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The Most Beautiful British Women 

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List Rules The most attractive famous women originally from Great Britain.

Here is the list of the most beautiful celebrity women from Great Britain, including actresses, singers, reality tv personalities, models and more. The Ranker Community has ranked their favorite English, Scottish, Welsh, and Irish ladies, and this Ultimate List brings together all the rankings plus your votes to determine who is the prettiest British girl in the world. Though nearly all of the women on the list first garnered male attention in the UK, most of them have also gone on to international celebrity based both on their gorgeous good looks and, in some cases, impressive talent.

Kate Beckinsale was primarily known in her native London for period dramas and romantic comedies until her later movies rocketed her to international fame. (She's probably most closely identified with the vampire Seline in the Underworld series.) Many women on the list as well worked initially as models (including Elizabeth Hurley and Transformers: Dark of the Moon actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley) before moving into an acting career in the United States.

The list also includes a number of prominent so-called "Page Three Girls," who have appeared without any clothes in one of the UK's many tabloid newspapers, giving the phrase "hot off the press" a whole new meaning. Recent notable Page Three Girls who have found an audience for their talents outside of Great Britain include Keeley Hazell, Lucy Pinder and Jodie Marsh.

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Rosie Huntington-Whitele... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Beautiful British Women
Age: 31

Birthplace: Plymouth, United Kingdom

Rosie Alice Huntington-Whiteley (born 18 April 1987) is an English model, actress, designer, and businesswoman. She is best known for her work for lingerie retailer Victoria's Secret, formerly ...more

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Kate Beckinsale is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Beautiful British Women
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Alice Eve is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Beautiful British Women
Age: 37

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

Alice Sophia Eve (born 6 February 1982) is a British actress.

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Emma Watson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Beautiful British Women
Age: 28

Birthplace: Paris, France

Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson (born 15 April 1990) is an English actress, model and activist. Born in Paris and brought up in Oxfordshire, Watson attended the Dragon School and trained as an ...more

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Elizabeth Hurley is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Beautiful British Women
Age: 53

Birthplace: Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Elizabeth Jane Hurley (born 10 June 1965), more generally known as Liz Hurley, is an English businesswoman, actress, and model. She has been associated with the cosmetics company Estée ...more

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Kelly Brook is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Beautiful British Women
Age: 39

Birthplace: Rochester, United Kingdom

Kelly Brook (born 23 November 1979) is an English model, actress and television presenter best known for her modelling work in the UK, and in the US for her role in the NBC sitcom One Big Happy, ...more

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Keira Knightley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Beautiful British Women
Age: 33

Birthplace: Teddington, London, United Kingdom

Keira Christina Knightley, (; born 26 March 1985) is an English actress. She is the recipient of an Empire Award and has been nominated for two BAFTA Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and two ...more

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Emily Blunt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Beautiful British Women
Age: 35

Birthplace: Roehampton, London, United Kingdom

Emily Olivia Leah Blunt (born 23 February 1983) is an English-American actress. She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award, and ...more

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Emilia Clarke is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Beautiful British Women
Age: 31

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

Emilia Isobel Euphemia Rose Clarke (born 23 October 1986) is an English actress. She studied at the Drama Centre London, appearing in a number of stage productions, including one by the Company ...more

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Abbey Clancy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Beautiful British Women
Age: 33

Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom

Abigail Marie Clancy (born 10 January 1986) is an English lingerie and catwalk model and television personality. She is married to former footballer Peter Crouch, was the runner-up of Britain's ...more
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Catherine Zeta-Jones is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Beautiful British Women
Age: 49

Birthplace: Swansea, United Kingdom

Catherine Zeta-Jones (; born 25 September 1969) is a Welsh actress. Born and raised in Swansea, Zeta-Jones aspired to be an actress from a young age. As a child, she played roles in the West End ...more

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Lily Collins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Beautiful British Women
Age: 29

Birthplace: Guildford, United Kingdom

Lily Jane Collins (born 18 March 1989) is an English-American actress, model, and writer. The daughter of English musician Phil Collins and American Jill Tavelman, she was born in Surrey and ...more

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Cheryl Cole is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Beautiful British Women
Age: 35

Birthplace: Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Cheryl Ann Tweedy (born 30 June 1983) is an English singer and television personality. Born and raised in Newcastle upon Tyne, she rose to fame in late 2002 upon winning a place in Girls Aloud, ...more

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Gemma Atkinson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Beautiful British Women
Age: 34

Birthplace: Bury, United Kingdom

Gemma Louise Atkinson (born 16 November 1984) is an English actress and former glamour model. She played Lisa Hunter on Hollyoaks (2001–2005) and on three spin-off series, Hollyoaks: After Hours ...more

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Hayley Atwell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Beautiful British Women
Age: 36

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

Hayley Elizabeth Atwell (born 5 April 1982) is a British-American actress. She is known for her work in stage productions, such as A View from the Bridge, and onscreen, for period pieces, such ...more

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Kate Winslet is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Beautiful British Women
Age: 43

Birthplace: Reading, United Kingdom

Kate Elizabeth Winslet, (born 5 October 1975) is an English actress. She is particularly known for her work in period dramas and tragedies, and is often drawn to portraying troubled women. ...more

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Alice Goodwin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Beautiful British Women
Age: 33

Birthplace: Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Alice Goodwin is a British glamour model from Stoke-on-Trent, England. Goodwin attended Keele University studying English and Education before she was discovered by talent scouts from Daily Star ...more
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Rachel Stevens is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Beautiful British Women
Age: 40

Birthplace: England, London

Rachel Lauren Stevens (born 9 April 1978) is an English singer, television personality, actress and businesswoman. She was a member of the pop group S Club 7 between 1999 and 2003. She released ...more

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Sienna Miller is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Beautiful British Women
Age: 37

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Sienna Rose Diana Miller (born 28 December 1981) is a British-American actress. Born in New York City and raised in London, she began her career appearing in British films, with a supporting ...more

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Rachel Weisz is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Beautiful British Women
Age: 48

Birthplace: Westminster, London, United Kingdom

Rachel Hannah Weisz (born 7 March 1970) is a British-American actress. She is the recipient of several accolades, including an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, and a Laurence Olivier Award. Weisz ...more

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Gemma Arterton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Beautiful British Women
Age: 33

Birthplace: Gravesend, United Kingdom

Gemma Christina Arterton (born 2 February 1986) is an English actress, activist and film producer. She made her stage debut playing Rosaline in Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost at the Globe ...more

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Holly Willoughby is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Beautiful British Women
Age: 38

Birthplace: Brighton, United Kingdom

Holly Marie Willoughby (born 10 February 1981) is an English television presenter, model and author. She is currently the co-presenter of This Morning (2009–present) and Dancing on Ice ...more
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Sarah Harding is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Beautiful British Women
Age: 37

Birthplace: Ascot, United Kingdom

Sarah Nicole Harding (born Sarah Nicole Hardman; 17 November 1981) is an English singer, model and actress. She rose to fame in late 2002 when she auditioned for the ITV reality series Popstars: ...more

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Lauren Cohan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Beautiful British Women
Age: 37

Birthplace: USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Lauren Cohan (born January 7, 1982) is a British–American actress and model who has dual citizenship in the United States and the United Kingdom. She is best known for her role as Maggie Greene ...more

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Rebecca Mader is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Beautiful British Women
Age: 41

Birthplace: England, Cambridge

Rebecca Leigh Mader (born 24 April 1977) is an English actress, best known for her roles as Charlotte Lewis in the ABC series Lost, and as Zelena, the Wicked Witch of the West, on ABC's Once ...more