Poll proves if you want to get ahead, 'get a Hepburn'

Hairdressers have voted Audrey Hepburn's hairstyle in Breakfast at Tiffany's as "the most influential ever".

The actress's French pleat is apparently the most requested style in salons in the UK - above more modern styles including Victoria Beckham's bob, the "Pob", and Jennifer Aniston's Friends' style - dubbed "The Rachel".

Vintage looks reigned supreme in the chart, which was produced from a poll of Hairdressing Council members.

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Marilyn Monroe's platinum blonde curls were second in the poll and Twiggy's crop was third.

The top ten was not confined to hairstyles from reality - the little mermaid Ariel was fourth.

Aniston came fifth, ahead of Beckham, and they were followed by X Factor darling Cheryl Cole's long chestnut brown locks.

The run-down then went more extreme with R'n'B star Rihanna's daring bright red style at eight, and Demi Moore's completely shaved head for the film GI Jane at nine.

Finally, Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria's richly- coloured signature style was rated as number ten.