"Mix it all together with some awesome black-rimmed glasses and bicurious shoes, and you've got a new lesbian icon," says the AfterEllen writeup. "Smart, sexy, funny and down-to-earth: That's what lesbians like!"
Last year, when the poll debuted, Fey finished No. 7.
The rest of the top 5: The L Word's Jennifer Beals, AfterEllen vloggers actress Jill Bennett and comedian Bridget McManus, and last year's No. 1, L Word actress Leisha Haley.
Only the latter three are openly gay, according to AfterEllen.com.
Fey and her husband, Second City director Jeff Richmond, have a daughter, Alice, who'll turn 3 in September, according to imdb.com.
This year, the top 5 of the men's mag Maxim, just for comparison purposes, were (1) supermodel Marissa Miller, (2) actress Scarlett Johansson, (3) actress Jessica Biel, (4) actress Eva Longoria and (5) actress Sarah Michelle Gellar.
Further proving how much tastes vary, FHM's top 5, in its June issue, doesn't repeat a single name from either list. Its picks: (1) model Megan Fox, (2) actress Jessica Alba, (3) model Keeley Hazell, (4) actress Elisha Cuthbert, and (5) actress Hayden Panettiere.
Ellen DeGeneres, whose coming out on her sitcom inspired AfterEllen.com, finished No. 17 in its poll. The website has no official affiliation with the talk-show host.
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