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GameOfThrones beauty Emilia Clarke leads list of most de­sir­able women.

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - SHOWBIZ - By Nar­diNe Saad > TUrN TO PaGe 16

Emilia Clarke has been named askmen’s most de­sir­able woman of 2014, leading a bevy of tele­vi­sion ac­tresses in the men’s site’s an­nual list of 99 cov­etable fe­males.

The 26-year-old English ac­tress, who plays the for­mi­da­ble mother of Drag­ons Danaerys Tar­garyen on Game Of Thrones, bares quite a few of her as­sets in the lav­ish drama. But that isn’t sup­posed to be the only rea­son she clinched the No. 1 po­si­tion.

more than one mil­lion people voted in the askmen tab­u­la­tion, which asked read­ers to vote for women who “most closely match their ideals” and vote “on more than just sex ap­peal.” That means vot­ers were sup­posed to con­sider the woman’s “char­ac­ter, talent and po­ten­tial for 2014,” askmen said in a state­ment.

Good news: The ac­tress re­cently told WSJ mag­a­zine that she’s sin­gle too.

askmen pub­lisher James Bas­sil said read­ers leaned heav­ily on TV this year, with 27 cur­rent and for­mer TV stars mak­ing this year’s list.

“Emilia Clarke be­ing crowned Khaleesi of the Top 99 most De­sir­able Women of 2014 is at­trib­ut­able to the strength and char­ac­ter she por­trays on­screen as well as the pop­u­lar­ity of HBO’s Game Of Thrones,” he said.

The 13th edi­tion of the poll placed Com­mu­nity star ali­son Brie, Blurred Lines mu­sic video model Emily Rata­jkowski, Os­car win­ner Jennifer lawrence (last year’s No. 1) and Harry Pot­ter alum Emma Wat­son in the top 5.

in­ci­den­tally, twerk­ing-ex­traor­di­naire mi­ley Cyrus came in at No. 99, though the Dis­ney alum might not have been enu­mer­ated at all.

“The fi­nal Top 99 list is the prod­uct of both reader and staff votes, but if it were up to the staff alone, i don’t think we’d be see­ing mi­ley Cyrus on it,” Bas­sil said. “askmen reader votes se­cured her a spot, but we re­main skep­ti­cal about some of her re­cent be­hav­iour. We’ll see what 2014 brings. But at the mo­ment No. 99 seems to be the right spot for her.”

it ap­pears that TV reigned supreme with Clarke’s Thrones co-stars Oona Chap­lin and Rose les­lie com­ing at Nos. 43 and 61, re­spec­tively. Scan­dal pow­er­house Kerry Wash­ing­ton de­manded the No. 7 spot, volup­tuous 2 Broke Girls star Kat Den­nings came in at No. 12 and “adork­able” New Girl star Zooey Deschanel clinched No. 17.

How I Met Your Mother and Avengers dar­ling Co­bie Smul­ders landed the 29th spot. Or­ange Is The New Black star Tay­lor Schilling came in at No. 38, closely fol­lowed by Mod­ern Fam­ily star Sofia Ver­gara at No. 40 and Down­ton Abbey’s michelle Dock­ery at 44. The No. 47 spot went to Break­ing Bad Emmy win­ner anna Gunn, and Glee’s lea michele was No. 48.

lawrence was one of many Os­car hope-

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