Audrey Hepburn's 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' hairstyle has been named most influential style ever.

The late actresses' French pleat in the 1961 film - in which she played lead character Holly Golightly - has been given the honour after hairdressers voted it top of their list in a Hairdressing Council poll, revealing it is the most requested style in salons.

Other vintage cuts in the list included 'Some Like It Hot' actress Marilyn Monroe's trademark blonde curls, which were second, and model Twiggy's crop in third.

Jennifer Aniston made the top 10 for her 'Friends' character Rachel Green's hairstyle aptly named 'The Rachel', while Victoria Beckham's bob cut was also among the frontrunners.

Audrey's accolade comes after she was voted the most beautiful woman of all time in a poll held by TV channel QVC last year.

Once again she saw off competition from Marilyn, who was third, and Jennifer, who came 10th in the survey.

Modern stars such as Cheryl Cole, who was second, Angelina Jolie and Scarlett Johansson were also outdone by the 'My Fair Lady' star.