"I think what makes Kylie number one is overall she appeals to a broad stream of people," the Couriermail quoted Mark Richardson from Talent Inc! as telling. He added: "Although she's had ups and downs in terms of her albums, and especially in her ... love life and her health, she's always managed those things with grace and integrity.
"Over a period of time it's given her brand a real strength and value." Elle Macpherson, who has her own lingerie label and skincare products, was voted second. Cricketer Shane Warne came third, while Steve Irwin, Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman were ranked in the top 10.