Jennifer Lawrence and Holly Willoughby are voted world’s most desirable women

The Hunger Games actress voted number one in US poll – but was pipped to the post in the UK by curvy This Morning presenter

Jennifer Lawrence might have been voted the world's most desirable woman across the pond.

But The Hunger Games actress wasn't as successful over here after she was beaten to the number one spot by Holly Willoughby, becoming the first British woman to top the annual AskMen poll.

Jennifer Lawrence was beaten to the top spot in the UK by Holly Willoughby © RexJennifer Lawrence topped the world’s most desirable women poll in the US because of the sense that she’s ‘more authentic than other actors’, said James Bassil, Editor of AskMen US.

[Related: Jennifer Lawrence refuses to diet for film roles]

“She's fresh because we haven't seen her all over the gossip pages for the past three or four years,” he added.

Jennifer Lawrence was voted number one for her 'authenticity' in film roles © RexHolly Willoughby on the other hand beat Jennifer Lawrence to the top spot in the UK – the first British woman to do so - thanks to her ‘easy warmth and charm’, said Charlie Parrish, editor of AskMen UK.

[Related: Holly Willoughby admits she couldn’t cope without a nanny]

“She’s a self-deprecating beauty, a true celebrator of comely curves,” he added.

Holly Willoughby was voted number one for celebrating curves © RexBoth women are known for their healthy attitude to their weight, with The Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence recently saying "I'm never going to starve myself for a part” and Holly refusing to conform to skinny stereotypes.

Elsewhere in the UK poll, Cheryl Cole, Kate Upton and Jessica Ennis made up the rest of the top 5 – but failed to enter the Top 10 in the US version.

Cheryl Cole, Kate Upton and Jessica Ennis made up the top 5 in the UK © RexDo you agree with the poll? Let us know over on Twitter with the #YLifeWomen.

Top 10 most desirable women in the world (AskMen UK)

1 Holly Willoughby
2 Jennifer Lawrence
3 Cheryl Cole
4 Kate Upton
5 Jessica Ennis
6 Mila Kunis
7 Kelly Brook
8 Rihanna
9 Jessica Brown Findlay
10 Emma Watson

Top 10 most desirable women in the world (AskMen US)

1. Jennifer Lawrence
2. Mila Kunis
3. Kate Upton
4. Rihanna
5. Emma Stone
6. Miranda Kerr
7. Kristen Stewart
8. Jessica Gomes
9. Jessica Pare
10. Michelle Jenneke