LONDON - Angelina Jolie has beaten the likes of Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, Hillary Clinton and even the Queen to be named the most admired woman in the world, reported The Daily Mail on Sunday.

According to a new poll of 25,000 people, the actress, director, mother-of-six and UN special envoy was most worthy of respect internationally.

However, the YouGov study found that Brits still voted Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II into the top spot nationally - just pushing Judi Dench into second place.

Jolie beat out the likes of Queen Elizabeth II in a YouGov poll of 25,000 people in 23 countries

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai came in second, while Hillary Clinton nabbed third place.

Angelina, 39, has just directed Unbroken, a critically-acclaimed film about the Second World War and has been travelling around the world visiting war zones since 2001.

In second place was 17-year-old Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, who survived being shot by the Talban and won this year's Nobel Peace Prize.

The youngest Nobel laureate, Malala Yousafzai is an advocate for education and women's human rights in her native Swat Valley in Pakistan, after blogging for the BBC beginning at age 11.

Hillary Clinton, the former US Secretary of State, rounded out the top three.

The poll was conducted across 23 countries, with each nation producing different results.

The Queen was widely admired along with Michelle Obama, who came in fifth and surprisingly Celine Dion who took the sixth spot, ahead of Oprah Winfrey at seven and Julia Roberts who was the eighth most admired woman.

Though The Queen only ranked fourth internationally, among British voters, she came out on top.

Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi came in at nine, while German Chancellor Angela Merkel was tenth most admired globally.

The list shows how many people regard celebrities more highly than politicians.

And close behind Merkel are Taylor Swift and Beyonce Knowles at 11th and 12th place. India's Sonia Gandhi is 13th, just in front of Jennifer Lawrence.

Kate Middleton comes in 15th in the worldwide results but in the UK she was voted sixth, just after Helen Mirren (fourth) and before Aung San Suu Kyi.


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