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Freida Pinto in the list of world's most beautiful woman

Press Trust of India  |  New York 

Indian actress Freida Pinto is now being feted as a modern 'Helen of Troy' by Vanity fair magazine which is conducting a poll to find the world's most beautiful woman.The magazine has given out a list of 19 names, out of which one will be adjudged the world's most beautiful woman.Although names of Hollywood superstars like Charlize Theron and Nicole Kidman are missing, debutant Pinto has found a place on the list.

"Of the billions of women on this planet, only 19, we believe, could start wars. These modern-day Helens of Troy come from both hemispheres and include legends and ingenues," said the magazine about it's chosen list.The list is a eclectic mix of personalities. From Hollywood, actresses like Halle Berry, Cate Blanchett, Penelope Cruz, Scarlett Johansson, Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow, made to the list.

While from the political circles, Queen Rania of Jordan and France first lady Carla Bruni stand tall to give a tough competition.

Interestingly two of Leonardo DiCaprio's girlfriends also feature on the list, Gisele Bundchen and current love interest Bar Rafaeli.

First Published: Mon, April 13 2009. 12:04 IST