From starlets and divas to iconic sex symbols, you have voted for your favourite leading lady in World Movies’ sexiest countdown.
Join us for a steamy month of international cinema’s sexiest women, as World Movies presents WM: Screen Sirens. Settle in every Friday in June from 8.30pm as we showcase your winning sirens in some of their most unforgettable roles.
5. Aishwarya Rai
Raavan – Friday 1 June 8.30pm
Indian film actress Aishwarya Rai is fifth in the Screen Sirens countdown, and fittingly began her film career after winning Miss World in 1994. She found success in Bollywood films, such as Devdas (2002), however became one of India’s leading ladies through her performances in Chokher Bali (2003), Raincoat (2004), and Provoked (2007).
4. Audrey Tautou
Amelie – Friday 8 June 8.30pm
French film icon Audrey Tautou became an iconic screen siren for her role in the award winning film, Amelie (2001). She has also starred in The Spanish Apartment (2002), Coco Before Chanel (2009) and Hollywood films such as The Da Vinci Code (2006) and A Very Long Engagement (2004).
3. Brigitte Bardot
And God Created Woman – Friday 15 June 8.30pm
French 60’s sex symbol, model, singer and actress Brigitte Bardot began her career in 1952 and became world famous for her performance in And God Created Woman (1956). She went on to star in 47 films, including cult film Contempt (1963).
2. Penelope Cruz
Volver – Friday 22 June 8.30pm
The Spanish beauty Penélope began her career in classic international films such as Jam√≥n, Jam√≥n (1992), going on to be a favourite leading lady Pedro Almod√≥var, starring in All About My Mother (1999) and Volver (2006). She’s now also a popular Hollywood actress, working recently with Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011).
1. Monica Belucci
Manl√®a – Friday 29 June 8.30pm
Your number one screen siren is the Italian actress and model Monica Belucci. After starring in foreign films such as Mal√®na (2000), Brotherhood of the Wolf (2002), and Irréversible (2002), she attracted worldwide fame with roles in The Matrix Reloaded (2003) and The Passion of the Christ (2004).