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Angelina Jolie Named Honorary Dame by Queen Elizabeth

Date June 15, 2014

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie has become an honorary dame of the British Empire, ABC News reports.

The honor, which will be celebrated on Sunday along with Queen Elizabeth's 88th birthday, is one of the highest to be awarded by Britain. Jolie was recognized for raising global awareness about violence against women.

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"To receive an honor related to foreign policy means a great deal to me, as it is what I wish to dedicate my working life to," Jolie said in a statement. "Working on PVSI and with survivors of rape is an honor in itself. I know that succeeding in our goals will take a lifetime, and I am dedicated to it for all of mine."

Jolie joins a select group of Hollywood names who've been awarded the honor, including Steven Spielberg and Bob Hope who were both knighted.

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