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Helen Mirren has best body, beats out Jennifer Lopez, poll finds

August 01, 2011|By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times / for the Booster Shots blog
  • Helen Mirren arrives at the 83rd annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles.
Helen Mirren arrives at the 83rd annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre… (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles…)

Helen Mirren's bod is hotter than Jennifer Lopez's, according to a new poll.

Yes, the sexagenarian (or should we say "sexygenarian"?) was voted as having the best female body by an L.A. Fitness poll of 2,000 people, according to Sky News. Soccer star David Beckham topped the male listings.

With 17.65% of the vote, Mirren trounced J. Lo (6.6%) as well as Kate Winslet (3.9%) and Kate Middleton's younger sister Pippa (4%), whose figure gained fame during the wedding of Prince William and her older sister.

It's true that, whether in an evening gown or a bikini, the 66-year-old Mirren looks fantastic. That's probably why she played a (semiretired) femme fatale in "Red," the most recent Bruce Willis action comedy.

As for what her secret may be, it's unclear -- though the actress did become a spokesperson for Wii in Britain.

For most people, such a look is hard to achieve in youth, let alone in age when muscle mass shrinks, sense of balance fades and bone density diminishes. It's an issue that other star personalities of a certain age have tried to address -- playing on the success of her 1982 hit workout video, Jane Fonda even released a new set of workout DVDs geared toward the senior set.

It can also be hard to find a gym that's senior-friendly. If you're like this crew of silver-haired iron-pumpers, you just make your own.

Follow me on Twitter @LAT_aminakhan.

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