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Rowling named Britain's most influential woman

Well-known English author J K Rowling has topped a poll of the 100 most influential women in Britain. The Harry Potter writer was chosen for her writing skills, tenacity to succeed and philanthropic nature in a poll conducted by the National Magazine Company.

world Updated: Oct 11, 2010 14:19 IST

Well-known English author J.K. Rowling has topped a poll of the 100 most influential women in Britain.

The Harry Potter writer was chosen for her writing skills, tenacity to succeed and philanthropic nature in a poll conducted by the National Magazine Company.

The second position went to singer Victoria Beckham, while Queen Elizabeth came third. Other celebrities on the list include Cheryl Cole, Kate Moss and Dame Vivienne Westwood, reports digitalspy.co.uk.

The top 10 most influencial people were:

1. J K Rowling
2. Victoria Beckham
3. The Queen
4. Shami Chakrabarti
5. Cheryl Cole
6. Samantha Cameron
7. Cath Kidston, designer
8. Kate Moss
9. Dame Vivienne Westwood
10. Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson