Angelina Jolie becomes a dame after being recognised in Queen’s honours list

Actress Angelina Jolie has been awarded the title of dame after being recognised by the Queen in her birthday honours list.


by Fiona Day |
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Angelina has been awarded the title of Dame for her work in conflict stricken countries and in particular her work in campaigning against rape and sexual violence in war zones.

Angelina said about the award: ‘To receive an honour related to foreign policy means a great deal to me as it is what I wish to dedicate my working life to. Working on PSVI and with survivors of rape is an honour in itself. I know that succeeding in our goals will take a lifetime and I am dedicated to it for all of mine.’

The 38-year-old actress has travelled the world to work with refugees in her role as special envoy to the UN.

The actress was joined by husband Brad Pitt as she worked at London’s summit about rape in conflict with UK foreign secretary William Hague.

Angelina with the Duchess of Cornwall
Angelina with the Duchess of Cornwall

The pair were pictured holding hands as they visited an exhibition featuring photographs taken of rape victims.

Angelina continues to juggle her acting career with her UN duties, but recently revealed she hasn’t ruled out entering politics.

When asked if she would run for office, the mum-of-six said: ‘You know, if I thought I’d be effective, I would.’

'But I’m not sure if I would ever be taken seriously in that way, and be able to be effective.’

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