London: American actress Raquel Welch has been voted the top beach bikini beauty of all time.
Welch, 70, was up against socialite Kim Kardashian, 30, but she took the number one spot for the appeal she first displayed in the 1960s and 70s.
Debenhams fashion store said its poll showed that curvy bodies were back in vogue over super-skinny figures.
“Despite a 40-year age gap, the voluptuous shape that Raquel and Kim have in common is coveted by women,” the Daily Express quoted swimwear buyer Sasha Nagalingam as saying.
“And it shows as our sales of gel-filled bust-boosting bikini tops have increased by 430 percent from last year already,” Nagalingam added.
Ursula Andress, 75, and Helen Mirren, 65, showed age is no barrier to sex appeal by also making the top 10.
Others in the top 10 are Halle Berry, Beyonce Knowles, Cindy Crawford, Tyra Banks, Denise Richards and Brook Shields.