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Star struck

The votes have been counted and the winners of the style icons of all time have been announced..

Published on September 22nd 2006.


Star struck

David Beckham and Marilyn Monroe have been named the all-time style icons of the past 50 years.

The former England captain may be mocked for his fashion sense but he topped a list of male stars which included Cary Grant, Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra.

And although Beckham’s missus is regularly slated for being a fashion victim, she came in a respectable seventh place pipping Kate (I never fail to get fashion right) Moss.

Hollywood legend Monroe remains the ultimate style icon for women, 44 years after her death with Audrey Hepburn in second place.

"It's fantastic to see Marilyn Monroe topping the polls for all time - she really does epitomise style. Just looking at her name conjures up beautiful, truly iconic images of her captured throughout her life,” said Heat magazine's Hannah Perry.

The survey also revealed which celebrities were considered to be the style icons of their particular decade.

David Beckham and Kylie Minogue were chosen to represent the Noughties. Jennifer Aniston and Johnny Depp were named as Nineties icons.

Diana, Princess of Wales and pop star Michael Jackson were chosen for the Eighties.

The Seventies were summed up by the style of Charlie's Angel Farrah Fawcett and Saturday Night Fever star John Travolta.

Twiggy and John Lennon dominated the Sixties, while Marilyn Monroe and Cary Grant were the icons of the Fifties.

The survey of 1,300 people was commissioned to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Canon Ixus camera and to coincide with London Fashion Week.

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Top 10 Female Style Icons

1 Marilyn Monroe
2 Audrey Hepburn
3 Diana, Princess of Wales
4 Madonna
5 Grace Kelly
6 Twiggy
7 Victoria Beckham
8 Kate Moss
9 Sophia Loren
10 Kylie Minogue

Top 10 Male Style Icons

1 David Beckham
2 Cary Grant
3 Elvis Presley
4 David Bowie
5 Johnny Depp
6 Frank Sinatra/James Dean
7 Robbie Williams
8 John Travolta
9 Marlon Brando
10 Sean Connery

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