Model Karolina Kurkova voted world's sexiest woman

LOS ANGELES Fri Nov 21, 2008 9:55am EST

1 of 10. Model Karolina Kurkova poses as she arrives at the 43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards show in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 18, 2008.

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters Life!) - Lingerie model Karolina Kurkova has been voted the world's sexiest woman by E! entertainment television, beating sultry actresses Angelina Jolie and Scarlett Johansson for the honor.

Czech Kurkova, ranked by Forbes magazine as one of the world's highest paid models, was dubbed by E! as "she of the mysterious belly button" due to media speculation about what appears to be an unusually smooth navel.

Second place also went to a supermodel, Israeli Bar Rafaeli, who has been linked to actor Leonardo DiCaprio, while Jolie, who recently gave birth to twins, was in third place.

"Far from being a US-centric list, you'll find a face, and body, from six continents," E! said in a statement.

Following are the top 10 sexiest women, as ranked by E!:

1. Karolina Kurkova

2. Bar Rafaeli

3. Angelina Jolie

4. Gisele Bundchen

5. Scarlett Johansson

6. Adriana Lima

7. Heidi Klum

8. Penelope Cruz

9. Manuela Arcuri

10. Shakira

(Writing by Miral Fahmy, editing by Belinda Goldsmith)

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