Connery UK's sexiest pensioner

James Bond actor Sean Connery was voted Britain's sexiest male pensioner.

india Updated: May 10, 2006 13:29 IST

Former James Bond actor Sean Connery was voted Britain's sexiest male pensioner in a survey published Tuesday.

Despite being 75, the suave Scot had just over half of voters swooning in a poll to find the sexiest man in Britain old enough to draw a state pension, according to personal finance firm Virgin Money.

Star Trek - The Next Generation actor Patrick Stewart, who turns 65 in July, came second with 19 percent, ahead of the 68-year-old Silence of the Lambs actor Anthony Hopkins.

Fellow screen veteran Michael Caine, 73, was fourth with evergreen singer Cliff Richard, 65, at fifth.

The sexiest female pensioners were all actresses, with Helen Mirren, 60, topping the poll on 21 percent.

Former James Bond actor Sean Connery continues to be the sexiest man around, even as a pensioner

Former Bond girl Honor Blackman, 78, was a close second on 19 percent, ahead of Diana Rigg, 67, Julie Christie, 65, and Dynasty television star Joan Collins, 72.

Meanwhile 80-year-old former prime minister Margaret Thatcher was voted the least sexy pensioner in Britain.

Women in Britain traditionally draw the state pension at the age of 60 but men have to wait another five years. The government has introduced plans to have a common retirement age of 65 for men and women by 2020.

Survey group questioned 2,423 people during April.

First Published: May 10, 2006 12:34 IST