Angelina Jolie named the most admired woman in the world

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.

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.

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.

Angelina Jolie – Image courtesy of fox news

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.

Malala Yousafzai – Image courtesy of BBC

The youngest Nobel laureate, 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.

Hillary Clinton – Image courtesy of cbsnews.com

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 eighth most admired woman.