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|Knightley is Sexiest Movie Star of All Time
- London teenager beats screen legends in poll
LONDONER Keira Knightley is the sexiest actor in the movie history, according to readers of top film magazine Empire.
Nineteen year-old Knightley forced Angelina Jolie into second spot with Orlando Bloom into third as the top male. Legendary stars such as Marilyn Monroe, who polled 6th, and Brigitte Bardot, 20th, were left trailing the modern crop of cinema beauties.
Bend it Like Beckham, in which she played a young footballer, earned Knightley a huge amount of attention, but, aged only 14, she had actually played a key part in Star Wars: the Phantom Menace a few years earlier as Sabe, the double of the Queen.
Since then, Knightley, who grew up in Teddington, has starred in Pirates of the Caribbean and King Arthur. Among her next projects are Pride and Prejudice and possibly a sequel to Pirates of the Caribbean.