Jennifer Lawrence has been named the sexiest woman in the world, by FHM magazine.

The 22-year-old Hunger Games actress has taken the top spot from last year's winner Mila Kunis, who has slipped to sixth place.

Dan Jude, the editor of the FHM 100 Sexiest supplement which is published with the magazine tomorrow, said that Lawrence was a clear winner in the sexiest star stakes.

"She's run away with the title this year and it's no great surprise. Not only is she the most in-demand actress on the planet, but men the world over have fallen in love with her kooky charm."

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Michelle Keegan was number two on the list. Michelle Keegan /Facebook

While Hollywood dominates the list, British TV stars have made their presence felt on the list. Former Coronation Street star Michelle Keegan is runner-up and the highest ranking Brit in the top 100 list, coming in ahead of Helen Flanagan, who slips to number 14.

Keegan, said of her second place spot on the list: "I'm so flattered. I believe that being sexy isn't wearing lots of heavy make-up or having the perfect hair or figure - it's about self-confidence, being comfortable with yourself, smiling and being happy."

The presenter of ITV's Good Morning Britain and star of Strictly Come Dancing, Susanna Reid, shot up 66 places over the past 12 months to finish in 30th position. Meanwhile, broadcaster and food writer Nigella Lawson made her debut on the list at number 21.

Kate Moss, who turned 40 earlier this year, is at number 42, and Countdown maths genius Rachel Riley is the highest riser, up 73 places to number 17.

The biggest drop is for former X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos, who has dropped from last year's number 11 to this year's 82. Royalty gets a mention with Prince Harry's now ex-girlfriend Cressida Bonas im at 45.

Keeping a firm grip on their places in the top ten are singer Rihanna who slips to number three, while British American model Emily Ratajkowski, who made an impression in Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines video, takes the fourth spot.

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Rihanna takes the third spot on FHM\'s sexiest woman in the wold list. Reuters

Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco is number five on the list while Beyoncé climbs 12 places from number 19 to number seven.

Captain America actress Scarlett Johansson has made it into the top ten having been placed at number 49 in 2013.

The Top Ten in full:

1 (20) Jennifer Lawrence
2 (4) Michelle Keegan
3 (2) Rihanna
4 (-) Emily Ratajkowski
5 (6) Kaley Cuoco
6 (1) Mila Kunis
7 (19) Beyoncé
8 (-) Lucy Mecklenburgh
9 (54) Nicole Scherzinger
10 (49) Scarlett Johansson