Kim Cattrall in London for award

Kim Cattrall attended the Cosmopolitan Magazine Ultimate Women of the Year 2008 awards last night (05.11.08).

Sex and the City star Kim received the Ultimate Icon award at the event, which was also attended by former Spice Girl Mel B, British girl band Sugababes, designer Jo Wood and ‘The X Factor’ judge Dannii Minogue.

Speaking about her award, Kim said: “I will never, ever get used to receiving these awards because I always think of an icon as someone so much more important than I am, and especially some of the women in that room.

“They’re saving people’s lives – I mean, I make people laugh, hopefully, and I entertain them and I love to do that, but I am really inspired by these men and women who really give up so much of their lives and really change the world

“I’m so proud to be here tonight, just being in the room with all these people who I believe are real icons.”

The awards – held at London’s Banqueting House in Whitehall – honoured achievements by those deemed Britain’s ultimate celebrities as well as real-life women’s achievements.

Britney Spears won Ultimate Comeback Star, while Sugababes were given the Ultimate Mistresses of Music award and R ‘n’ B singer Estelle was awarded the Ultimate Believe In Your Talent prize.

Other winners included Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, who were crowned the
Ultimate Couple, Kate Hudson who was named Ultimate Film Actress and singer
Alesha Dixon who received the Ultimate Confidence Queen accolade.

Alesha said: “I’d much rather win this than some ‘most beautiful’ poll. I wanted to come because what it represents for women is fantastic. I love anything that celebrates women. I won a very lovely, fun award but to sit and listen to the more serious awards made for quite an emotional night.”

British TV presenter Fearne Cotton hosted the show for the third time, which also saw swimmer Rebecca Adlington receive an award for her double Olympic Gold medal win earlier this year.

Cosmopolitan’s Ultimate Women of the Year 2008 awards, full list of winners:

Ultimate Icon: Kim Cattrall
Ultimate Fun Fearless Females: Girls Aloud
Ultimate TV Presenter: Myleene Klass
Ultimate Mistresses of Music: Sugababes
Ultimate Believe In Your Talent Star: Estelle
Ultimate Confidence Queen (Olay award): Alesha Dixon
Ultimate Hottie: Gethin Jones
Ultimate Sports Superhero: Rebecca Adlington
Ultimate Celeb Man: Gok Wan
Ultimate TV Actress: America Ferrera
Ultimate Film Actress: Kate Hudson
Ultimate Comeback Star: Britney Spears
Ultimate Couple: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie