Marilyn Monroe tops poll of 'best celebrity curves'

 

Screen siren Marilyn Monroe has been named as having the best celebrity curves of all time, beating modern pin ups such as Kelly Brook, Christina Hendricks and Kim Kardashian.

More than 50 years after her death, the Hollywood star has topped a poll of men and women, with four out of ten (40.8%) people voting Monroe's body to be the best.

And the survey showed that old school glamour rules as Monroe is joined in the top five by actresses Raquel Welch (24%), Sophia Loren (23.30%) and Jayne Mansfield (18.40%).

Model Kelly Brook is the only current household name to make the top five, with a quarter (25.8%) of the votes putting her in second place.

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian trails behind with just 7% while actress Christina Hendricks has 5%.

The poll of more than 2,000 men and women across the UK found that curves are favoured by six out of 10 people, with men finding women's bottoms (35.9%) the most attractive curve, followed by their busts (24.5%) and waist (17.7%).

Meanwhile women consider other women's waists to be their most appealing curve (43.1%), followed by bottoms (11.9%) and busts (7.8%).

The study was commissioned to mark the launch of the new "curvaceous" Peugeot RCZ Sports Coupe,

The car's designer Boris Reinmoller said: "The study shows the continued appeal of the curve and old-school Hollywood glamour, which will never go out of fashion.

"More than 50 years after she died there is no-one to match the curvaceous wonder of Marilyn Monroe, she had it all - style, class and enough edge to thrill men and women for generations - the perfect combination.

"Her appeal has not diminished over the years and the same is true for the attractiveness of the curve. With this in mind, we are proud to have produced what we know is the most curvaceous car on the road today."

PA

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