NEW YORK (AP) _ Sean Connery, who gave up his license to kill when he walked away from the James Bond movies, has a new title: ``Sexiest Man of the Century.''

The Scotsman was the No. 1 choice in a survey conducted by New Woman magazine and the Web site Women.com. Connery defeated Brad Pitt, Mel Gibson and Paul Newman.

More than 16,000 readers responded to the survey, which will be published in the September issue of New Woman.