Voted #1 in New Woman magazine's 50 Most Beautiful Celebs 2004. Voted The Sexiest Film Star of All Time by Empire magazine poll. [September 2004] Voted #18 in FHM 100 Sexiest Women 2005 Voted second sexiest voice, behind Sir Sean Connery, in a poll by the UK's Royal National Institute for the Blind, commissioned to celebrate 70 years of their Talking Books service. Named #53 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list. Named #11 in FHM's 100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005 special supplement. (2005) Named #9 on MAXIM magazines Hot 100 list of 2006 Named #5 in FHM magazine's 100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006 supplement. (2006). Ranked #20 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list. Named Most Beautiful Woman and Most Beautiful Face by Independent Critics (indiecritics.com).
Made her debut on the Forbes 100 Most Powerful Celebrities in June, 2007. She came in a #71 beating out other high profile actresses like Scarlett Johansson and Reese Witherspoon. Voted #15 in the AfterEllen Hot 100, a list of the hottest women in entertainment as voted by lesbian and bisexual women (June 2007). The face of Chanel's fragrance 'Mademoiselle' (September 2007). Was ranked #10 on Forbes List of The 20 Top-Earning Young Superstars.(2007). Was named Empire Magazine's #9 in the list of 100 Sexiest Stars. Was ranked #5 on Entertainment Weekly's '30 Under 30' the actress list. (2008). Ranked #87 on the 2008 Telegraph's list "the 100 most powerful people in British culture". Voted #10 in FHM 100 Sexiest 2008. Keira has two upcoming projects King Lear 2009 and My Fair Lady 2010 (rumored). She has been noted as saying that she would not encourage young people to be disillusioned by the movie industry and celebrity status and notes that she would not encourage any young person to be too eager to aspire to be in the industry. She has also expressed that she is becoming overworked and will be taking some time off to recuperate as well as concentrate on her personal life. Knightley has been (fittingly) compared to the likes of Audrey Hepburn. She has a lot of talent, she's got a lot to offer, she has unequivocally proven her worth over the years and her head and heart are definitely in the right place. Although the media has claimed that Knightley is one of the most open and cooperative celebs in the business she has been rather successfuly in keeping her personal life out of the spotlight. I am one who will be looking forward to seeing her build on her already accomplished career. She makes very smart choices, a trait that is too often lacking in other actors. She can be very proud of the trail that she has blazed thus far. I know that I am. And now some personal quotes from this fantastic young woman to take you out: Katharine Hepburn and Vivien Leigh are my heroes. Not because of their ability, but because of their perseverance. When in doubt, faint. In this business, fame lasts for a second. You can be blown up and be blown down. People keep losing interest in faces because new ones come along every single second. I'm one at the moment. Tomorrow I won't be. That's cool. I'm not saying that when it does end, I'll be like, 'Yay! It's ending.' But I'll move on and do something else because that's what has to be done. It's about survival. If you're sad about it, then you're in the wrong job. (On actresses living in Hollywood) I take my hat off to actresses there, particularly the young ones, because the emphasis is on trying to find perfection. But I think it's the imperfections in people that make them perfect. I don't find perfect faces very interesting. I'm a bit of a tomboy so the action stuff was fantastic. I don't think about nutrition. The very thought of a diet makes me want chips and ice cream. And I just hate going to the gym. I cannot stand it. A newspaper here voted me one of the scruffiest people in Britain. I'm quite proud of that. It's completely true. I do remember, at six, thinking I should be earning my own living. My mum says I was born 45. source