*The folks at AskMen.com have announced that Halle Berry has topped their poll of “hottest celebrity MILFs.” For those not familiar with the term MILF, click here. (NSFW).

“It’s worth noting that 7 out of these 10 fine ladies on this list are 35 and over, and three of them are over age 40, including our No. 1 MILF, Halle Berry, who turns 44 on Aug. 14th,” explains the site’s editors of Berry, who is mom to Nahla, 2, with ex Gabriel Aubry. “And women only get sexier after age 45. Just ask Monica Bellucci.”

Second place Bellucci welcomed her second daughter this past summer with French actor Vincent Cassel at 45, and first daughter at 40.

Kate Beckinsale, 37, who is mom to Ava, 11, was named No. 3. Jessica Alba, 29, who welcomed daughter Honor about two years ago with husband Cash Warren, ranks No. 4, and Salma Hayek, who had daughter Valentina, 2, at age 40 with billionaire husband François-Henri Pinault, rounds out the top 5.

Halle Berry on the set of Dark Tide

Berry, meanwhile, is currently in South Africa shooting “Dark Tide.” She plays a diving instructor who returns to the deep after a near-fatal incident with a Great White shark.”

The photos below were taken July 30, 2010, on the False Bay, South Africa set. The film is due in 2011.