However, the 23-year-old played down the award, saying: "The hottest actor stuff doesn't really mean anything. You have a month maybe with all this heat and hype."
David Beckham and Colin Firth also made the top ten in the poll of 2,000 girls for Glamour magazine.
London (ANI): Robert Pattinson has been named the sexiest man in the world in a new poll. The British star, who plays smouldering vampire Edward in hit movie Twilight, pipped Hollywood stars Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp to land the honour, reports The Sun.