Jennifer Aniston has been named the Most Eligible Single Woman In The World.

The former 'Friends' actress - who was married to Hollywood heartthrob Brad Pitt for five years before divorcing in 2005 - topped the poll conducted by Vanity Fair magazine and TV show '60 Minutes' claiming 29 per cent of the vote.

The 41-year-old actress - currently single despite recently being linked to former boyfriend John Mayer and Hard Rock heir Harry Morton - narrowly beat 'Monster's Ball' star Halle Berry to the title in the telephone poll of 906 Americans.

Halle - who recently split from model Gabriel Aubry, the father of her two-year-old daughter Nahla - received 21 per cent of the vote.

Tiger Wood's ex-wife Elin Nordegren, who recently received a rumoured $60 million divorce settlement from the cheating golfer, came third with 15 per cent, while 88-year-old comedienne Betty White - who has been single since her husband Allen Ludden passed away in 1981 - came fourth with 11 per cent.

Eccentric singer Lady GaGa received five per cent of the vote, even though she is reportedly planning to marry her boyfriend Luc Carl in a British Castle in December.

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Elena Kagan came last with four per cent.