NEW YORK (Reuters) - Actress Lindsay Lohan has topped Maxim magazine’s list of the 100 hottest women in the world -- while her late-night party friends, Britney Spears and Paris Hilton, failed to make the cut.
Lohan, fresh out of rehab, toppled “Desperate Housewives” star Eva Longoria to lead the magazine’s eighth annual “Hot 100” list for the first time after making her debut at No. 2 on the list in 2005 and edging up to No. 3 last year.
Longoria, who held the crown for the past two years, slipped down to ninth place on the list, which consists of women from film, television, music, sports and fashion.
“There is no other star in the world that causes more of a stir in the public eye than Lindsay. Her every move is watched and reported on,” said Maxim’s editor-in-chief Jimmy Jellinik in a statement on Tuesday.
Lohan, currently starring in the movie “Georgia Rule” as a troubled young woman, said she was thrilled.
“I couldn’t be more flattered to be honored as the No. 1 girl in Maxim’s Hot 100 list!” Lohan said in the statement.
Lohan, 20, shot to stardom as a kid in Disney movies but her fame grew so did her club hopping in Los Angeles.
In July last year, the producer of “Georgia Rule,” wrote to Lohan calling her behavior “discourteous, irresponsible and unprofessional” because she was showing up late to the set.
In January, Lohan checked herself into a Los Angeles rehabilitation clinic for one month.
Joining Lohan in the top 10 of the list are actresses Jessica Alba and Scarlett Johansson, singer Christina Aguilera, actresses Jessica Biel, Ali Larter, Eva Mendes, singer Rihanna, Longoria and singer Fergie.
But Jellinik said as notable as those who made the list this year were some of the women that didn’t make the cut -- including celebrity heiress and reality TV star Paris Hilton, singer Britney Spears, and actresses Mary Kate Olsen and Jennifer Aniston.
He said the list choosen by the magazine focused on the most successful women of the year with undeniable beauty and a promise of greater things to come over the next year.
At the height of Lohan, Spears and Hilton’s partying last year, the New York Post ran a picture of the three celebrities out on town under the headline “Bimbo Summit.”
Previous winners of the Maxim crown include Jessica Simpson in 2004, Christina Aguilera in 2003, Jennifer Garner in 2002 and Jessica Alba in 2001.