Robert Pattinson can put the turmoil in his personal life behind him, at least for some time. The 26 year old has been voted the World's Sexiest Man, for the fourth year in a row, by the UK edition of Glamour. More than 40,000 people participated in the poll to select the 50 sexiest men in the world.

The British actor was initially noticed for role as Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. However, his big break was the role of Edward Cullen, a vampire, in the hugely popular Twilight series of films, based on characters from Stephanie Meyer's books. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, the final film in the series, is to release worldwide in November.

Since then, Pattinson has moved on to star with A-list Hollywood actors in films like Water for Elephants (with Reese Witherspoon) and, more recently, in David Cronenberg's Comopolis (with Paul Giamatti and Juliette Binoche).

Pattinson has also been in the news, over recent weeks, after his girlfriend (and co-star from the Twilight films) Kristen Stewart was found to be having an affair, with Rupert Sanders, the director of her film Snow White and the Huntsman.

Meanwhile, in Glamour's list, Pattinson was followed by Avengers Assemble star Tom Hiddleston and the eclectic star of the Pirates of the Caribbean series, Johnny Depp. Michael Fassbender was fourth and Benedict Cumberbatch, from the acclaimed BBC series on the life of Stephen Hawking, was fifth. Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr was sixth and another of Pattinson's co-stars from the Twilight series, Taylor Lautner, was seventh on the list. The top ten was rounded off by Paul Wesley, James McAvoy and Henry Cavill.

Other notable entries in the top 20 include Alexander Skarsgard (14), Batman Christian Bale (18) and his Dark Knight Rises co-star Tom Hardy (20). The top 50 also includes David Tennant (39), Colin Firth (41), Doctor Who star Matt Smith (42), footballer David Beckham (46) and Justin Bieber 49.

Popular boyband One Direction also made it to the top 100. Harry Styles was 21, followed by Zayn Malik at 27, Niall Horan at 34, Louis Tomlinson in 48 and Liam Payne, who recently broke up with his girlfriend, was 77th.

Click on the slideshow to see the top ten Sexiest Men of 2012