Angelina Jolie Made Honourary Dame In Queen's Birthday List
Hollywood star is recognised for her humanitarian work...
Angelina Jolie has been made an honorary dame in the Queen's Birthday Honours list - which was revealed yesterday.
The movie siren, 39, has been recognised for her work campaigning against sexual violence and the use of rape as a weapon of war - a major problem in some African nations.
Jolie was in London this week to lead a global Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative (PSVI) summit on the issue and was joined by UK Foreign Secretary William Hague.
Although she will not be addressed as "Dame", the honour is still one of the highest that can be granted by the UK.
She said: "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 honours list also included a knighthood for Daniel Day Lewis and MBEs for John Barrowman and Cerys Matthews.