Fashion designer Stella Mccartney has topped a poll in which British girls named their role models.

McCartney, the youngest daughter of SIR PAUL and his first LINDA, was picked by a group of 10 to 15 year olds in a study carried out by GIRLGUIDING UK.

The youngsters cited her achievements in the world of fashion and her campaigning against cruelty to animals as two reasons why she was their pick.

DR DOROTHY EINON, a psychologist at University College London, said, "Young girls of that age are into celebrities and Stella is a double celebrity, both in her own right and as Paul McCartney's daughter. She is also admired because she managed to do something for herself and not just remain in her father's shadow."