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Monday, 6 September, 1999, 12:50 GMT 13:50 UK
Myers voted hottest star
Groovy: Mike Myers swings his way to the top
Austin Powers star Mike Myers has been named the hottest star in the entertainment world, beating superstars Nicole Kidman and Madonna in an industry poll.

The Canadian star of comedy spoof The Spy Who Shagged Me, tops the Hot 100 poll of industry experts and celebrities in entertainment magazine Heat.

Kidman and Cruise: Hottest husband and wife
Eyes Wide Shut actress Nicole Kidman came in at number two in the poll, ahead of Madonna at number three, and her husband and co-star Tom Cruise at 13.

Those on the 44-strong panel included BBC One controller Peter Salmon and the BBC's head of comedy Geoffrey Perkins.

The music industry was represented by Creation Records boss Alan McGee, BBC Radio 1 DJ Judge Jules and singer Bjork.

Lower down on their list of desirables, British names dominate with Phantom Menace star Ewan McGregor the highest ranking Briton in fourth place.

British musicians are also well represented, with Robbie Williams in sixth place and DJ Norman Cook (Fatboy Slim) at number 10.

But Cook's wife, Radio 1 DJ Zoe Ball doesn't make the list at all.

Mel C was the highest ranking Spice Girl, at number eight, while Mel G is at number 45 and ex-member Geri Halliwell is in 80th place.

Top Spice Girl Mel C rocks into number 8
Spice Girls Emma Bunton and Victoria Beckham however fail to get a mention.

Manic Street Preachers were the highest placed rock band at 15 above other high charting British acts like Chemical Brothers (25), Stereophonics (26) and Basement Jaxx (29).

There were a few surprises, including newcomer Sacha Baron Cohen, famed for his spoof hip-hop character Ali G on the 11 O'Clock Show, who comes in at number 5.

Johnny Vaughan, one of the hottest stars on British TV, is at 18 - but is topped by his new Big Breakfast colleague Liza Tarbuck at 14.

Her predecessor Kelly Brook is not even listed.

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