Hollywood beauty Angelina Jolie has been crowned the world's most beautiful woman in a new fashion survey - after brunettes surprisingly dominated the top five places.

The TOMB RAIDER star topped the list ahead of other dark-haired contenders including QUEEN RANIA OF JORDAN, film director Sofia Coppola and British chef Nigella Lawson.

The poll - commissioned by HARPERS AND QUEEN magazine - was compiled by 1,000 fashion and media experts and showed a move away from the traditional blonde-haired beauty ideal.

Magazine editor LUCY YEOMANS says, "We were really surprised when the brunettes cam out on top.

"We witnessed a definite shift away from the deified blonde stereotype."

01/06/2005 13:45