01/08/2011 06:46 BST | Updated 01/10/2011 06:12 BST

Dame Helen Mirren Named Body Of The Year

Dame Helen Mirren has been named Body of the Year in a poll, seeing off competition from younger celebrities like Cheryl Cole, Elle Macpherson and Kelly Brook.

The 66-year-old actress (whose success will come as no surprise to those of us who saw her pictures for Esquire magazine) came top in a poll of 2,000 men and women conducted on behalf of LA Fitness gym chain.