Men and women have very different ideas of what makes a screen siren, according to a new Radio Times poll. Women voted Audrey Hepburn the first lady of film for her role in Breakfast at Tiffany's. It appears we’re won over by a song tune and some jazz hands, as musical legends dominated the top five, with Julie Andrews bagging two slots and Judy Garland following behind.
Men however were led by looks, with Bond girl Ursula Andress taking the top spot, over Sigourney Weaver, Carrie Fisher and Jane Fonda.
Andrew Collins, film editor at the Radio Times, said, ‘It comes as little surprise that RT’s male voters put Ursula Andress’s definitive Bond girl Honey Ryder in Dr No at number one, while she failed to make the female voters’ top ten. However, the men also fancied The Graduate’s seductive older woman Mrs Robinson, which at least exonerates them from ageism – even if Anne Bancroft was only 36 at the time.’
About 2,000 people voted for their favourite from a shortlist chosen by Radio Times' film experts. Now we want to open the poll to you… Who is your screen idol and why? Let’s see if Grazia reader’s views are in line with the list below…
TOP 5, AS VOTED BY WOMEN
1 Audrey Hepburn Breakfast at Tiffany’s
2 Julie Andrews The Sound of Music
3 Julie Andrews Mary Poppins
4 Judy Garland The Wizard of Oz
5 Julia Roberts Pretty Woman
TOP 5, AS VOTED BY MEN
1 Ursula Andress Dr No
2 Sigourney Weaver The Alien saga
3 Carrie Fisher Star Wars
4 Jane Fonda Barbarella
5 Audrey Hepburn Breakfast at Tiffany’s