This “beauty icon of the decade” poll kind of blows even if I agree mostly with the results. The poll was conducted by Superdrug, which is like Britain’s CVS or Walgreens, and they only polled 3000 people in the UK. So, yeah. Cheesy poll. The results are… surprising, I guess. Angelina came in first place, which I guess I’ll buy. Then Jennifer Aniston comes in second. Iconic beauty? Er… okay. The rest of the top three is Kylie Minogue, Catherine Zeta Jones and Cheryl Cole. All pretty women, of course. But iconic beauties? Isn’t Kylie pretty much considered beautiful because she has a really great ass? And I would describe Zeta-Jones’ beauty as “timeless” but not “iconic”. And Cheryl Cole? I still don’t understand the British obsession with that woman.
Angelina Jolie has been named the ‘beauty icon of the decade’ in a new poll, ahead of love rival Jennifer Aniston. According to Superdrug, who commissioned the research, which saw 3,000 people questioned, Jolie’s famous pout, thick hair and “strong character” made her the envy of women around the world.
Steve Jebson, Commercial Director for Superdrug, said: ”Angelina Jolie is not a conventional beauty but her strong character shines through her fabulous features to give her a unique standing in the beauty world. ‘It’s worth noting that while everyone talks about Angelina’s pout we find that its her long thick lustrous hair that really makes British women envious, as well as a figure made for red carpet posturing.”
”It is great to see that the list is packed with women of all ages and coloring in the top twenty, from the ageless beauty Joanna Lumley to new national sweet heart Cheryl Cole.
Australian pop princess Kylie Minogue came third in the poll followed by Welsh actress Catherine Zeta Jones.”
Cheryl Cole, The Girls Aloud star and X Factor judge, came fifth. Actress Scarlett Johansson was at six, followed by Keira Knightly who was named Beauty Icon of 2008 in Superdrug’s research. American superstar Beyonce was eighth while Armageddon star Liv Tyler was at nine. Oscar winning actress Halle Berry completed the top ten.
Other stars to feature in the top 20 include Titanic star Kate Winslet, Transformer beauty Megan Fox and This Morning presenter Holly Willoughby.
A spokesman for Superdrug added: ”This is the third time we have run an annual poll to find the face of the year, with previous winners including Cheryl Cole and Keira Knightley. This year to celebrate the new decade we decided to look past the face du jour and see who has really struck a beauty chord. But the message from our stores for 2010 is you don’t have to be a film star or celebrity to be a beauty icon. Every single woman in Britain can walk into their local Superdrug and pick up products that will give them the confidence to turn heads on the high street. Unfortunately, we can’t promise that any of them will end up marrying Brad Pitt.”
Top 20 beauty icons of the decade
4.Catherine Zeta Jones
[From The Telegraph]
Haha, Kate Beckinsale made the list? For goodness sake, the British were just desperate to get more British women on the list. Why not Helen Mirren? And why isn’t Kate Winslet higher on the list? She’s more iconic than Kylie Minogue or Cheryl Cole – Winslet is an iconic beauty internationally, not just some local beauty. Oh, but I love Joanna Lumley, better known as Patsy in Absolutely Fabulous. She’s so brilliant, I just love her to death. Team Lumley!