Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Former Miss World Aishwarya Rai Bachchan made a comeback on stage with a dazzling dance performance at the event.Reuters

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has always lived up to her title of the "World's Most Beautiful Woman" and has incessantly fascinated people from across the world. It's not just men who are in love with her beauty; even women admire her good looks.

The former Miss World has now made it to the latest issue of New York Magazine's list of "Forty Women That Women Find Beautiful", where she appears along with several other Asian beauties.

Apart from Aishwarya, Freida Pinto and "The Namesake" author Jhumpa Lahiri are among the 40 female achievers who are admired by women across the world.

Aishwarya grabbed the 21st position in the list. "She may be the "world's most beautiful woman," but what we really love is that she never feels fragile onscreen," the magazine said.

Freida Pinto stood at the 26th position, with NY magazine saying, "If we looked like that, we'd be smiling all the time, too.' Like, wow."

Indian-American author Jhumpa was ranked at number 30 just before British singer Adele who ranked 31. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author was described as "A woman this talented and gorgeous will sometimes inspire hate. But this woman is so talented that you can't work up a good jealousy grudge."

British actress Tilda Swinton grabbed the top spot followed by Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter, record producer, activist and actress Erykah Badu at second position. American screen writer, director and actress Sofia Coppola was ranked third.

Other biggies who made it to the list are designer Stella McCartney ranked at number five. American actress Meryl Streep was ranked at number 12 while actress Elizabeth Montgomery grabbed the 14th spot. The list also includes US First Lady Michelle Obama at the last position.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan among the 40 female achiever who are admired by females
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan among the 40 female achiever who are admired by females
Freida Pinto among the 40 female achiever who are admired by females (Reuters)
Freida Pinto among the 40 female achiever who are admired by females (Reuters)