The United States, home to George Clooney and Jessica Simpson, came top in a poll of more than 5,000 globe-trotting Britons.
In second place was Brazil while Spain, which boasts Hollywood actress Penelope Cruz as one of its natives, was third.
Blonde, tanned surfers of Australia saw it voted into fourth place, while Italy came fifth.
Sexy Swedes, such as model Victoria Silvstedt, helped it into sixth spot, but England only made it into seventh place in the poll.
India was eighth, France ninth, and Canada finished off the top 10.
England's neighbours didn't fare so well in the poll though as Wales only made it in at number 13, Ireland was at 16, and Scotland was a measly 19th.
A spokeswoman for www.OnePoll.com
, which carried out the study, said: ''America has got a lot on offer and boasts some of the sexiest people on the planet.
''The likes of Jessica Alba, Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt all help America's image as a hot bed of good looking people.
''But with a population of more than 300 million, they do have an unfair advantage."
She added: ''England's talent only got them into seventh place and despite Gerard Butler waving the flag for Scotland, they only just beat the Germans.
''But in fairness, when you think of good looking countries, Sweden, Italy, France and Brazil talent all spring to mind before us lazy, pale Brits.
''If you're looking for some fun in the sun, you now know where to head on holiday.''
Other countries to feature in the top 20 include Portugal, Japan and Netherlands.
Germany completed the top 20.
Top 20 'best looking nations'