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Andress scene voted 'most sexy'
Ursula Andress
The Dr No scene is a Bond classic
A 67-year-old actress has topped a Channel 4 poll which set out to find the sexiest moment in screen history.

Ursula Andress was only 26 when she emerged from the sea as Honey Rider, in the James Bond film Doctor No.

The iconic image beat off competition from a lesbian kiss between Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair in the film Cruel Intentions.

The top rated male actor was George Clooney, who was nominated with Jennifer Lopez for Out of Sight.

'Screen siren'

The character of Honey Rider was remembered for the sight of Ms Andress emerging from the water in a bikini, holding seashells and with a knife at her waist.
Top 10 sexy scenes
Dr No - Ursula Andress emerges from the sea
Cruel Intentions - Sarah Michelle Gellar kisses Selma Blair
From Dusk Til Dawn - Salma Hayek performs erotic dance with a snake
Out of Sight - George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez locked in a car boot
Basic Instinct - Sharon Stone uncrosses her legs while being interrogated while not wearing underwear
9 Weeks - the blindfolded food scenes with Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke
Queer as Folk - gay sex scenes
Who Framed Roger Rabbit - Jessica Rabbit
Emmanuelle - various scenes including a romp on a plane
American Pie - Jason watches exchange student Nadia get undressed.
Source: Channel 4

A Channel 4 spokeswoman said: "It's nice to see an iconic figure can stand the test of time and still be the sexiest screen siren against much younger competition."

The film critic Bob McCabe said he was surprised but pleased by the outcome.

He said people had not gone for sex scenes and added "it just shows you that sexuality is about temptation".

Anyone looking for clues about how the list was drawn-up will quickly realise that it is dominated by women with few clothes on.

But some less obvious choices also did very well.

Gay sex scenes from the programme Queer as Folk made number seven on the list.
Salma Hayek's character performed erotic dance with snake
Salma Hayek's character performed erotic dance with snake

And cartoon temptress Jessica Rabbit, from the film Who Framed Roger Rabbit, came in at number eight.

"People are responding the idea of how sex is presented in cinema rather than the reality of it.

"I mean, they're not just going for the obvious people having a 'romantic relationship' scenes."


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