In May 2001, FHM published the "100 Sexiest Women in the world 2001". FHM Australia is based in Sydney, Australia, and the target demographic is the 18-35 year old male market (not surprising if you know that FHM stands for "For Him Magazine").

The survey was conducted over the internet and by mail. 18% of the 160,000 voters were female.

In the interest of brevity (and/or laziness!), only the 50 sexiest women chosen by FHM readers will be listed here. While you may find the list sexist or feel that it reflects the pressures placed on women to comply to beauty standards, it also reflects the current aesthetic climate and what is deemed a "popular" look. So back off and think of this as the cheesy "sexy women" metanode voted by adolescent and silly boys the world over.

50. Shannon Doherty
49. Catherine Zeta-Jones
48. Claire Forlani
47. Gisele
46. Alyson Hannigan
45. Catriona Rowntree *
44. Carmen Electra
43. Annelise Braakensiek *
42. Tamsyn Lewis *
41. Megan Gale
40. Cathy Freeman *
39. Kristy Hinze *
38. Martina Hingis
37. Sarah Wynter *
36. Kristin Davis
35. Julia Roberts
34. Liz Hurley
33. Charlize Theron
32. Anna Kournikova
31. Elle Macpherson *
30. Salma Hayek
29. Holly Brisley *
28. Sandra Bullock
27. Sarah O'Hare *
26. Jennifer Aniston
25. Imogen Bailey
24. Katie Holmes
23. Heather Graham
22. Shannon Elizabeth
21. Christina Aguilera
20. Chloe Maxwell *
19. Kim Kilbey *
18. Mena Suvari
17. Belinda Chapple *
16. Cameron Diaz
15. Natalie Portman
14. Kate Hudson
13. Penelope Cruz
12. Jennifer Love Hewitt
11. Suzie Wilks *
10. Tammin Sursok *
9. Rose Byrne *
8. Angelina Jolie
7. Sarah Michelle Gellar
6. Kylie Minogue *
5. Alyssa Milano
4. Britney Spears
3. Sophie Monk *
2. Holly Valance *
1. Jennifer Lopez

* These women are from Australia, or are Australian based.

Strangely, the women voters chose a vastly different group of sexy women. Their no. 1 was Kylie Minogue, who came in at no. 6 on the above list. Also featuring on the women's list were no. 2 Sarah Michelle Gellar (no. 7 in above) and no.3 Penelope Cruz (no. 13). Australians who did well with women voters included model Elle Macpherson and former Midday host Kerri-Anne Kennerley.

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