Angelina Jolie Has Beaten The Queen To Be Voted The World’s Most Admired Woman

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  • Angelina Jolie has been voted more admirable than Malala Yousafzai, Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama

    A new poll by YouGov of 25,000 people in 23 countries has found Angelina Jolie to be the most admired woman in the world.

    Ange had some tough competition – 17-year-old Malala Yousafzai, who survived being shot by the Taliban and won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize came in second and Hilary Clinton only made third – but the actress, director, humanitarian and mother of six won the respect of more people around the world than any other person in the public eye.

    Even our very own Queen Liz came in forth place (although here in the UK we voted her number one), closely followed by Michelle Obama at number five and, weirdly, Celine Dion at number six. Who saw that one coming?

    Here’s the worldwide list in full:

    1. Angelina Jolie
    2. Malala Yousafzai
    3. Hillary Clinton
    4. The Queen
    5. Michelle Obama
    6. Celine Dion
    7. Oprah Winfrey
    8. Julia Roberts
    9. Aung San Suu Kyi
    10. Angela Merkel

    And the UK only list:

    1. The Queen
    2. Dame Judi Dench
    3. Malala Yousafzai
    4. Dame Helen Mirren
    5. Duchess of Cambridge
    6. Aung San Suu Kyi
    7. Angelina Jolie
    8. Angela Merkel
    9. Hillary Clinton
    10. Michelle Obama

    The one thing these lists really highlight is the importance people place on celebrities over political figures. Although each nation produced a different set of results, Angelina Jolie got the most votes over all to be voted number one, over all world leaders, political leaders and royalty. And Celine Dion…

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