The timeless totty, who assured that "you don't have to be posh to be Privileged" in the name of endorsing the car insurer, made it into the top five.
Powerful women Lumley and Mirren, along with fellow mature leading lady Judi Dench, were also named as positive role models proving that age really does matter in role model status.
On the flip side, Amy Winehouse, Katy Price, Paris Hilton, Tiger Woods, John Terry and Jonathan Ross were considered the worst celebrity role models. The survey found that they all exhibit strong personality scores as being 'playful' and 'spontaneous' and scored below average on 'sensible' and 'reserved'.
Tools designed to ensure computer code in smart cars does not crash has been inspired by hungry penguins.
The rounded sleeping capsules send guests drifting into ocean before arriving on desert island by morning.
Sitting on the saddle activates the part of the brain responsible for learning, a study has claimed.
Scientists are appealing for more people to donate their brains for research after they die.
Life on Earth may have arrived from Mars on an asteroid, scientists have claimed.
Lunar mission scheduled at the end of 2017 could find out if beer can be brewed on the moon.
A bottle used to teach children how far litter can travel ended up on Scottish beach after 8,700-mile journey.