Britney sends nearly half of women under 25 into fits of jealousy, a survey has revealed.

And 58 per cent of women aged 25 to 35 are envious of former Friends star Jennifer Aniston.

While the two gorgeous stars might spark the green-eyed monster in many women on account of their mega-million fortunes as well as their looks, the survey claims women’s jealousy goes much further.

Forty-nine per cent of UK women admit to getting jealous – 61 per cent of female friends and 35 per cent of work colleagues.

The survey for a health treatment company found 40 per cent said they got jealous of prettier, slimmer females while 19 per cent said they were envious of women with larger breasts.

But just two per cent said that women who were more intelligent made them jealous.

Looking at photos of the rich and famous dented the self-esteem of 31 per cent of women, according to the survey.

Student Emma Knowles said: ‘I’d love to have Britney Spears’s body, looks and bank balance. I admit to feeling jealous when I read about her expensive purchases or see her perfectly honed body in magazines.

‘But my appetite for celebrity gossip draws me in.’

The 20-year-old, from Newcastle, added: ‘Thankfully, some celebrity magazines show celebrities with spots and cellulite, so that makes me feel a little bit better about myself.’

Women over the age of 35 are more likely to envy creative high-achievers such as author JK Rowling and designer Stella McCartney – also both multi-millionaires.

The survey shows women in the south of England are the most jealous of all – with 81 per cent admitting to it.

By Donna Watson

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