Actress Jessica Biel has topped a new list of sexy women in men's magazine Esquire.

The BLADE: TRINITY star has been declared The Sexiest Woman Alive, and appears on the cover of the top magazine's November (05) issue.

Biel beat Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston to claim the 2005 title, with editor DAVID GRANGER insisting, "It just seems like Jessica's time."

The men's mag also picks a woman for three older age brackets: Chinese actress Gong Li, 39; Sharon Stone, 47, and Rene Russo, 51.