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Angelina Jolie New Movie & News: Actress Made Honorary Dame By Queen Elizabeth

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Even British royalty cannot ignore "Maleficent" star Angelina Jolie's grace, beauty, compassion and talent. The Hollywood actress has received an honor from no less than Britain's Queen Elizabeth.

The 39-year-old actress, a U.N. Special Envoy for refugees, received one of the highest accolades granted by Britain. She was made an honorary dame during the Annual British Honors Friday, reports ABC News.

According to Telegraph UK, "As a foreign citizen Jolie, the co-founder of the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative PVSI, cannot be addressed as Dame, but receives the award on an honorary basis."

Jolie received the recognition due to her exceptional work as a humanitarian activist.

Speaking on the recognition, the actress 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 PVSI 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."ave made invaluable contribution to national life and community.

Jolie was in London to co-host an international summit on sexual violence with British Foreign Secretary William Hague.

She said, "I believe that one of the outcomes of this summit is that this subject is now firmly on the top table of international diplomacy," quotes NY Daily News. "And we will work to ensure that it stays there."

Jolie, an Academy award winner for her role in "Girl Interrupted", lives a global, jet-setting lifestyle with her partner, Hollywood actor Brad Pitt and their children, Shiloh, Vivienne, Maddox, Zahara, Knox and Pax.

Being named a dame is the female equivalent of being knighted. Other U.S. Recipients of the honors include, director Steven Spielberg, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and former President Ronald Reagan, notes USA Today.

Congratulations are in order for the great and beautiful Ms. Jolie!

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