Hugh Jackman is the star with the sexiest facial hair.

The 44-year-old actor - who most recently sported thick facial hair in the Oscar nominated 'Les Miserables' - has topped a poll to find the celebrity with the most attractive beard beating a host of other famous hunks to the title.

In second place was stubbly Bradley Cooper, David Beckham - who is currently sporting designer stubble - came third, while grey-bearded George Clooney and Ben Affleck, who has full face fuzz, rounded off the top five.

The vote of 1,000 people was conducted by the UK's leading hair transplant centre, the Crown Clinic in Manchester, and surgeon Dr. Asim Shahmalak insists Hugh is a worthy winner.

Dr. Shahmalak - who is a hair loss expert on British TV show 'Embarrassing Bodies' - said: ''Hugh Jackman looks great whatever kind of facial hair he has - stubble, a moustache or a beard ... For many men, growing a beard or designer stubble defines their masculinity. It is not surprising that more than six out of 10 believe they look sexier with some form of facial hair.''

Just as Hugh was named the star with the sexiest facial hair, Brad Pitt was voted the famous hunk with the least attractive beard.

Brad's greying goatee was a turn-off for women, while second-placed Joaquin Phonenix's wild chin bush and third-placed Simon Le Bon's new extravagant handlebar moustache also failed to impress the ladies.

Top 10 sexiest stars with facial hair:

1. Hugh Jackman

2. Bradley Cooper

3. David Beckham

4. George Clooney

5. Ben Affleck

6. Johnnny Depp

7. Bradley Wiggins

8. Robert Pattinson

9. Russell Brand

10. Colin Farrell

Top five stars with least sexy facial hair:

1. Brad Pitt

2. Joaquin Phoenix

3. Simon Le Bon

4. Jim Carrey

5. Jonathan Ross